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Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:11 PM

Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

Source: Reuters

Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides said on Monday.

All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.

While top administration officials routinely travel to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress on foreign policy and national security matters, it is unusual for the entire 100-member Senate to go to such an event at the White House, and for those four top officials to be involved.

U.S. officials have expressed mounting concern over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-usa-senate-idUSKBN17Q1LR



This development sounds ominous. When was the last time all 100 Senators were summoned
to the White House? Did they do it for the financial crisis in September 2008? I don't recall it.

This sounds to me as much like sharing the blame as informing in a timely manner.

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Reply Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 OP
randome Apr 2017 #1
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #2
Scarsdale Apr 2017 #6
JustAnotherGen Apr 2017 #3
dalton99a Apr 2017 #4
tavernier Apr 2017 #5
Scarsdale Apr 2017 #7
Scarsdale Apr 2017 #8
Sunlei Apr 2017 #9
.99center Apr 2017 #10
Chipper Chat Apr 2017 #11
KewlKat Apr 2017 #12
frazzled Apr 2017 #13
KewlKat Apr 2017 #14
Xolodno Apr 2017 #15
bluestarone Apr 2017 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2017 #17
KittyWampus Apr 2017 #23
OnlinePoker Apr 2017 #18
underpants Apr 2017 #32
tanyev Apr 2017 #36
watoos Apr 2017 #19
watoos Apr 2017 #20
msongs Apr 2017 #21
roamer65 Apr 2017 #22
murielm99 Apr 2017 #24
bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #25
CrispyQ Apr 2017 #26
samnsara Apr 2017 #27
underpants Apr 2017 #31
TomCADem Apr 2017 #28
Dan Apr 2017 #29
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2017 #38
Retrograde Apr 2017 #30
underpants Apr 2017 #33
GeorgeGist Apr 2017 #34
GeorgeGist Apr 2017 #35
orangecrush Apr 2017 #37
Javaman Apr 2017 #39
EarthFirst Apr 2017 #40
Binders Keepers Apr 2017 #41
not fooled Apr 2017 #42

Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:15 PM

1. "Sharing the blame" is what I thought of, too.

 

[hr][font color="blue"][center]The truth doesn’t always set you free.
Sometimes it builds a bigger cage around the one you’re already in.
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:15 PM

2. Trump's trying to get approval for a war with NK.

 

This is as serious as it gets folks.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:22 PM

6. tRump needs

to have a major occurance, to celebrate his 100 days. He either wants to invade SOMEONE - ANYONE - or maybe he will unveil a nude portrait of first "lady" which may be Maleria or Ivanka.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:18 PM

3. jesus effin

This cannot be good.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:19 PM

4. North Korea has been "belligerent" since its founding

That's how their leaders have survived

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:20 PM

5. Quick, somebody send him a coupon for a dozen free donuts

at Krispy Kreme on Wednesday. He will cancel the meeting immediately.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:24 PM

7. Vlad

should send him the next mail order bride ASAP.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:31 PM

8. Ivanka

might announce her new clothing lines, and advertise on TV?? Maybe Jared will talk about the $400 million real estate deal he bagged?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:39 PM

9. how many billions will Republicans squander 'pretending' NK isn't fully controlled by China/Russia?

Enough billions so America is totally broke and 'for profit' gun/bomb/missile/troop support Corporations leap for joy?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:40 PM

10. Jhina's no longer a currency manipulator, Putins our new ally in the fight against liberal democracy

And The Psycho In Chief is trying to troll Jong Un into a nuclear war. America First!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:40 PM

11. So what do we do with a radioactive North Korea after it's void of any live people?

Do we colonize it wearing gas masks? Will Trump banish criminals and deportees there? Does Trump rename it "New Melania"?
We will own it so we will be responsible for it.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:40 PM

12. will this be broadcast on CSPAN? or closed?

Anyone know?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:45 PM

13. The courtiers must present themselves at court

to receive an audience and directives from le roi and his ministers. They don't go to the little people.

This does sound ominous. Or is it just another dog-and-pony show?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:47 PM

14. the articlr says a similar briefing is being set up

For the house of reps.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:50 PM

15. Not Good.

With both China and Russia sending their military to the border and not just defensive equipment, but offensive, such as tanks as well.

