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Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:23 PM

McConnell: 'Indisputable' Evidence That Russians Tried To Affect 2016 Election

Source: Talking Points Memo


By Kate Riga | July 17, 2018 2:34 pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) asserted Tuesday that there is “indisputable” evidence that Russians hacked the 2016 U.S. election, a position in direct contradiction to the uncertainty President Donald Trump expressed on the subject at his joint presser with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

“Over the last few years, there is the annexation of Crimea, the invasion of eastern Ukraine, not to mention the indisputable evidence that they tried to impact the 2016 election,” McConnell said. “So make no mistake about it, I would say to our friends in Europe, we understand the Russian threat and I think that is a widespread view here in the United States Senate among members of both parties.”

McConnell also emphasized the importance of America’s NATO allies, another quiet repudiation of the President who spend his European trip insulting many of those countries.

“I want them to understand that in this country there are a lot of people in both parties who believe that these alliances painstakingly built in the wake of the end of World War II are important and we want to maintain them,” he said.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mcconnell-says-there-is-indusputable-evidence-that-russians-tried-to-affect-2016-election

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Reply McConnell: 'Indisputable' Evidence That Russians Tried To Affect 2016 Election (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 17 OP
tonyt53 Jul 17 #1
LisaM Jul 17 #2
Stuart G Jul 17 #3
mpcamb Jul 17 #5
Stuart G Jul 17 #7
sandensea Jul 17 #4
Timmygoat Jul 17 #6
sandensea Jul 17 #14
beachbum bob Jul 17 #8
Botany Jul 17 #9
BigmanPigman Jul 17 #16
appalachiablue Jul 17 #24
BigmanPigman Jul 17 #25
appalachiablue Jul 17 #26
2naSalit Jul 18 #32
paleotn Jul 17 #10
Bradical79 Jul 17 #11
DBoon Jul 17 #20
FakeNoose Jul 17 #21
cstanleytech Jul 17 #12
2naSalit Jul 18 #33
C Moon Jul 17 #13
elleng Jul 17 #15
ancianita Jul 17 #17
turbinetree Jul 17 #18
duforsure Jul 17 #19
Mc Mike Jul 17 #22
Kaleva Jul 17 #23
Iliyah Jul 17 #27
Blue Owl Jul 17 #28
Turbineguy Jul 17 #29
rockfordfile Jul 17 #30
Turbineguy Jul 17 #31

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:24 PM

1. Actions speak louder than words Mitch. You won't do jack shit though.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:26 PM

2. TRIED to??? TRIED to???

How about DID affect it, you illegitimate sack of rotten tomatoes?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:27 PM

3. Well, well, and well. McConnell is trying to save his ass. He is no better than Trump.

Remember, he took away Obama's pick to the Supreme Court. Same as Trump, but different look, and maybe a lot smarter. (that ain't saying much)

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:28 PM

5. He's in it, too.

It'll be a great day when he goes down.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:30 PM

7. I am with you. I sure hope he goes down and we all get to watch the show.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:27 PM

4. "And I got the receipts!"

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Response to sandensea (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:29 PM

6. Has anyone asked McConnell

Why they threw him out of the military?

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:33 PM

14. Don't ask.

Don't tell.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:30 PM

8. The noose is tightening and GOP can read the tea leaves too...

Trumps putin antics may have been last straw?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:30 PM

9. Fuck you Mitch, "Tried To Affect" How about they did effect the out come.

And how come you blocked the release of that information in 2016?


39 states Mitch .... 39
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-13/russian-breach-of-39-states-threatens-future-u-s-elections

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Response to Botany (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:35 PM

16. Steve Schmidt mentioned this

as a reason why he needs to be removed from his position as leader.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210885964#post28

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 06:36 PM

24. A very impt. article today by Schmidt in PoliticusUSA & DU comments.

"Steve Schmidt Demands That Mitch McConnell Be Removed From Office," PoliticusUSA, July 17, 2018.
https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/17/steve-schmidt-mitch-mcconnell-removed.html

"Trump’s Russia scandal is a Republican Party scandal. As we have been writing for years, at PoliticusUSA, Mitch McConnell is the reason why the Russians were not stopped in a bipartisan way during the 2016 election. McConnell refused to work with Obama on a bipartisan statement and resolution on the Russian election attack.

Obama didn’t issue a unilateral, because a unilateral statement would have immediately been used as a partisan weapon by Republicans and the Russians. The indictment yesterday of a Russian agent who was working with the NRA demonstrates that the Republican Party has been taken over by Putin. The Russians had been working for years to infiltrate the Republican Party.

Steve Schmidt was spot on. Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in Congress are a huge part of the problem. Mitch McConnell is compromised, as is the rest of the Republican leadership who are protecting Trump, and as a matter of national security, they all must be removed from power."

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 06:55 PM

25. He has been screaming this from the roof tops

today (print and TV) AND I give him credit. I wish others would be screaming the same important message.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #25)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 06:59 PM

26. Agree, others must follow suit- NOW!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 05:07 PM

32. And he's correct...nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:31 PM

10. Whatever..

Burn turtle boy too. Damn traitor. Damn coward.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:32 PM

11. I guess he would know

Seeing as how he was told it was happening and refused to work on countering the attack.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 05:11 PM

20. Told Obama prior to November 2016

that any public attempt by Obama to counter Russian infiltration would be denounced as pure partisanship

McConnell is culpable and he knows it

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Response to DBoon (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 05:21 PM

21. Yes Obama was between a rock and a hard place

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:32 PM

12. Tried and succeeded and you and the rest of your party Mitch

aided them in it before and after the election.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 05:08 PM

33. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:32 PM

13. The GOPutin is going to water this down into nothing, and move on with trying to get rid of Mueller.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:33 PM

15. Piece of crap!

I'd like to hear some fierce responses from Dem leaders.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:15 PM

17. To threaten a flip on Obama's intel, then to stay silent re 45 won't undo his complicity.

McConnell knew. He aided and abetted the enemy before and after 45's inauguration. He is a traitor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:29 PM

18. So asshole, the question that needs to be asked by the media.................why are you

and your body still confirming his judges.......................


Because turtle your a traitor also............remember.......................Merrick Garland...................

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 04:34 PM

19. He ought to know

They probably funneled a lot of money to him. Remember he prevented Obama from exposing trump ties before the election and McConnell resisted.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 05:27 PM

22. And my team of mutants and misfits will do absolutely NOTHING about it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 05:42 PM

23. We should not attack division within the Republican ranks

Spread what McConnell says amongst the Trumpers and never-Trumpers one may know and watch them fight. Don't side with the Trumpers in tearing down McConnell. Not when he's openly contradicting the Trumpers god.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:07 PM

27. They are following Gowdy's lead

. . . . . . . why yes, Russia did mess with the 2016 elections, BUT . . . .

it DID NOT effect the outcome of t-rump winning, fair and square . . . . wink wink

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:30 PM

28. So turtle hid in his shell?

COWARD!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:52 PM

29. It looks like the turtle

has figured out a way to deny he helped.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #29)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 11:10 PM

30. To late he's a traitor just like the other gopers.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #30)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 11:31 PM

31. To them it's not whether you are guilty or not.

It's that if you get away with it, you're good.

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