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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:49 PM

Per CNN: senior officials said that the President of the United States...

Is a threat to our national security. Let me repeat that the President of the United States is a threat to our national security due to phone calls to certain world leaders. They did nothing!

They did nothing.

NOTHING!

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Reply Per CNN: senior officials said that the President of the United States... (Original post)
sheshe2 Jun 29 OP
Iliyah Jun 29 #1
lpbk2713 Jun 29 #2
warmfeet Jun 29 #24
SlogginThroughIt Jun 29 #3
sheshe2 Jun 29 #5
malaise Jun 29 #4
bobbieinok Jun 29 #13
malaise Jun 29 #14
bobbieinok Jun 29 #16
sop Jun 29 #6
AnotherMother4Peace Jun 29 #7
guillaumeb Jun 29 #8
iluvtennis Jun 29 #9
dflprincess Jun 30 #47
iluvtennis Jun 30 #49
Person of Interest Jun 29 #10
LiberalArkie Jun 29 #11
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 29 #12
soothsayer Jun 29 #15
Lock him up. Jun 29 #17
renate Jun 29 #26
crickets Jun 29 #30
sheshe2 Jun 29 #33
SeattleVet Jun 29 #37
OMGWTF Jun 30 #51
Lucinda Jun 29 #18
Cha Jun 29 #19
Kaleva Jun 29 #20
sunonmars Jun 29 #21
yuiyoshida Jun 29 #22
sheshe2 Jun 29 #34
BlueMTexpat Jun 30 #48
Docreed2003 Jun 29 #23
stillcool Jun 29 #25
fwvinson Jun 29 #27
kairos12 Jun 29 #28
dalton99a Jun 29 #29
bdamomma Jun 29 #44
dalton99a Jun 29 #31
H2O Man Jun 29 #32
malaise Jun 29 #35
H2O Man Jun 29 #42
sheshe2 Jun 29 #39
H2O Man Jun 29 #41
Demovictory9 Jun 29 #36
Chicagogrl1 Jun 29 #38
world wide wally Jun 29 #40
bdamomma Jun 29 #43
llashram Jun 29 #45
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 30 #46
DesertRat Jun 30 #50
ancianita Jun 30 #52

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:51 PM

1. K & R . . .

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:54 PM

2. Trump is a menace.



These other countries should know by now he would sell
them out just as quickly as he sells out his own country.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:26 PM

24. Not a menace.

The most dangerous criminal on the face of the earth, yes.

A mere menace, no.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:55 PM

3. Any links?

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Response to SlogginThroughIt (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:57 PM

5. Not yet.

Iím also on my phone since my computer keeps freezing up on me so it will be too difficult for me to search.

I am so upset right now.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:56 PM

4. Just watched Bernstein

How he talked about female world leaders was frightening but not surprising.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:29 PM

13. Have a link? Like to know the enemy! No tv or print. Or maybe youtube link?

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:34 PM

16. Thanks!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:59 PM

6. Trump isn't a threat to Russia's national security, though.

Trump's just doing what he was put in office to do: help Putin.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:03 PM

7. The United States is just a commodity for Traitor Trump to enrich himself, it's an "opportunity"

to take advantage. His former attorney Roy Cohn said that's what trump was good at: "exploiting opportunities".

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:07 PM

8. Recommended, but I disagree, she. The Trump Adminstration did something.

They tried to cover it up.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:20 PM

9. And those GOPers in the Senate knew it, yet still acquitted him.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:36 AM

47. I've been wondering how this registered on Susan Collins'

concern meter. But, as you point out, she knew so I guess I can stop wondering.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #47)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:40 AM

49. Yes, you can.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:25 PM

10. From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm U

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:26 PM

11. I thought you were going to say

Per CNN: senior officials said that the President of the United States is a Manchurian Candidate.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:27 PM

12. Link here.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics/trump-phone-calls-national-security-concerns/index.html

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff -- that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House and intelligence officials intimately familiar with the contents of the conversations.

The calls caused former top Trump deputies -- including national security advisers H.R. McMaster and John Bolton, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and White House chief of staff John Kelly, as well as intelligence officials -- to conclude that the President was often "delusional," as two sources put it, in his dealings with foreign leaders. The sources said there was little evidence that the President became more skillful or competent in his telephone conversations with most heads of state over time. Rather, he continued to believe that he could either charm, jawbone or bully almost any foreign leader into capitulating to his will, and often pursued goals more attuned to his own agenda than what many of his senior advisers considered the national interest.

