HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Trump decries Russian bou...

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:53 AM

Trump decries Russian bounty reports as 'fake news' as his national security adviser says response o

Source: Washington Post

President Trump continued to insist Wednesday that reports that Russia was offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan were “fake news” as his national security adviser disclosed that options had been drawn up to present to Trump on how to respond if the allegations were corroborated.

National security adviser Robert C. O’Brien reiterated during a television interview on Thursday that national security officials decided not to present Trump with unverified intelligence regarding Russia’s purported plans but indicated that they took the situation seriously enough to prepare options for the president.

“If this eventually becomes something that’s proven, or something that we believe, we need to have options for the president to deal with the Russians,” O’Brien said during an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” “I can tell you this, if this information turned out to be true, and now we may never know, but if it turned out to be true, we had options ready to go, and the president was ready to take strong action, as he always is.”

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that White House officials were first informed in early 2019 of intelligence reports that Russia was offering the bounties to kill U.S. and coalition military personnel, but the information was deemed sketchy and in need of additional confirmation, according to people familiar with the matter.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-decries-russian-bounty-reports-as-fake-news-as-his-national-security-adviser-says-response-options-were-prepared/ar-BB16cA0w?li=BBnb7Kz

22 replies, 2162 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 22 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump decries Russian bounty reports as 'fake news' as his national security adviser says response o (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 1 OP
captain queeg Jul 1 #1
live love laugh Jul 1 #2
RKP5637 Jul 1 #3
Lock him up. Jul 1 #14
RKP5637 Jul 1 #15
Lock him up. Jul 1 #17
Scarsdale Jul 1 #4
Marcuse Jul 1 #7
empedocles Jul 1 #5
Botany Jul 1 #6
C_U_L8R Jul 1 #8
soothsayer Jul 1 #9
ProfessorGAC Jul 1 #21
duforsure Jul 1 #10
ananda Jul 1 #11
Tom Rinaldo Jul 1 #12
samsingh Jul 1 #13
Evolve Dammit Jul 1 #16
chriscan64 Jul 1 #18
keithbvadu2 Jul 1 #19
Kablooie Jul 1 #20
ck4829 Jul 4 #22

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:56 AM

1. So fake news means he's not going to do anything about it?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to captain queeg (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:00 AM

2. Exactly. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to captain queeg (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:01 AM

3. Apparently anything that differs with his mind?set he considers to be delusional and/or

Last edited Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:37 AM - Edit history (1)

hallucinatory ... which surely fits his decaying mind and abilities. And he's capable of a four letter word, fake.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:39 AM

14. Orangevirus won't do anything to anger his puppetmaster.

Because:

#1- He owes his anus to him and he knows it.

#2- Pee tapes.


Vote Blue To Make Justice Great Again: Lock him up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lock him up. (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:41 AM

15. Yep, "Lock him up." n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RKP5637 (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:46 AM

17. Vote Blue To Make Justice Great Again: Lock him up.(*TM*)

Is my trademark too long for bumper stickers?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:01 AM

4. Well, he asked Vlad

about this, during one of their many phone calls. Vlad said of course that is not true. So, there you have it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:15 AM

7. "So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but .."

"I have president Putin, he just said it's not Russia. I will say this. I don't see any reason why it would be," President Trump said, standing at podium side-by-side with the Russian president during a joint press conference Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

He continued: “So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:05 AM

5. fox news opened the 9a hr with: NYC cutting police by 1 billion$ and of DEFUND, then homeless camp

problems; then Biden criticisms of trump with chyron 'Presidential Race Heats Up'; fox seriously 'sanitizes' chyrons; some Seattle problems, mention 'bounty' with long WH rebuttal, etc., etc.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:09 AM

6. Nothing fake to it. We already have the receipts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/us/politics/russian-bounties-afghanistan-intelligence.html

American officials intercepted electronic data showing large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account, evidence that supported their conclusion that Russia covertly offered bounties for killing U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, according to three officials familiar with the intelligence.

Though the United States has accused Russia of providing general support to the Taliban before, analysts concluded from other intelligence that the transfers were most likely part of a bounty program that detainees described during interrogations.

Investigators also identified by name numerous Afghans in a network linked to the suspected Russian operation, the officials said — including, two of them added, a man believed to have served as an intermediary for distributing some of the funds and who is now thought to be in Russia.

The intercepts bolstered the findings gleaned from the interrogations, helping reduce an earlier disagreement among intelligence analysts and agencies over the reliability of the detainees. The disclosures further undercut White House officials’ claim that the intelligence was too uncertain to brief President Trump. In fact, the information was provided to him in his daily written brief in late February, two officials have said.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:15 AM

8. Their story is changing every five minutes.

Lets get these clowns under oath quickly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:16 AM

9. This stupid "now we'll never know" line

Kayleigh spouted that nonsense the other day.

SMH

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to soothsayer (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:14 PM

21. That Struck Me, Too

It's about the leak?
No, it's about what was leaked.
This is their newest dodge.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:19 AM

10. Coming from the same guy who claimed the virus was a hoax

And white nationalists , and KKK are good people. Again its deny, deny ,deny until its proven then he changes his story. Typical mob tactic. Once a con man and serial liar fascist , always a con man and serial lying fascist. trump will never change , or be truthful on anything. trump is owned by putin and why he won't say anything bad towards him , even killing American service members , and Senate Republican's are lockstep with trump and putin , which will enrage even more to run from their party to never return. trump and republicans are going to be punished badly this upcoming election as more gets exposed on them too. Maybe trumps taxes will expose his corruption with putin and many others very soon.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:20 AM

11. A LOT of CYA here.

I believe that they did present it to him, and he just either
ignored it or didn't read it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:28 AM

12. Trump just undercut his best possible "defense"

The ONLY thing he has going for him in all this is to embrace the line that there is not yet consensus inside the intelligence community as to whether the Russian bounty reports have sufficiently been proven true. That is the only thin reed he can grasp onto to explain why he supposedly wasn't briefed, and why his administration has taken no action against Russia even while Trump tries to bring Putin back into the G7.

But lack of consensus cuts both ways. It means some are convinced Russia offered a bounty while others are not. Best case for Trump was to claim that more analysis is needed, but no, even though experts are still working to get to the bottom of all this, Trump allegedly already knows enough to call these reports "Fake News". That proves he has absolutely no interest in finding out what actually happened, for Trump it is already "Case Closed". Trump offers further proof that he has no interest in protecting our troops when Putin is involved. Idiot.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:28 AM

13. does that mean trump is doing nothing to help our soldiers?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:42 AM

16. "Make Lying Bad Again" They do it like you and I breathe

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:02 PM

18. Remember the old westerns where store fronts were just facades..

propped up by a board in the back? That is how thin any defense he has ever had for anything is. He doesn't realize that we can just walk around to the side and see it's not a building. Reporters ask him fact based questions and he goes "fake news" and we just sit there at an impasse over and over again.

Somebody please give Wanda Sykes White House press credentials up in this mutherfucker. After getting him on his heels about his appearance, she could batter him with the facts and see what he says then. We might not get answers but it would break up the monotony.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:06 PM

19. Vlad tells Trump: Thank you for your service.

Last edited Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:59 PM - Edit history (2)

Vlad tells Trump: Thank you for your service.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:58 PM

20. Took him long enough to decide it was a hoax.

If it was a hoax why didn't he come out and say that right away instead of telling the world it was news to him?

He spins everything a different direction every day and his brain-deaddies are happy to forget what he previously said and believe his most current lie as the solemn truth.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 01:19 AM

22. Kick

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread