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(Slate)   There is no version of the Russian bounty story that looks good for Trump. Whatever he knew, didn't know, or when, it's inexcusable   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 5:42:07 PM  
Although this is true, it looks more and more likely he was told at least as early as February 2020.
I do wonder how his core followers will rationalize this away, especially given #45s generous recent treatment of Putin and the Taliban.
But is any of this a surprise?  Donald Trump looks down on active duty and veterans, he has shiat on them many times both as a draft dodging coward, a candidate, and as President, on multiple occasions.
/the Coast Guard also remembers
 
2020-06-30 6:41:20 PM  
Traitor? Immoral? Incompetent? All three?
 
2020-06-30 8:28:40 PM  
impeach the farker again
 
2020-06-30 8:43:52 PM  
And what exactly is anyone going to do about any of it?  Starting with Putin?  Farker has to pay a price.
 
2020-06-30 8:44:53 PM  
There's no version of that suit that makes Trump look good, either.
 
2020-06-30 9:05:22 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: And what exactly is anyone going to do about any of it?  Starting with Putin?  Farker has to pay a price.


I guess we can give them back the diplomatic compound Obama kicked them out of, just before leaving office.

*checks ear piece*

Oh we already did that.

Um... We could just suddenly abandon Syria?

*...*
Hmmm... What if we passed sanctions against them as a show of force, but then never enforced them? And built a Russian aluminum mill in McConnell's district?

*...*
What if we sent a coalition to Moscow to celebrate American independence day?

*...*
What if the DoJ dropped charges against some of the Russians Mueller indicted?

*...*
Or medical supplies stolen from the states were sent to Russia in the middle of a horrific crisis?

*...*
OK FINE. We'll just put Russia back into the G8.

Nobody has ever been tougher on Russia!
 
2020-06-30 9:09:24 PM  
Impeach
Charge
Try
Convict
Sentence
 
2020-06-30 9:25:59 PM  
Lessee...hid it and continued to do business with Russia personally as well as keep the information from the American people, or didn't know because his staff didn't trust him to immediately blab to his bestie in Moscow and get MOAR people killed?

Either way, it looks like treason. Throw in the sedition for undermining the Constitution and calling for police and the very same military personnel that he was selling out to beat on civilians, and you've got what in any other sane year would have resulted in Articles of Impeachment and a trial in two days after this hit.
 
2020-06-30 9:34:40 PM  
At the very minimum, dereliction of duty.

I wonder who he will try to throw under the bus.
 
2020-06-30 9:48:10 PM  
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2020-06-30 10:17:58 PM  
What's he doing about it right now?
 
2020-06-30 10:20:25 PM  
This is one of those things that just doesn't anger me as much. I just assumed all along that the Russians were putting prices on the heads of American soldiers--probably because I assumed a long time ago that the Americans put prices on the heads of Soviet soldiers when it was their turn in Afghanistan. Effectively that's what all the funding to the Mujahadeen and the Pre-Qaedan forces amounted to anyway.
 
2020-06-30 10:37:33 PM  

Northern: /the Coast Guard also remembers


When you're here, you're family.
 
2020-06-30 10:49:35 PM  
As long as we're on the subject of things Trump knows, he just tweeted asking about Roger Ailes.

/Any normal person and I would say this was a figure of speech, a literary device of Shakespearean irony. But Trump doesn't know how to use literary devices, so it's conceivable that he honestly forgot that Roger Ailes is dead.
 
2020-06-30 11:45:25 PM  
JFC THIS IS SO FAR BEYOND "INEXCUSABLE" YOU farkING PANTYWAIST REPORTER

THIS IS NOT A SECOND GRADER'S REPORT CARD... wait, n/m i think i get it now
 
2020-07-01 12:02:44 AM  
Read the headline as "Russian 'booty' story". Clicked in a heart beat.
 
2020-07-01 12:06:17 AM  
History won't be unkind to Trump. We'll all be dead after he starts a nuclear war.
 
2020-07-01 12:08:12 AM  

dodecahedron: At the very minimum, dereliction of duty.

I wonder who he will try to throw under the bus.


NYTfor reporting it, that's who
 
2020-07-01 12:11:55 AM  

hubiestubert: Lessee...hid it and continued to do business with Russia personally as well as keep the information from the American people, or didn't know because his staff didn't trust him to immediately blab to his bestie in Moscow and get MOAR people killed?