Did the fat boy cross the line when he had his brother assassinated? He was China's ace in the hole in case Un screwed up too much. Russia and China could be intervening so the US doesn't. And there has been an uptick about a united Korea with a demilitarized peninsula.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:57 PM

16. Just wanted to mention

TRUMP IS AN IDIOT

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:13 PM

17. Ominous. Or Kabuki. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:53 PM

23. Or both.

 

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:16 PM

18. Didn't Saddam do the same thing?

Once he had them all in a room he had the ones who wouldn't play his game escorted out, never to be seen again.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 03:27 PM

32. Yes and he videotaped it

The VCR tapes were passed around throughout the country to make sure everyone saw it.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 04:54 PM

36. Jeez, that's the first thing I thought of, too.

I was relieved when his address to the joint session of Congress at the end of February did not end that way.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:20 PM

19. Well one thing for sure

 

whether it is ominous or Kabuki theater, there will be zero talk about the Trump/Russia scandal.
Cue the guy with the bullhorn.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:24 PM

20. One thing for certain

 

if this is real, I can't imagine South Korea signing off on a Trump missile barrage or whatever, or doesn't Trump feel that he has to "touch base" with South Korea?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:25 PM

21. it's a power trip - trump has the senate crawl to the white house to kiss his ring nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:49 PM

22. This popped to mind.


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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 02:22 PM

24. I believe this is a distraction.

It is also a tool to frighten everyone and keep them off balance.

It is a way to show how important he is. He tried to arrange a luncheon with the Supreme Court justices and it fell through.

The king wants to meet with everyone and show them who is boss.

He has nothing to show for his first 100 days, so he does this to prove he is doing something.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 02:36 PM

25. Could be as simple as

scaring the opposition into passing his wall and taxes budget

or

rewarding limousine companies - or are they all driven by staffers in government
vehicles. Don't think I've ever read a whisper about that.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 02:40 PM

26. "Nuke Obamacare or I nuke NK." -nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 03:05 PM

27. did they invite trump or is he golfing?

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Response to samnsara (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 03:24 PM

31. LOL

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 03:06 PM

28. Trump - Trust Intelligence That I Routinely Malign...

...which is now be run by sycophants because he drove out many longtime professionals.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 03:18 PM

29. Maybe Trump forgot the part

that the last little police action we had in Korea, we couldn't wait to settle for peace.

Now, how does Trump plan to sell this mess to South Korea, Japan, and where-else?

But, he did promise lots of jobs... there will be a shitload if we go to war with Korea... ground-war, Nuclear-war or whatever... but maybe this is how Trump plans to be president for life...get us in a never-ending war. For sure, the miners that he promised jobs will be employed.

He just needs to work on his lies about why this is now necessary...and how he worked for peace...and then because of Obama we are at war.

my opinion.

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Response to Dan (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 05:37 PM

38. We got the current Armed Armistice, not peace, not yet, not in Korea. . . . nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 03:22 PM

30. Didn't Congress used to be an equal branch of the government?

Power play of summoning the underlings to the palace aside, wouldn't it be easier for a handful of people to go to the Capitol than for a hundred to go to the president's residence?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 03:29 PM

33. What's the over/under on no shows ala the Patriots?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 04:32 PM

34. Can the White House contain ...

that many egos all at once?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 04:39 PM

35. For sure it's Donald's ego playing power games.




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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 04:56 PM

37. My guess


He pulls an insane stunt before then, and then trys to get support.

Easier to ask for forgiveness than to get permission.

Who needs a congress anyway?

Just give a nice briefing to keep up appearances while it's still necessary.

Later on he won't have to bother.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 07:52 PM

39. I said it here the other day, i have a bad feeling about his 100th day....

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 07:59 PM

40. An official Bully Pulpit notice to Congress?

"This time you're gonna look me in the eyes and understand exactly what I expect..."

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 10:29 PM

41. The Imperious Presidency

Congress is supposed to be a coequal branch. Why don't they just tell him to f--- off?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Tue Apr 25, 2017, 03:24 AM

42. Geez, why was President Obama able to keep the lid on relations with North Korea?

and now all of a sudden we're plunged into a ginned-up crisis? Oh yeah, because now there's an idiot in the White House.

I also buy into the theory that he's trying to terrify Congress and the American public. Bullying--it's what he knows.





Just remember, dump supporters, to hustle yourselves down to the nearest military recruiting office so that you can be cannon fodder for your idol's wars.



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