Trump started the day on Twitter by claiming that Democrats were pushing a “misinformation campaign” in hopes of politically damaging him.Intelligence officials told lawmakers in a classified briefing last week that Russia is meddling with the hope of getting Trump reelected, according to officials familiar with the briefing
In addition to Maguire, two other senior officials will soon leave the agency.Former CIA Director John Brennan told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday that Trump’s ouster of Maguire and Hallman was a “virtual decapitation of the intelligence community.”The installation of Grenell, even in a temporary role, has raised questions among critics about whether Trump is more interested in having a loyalist instead of someone steeped in the complicated inner workings of international intelligence.
From the start of his presidency three years ago, Trump has been dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the general election and a persistent frustration that the legitimacy of his presidency is being challenged by Democrats and the media, aides and associates say. He’s also aggressively played down U.S. findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
But in the U.S., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted that, “American voters should decide American elections — not Vladimir Putin.” She added that all members of Congress “should condemn the President’s reported efforts to dismiss threats to the integrity of our democracy & to politicize our intel community.”
“He knows he can’t win without it. And we can’t let it happen,” she said on Twitter.Republican lawmakers who were in last week’s briefing by the director of national intelligence’s chief election official, Shelby Pierson, pushed back by saying Trump has been tough on Russia, according to one of the officials describing the meeting.
The tumult caused by the sudden ouster of Maguire adds a new chapter to Trump’s fraught relationship with the intelligence community. He has derided intelligence officials as part of a “deep state” of entrenched bureaucrats who seek to undermine his agenda.
Pierson told NPR in an interview that aired last month that the Russians “are already engaging in influence operations relative to candidates going into 2020.”At an open hearing this month, FBI Director Christopher Wray told the House Judiciary Committee that Russia was engaged in “information warfare” heading into the November election, but that law enforcement had not seen efforts to target America’s infrastructure. He said Russia is relying on a covert social media campaign to divide the American public.
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Impeached trump is looking for Russia’s help!!!!!!!!!!! Rightfully so. nytimes cnn China & Russia have been meddling in elexs for yrs. 2008-China hacked McCain & Obama campaigns. But GW Bush & BarackObama didn't punish the perpetrators or deter future attacks. Thus elex meddling continues. Russia favored Obama in 2012
Hilarious OMG. More and more lies FakeNews SPREADING HATRED Just like Obama did. Huh. I don’t think Russia or Putin want Trump to succeed over the socialist democrats. Russia would love to see these socialist democrats or communist Bernie in charge. Bernie would end Fracking big benefit to Russia and Middle East. Russia has always tried to interfere in all electio
Of course he is. He behind them. If he wins 2020, there was no hacking. And if he loses, there was. Its the perfect out to divide an an already divided country, even further. Of course he is. He wants to win. Doesn't matter how he wins, he just wants to win. nytimes cnn China & Russia have been meddling in elexs for yrs. 2008-China hacked McCain & Obama campaigns. But GW Bush & BarackObama didn't punish the perpetrators or deter future attacks. Thus elex meddling contibues. Russia favored Obama in 2012.
2016was fueled by the Clinton’s Steele report. Fake became “real” for the purveyors of falsehoods. Clinton should be jailed MCJalonickC cnn China & Russia have been meddling in elexs for yrs. 2008-China hacked McCain & Obama campaigns. But GW Bush & BarackObama didn't punish the perpetrators or deter future attacks. Thus elex meddling contibues. Russia favored Obama in 2012!
Washington Post: Mulvaney says GOP has been inconsistent on deficit concerns under TrumpActing White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that the Republican Party views federal deficits as 'the worst thing' when Democrats are in power but are 'a lot less interested' when their own party is in the White House, The Washington Post reported. As a republican. I disagree. I still care. And am not impressed but I also notice things like Nancy refusing to even submit a budget. So I cut trump a break. Trump let Mick out of his cage? Haven’t seen or heard from him since famous quid quo pro Jump boy jump, speak boy speak !!!🐕🐕🐕
FakeNews how about Russia interference wanting SenSanders to win Democrats2020 nomination!!! Pictures do not always tell the story; or do they? And you should be maximizing the story about Bernie Sanders Here’s an idea. How about trying to stop it? Democrats failed to realize that Russia already interfered in their Iowa Caucus 😂😂😂
How is him rejecting AGAIN? In 2016 it was him exactly talking about Russia interferating and Clinton and the Democrats called him crazy. Honestly media doesnt remember ? Obviously the left is losing now and is looking for an excuse already Trump is LYING! Do your damn job! Pathetic TrumpFluffers RUSSIA..RUSSIA..RUSSIA
You’re not though are you? Didn’t you just falsely fall for the exact same ploy?
