Pick a president and they likely played ball with SOMEONE. For a number of reasons. All you have to do is read a bunch of foreign policy or espionage material. Hell. How many presidents fumbled the ball on Islamic terror? It wasn’t Bush Junior and his admin alone.
There is nothing new in the world of espionage. Not particularly. So a leader being pumped for info because of their ego? Even Putin has his flaws. He has fudged numerous things and is guilty of being far too aggressive. But he is also playing a long game knowing full well that the democrats won’t do anything (Obama had plenty of real opportunities), and that the republicans won’t either.
This is a long complicated game. And to pretend like the democrats are going to stand up to the Russians while trump is the only one mishandling stuff? Nah. Sorry. I don’t really think anyone is going to handle the Russians like they should. And that’s the REAL issue. Maybe once Putin dies? I don’t know. The dude is willing to blow up his own people to stay in power.
But pack to the topic. Yea. Trump is a putz who can’t be trusted. But that’s not new. :shrug:
Honestly. I don’t even care about the above as much as my next question to you:
I’m just wondering why we found out about this extraction right around election season? Do you understand how BIG of a failure that is on the espionage side? If you have to get a valuable asset OUT? The last thing you WANT to be known is that you even had one in the first place. Why the FUCK would you want that out in public?
Asked for comment, Brittany Bramell, the CIA director of public affairs, told CNN: “CNN’s narrative that the Central Intelligence Agency makes life-or-death decisions based on anything other than objective analysis and sound collection is simply false. Misguided speculation that the President’s handling of our nation’s most sensitive intelligence—which he has access to each and every day—drove an alleged exfiltration operation is inaccurate.”
A spokesperson for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to comment. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “CNN’s reporting is not only incorrect, it has the potential to put lives in danger.”