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2020-02-21 Home Front: Politix
U.S. intelligence told lawmakers of Russian bid to boost Trump re-election
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-21 03:22|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [334 views ]  Top

#1 And there you have it, straight from our top men in the intelligence community. Betrayed by his own people. Bernie simply can't catch a break.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-21 03:31||   2020-02-21 03:31|| Front Page Top

#2 I wish the Russians would make up their mind.
Posted by Grunter 2020-02-21 03:48||   2020-02-21 03:48|| Front Page Top

#3 Bloomberg (the Chinese candidate) spends 1/2 billion. Russia spends?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-02-21 04:50||   2020-02-21 04:50|| Front Page Top

#4 KGB notes on Sander's honeymoon trip would be far more effective.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-02-21 07:00||   2020-02-21 07:00|| Front Page Top

#5 Source: (a) The usual anonymous sources. Source: (b)Reuters. (c) = Fake news.
Posted by b 2020-02-21 09:04||   2020-02-21 09:04|| Front Page Top

#6 So this purported Russian agent has now:

- Pulled out from the ABM Treaty.

- Sold our most potent missile defense system to both Poland and Sweden.

- Reversed Obama's policy of refusing lethal military aid to Ukraine.

- Reversed Obama's Syria policy and directly confronted Russia on the ground, killing scores of Russian mercenaries and soldiers in Syria.

- Tripled defense initiatives to deter Russian aggression in Europe, staged maneuvers on Russia's borders, increased the anti-Russian defense budget by ~50%.

- Sanctioned ~40 oligarchs and Russian officials, expanded the Magnitsky sanctions list, closed consulates & diplomatic annexes, expelled 60 diplomats. 

Ah, but never mind the above: Trump MUST be Putin's puppet. The Mad Hatter said so.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-21 09:16||   2020-02-21 09:16|| Front Page Top

#7 Intelligence analyst faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking classified information to two journalists - including one he was dating
Posted by Skidmark 2020-02-21 09:49||   2020-02-21 09:49|| Front Page Top

#8 Anonymous source + anonymous ‘briefest’ == Reuter’s pulled this out of their ass.
Posted by CrazyFool 2020-02-21 10:09||   2020-02-21 10:09|| Front Page Top

#9 Which "Russia" is interfering? Isn't the Russian ruling class a mob of oligarchs presided over by Putin? In that case it would be no surprise if some oligarchs favor Trump and some don't... This considering Russia, or China for that matter, as a monolithic entity is sophomoric.
Posted by magpie 2020-02-21 12:51||   2020-02-21 12:51|| Front Page Top

#10 Projection at its finest.
Posted by Jirt Platypus8917 2020-02-21 12:54||   2020-02-21 12:54|| Front Page Top

#11 Doesn't the Democrats do a good enough job of doing that themselves?
Posted by bbrewer126  2020-02-21 17:56||   2020-02-21 17:56|| Front Page Top

#12 the screwball press takes information and distorts it. in this case the reported statement was that the Kremlin did not oppose Trump's reelection. This became, as reported through an unnamed person, that it supported Trump's reelection.
Typical?
The other odd fact is that if classified information is leaked by a member of the intelligence community that is a felony. However leaking something false is perfectly legal.

Posted by daniel  2020-02-21 20:49||   2020-02-21 20:49|| Front Page Top

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