Intelligence on Russian bounty plot was included in the President's Daily Brief earlier this year

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  1. MrTLegal

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    source says (title cont'd)

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics/russia-bounties-presidential-daily-briefing/index.html

    Kayleigh McEnany sidestieped the question of whether this report was included in the President's Daily Brief, something that Trump is notorious for not reading, and that's pretty much a direct confirmation that Trump either did know or would have known if he actually read.

    But just to put a finer point on it, Trump was informed about the intelligence that Russia was paying a bounty to Taliban fighters to target American Troops (and this bounty reportedly resulted in the deaths of American soldiers) happened weeks ago and Trump has so far refused to even criticize Russia and even tried to invite them to the G7.

    For anyone who is still pissed by Benghazi, but isn't pissed by this report - recognize that you need to be a better American.
     
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    And people still think this story is true.

    Humans are doomed.
     
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    Thank you, and,
    At the very minimum, his not reading intel briefs is a dereliction of duty, so either way, Trump screwed America on this one, Putin is smiling.
     
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    It is true, and those who don't believe it, are ignorant.
     
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    I feel compelled to ask you to explain why you believe "this story" is not true.
     
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    I read and I think.
     
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    Yea....and....?
     
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    You really need me to hold your hand, huh.
     
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    Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence.

    The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials.

    Then-national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.

    Bolton declined to comment Monday when asked by the AP if he had briefed Trump about the matter in 2019. On Sunday, he suggested to NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Trump was claiming ignorance of Russia’s provocations to justify his administration’s lack of a response.

    “He can disown everything if nobody ever told him about it,” Bolton said.

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/20...e-aware-of-russian-bounties-in-2019/24540995/
     
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    Thank you for confirming my point.
     
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    You never have one. Just talking points that are fed to you.
     
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    Drivel, dismissed.
     
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    Cute. Who told you to post that?
     
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    Hey-o!

    Nothing Burger ahoy!

    Oops - I mean, THIS time you've got him!

    Trump is SUCH a Putin puppet Nazi ***** grabbing quidproquoer!

    Vote Democrat 2020
     
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    I know you guys don’t believe this story is true - mostly because you don’t want to believe it’s true - but step back and consider if it were true.

    IF POTIS has been briefed that Russia was paying the Taliban a bounty for Americans killed - do you think it would be appropriate for him to sit back and do nothing? Even to reward Putin by trying to get him back to the G7?

    It seems to me that POTUS should defend the lives of American military personnel vigorously. Not shrug it off and reward the man paying a bounty for their lives.
     
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    You are actually arguing an issue that does not exist. You want us to criticize Trump for not doing something regarding an issue that never happened. Only a braindead liberal would blame the president for not doing something about something that never happened.

    get a grip.
     
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    The intel specifically says we interrogated these Taliban captives on the Russian payments, so I believe it's credible. However where there's deception, is linking the Russian attempts to "rewarding them by going on the G7". That's not at all the case, in reality as Trump said, we have to deal with Russia.

    That doesn't mean the deals have to be favorable(of course not) to the Russians, don't get your pants in a knot. It means ignoring Russia, doesn't make Russia go away. There are some in the pentagon who think that way, Obama thought that way. The situation on the ground is that Russia is closer to China in terms of its influence, than we'd like to accept.

    Gotta put on our big boy pants, and agree where we agree, staunchly disagree where we do(like paying bounties on our troops) and sending a clear message. A lot of that can be done in the G7.

    This isn't some woke, kick them out of a university. By kicking Russia out of the G7, we promote Russian isolationism even more. we promote Putin aggression, again, let's look back to what put Germany in the direction for Hitler in the first place.
     
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    So let's stay in Afghanistan another 15 years because Russia!

    No, thank you.
     
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    There is a lot of evidence that it did happen. There’s also some (but less) evidence that it didn’t happen.

    I’m keeping an open mind, which is why I posed it as a hypothetical.
    IF the story is true, do you think trump’s non-response is ok?

    And by the way, personal insults are against forum rules. Don’t do that again.
     
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    You got em now!!!
     
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    Nobody is saying that. Total fabrication by you. Straw man.
     
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    Why would Putin want to kill US soldiers when Trump does whatever Putin wants?

    Democrats need to get their stories straight.
     
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