Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin

HayJenn

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Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them. The president’s failure to defend the United States intelligence community’s unanimous conclusions of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and condemn Russian covert counterinfluence campaigns and his standing idle on the world stage while a Russian dictator spouted lies confused many but should concern all Americans. By playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, the leader of the free world actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial and weakened the credibility of the United States to both our friends and foes abroad.


Somehow many Americans have forgotten that Russia is our adversary, not our ally, and the reasons for today’s tensions go back much farther than the 2016 election. For more than a decade, Russia has meddled in elections around the world, supported brutal dictators and invaded sovereign nations — all to the detriment of United States interests. Mitt Romney had it right in 2012 when he told President Barack Obama that Russia was “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.”

Russia is an adversary not just of the United States but of freedom-loving people everywhere. Disinformation and chaos is a Russian art form developed during the Soviet era that Russia has now updated using modern tools. The result has been Russian disinformation spreading like a virus throughout the Western world. From elections in Britain, France and Montenegro to invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, Moscow has pursued an aggressive foreign policy aimed at spreading disorder and expanding Russian influence in states formerly under the heel of Soviet Communism. These efforts weaken our allies and strengthen those who seek to undermine the democratic order that has helped prevent another world war in Europe since 1945.

Our intelligence community has concluded with high confidence that President Putin personally ordered his security services to undertake an influence campaign aimed at undermining confidence in American democracy to sow chaos in our electoral system. Russia’s efforts to hack political organizations and state election boards are well documented, as are the Russian disinformation campaigns on social media platforms Moreover, the threat of Russian meddling in United States elections is not behind us. Just last week, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, cautioned that “the warning lights are blinking red” that Russia and other adversaries will undertake further cyberattacks on our digital infrastructure. This includes many of the energy companies in my home district in South and West Texas. Make no mistake, Russian disinformation campaigns are working.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/opinion/trump-russia-putin-republican-congress.html

Op-ed by Will Hurd - a former CIA officer and a GOP congressmen in Texas.

We need more in Congress like him - speaking truth to power!
 
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Oct 2014
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It's not Russia that did that.

Some are just scared because they know that "grandchildren and golf" was the exact justification for the Tarmac meeting between bill and lynch.
 
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Crusher

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Shouldn't this be in Conspiracy Theories?

I thought it was Trump that got Putin to look release Hillary's emails?
 
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Shouldn't this be in Conspiracy Theories?

I thought it was Trump that got Putin to look release Hillary's emails?
You're saying an op-ed by a GOP Congressman should be relegated to the Conspiracy Theory forum? Simply because you don't happen to like what he is saying???
 
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Crusher

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You're saying an op-ed by a GOP Congressman should be relegated to the Conspiracy Theory forum? Simply because you don't happen to like what he is saying???
Because there is no proof of it.

I knew a Congressman that thought Guam would tip over, and a Congresswoamn that thought we have two Vietnams today.
 
Jan 2016
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Because there is no proof of it.

I knew a Congressman that thought Guam would tip over, and a Congresswoamn that thought we have two Vietnams today.
NONE of this is a 'conspiracy theory':

Our intelligence community has concluded with high confidence that President Putin personally ordered his security services to undertake an influence campaign aimed at undermining confidence in American democracy to sow chaos in our electoral system. Russia’s efforts to hack political organizations and state election boards are well documented, as are the Russian disinformation campaigns on social media platforms Moreover, the threat of Russian meddling in United States elections is not behind us. Just last week, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, cautioned that “the warning lights are blinking red” that Russia and other adversaries will undertake further cyberattacks on our digital infrastructure. This includes many of the energy companies in my home district in South and West Texas. Make no mistake, Russian disinformation campaigns are working.

For crying out loud, did you even LISTEN to Dan Coats today? Are you even aware that he was Donald Trump's hand-picked choice to be the Director of National Intelligence? And you're calling HIM a LIAR?!?!????

What the FUCK is WRONG with you???
 
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Shouldn't this be in Conspiracy Theories?

I thought it was Trump that got Putin to look release Hillary's emails?
Fact: On July 27, 2016, Donald trump stated in a speech that he hoped Russia would “find the 30,000 emails that are missing ... I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

And of course the Russians obliged. According to the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers, hackers go after Clinton emails ‘after hours’, hoping to find something through a technique called spear fishing.
From the indictment:
‘The conspirators spearphished individuals affiliated with the Clinton campaign through the summer of 2016. For example, on or about July 27, 2016, the conspirators attempted after hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a third-party provider and used by Clinton’s personal office. At or around the same time, they also targeted seventy-six email addresses at the domain for the Clinton campaign.’

Coincidence?

Either way, what Trump said and the indictment are fact. So based on your post, why in the fuck should this be in conspiracy theories?
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-poli...64/mueller-indictment-trump-russia-email-hack
 
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Jun 2007
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It's not Russia that did that.

Some are just scared because they know that "grandchildren and golf" was the exact justification for the Tarmac meeting between bill and lynch.
This has nothing to do with the topic of this thread. You are trolling.
 
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#10
Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them. The president’s failure to defend the United States intelligence community’s unanimous conclusions of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and condemn Russian covert counterinfluence campaigns and his standing idle on the world stage while a Russian dictator spouted lies confused many but should concern all Americans. By playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, the leader of the free world actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial and weakened the credibility of the United States to both our friends and foes abroad.


Somehow many Americans have forgotten that Russia is our adversary, not our ally, and the reasons for today’s tensions go back much farther than the 2016 election. For more than a decade, Russia has meddled in elections around the world, supported brutal dictators and invaded sovereign nations — all to the detriment of United States interests. Mitt Romney had it right in 2012 when he told President Barack Obama that Russia was “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.”

Russia is an adversary not just of the United States but of freedom-loving people everywhere. Disinformation and chaos is a Russian art form developed during the Soviet era that Russia has now updated using modern tools. The result has been Russian disinformation spreading like a virus throughout the Western world. From elections in Britain, France and Montenegro to invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, Moscow has pursued an aggressive foreign policy aimed at spreading disorder and expanding Russian influence in states formerly under the heel of Soviet Communism. These efforts weaken our allies and strengthen those who seek to undermine the democratic order that has helped prevent another world war in Europe since 1945.

Our intelligence community has concluded with high confidence that President Putin personally ordered his security services to undertake an influence campaign aimed at undermining confidence in American democracy to sow chaos in our electoral system. Russia’s efforts to hack political organizations and state election boards are well documented, as are the Russian disinformation campaigns on social media platforms Moreover, the threat of Russian meddling in United States elections is not behind us. Just last week, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, cautioned that “the warning lights are blinking red” that Russia and other adversaries will undertake further cyberattacks on our digital infrastructure. This includes many of the energy companies in my home district in South and West Texas. Make no mistake, Russian disinformation campaigns are working.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/opinion/trump-russia-putin-republican-congress.html

Op-ed by Will Hurd - a former CIA officer and a GOP congressmen in Texas.

We need more in Congress like him - speaking truth to power!
Now Whitehouse officials are claiming that Coats went Rogue because according to them he laughed at the president!
White House official grumbles that DNI Dan Coats is 'going rogue'
 
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