Trump Reportedly Fumed At Intelligence Chief Over Briefing About Russian Meddling In 2020 ElectionThe president was particularly angry that Rep. Adam Schiff was at the briefing, the New York Times reported. ' and has sought to paint investigations into the matter as a conspiracy undermining his victory.' No mention of FISA abuse huh? How is verifying that Steele Dossier going?
He’s a liar, always. He doesn't need Russias help to get elected. His voters dont care what Russia thinks or feels but I bet Bernie does. Trumps voters have already decided Reminder that Russia has a GDP smaller than Texas yet yall think they control every aspect of human life. Putins hands are even smaller than trumps.🤚✋😏
Oh no not the Russians again, you people are petaling in stupid. PUTIN OWNS TRUMP Of course he is. Because it directly helps him. Never mind that it’s foreign intervention in our democracy that clearly helps Russia more than it will ever help Americans. And the GOP plays along purely for the sake of power and achieving one party rule.
Any Party that want to win this election? Start talking about Corona Virus and how to prevent and cure it. People will vote for that person Impeached TanTrump is highly disliked as a person and could only have been elected by cheating and lies which is how he does business and cavorts with his supporters and tiny Putin. He likes bad guys to like him because in truth he is as Stormy Daniels proclaimed a 'mushroom.'
Oooo are the making more fake Facebook adds Stop acting like the Russians, as well as China, haven’t been medaling in our elections long before Trump. The Democrats need to look in the mirror and realize they own much of the blame for Trump.
U.S. intelligence told lawmakers of Russian bid to boost Trump re-election: sourceU.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers last week that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign by aiming to cast doubt on the integrity of the vote and boost Trump’s re-election, according to a source And who did he fire for sharing that information with our elected officials? DemocRATS again. the same lie. Hehehe...this Russia must be very serious with USA
Wake up, people. There is no way in a democracy with freedom of speech to stop the most pervasive forms of 'interference' - advertising, propaganda, Internet based social engineering. They are risks of an open society. And installing no experience stooges “lead” the IC Surprise! He wants them to and will continue to do so because nobody has the balls to keep them accountable. They are all a bunch of cowards!
Has the intelligence community told him exactly what the interference consists of? Let’s NOT do the Time Warp again! Now they are saying the Russians are helping Bernie. Intel agencies have lost their cred. if not their way. Show the evidence. Trump is queer for Putin. Kris_Sacrebleu realDonaldTrump made his choice....⬇️ ... Now, who's side are you on? GOP DNC
Kris_Sacrebleu Again? - The US Intel agencies tell us everyday, the Russian GRU military have never stopped. They have been helping Trump since day one and before. Trump is and has been a Russian asset since the 80’s. That’s funny because now you guys are saying the Russians are backing Bernie! Can you please get your lies right so we know which way to focus?
US intelligence told lawmakers of Russian bid to boost Trump re-electionPresident Trump's Republican allies on the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee questioned the assessment presented by officials of the Office of National Intelligence last Thursday, a person familiar with the briefing said.
You mean he's minimizing the three years hoax that you and your ilk spread. because they are helping Bernie, not Trump. Duh! CapitalismvsCommunism2020 Seth Rich was the DNC leaker not Russia.
Trump Calls Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling a Democratic ‘Hoax’President Trump dismissed a disclosure by U.S. intelligence officials that Russia is again interfering in a presidential election his favor — an assessment delivered to lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee last week — as a hoax cooked up by rivals RUSSIA HAS BEEN MEDDLING FOR DECADES. THIS IS A FAKE LIBERAL (PROBABLY SCHIFF) 'LEAK'TO SOW DISCORD IN THE US AND FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. THEY ARE STILL AT IT DEEP STATE INTELLIGENCE AND SCHIFF. THEY NEED TO GO! PutinsPuppet Omg here we go again and republicans will bury their heads and sing say it ain’t so!! Pathetic
AP sources: Trump expected to tap loyalist as intel officialWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to name Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as acting director of national intelligence. That’s according to two... Trump just appoint anyone regardless of qualifications to any position Experience Shmexperience - if they lick his feet, they're in! But the left says the president hates gay people.......