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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:38 PM

Senate strips provision from bill requiring campaigns to report foreign intelligence help

Source: CNN

The Senate will incorporate the annual intelligence policy legislation into the National Defense Authorization Act -- but only after stripping language from the intelligence bill that would have required presidential campaigns to report offers of foreign election help.

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that Senate Republicans forced the removal of the election reporting provision as a condition to include the intelligence bill on the must-pass defense policy legislation.

Earlier this month, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved an amendment on an 8-7 vote from Warner and GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, which added a provision to the Intelligence Authorization Act requiring campaigns to notify federal authorities about offers of foreign election help.

That bill, however, was unlikely to get Senate floor time on its own, which is why it's being included in the National Defense Authorization Act. The effort to strip the foreign election help provision from the intelligence bill was not a surprise, as acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, predicted earlier this month it would be removed before the bill was on the floor, because of an objection from the Senate Rules Committee.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/senate-removes-ban-foreign-election-help/index.html

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:39 PM

1. D.O.A. just like their election chances.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:53 PM

2. Traitors.


Traitor Trump

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:00 PM

3. It's disturbing watching republicans try to breath life into a dead elephant. n/t

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:02 PM

4. Good Lord, you gotta be kidding!!!

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:04 PM

5. Traitors!

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:06 PM

6. but it's still illegal to ACCEPT foreign help, isn't it?

You don't have to report it, but you cannot accept it.

And if you DO take it, but there is no reporting requirement to disclose it, well, that opens up all kinds of corruption, doesn't it?

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:33 PM

7. Russia, if you're listening

Seems itís fine to solicit the help as long as itís bald-faced.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:35 PM

8. The GOP already gets boatloads of foreign cash through dark money channels anyway.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:40 PM

9. Moscow Mitch at it again. Only way Republicans can win this one is with help from buddy Putin.

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Response to 0nirevets (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:43 PM

10. Not only Putin

But there are several other countries helping out also.......

Trump- - - U.S. For Sale, every one join in !!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:54 PM

11. Not so fast you gop idiots. That door can swing both ways. The Dems could get help from allies

Germany, NZ, South Korea, uk, all who want to see the dotard go down we invite your help

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:00 PM

12. Fuckers. ...nt

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:59 PM

13. GOP: Rancid and rotten to the core (covering both animal and vegetable); unsure what they are...

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:56 PM

14. Sounds like a great ad against Moscow Mitch.

The Senate, under the control of Mitch McConnell, FORCED the removal of language from the intelligence bill that would have required presidential campaigns to report offers of foreign election help.

Mitch McConnell has NO PROBLEM with foreign influences in OUR elections.

How do you think we got Putin's BFF in the White House?

Can you say TREASON? I thought you could.

Now vote like our democracy depends on it, because IT DOES!

DEFEAT MOSCOW MITCH MCCONNELL


or something along those lines......

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:36 PM

15. They can't spell conspicuous?

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:19 AM

16. They are hedging against losing help from the NRA

The republicans will have to work just a little bit harder to get their 30 pieces of silver from Putin

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