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Back From Golfing, Trump Denies Knowing About Russian Bounties to Kill U.S. Soldiers

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Quote:On Friday night the New York Times reported a blockbuster story: U.S. intelligence has found that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to strike coalition forces, including U.S. and British military members.

President Trump has known about the bounties since March and has done nothing to retaliate. The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal have both confirmed the Times’ reporting.

According to the Times, after Trump was briefed months ago about the role that Russia’s military intelligence agency played in initiating attacks on American soldiers, the president was given a “menu of potential options” on how to respond. But the Trump administration has not acted on any to date.

Late Saturday, the White House denied that President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence had been briefed by U.S. intelligence officials regarding the payments made to militants by Russia to kill American troops.

“The United States receives thousands of intelligence reports a day, and they are subject to strict scrutiny… The CIA Director, National Security Advisor, and the Chief of Staff can all confirm that neither the President nor the Vice President were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

In 2019, twenty Americans were killed during combat in Afghanistan, but officials do not know if any of those killed were included in the bounties.

The news comes on the heels of the administration finalizing a plan that would see more than 4,000 U.S. troops removed from Afghanistan this fall. The move would leave approximately 4,500 service members in the country.

Astonishingly, while the controversy swirled from Friday night and into the next day, the president didn’t address the story head-on aside from the White House’s statement. Instead, he used his Saturday to play golf, retweet false conspiracy theories from QAnon accounts, and share selectively edited videos of Joe Biden and the recent protests.

Russia has denied the allegations, calling the reports “fake stories” in a tweet from their U.S. embassy Twitter account.

Trump, who has often bragged about his friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir, spoke with the Russian leader on the phone on June 1, the same day that the G-7 nations voted down a Trump-backed proposal to allow Russia back into its membership.

“I don’t feel that as a G-7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world,” Trump said.

The president told Fox News radio on June 3 that Putin’s past should have nothing to do with his reentry into the G-7.

“It’s not a question of what he’s done. It’s a question of common sense,” Trump said.

Unlike the president, other politicians and former military members have reacted to the news on Twitter.

Candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona Mark Kelly, who is a Navy combat veteran retired NASA astronaut, said the report was “staggering.”

“This report that the administration has had no response to Russia putting a bounty on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan is just staggering. As a combat veteran, I can’t imagine how this could go without a response. We need answers,” Kelly said.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wrote, “President Trump was cozying up to Putin and inviting him to the G-7 all while his Administration reportedly knew Russia was trying to kill U.S troops in Afghanistan and derail peace talks with the Taliban.”

And Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), an Iraq War vet, reacted emotionally to the report, apologizing to members of the military for having to serve under a president like Trump.


Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill), a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, called for hearings on the controversy.

“Our troops deserve to know what the Trump Administration is doing to protect them and why Donald Trump failed to take action in the first place. I’m demanding a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to get to the bottom of #BountyGate,” Duckworth tweeted Saturday night.
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Stop being a dupe. Provide your link.

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Spoon fed bullshite.
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(06-27-2020 10:56 PM)shere khan Wrote:  Stop being a dupe. Provide your link.

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Spoon fed bullshite.

I guess we'll see. I had already bolded the WH PressSec's response in OP.
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(06-27-2020 10:59 PM)JDTulane Wrote:  
(06-27-2020 10:56 PM)shere khan Wrote:  Stop being a dupe. Provide your link.

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Spoon fed bullshite.

I guess we'll see. I had already bolded the WH PressSec's response in OP.


We do see. They need to learn some new tricks. The Russia lunacy should be embarrassing at this point. The NYT is a damn joke. Feel free to whack it to their fairy tales and maybe it will ge good for something.
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So let’s see, Russia kills Talibaners and makes deals with them at the same time. Hmmm plausible. Meanwhile Trump doesn’t start WWIII. Maybe this will get him impeached. The left is flopping and flailing around on the deck like the Jack Cravelle I caught last week.
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(06-27-2020 10:52 PM)JDTulane Wrote:  Back From Golfing, Trump Denies Knowing About Russian Bounties to Kill U.S. Soldiers

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Quote:On Friday night the New York Times reported a blockbuster story: U.S. intelligence has found that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to strike coalition forces, including U.S. and British military members.

President Trump has known about the bounties since March and has done nothing to retaliate. The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal have both confirmed the Times’ reporting.

According to the Times, after Trump was briefed months ago about the role that Russia’s military intelligence agency played in initiating attacks on American soldiers, the president was given a “menu of potential options” on how to respond. But the Trump administration has not acted on any to date.

Late Saturday, the White House denied that President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence had been briefed by U.S. intelligence officials regarding the payments made to militants by Russia to kill American troops.

“The United States receives thousands of intelligence reports a day, and they are subject to strict scrutiny… The CIA Director, National Security Advisor, and the Chief of Staff can all confirm that neither the President nor the Vice President were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

In 2019, twenty Americans were killed during combat in Afghanistan, but officials do not know if any of those killed were included in the bounties.