Either way, it looks like treason. Throw in the sedition for undermining the Constitution and calling for police and the very same military personnel that he was selling out to beat on civilians, and you've got what in any other sane year would have resulted in Articles of Impeachment and a trial in two days after this hit.


Hey...the filter let that one fly.

Let's see what happens if I tell you it's a bit chilly outside
 
2020-07-01 12:11:59 AM  
Times is reporting it goes back to 2016. So I suspect the Obama card will be played soon
 
2020-07-01 12:12:24 AM  
Current polling trends on 538.

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2020-07-01 12:12:29 AM  

Palined Parenthood: hubiestubert: Lessee...hid it and continued to do business with Russia personally as well as keep the information from the American people, or didn't know because his staff didn't trust him to immediately blab to his bestie in Moscow and get MOAR people killed?

Either way, it looks like treason. Throw in the sedition for undermining the Constitution and calling for police and the very same military personnel that he was selling out to beat on civilians, and you've got what in any other sane year would have resulted in Articles of Impeachment and a trial in two days after this hit.

Hey...the filter let that one fly.

Let's see what happens if I tell you it's a bit chilly outside


Oh! That one too!
I expected it to be a "biatchilly" outside
 
2020-07-01 12:12:35 AM  

Northern: I do wonder how his core followers will rationalize this away,


I've already seen:

It's a Russian hoax.
Democrats kept the information from him.
Fake News.
And my father in law, "So we're just going to forget about Bengazi?!"
 
2020-07-01 12:13:51 AM  
Well, that's it. Now I'm seriously on the fence about voting for Donald Trump.
 
2020-07-01 12:14:06 AM  
There's no Trump presidency story that's good for America so there's that.
 
2020-07-01 12:15:13 AM  

Somacandra: This is one of those things that just doesn't anger me as much. I just assumed all along that the Russians were putting prices on the heads of American soldiers--probably because I assumed a long time ago that the Americans put prices on the heads of Soviet soldiers when it was their turn in Afghanistan. Effectively that's what all the funding to the Mujahadeen and the Pre-Qaedan forces amounted to anyway.


You aren't angered by Russians sponsoring violence against american troops because you assume we did it too?

WHOOP! WHOOP! WHOOP!

Whataboutism alert.
 
2020-07-01 12:16:26 AM  

Somacandra: This is one of those things that just doesn't anger me as much. I just assumed all along that the Russians were putting prices on the heads of American soldiers--probably because I assumed a long time ago that the Americans put prices on the heads of Soviet soldiers when it was their turn in Afghanistan. Effectively that's what all the funding to the Mujahadeen and the Pre-Qaedan forces amounted to anyway.


Don't forget the part about the CIA dealing drugs to make that happen.

Even then it's not the same thing in my eyes, and it's not just because of Trump. We gave them the good up front, knowing what they would do, and whatever they did we could look the other way.

In this case, Russia didn't look the other way. Some pasty ghoul stayed by the phone waiting to hear how many scalps the Taliban got so they could pay up after the fact.

More or less the same outcome, but how the events transpired and how it was all handled was not the same.

But they got us back. We shouldn't have been screwing with them then.
 
2020-07-01 12:20:20 AM  

JonBuck: Current polling trends on 538.

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I need to find my flamethrower with 40.3 percent stenciled on the tank. Gimme a sec, and don't breathe in the smoke.
 
2020-07-01 12:20:41 AM  
We're kind of passed the point of anything being about Trump anymore.  All but the deepest of Flavor-aid drinkers know he's a piece of shiat.  The man has no bottom to how awful he is and how bad for the country his actions are.  There is no limit, no amount of lost life, no amount of corruption, that he will not stoop to.

We're at the point now where we can only ask, how far is the Senate willing to go along with him as well.  And so far, the answer to *that* question is: all the way.
 
2020-07-01 12:21:09 AM  

Somacandra: This is one of those things that just doesn't anger me as much. I just assumed all along that the Russians were putting prices on the heads of American soldiers--probably because I assumed a long time ago that the Americans put prices on the heads of Soviet soldiers when it was their turn in Afghanistan. Effectively that's what all the funding to the Mujahadeen and the Pre-Qaedan forces amounted to anyway.


