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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:36 PM

'Who knew what when?' Sasse calls on Congress to investigate reports of bounties on U.S. troops

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Joseph Morton

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., says he’s heard from many Nebraska military families who are “livid” about reports that Russia offered bounties to the Taliban for killing U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

A member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sasse told reporters this week that, in deference to classification concerns, he would not confirm any facts of the story, which were first reported by the New York Times. But if the reports are accurate, Sasse said, Congress needs to focus on two areas.

“Number one, who knew what when? Did the commander in chief know and, if not, how the hell not? What is going on in our process?” Sasse said. “And, number two, what are we gonna do to impose proportional cost in response? In a situation like this, that would mean Taliban and GRU body bags.”

That GRU acronym refers to Russia’s military intelligence service.

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/local/who-knew-what-when-sasse-calls-on-congress-to-investigate-reports-of-bounties-on-u/article_67825461-9b96-5263-9e5e-ad8bd4c3dca5.html

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Reply 'Who knew what when?' Sasse calls on Congress to investigate reports of bounties on U.S. troops (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jun 30 OP
elleng Jun 30 #1
agingdem Jun 30 #6
elleng Jun 30 #7
agingdem Jun 30 #10
Lock him up. Jul 1 #13
Name removed Jun 30 #2
TheCowsCameHome Jun 30 #3
George II Jun 30 #12
aggiesal Jun 30 #4
Raven123 Jun 30 #5
Name removed Jun 30 #8
Scalded Nun Jun 30 #9
bucolic_frolic Jun 30 #11
usajumpedtheshark Jul 1 #14

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:46 PM

1. 'Congress needs to focus on two areas. "Number one, who knew what when? Did the commander in chief

“Number one, who knew what when? Did the commander in chief know and, if not, how the hell not? What is going on in our process?” Sasse said. “And, number two, what are we gonna do to impose proportional cost in response? In a situation like this, that would mean Taliban and GRU body bags.”

“Number one, who knew what when? Did the commander in chief know and, if not, how the hell not? What is going on in our process?” Sasse said. “And, number two, what are we gonna do to impose proportional cost in response? In a situation like this, that would mean Taliban and GRU body bags.”'

Nebraska military families who are “livid” GOOD.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:59 PM

6. wait...this is Ben Sasse

he is outraged until he caves..and where Susan Collins is dismayed and concerned Ben Sasse lets loose with a swear word or two at which point Mitch tells him to shut up and sit down...and little Benny Sasse does what he's told and it's over...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:02 PM

7. THIS is the point when we state our APPRECIATION that they have seen the light,

and encourage them to JOIN us, NOT the time to ridicule.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:20 PM

10. Ben Sasse join us?

His outrage is politically motivated and that’s it.. he’s not joining us ..he’s determined which way the wind is blowing..his anger will be short lived .. it always is.. and this is what I’m tired of: getting giddy over any GOP sycophant that has a moment of moral clarity..Sasse’s moment of clarity is perfectly timed..correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Sasse vote against impeachment?

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Response to agingdem (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:07 AM

13. As long as he will keep the story up in the news, let's take it.

The more of them ask for more ACTIONS, the more the refusals of the corrupt orange traitortot for doing anything against his putin mob will cost him and THEM.

Lock em up!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:50 PM

3. Then call him out, Senator.

Quit kissing his ass, for once.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:49 PM

12. He's hiding behind the "classified information" excuse.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:51 PM

4. Sasse had his chance, but he didn't want to convict Pendejo45 ...

so this is what you get.

The name Ben Sasse, will be forever tied to this with a cord of steel.

Live with it and own it.

A$$hole!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:57 PM

5. Perhaps Ben can tell us how Congress can investigate when Trump blocks testimony

So far they haven’t cared. Hard to take any of them seriously now.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:17 PM

9. Hey Ben, you sorry piece of shit

You didn't care about any of this shit during the impeachment. You did not vote to hear one single fucking word of testimony. You are in the majority and now you call out the Dems in the Senate to do something.

You and your party own this stinking, treasonous turd, Ben. Be sure and let your constituents know you had your chance and you voted FOR the traitor. This happened after impeachment, so it belongs in the lap of every fucking GOP member of Congress...including you.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:45 PM

11. Ben Sasse talking to himself inside a vacuum bottle is a terrible thing to hear

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:08 AM

14. How cute

A republican senator who voted to allow trump to stay in office suddenly realizes the he has been complicit in all of trump's crimes. He must be very proud of helping to cause the ruin and deaths of so many American citizens.

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