The news comes on the heels of the administration finalizing a plan that would see more than 4,000 U.S. troops removed from Afghanistan this fall. The move would leave approximately 4,500 service members in the country.

Astonishingly, while the controversy swirled from Friday night and into the next day, the president didn’t address the story head-on aside from the White House’s statement. Instead, he used his Saturday to play golf, retweet false conspiracy theories from QAnon accounts, and share selectively edited videos of Joe Biden and the recent protests.

Russia has denied the allegations, calling the reports “fake stories” in a tweet from their U.S. embassy Twitter account.

Trump, who has often bragged about his friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir, spoke with the Russian leader on the phone on June 1, the same day that the G-7 nations voted down a Trump-backed proposal to allow Russia back into its membership.

“I don’t feel that as a G-7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world,” Trump said.

The president told Fox News radio on June 3 that Putin’s past should have nothing to do with his reentry into the G-7.

“It’s not a question of what he’s done. It’s a question of common sense,” Trump said.

Unlike the president, other politicians and former military members have reacted to the news on Twitter.

Candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona Mark Kelly, who is a Navy combat veteran retired NASA astronaut, said the report was “staggering.”

“This report that the administration has had no response to Russia putting a bounty on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan is just staggering. As a combat veteran, I can’t imagine how this could go without a response. We need answers,” Kelly said.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wrote, “President Trump was cozying up to Putin and inviting him to the G-7 all while his Administration reportedly knew Russia was trying to kill U.S troops in Afghanistan and derail peace talks with the Taliban.”

And Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), an Iraq War vet, reacted emotionally to the report, apologizing to members of the military for having to serve under a president like Trump.


Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill), a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, called for hearings on the controversy.

“Our troops deserve to know what the Trump Administration is doing to protect them and why Donald Trump failed to take action in the first place. I’m demanding a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to get to the bottom of #BountyGate,” Duckworth tweeted Saturday night.

lol---Its like the Times thinks history started with Trump.

Odd, nobody was bothered that Barry was giving the Iranians billions of dollars while Iran wasted US soldiers by the dozens in Iraq with IED's. Hell, the Democrats STILL want to lift the Iranian sanctions---despite the fact the Iranians continue to attack US troops in Iraq and even took full responsibility for a missile attack on a US base with missiles launched by regular Iranian forces at missile bases in Iran.

Before that, our own CIA was busy giving Afghan rebels heavy weapons and Stinger missiles so they could kill Russian soldiers and jets in Afghanistan (I guess no Times reporters ever saw Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilsons War"). Before that, the Russians and Chinese were sending SAM missile batteries and weapons to the N Vietnamese to bleed US soldiers and aircraft in Vietnam. Before that---almost 3 million Chinese "volunteers" who looked and acted a hell of lot like trained Chinese regulars came pouring into N Korea and were firing real bullets at our soldiers. That Korean stunt by China was about as blatant a "we are going to kill your soldiers" state sponsored intervention as it gets.

None of the presidents on either side ever got in a shooting war or even did much to punish the countries aiding our enemies. We currently have sanctions on Russia and are sending their enemies in the Ukraine anti-tank missiles. We supplied Syrian rebels with weapons which they currently are using to kill Russian proxies---and sometimes even Russians---in Syria. That big story the Times so breathlessly reported is basically the same thing we are doing right now in Syria and Ukraine.

Nobody has clean hands here and its been going on since the 1950's Cold War days. Its not a "new" news story at all. If you ask me---the truth is we would be better off patching things up with the Russians (who we have more in common with than we dont) and presenting a united front against China.
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(06-27-2020 10:52 PM)JDTulane Wrote:  Back From Golfing, Trump Denies Knowing About Russian Bounties to Kill U.S. Soldiers

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Quote:On Friday night the New York Times reported a blockbuster story: U.S. intelligence has found that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to strike coalition forces, including U.S. and British military members.

President Trump has known about the bounties since March and has done nothing to retaliate. The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal have both confirmed the Times’ reporting.

According to the Times, after Trump was briefed months ago about the role that Russia’s military intelligence agency played in initiating attacks on American soldiers, the president was given a “menu of potential options” on how to respond. But the Trump administration has not acted on any to date.

Late Saturday, the White House denied that President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence had been briefed by U.S. intelligence officials regarding the payments made to militants by Russia to kill American troops.

“The United States receives thousands of intelligence reports a day, and they are subject to strict scrutiny… The CIA Director, National Security Advisor, and the Chief of Staff can all confirm that neither the President nor the Vice President were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

In 2019, twenty Americans were killed during combat in Afghanistan, but officials do not know if any of those killed were included in the bounties.

The news comes on the heels of the administration finalizing a plan that would see more than 4,000 U.S. troops removed from Afghanistan this fall. The move would leave approximately 4,500 service members in the country.