I'm the complete opposite -- this is the Commander in Chief blatantly disregarding the lives of his soldiers and giving comfort to our enemies. If this was a captain in the army, it would be considered treason and hanging would not be out of the question.

This is an outrage. These are people's lives that we're talking about. Anybody who disregards those that serve the people should not be in the position of leadership.
 
2020-07-01 12:21:48 AM  
Dear Putin,

You won, you owned/leveraged the president of the USA for over 3 1/2 years, he's not going to be of use for much longer.  Please just rip off the band-aid and reveal the kompromat already.

Signed,
America

/Putin's too smart for that, unfortunately.
//Trump can't retaliate as long as Putin has that ace up his sleeve.
///Trump won't retaliate at all, because he is a coward.
////But please do release the kompromat at some point, because we all need to know what it was that destroyed America before we die.
 
2020-07-01 12:22:39 AM  
Somacandra: I assumed a long time ago that the Americans put prices on the heads of Soviet soldiers when it was their turn in Afghanistan.

It was "assume" that offended Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. "It makes an ASS out of U and ME".  But don't worry: it puts you in good company with "conservatives" across the country.
 
2020-07-01 12:26:33 AM  
Conversely, if you are Vladimir Putin every way you look at this makes his investment to get Lardo Calrussian elected as POTUS look like the bargain of the millennium.
 
2020-07-01 12:26:52 AM  
we haven't yet heard "Trump was joking about not knowing about the bounty intelligence". Actually he and a crack team have been workings nonstop on retaliation plans.
 
2020-07-01 12:26:52 AM  

vudukungfu: Impeach
Charge
Try
Convict
Sentence


Impeach
Charge
Try
Convict

Sentence
 
2020-07-01 12:27:09 AM  
This is how powerful sociopathic, pathological liars and other dark triad traits like narcissists are.

If Trump had stayed a "real estate" mogul, he would have spent the rest of his life screwing people over and getting away with it. But he got noticed by Vladimir Putin KGB, and managed to get elevated not only beyond his competence level (he was already past that) but beyond the level of bullshiat that he could hold down, where lives are on the line and people are actually going to care about fark-ups that can't just be scapegoated and sold off.

Some people are natural social predators. They get away with everything and they can destroy anyone. Not only are they poison as leaders, they are a danger and harmful to everyone. We need to track and manage narcissistic, machiavellian and sociopathic personality types like we track pedophiles and drunk drivers. Once detected, they should never again be able to get away with the havoc they spread.
 
2020-07-01 12:27:23 AM  
Yeah, we're already past that.  We all know he knew, and we all know he did jack sh*t.

We're at the "What did you expect him to do, start World War Three?" part of the routine now.
 
2020-07-01 12:28:23 AM  

edmo: What's he doing about it right now?


Looking for the leakers, of course.
 
2020-07-01 12:32:11 AM  
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2020-07-01 12:32:28 AM  

skyotter: Yeah, we're already past that.  We all know he knew, and we all know he did jack sh*t.

We're at the "What did you expect him to do, start World War Three?" part of the routine now.


We know Trump knew, and instead of at the very least we could do sanctions, instead he was pushing to invite Russia into the G7.

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2020-07-01 12:32:46 AM  

HerptheDerp: We're kind of passed the point of anything being about Trump anymore.  All but the deepest of Flavor-aid drinkers know he's a piece of shiat.  The man has no bottom to how awful he is and how bad for the country his actions are.  There is no limit, no amount of lost life, no amount of corruption, that he will not stoop to.

We're at the point now where we can only ask, how far is the Senate willing to go along with him as well.  And so far, the answer to *that* question is: all the way.


I long for the days I thought the senate would hold him in check.
 
2020-07-01 12:33:50 AM  

Palined Parenthood: hubiestubert: Lessee...hid it and continued to do business with Russia personally as well as keep the information from the American people, or didn't know because his staff didn't trust him to immediately blab to his bestie in Moscow and get MOAR people killed?

Either way, it looks like treason. Throw in the sedition for undermining the Constitution and calling for police and the very same military personnel that he was selling out to beat on civilians, and you've got what in any other sane year would have resulted in Articles of Impeachment and a trial in two days after this hit.

