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Bolton personally briefed Trump on Russian bounties

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Bolton personally briefed Trump on Russian bounties one year earlier than previously known:

 

Former national security adviser John Bolton told colleagues that he personally briefed President Donald Trump about intelligence that Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill American troops, U.S. officials told the Associated Press.

 

 

Bolton briefed Trump on the matter in March of 2019, according to the report, a year earlier than previously reported by The New York Times. The information was also included in at least one presidential Daily Brief, according to the AP, CNN and The Times. The AP earlier reported that it was also included in a second presidential Daily Brief earlier this year and that current national security adviser Robert O'Brien discussed the matter with Trump.

 

"Trump is not known to fully or regularly read the President's Daily Brief, something that is well-known within the White House," CNN reported. "He is instead orally briefed two or three times a week by his intelligence officials. The White House maintains he was not briefed about this in the oral session."

 

 

Career government officials drafted potential options for the White House to respond to the aggression, though the administration has yet to authorize any action, officials told the AP.

 

 

The reports, along with numerous others, contradict Trump's claims that he was not briefed on the matter after The Times first broke the story last week. Trump claimed that he was not briefed, because the information was not "credible." But numerous intelligence agencies

reportedly confirmed the information.

 

 

The intelligence community is also investigating whether the killing of three Marines in Afghanistan was linked to the bounties. The information was shared with congressional leaders and the British government.

 

 

The White House has claimed that Trump was not briefed and still has not been briefed. Bolton did not respond to questions from the AP, though he criticized Trump in multiple TV interviews after the story broke. The information, which is classified, was not included in his recent book.

 

 

"It is pretty remarkable the president's going out of his way to say he hasn't heard anything about it," Bolton said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "One asks, 'Why would he do something like that?' He can disown everything if no one ever told him about it."

 

 

O'Brien, who denies discussing the issue with the president, told the AP that the intelligence on the bounties has "not been verified," and the administration has "been preparing should the situation warrant action."

 

 

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What exactly constitutes a “bounty.”


“Afghan officials said prizes of as much as $100,000 per killed soldier were offered for American and coalition targets,” the Times reported. And yet, when Rukmini Callimachi, a member of the reporting team breaking the story, appeared on MSNBC to elaborate further, she noted that “the funds were being sent from Russia regardless of whether the Taliban followed through with killing soldiers or not. There was no report back to the GRU about casualties. The money continued to flow.”


There is just one problem—that’s not how bounties work.

 

Bounties are a quid pro quo arrangement—a reward for a service tendered. Do the job, collect the reward. Fail to deliver—there is no reward. The idea that the Russian GRU set up a cash pipeline to the Taliban that was not, in fact, contingent on the killing of U.S. and coalition troops, is the antithesis of a bounty system. It sounds more like financial aid.

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@gordyfl wrote:

What exactly constitutes a “bounty.”


“Afghan officials said prizes of as much as $100,000 per killed soldier were offered for American and coalition targets,” the Times reported. And yet, when Rukmini Callimachi, a member of the reporting team breaking the story, appeared on MSNBC to elaborate further, she noted that “the funds were being sent from Russia regardless of whether the Taliban followed through with killing soldiers or not. There was no report back to the GRU about casualties. The money continued to flow.”


There is just one problem—that’s not how bounties work.

 

Bounties are a quid pro quo arrangement—a reward for a service tendered. Do the job, collect the reward. Fail to deliver—there is no reward. The idea that the Russian GRU set up a cash pipeline to the Taliban that was not, in fact, contingent on the killing of U.S. and coalition troops, is the antithesis of a bounty system. It sounds more like financial aid.


It sounds like the far left will stop at nothing to try and cover for their leader Dictator Trump just as the far right.

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I wouldn't be surprised if Putin himself briefed Trump about the bounties!

 

 

 

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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Another dereliction of duty for Trump not to read, acknowledge, or act on information that threatens  the lives of American Troops at war.

 

Disgusting behavior and treason in every shape and form.

 

He chose Russia over America because he owes them so much money and favors.

 

Not a good person or a loyal American.

 

Trump has turned the swamp into a global snake pit with his divisive fake tweets and blame games for his own stupid mistakes as a dismally poor leader.

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It's also so sad that McConnell leads the Senate down a path beholding tRump and all of his treasonous and vile actions. The Republican Party should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for letting a White Supremacist Fascist take over their Party.

 

Or is it a 'Birds Of A Feather' sort of thing?


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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Trump cannot listen to any dialogue from anyone more qualified than his own self absorptive adgenda.

 

His perception is Americas reality, in his own little world of thinking, and screw the Constitution and every expert that disagrees with him.

 

You know Bolton briefed him on Russia bounties, Trump is to focused on Russia to not have absorbed it so he could deflect and ignore it, then fire the messenger, and claim not to remember.

 

Trump thinks he is clever, but he really is transparently stupid.

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The Republicans seem to have no choice but to support Trumps alternative universe instead of truthfully dealing with the mess in This real universe Trump has created.

 

They had a chance to remove him in the impeachment, and now they are stuck with him on his cabin of the sinking Titanic.

 

Either way, they will lose their jobs and the Senate to the Democrats.

 

Trump has destroyed the Republican Party and this nation by his megalomania and psycopathic behavior.

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Everyone who does not reside in the Alternate Reality of Trump World knows Trump knew about the bounties.

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Lock Trump up!!!
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@Tom5678 wrote:
Lock Trump up!!!

Lock up tRump, Ivanka, tRump's son and son-in-law !


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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