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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:37 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Data intercepts showed GRU-to-Taliban $ transfers & a key intermediary fled to Russia







EXCLUSIVE: Data intercepts showed GRU-to-Taliban $ transfers & a key intermediary fled to Russia, bolstering earlier detainee accounts about a Russian bounty op. Trump WH omitted in its briefing to GOP lawmakers as it downplayed intel as murky/contested.

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Now they are trying to hide the detail..............................

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Reply EXCLUSIVE: Data intercepts showed GRU-to-Taliban $ transfers & a key intermediary fled to Russia (Original post)
sunonmars Jun 2020 OP
Leghorn21 Jun 2020 #1
Mike 03 Jun 2020 #2
Cha Jun 2020 #13
Leghorn21 Jun 2020 #3
SergeStorms Jun 2020 #12
bronxiteforever Jun 2020 #4
Mike 03 Jun 2020 #5
SWBTATTReg Jun 2020 #6
RockRaven Jun 2020 #7
crickets Jun 2020 #8
grantcart Jun 2020 #9
Cha Jun 2020 #14
seta1950 Jun 2020 #10
SergeStorms Jun 2020 #11
peggysue2 Jun 2020 #15
GusBob Jun 2020 #16
calimary Jun 2020 #17

Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:40 PM

1. Thanks, sun

I don't guess any of those stwong, bwave GOPees will be upset about this though, WILL YOU,
LOSERS it's only America's sons and daughters, after all

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:41 PM

2. Oh boy

Though the United States has accused Russia of providing general support to the Taliban before, analysts concluded from other intelligence that the transfers were most likely part of a bounty program that detainees described during interrogations. Investigators also identified by name numerous Afghans in a network linked to the suspected Russian operation, the officials said — including, two of them added, a man believed to have served as an intermediary for distributing some of the funds and who is now thought to be in Russia.

The intercepts bolstered the findings gleaned from the interrogations, helping reduce an earlier disagreement among intelligence analysts and agencies over the reliability of the detainees. The disclosures further undercut White House officials’ claim that the intelligence was too uncertain to brief President Trump. In fact, the information was provided to him in his daily written brief in late February, two officials have said.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:03 PM

13. I'm grateful this was Leaked to save American & UK Soldiers'

Lives!

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:43 PM

3. "Now they are trying to hide the detail.............................."

yeah so hey, how's THAT workin out so far?

fkn LOSERS ON PARADE

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:50 PM

12. GOP senators aren't going to cover for him on this.

I think we'll see a mass exodus from Trump's Senate protectors after this. They know he's losing BIGLY and will try to salvage their own jobs now. Little Donnie is going to get thrown under their buses.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:43 PM

4. Kick and recommend. To greatest page

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:46 PM

5. So much for the briefing Republicans received yesterday:

The administration officials did not mention anything in the House Republican briefing about intercepted data tracking financial transfers, both of the people familiar with it said.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:49 PM

6. Every single military vet (current and past) should camp out outside the WH grounds and demand that

rump resign immediately. By doing nothing, he's pretty admitted that he's pretty well condoned the bounty program by the Russians. And what is w/ these secret phone calls to Russia from what I heard earlier on DU?

Traitor...

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:29 PM

7. A good illustration of how spineless (or complicit) GOPers are...

They won't complain about being lied to during their breifing.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:07 PM

8. K&R for visibility.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:30 PM

9. It was more than intercepts, they were literally caught red handed and the money recovered

from latter in the article



In a raid in Kunduz City in the north about six months ago, 13 people were arrested in a joint operation by American forces and the Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security, according to Safiullah Amiry, the deputy provincial council chief there. Two of the main targets of the raid had already fled — one to Tajikistan and one to Russia, Mr. Amiry said — but it was in the Kabul home of one of them where security forces found a half-million dollars. He said the Afghan intelligence agency had told him the raids were related to Russian money being dispersed to militants.



This isn't some analytical conclusion based on analysts making conclusions based on intercepts, they went to the house and recovered the money and the people in the house told Afghan security what it was for.

The people they were chasing fled, some going to Russia.

This is like saying that the Watergate burglars who were arrested in the offices of the Democratic National Offices should not be pursued because it is a low valued source.

We didn't just have a very high valued source, we had the perpetrators and the cash.

The money was sent by bank transfer to Afghan criminal entities who then used "informal money exchanges" to pass the money to Taliban.

Typically they pass the money to relatives of the Taliban in Kabul who then let the terrorists know that payment has been received.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:10 PM

14. TY for your post, grant!

In a raid in Kunduz City in the north about six months ago, 13 people were arrested in a joint operation by American forces and the Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security, according to Safiullah Amiry, the deputy provincial council chief there. Two of the main targets of the raid had already fled — one to Tajikistan and one to Russia, Mr. Amiry said — but it was in the Kabul home of one of them where security forces found a half-million dollars. He said the Afghan intelligence agency had told him the raids were related to Russian money being dispersed to militants.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213678498#post14

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:42 PM

10. 1 of the reporters who wrote piece

Is very good, Rachel often talks to Rukmini Kalimachi because she is very knowledgeable

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:46 PM

11. The lies keep unraveling...

It started out that Trump was never briefed at all, then it changed to he was briefed, but there was no actionable intelligence, and now we're at a point where the wheels have completely come off the White House Shit Wagon. Don't these assholes ever learn? The truth will find you out, especially when you're as lazy and incompetent as the current administration.

You're fucked Little Donnie. You covered everything else up and the Senate republiCAN'Ts covered for your stinking, lying ass. Some will still stay in your corner right until the end, but many are drawing the line at putting America's fighting men and women's lives in danger. You might just as well play golf from now until January 20, 2021. You're a disgraced moron, and history will record that FACT!

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:25 PM

15. This whole story is so dirty and treacherous

The fact that Donald Trump would let this go because of his bromance with Putin while putting American soldiers' lives and deaths up for sale is wretched, unAmerican, traitorous.

There isn't a Hell hot enough or agonizing enough for Donald Trump. The entire narrative is sickening.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:21 PM

16. Fled to Russia and the safety of Putin and Trump

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:38 PM

17. I am SOOOOOO kicking this.

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