Hey...the filter let that one fly.

Let's see what happens if I tell you it's a bit chilly outside


And you don't even have Unfiltered Fark.
 
2020-07-01 12:34:05 AM  

Zombie DJ: Northern: I do wonder how his core followers will rationalize this away,

I've already seen:

It's a Russian hoax.
Democrats kept the information from him.
Fake News.
And my father in law, "So we're just going to forget about Bengazi?!"


Is your FIL mentally deficient? I mean medically
 
2020-07-01 12:34:55 AM  

Palined Parenthood: Palined Parenthood: hubiestubert: Lessee...hid it and continued to do business with Russia personally as well as keep the information from the American people, or didn't know because his staff didn't trust him to immediately blab to his bestie in Moscow and get MOAR people killed?

Either way, it looks like treason. Throw in the sedition for undermining the Constitution and calling for police and the very same military personnel that he was selling out to beat on civilians, and you've got what in any other sane year would have resulted in Articles of Impeachment and a trial in two days after this hit.

Hey...the filter let that one fly.

Let's see what happens if I tell you it's a bit chilly outside

Oh! That one too!
I expected it to be a "biatchilly" outside


Invisible character between bit and chilly?
 
2020-07-01 12:37:11 AM  

Somacandra: This is one of those things that just doesn't anger me as much. I just assumed all along that the Russians were putting prices on the heads of American soldiers--probably because I assumed a long time ago that the Americans put prices on the heads of Soviet soldiers when it was their turn in Afghanistan. Effectively that's what all the funding to the Mujahadeen and the Pre-Qaedan forces amounted to anyway.


It's not that Russians were doing this that's surprising, or offensive beyond "wow, what pieces of shiat they are", or Trump's fault really (other than not using diplomacy to get them to stop).

What's gross is how he knew and has continued sucking Putin's cock.  He knew and advocated for them to be invited to the G7.  He knew and didn't impose any sanctions or other consequences.  He knew and said nothing to us. He knew and still called his buddy repeatedly and believed him over his own intellgence services.

He completely abdicated his responsibility to keep his own damn troops safe from his little bald buttbuddy.  It's farking treasonous.
 
2020-07-01 12:37:44 AM  
and he is now trapped with his no-mask stance, even though it is becoming clearer and clearer that a mask mandate may be the only thing to save the economy.

suck it up asshole
 
2020-07-01 12:39:10 AM  

holyflurkingschnitt: I long for the days I thought the senate would hold him in check.


2010 is a decade ago man.
 
2020-07-01 12:41:42 AM  
As I am repeatedly told that the Republicans are the party of defense and loving our troops and sparing no expense when it comes to the military, surely _now_ they will all speak out to condemn him and call for his removal, right?

(FFS what was on that RNC server that got compromised?  That said, it may just be money and personal greed and stupidity, and when we find out how farking cheap some of them are, we will be horrified... if we ever do... if we live long enough.)
 
2020-07-01 12:42:58 AM  
He knew and understood the information. He'd be furious if this was in the news and he wasn't briefed. But he hasn't said or tweeted anything about this. He isn't defending himself at all. That's unusual. Normally he'd be tweeting that they were working on a response or responded in ways we don't know about. But instead there's a deafening silence.

There's also a deafening silence from Republican members of Congress. I guess it's another story that they just haven't seen.

He knew, he understood, and did nothing because Putin told him to do nothing.

I think he has regular conversations with Putin that are unknown to anyone else in the White House. Putin calls Trump's personal phone and tells him what to do. Trump probably thinks they're BFFs and Putin is advising him because he's so impressed with Trump and Putin understands all those deep state dirty tricks. Putin wants to help his good friend Trump to be a strong leader.

Someone at high level is leaking high level intelligence. That someone is probably risking their career and their freedom to get this information out.

I bet the Joint Chiefs have been having some verrrry interesting conversations over the past few weeks.
 
2020-07-01 12:43:12 AM  

Zombie DJ: Northern: I do wonder how his core followers will rationalize this away,

I've already seen:

It's a Russian hoax.
Democrats kept the information from him.
Fake News.
And my father in law, "So we're just going to forget about Bengazi?!"


I've gotten the Benghazi thing. So farking desperate.
 
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