Astonishingly, while the controversy swirled from Friday night and into the next day, the president didn’t address the story head-on aside from the White House’s statement. Instead, he used his Saturday to play golf, retweet false conspiracy theories from QAnon accounts, and share selectively edited videos of Joe Biden and the recent protests.

Russia has denied the allegations, calling the reports “fake stories” in a tweet from their U.S. embassy Twitter account.

Trump, who has often bragged about his friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir, spoke with the Russian leader on the phone on June 1, the same day that the G-7 nations voted down a Trump-backed proposal to allow Russia back into its membership.

“I don’t feel that as a G-7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world,” Trump said.

The president told Fox News radio on June 3 that Putin’s past should have nothing to do with his reentry into the G-7.

“It’s not a question of what he’s done. It’s a question of common sense,” Trump said.

Unlike the president, other politicians and former military members have reacted to the news on Twitter.

Candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona Mark Kelly, who is a Navy combat veteran retired NASA astronaut, said the report was “staggering.”

“This report that the administration has had no response to Russia putting a bounty on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan is just staggering. As a combat veteran, I can’t imagine how this could go without a response. We need answers,” Kelly said.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wrote, “President Trump was cozying up to Putin and inviting him to the G-7 all while his Administration reportedly knew Russia was trying to kill U.S troops in Afghanistan and derail peace talks with the Taliban.”

And Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), an Iraq War vet, reacted emotionally to the report, apologizing to members of the military for having to serve under a president like Trump.


Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill), a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, called for hearings on the controversy.

“Our troops deserve to know what the Trump Administration is doing to protect them and why Donald Trump failed to take action in the first place. I’m demanding a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to get to the bottom of #BountyGate,” Duckworth tweeted Saturday night.

Another made up story.
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Cult45 doesn’t care as usual
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(06-28-2020 05:02 AM)gobluebigjon Wrote:  Cult45 doesn’t care as usual

NY Times lol. Their reporter Duranty covered for Stalin while he genocided millions. Pravda on the Hudson.
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What happened to Putin and Trump being best buddies LOL you leftist clowns.
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So adorable. Follow dear leader no matter what.
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So, what should he/we do?

Send the nukes?

Is blue John, actually Bolton? Selling books? Time to start another 20 yr war? Maybe this time with REALLY big bombs, and missiles, and boats and tanks and gas and all kinds of really fun video game type stuff?

Y’all bunch of clowns. The ONLY thing zerO did “right” was something he didn’t do at all. Stayed away from taking the Crimea bait. Yet, here you are now, begging for another senseless war against people we have no reason to dislike, or worse, to kill.

Find another tree to bark at
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(06-28-2020 05:26 AM)gobluebigjon Wrote:  So adorable. Follow dear leader no matter what.

Worship Pravda on the Hudson, Russia Russia Russia 03-lmfao
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Civil war is coming folks. Look no further than the attitude of The Leftists in this thread for proof. When Our President wins in a walk this year watch what they do.

They’ve already threatened to burn the country down. They’re working hard to destroy our history.

The white leftists here are content to kiss the Nike’s of the black leftists. This country boy ain’t bending a knee for no Leftist POS. #EB2
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(06-28-2020 05:42 AM)JMUDunk Wrote:  So, what should he/we do?

Send the nukes?

Is blue John, actually Bolton? Selling books? Time to start another 20 yr war? Maybe this time with REALLY big bombs, and missiles, and boats and tanks and gas and all kinds of really fun video game type stuff?

Y’all bunch of clowns. The ONLY thing zerO did “right” was something he didn’t do at all. Stayed away from taking the Crimea bait. Yet, here you are now, begging for another senseless war against people we have no reason to dislike, or worse, to kill.

Find another tree to bark at

Wow I’m now Bolton? I advocated for war? I do enjoy reading books but I have no interest in writing one. Y’all? Even more comical.

I wasn’t a fan of Obama but hey why not bring him up? Cute distraction

I wouldn’t want to defend it either.
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Not this again... how about stop belching on a bet?


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(06-28-2020 05:50 AM)CardinalJim Wrote:  Civil war is coming folks. Look no further than the attitude of The Leftists in this thread for proof. When Our President wins in a walk this year watch what they do.

They’ve already threatened to burn the country down. They’re working hard to destroy our history.

The white leftists here are content to kiss the Nike’s of the black leftists. This country boy ain’t bending a knee for no Leftist POS. #EB2

Haha you want it, admit it, you want a civil war don’t you?
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(06-28-2020 05:56 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  Not this again... how about stop belching on a bet?


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Did I belch (haha) on a bet?
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Ok

So what should Dear Leader do, or not do?

You put it out there, do we start fighting over yet another NYSlimes propaganda piece or just brush it off like all the other fake schit like Russian agent or somehow also a puppet of Ukraine?

You dopes ever get tired of being led around by the nose? Seemingly not.

Amazing.
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Yawn.

If only I had a dollar for every "blockbuster" the NYT and CNN have broken since 2016.
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