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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:59 PM

Trump still unconvinced Russia meddled in 2016 election

Source: CNN




By Sara Murray and Jeremy Herb, CNN

Updated 6:08 PM ET, Tue February 13, 2018

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump still isn't buying that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Even as his intelligence chiefs unanimously told a Senate panel Tuesday that Russia meddled in 2016 and is planning to do so again in 2018, three sources familiar with the President's thinking say he remains unconvinced that Russia interfered in the presidential election.

While this issue is separate from the question of whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russian officials, to Trump the issues are interwoven, the sources say. He views the notion that Russia meddled in the election as an argument that he had help to win, and that he didn't win the election on his own.

Trump's view contradicts his intelligence chiefs, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and FBI Director Chris Wray, who all testified -- again -- on Tuesday that they supported the intelligence community's January 2017 assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

"There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 US midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations," Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/politics/trump-unconvinced-russia-meddled-election/index.html

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Reply Trump still unconvinced Russia meddled in 2016 election (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
MontanaMama Feb 2018 #1
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2018 #3
djg21 Feb 2018 #12
MontanaMama Feb 2018 #23
lagomorph777 Feb 2018 #31
WiseElder Feb 2018 #2
bigtime Feb 2018 #19
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #4
YessirAtsaFact Feb 2018 #5
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #7
unblock Feb 2018 #6
demosincebirth Feb 2018 #8
Blue_Tires Feb 2018 #9
PSPS Feb 2018 #10
steve2470 Feb 2018 #11
wiggs Feb 2018 #13
dchill Feb 2018 #14
Stuart G Feb 2018 #15
dchill Feb 2018 #16
Skittles Feb 2018 #17
SWBTATTReg Feb 2018 #18
Blue Owl Feb 2018 #20
Jedi Guy Feb 2018 #21
olddad56 Feb 2018 #22
riversedge Feb 2018 #24
Name removed Feb 2018 #25
underpants Feb 2018 #26
Name removed Feb 2018 #27
underpants Feb 2018 #29
muntrv Feb 2018 #28
Name removed Feb 2018 #30
duforsure Feb 2018 #32
Gothmog Feb 2018 #33
olddad56 Feb 2018 #34
lagomorph777 Feb 2018 #35

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:01 PM

1. Im still unconvinced

that he was legitimately elected.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:06 PM

3. Thank you

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:24 PM

12. That is precisely why

Trump never can concede that Russia tampered with the election. The minute he does, he concedes that hes an illegitimate President. He also never can come down on domestic violence or sexual assault as the minute he does, all the women in his past will start coming out of the woodwork. Stormy Daniels was nothing.

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Response to djg21 (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:36 PM

23. +1000

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:11 PM

31. Trump if fully convinced that Putin interfered; he's happy about it.

Why can't the MSM report this accurately?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:02 PM

2. But for Russia Trump would not be president

He owes them bigtime

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Response to WiseElder (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:22 PM

19. bigtime

bigtime

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:11 PM

4. I'm not convinced

that he's anything more than a steaming pile of shit.

It should be noted that these intel chiefs were Trump appointees, not Obama's. And they testified under oath that a foreign country interfered in our election, because it's true.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:14 PM

5. His ego wont allow him to admit it

Pathetic insecure little cretin

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:32 PM

7. That!

Also, deep inside he does know it, but the huge, "ego-driven" voice in his empty head is shouting louder than the whispers from the smaller, "fact-driven" voice. He is a narcissistic sociopath don't forget.
https://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:18 PM

6. he has investigators in moscow. trying to find the long form election meddling.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:36 PM

8. He knows it - just can't admit it

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:51 PM

9. Ah, so Donnie and Glenn are of the same mind then!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:14 PM

10. LOL. John Wilkes Booth stilll unconvinced Lincoln shot.

Horrible headline. Replace 'unconvinced' with 'won't admit.'
The term 'unconvinced' assumes the person is open to persuasion which implies they are aware they may not have all the facts. None of this applies to trump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:17 PM

11. of course not, HE'S FUCKING PAID NOT TO BE CONVINCED!

nuff said

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:27 PM

13. He's showing everyone that it MATTERS who occupies the WH. It's not a figurehead position, or

a beauty contest, or a competition between those whom you would most like to have a beer with. It's very, very important.

One of Trump's first actions was convening a commission to find 3 million imaginary votes. Meanwhile, an attack on our country and election gets no attention.

It matters if the POTUS is knowledgable, thoughtful, careful, compassionate, intelligent, well-read, capable of complex problem solving, adult, stable, honest, self aware, a good person, trustworthy, decent, and living in reality. And if matters if he is not any of these things.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:29 PM

14. Yet he was so easily convinced that Barack Obama...

was born in Kenya. He isn't buying the Russian interference for two reasons. He can't afford it, and he knows better anyway.

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Response to dchill (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:36 PM

15. Yes, your words,... "he knows better anyway"

I think you are correct. I think on this one, he does know a whole lot more than most of us think he knows..

Now in general, he knows much less than he claims to know..he is acutally pretty stupid. But on this one, I do think he knows a whole lot more...??maybe we will find out..maybe not..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:38 PM

16. I find it really hard to believe...

that most people don't know he's a lying about this, too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:02 PM

17. unconvinced, PLEASE

 

HE FUCKING COLLUDED WITH THEM

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:17 PM

18. He believes only anything Faux pretend-to-be-news network states on the air...

Everyone else is convinced that meddling occurred.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:29 PM

20. Donny Denial is Senile

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:09 PM

21. Gimme a break.

He'd remain "unconvinced" if he sat there chit-chatting with Putin while a team of FSB operatives were stuffing ballot boxes right in front of him. It's not a matter of being convinced, it's a matter of denial. He knows deep down that if he hadn't had someone cheating on his behalf, he'd go down in history as an also-ran with a dead hamster on his head.

And that's assuming he wasn't in on it, which I don't believe for a moment.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:24 PM

22. Trump is just Putin's stooge, it is his job to be unconvinced.

Russia meddled in the US election, that is a fact, confirmed by the Senate, by the trump appointed head of the CIA, and by the trump appointed secretary of state.
That should constitute an act of war against the US.
Trump's ongoing collusion and obstruction of justice to protect our enemy is an act of treason.
Everything else is just window dressing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:24 PM

24. If Trump admits Russia interferred,, then he is admitting the election was rigged in his favor.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:57 PM

26. Welcome to DU. Well there are several things

But for brevity I'll mention that they steered specific computers in specific areas of the country towards pro- Trump coverage and anti-Hillary coverage. They also deployed quite a few bots into social media.

Congress was briefed on the extent of actions by Russian interests and that was part of the reason for the sanctions (which Trump refused to implement). The Senate voted 98-2 and the House voted 419-3. That's how bad the intel they got was.

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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:02 PM

29. That was just for brevity.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:01 PM

28. He trusts Putin more than his own intelligence chiefs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:35 PM

32. Call it what it is

Denial because of being involved in it. He's doing the same this with abusers towards women. Deny, Deny ,Deny.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:27 PM

33. Trump is repeating what his Boss, Putin, told him to say

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 06:06 PM

34. Well, he may be unconvinced, but Bob Mueller isn't unconvinced

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 06:10 PM

35. BS - I wish CNN would write their headlines more carefully.

"Trump still saying he's unconvinced Russia meddled in 2016 election"

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