These officials' concerns about the calls, and particularly Trump's deference to Putin, take on new resonance with reports the President may have learned in March that Russia had offered the Taliban bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan -- and yet took no action. CNN's sources said there were calls between Putin and Trump about Trump's desire to end the American military presence in Afghanistan but they mentioned no discussion of the supposed Taliban bounties.

By far the greatest number of Trump's telephone discussions with an individual head of state were with Erdogan, who sometimes phoned the White House at least twice a week and was put through directly to the President on standing orders from Trump, according to the sources. Meanwhile, the President regularly bullied and demeaned the leaders of America's principal allies, especially two women: telling Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom she was weak and lacked courage; and telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel that she was "stupid."

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:32 PM

15. It's a dandy

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:38 PM

17. And just like Bolton, these Rat$ to the nation said nothing??

They did not say much except he's a effin moRon and that's it?

Are they all planning to write book$????

Lock him up!!

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Response to Lock him up. (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:28 PM

26. the impeachment trial proved that it was better for competent people to stay as long as possible

I have nothing but contempt for John Bolton because he had the chance to go in front of a national audience and say under oath that the President is dangerous and out of control.

But the other people--what could they have achieved by making a fuss on their way out? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It would have been the news story of an hour, and then we'd be on to the next tweet. That's the way every scandal has been--every damn day--for three and a half years.

I don't like most of them and most of them I actively dislike. But if they were the only adults in the room, I can see why they felt they had a responsibility to stay as long as possible to keep the genuine lunatics away from the president's ear. And after they left, if they were inclined to speak out, they may have realized that keeping their powder dry for the months leading up to the election would have been the way to at least ensure he won't get a second term. I really don't think that anybody could have shifted public opinion before now by speaking up.

I'm willing to consider the likelihood that I'm wrong but I don't think there was anything that could have been achieved by their speaking up before now, now that he's in a long-overdue death spiral. It would have been nice and we'd have loved it, but nothing would have actually changed.

But absolutely--Lock him up! I finally have hopes that we'll actually see that happen someday.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:11 PM

30. That's just swell, innit? *sigh*

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:25 PM

33. Thank you.

My computer has kicked the bucket. Going to take me a few days go out and get a new one. Itíll take me a few days before I get back online and not just the phone.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:42 PM

37. Angela Merkel 'stupid'...with a doctorate in quantum chemistry?

That sure isn't a lot like barely squeaking by and getting a business degree.

tRump couldn't even begin to understand what her actual degrees and experience entail. I can just hear him now..."Quantum chemistry? But you see, a Quantum is a Volkswagen - that's engineering, not chemistry! Stupid woman!"

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:38 PM

51. "Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had. "

William T. Kelly, former professor, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:40 PM

18. ...

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:42 PM

19. Of course, trump is.. we've known that and now it very much seems

to be coming out so the media is catching on.

This is the treasonous asshole that Sarandon said "Hillary was more dangerous that trump".. and Van stupid Jones said was "presidential".. contributing to the blood on trump's hands.

Thank you for the report from CNN, she

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:44 PM

20. Yes, many of us knew this before the election in 2016

That Trump was unfit for office.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:48 PM

21. This a link

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:08 PM

22. If we get FOUR MORE YEARS with him...There will be no more COUNTRY left. He will destroy it all

no hype.. and yes it is possible he will dismantle this country and make himself supreme leader.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:34 PM

34. You are correct.

Sigh.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:02 AM

48. Absolutely this!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:22 PM

23. The info in the article is just appalling and infuriating

Essentially, we now have even more confirmation that Trump is an imbecilic blowhard, who bullies allies (particularly female world leaders), cowtows to despots, is propped up by his moronic daughter and son in law, and is "too smart" to be briefed by our intelligence services before interacting with said despots. His actions are totally about his own self interests above the interests of our country and he has no business occupying his current role. He could have and should have been removed earlier this year, but these same individuals who confirmed this story refused to speak out when it mattered most. Fuck every last one of them.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:28 PM

25. Senior officials?

He replaced anyone, who knew anything about anything. What 'senior' officials are there? Jared? Oh..Senior Officials from years ago? What about any of this is "news"?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:33 PM

27. Yea, just read the article at CNN.com. All, I mean All, (except Jarvanka, who are NOT anything) are

saying Trump was, basically, treasonous with the dictators of the world against the US. And they have proof!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:35 PM

28. The Reich Wing think Dems are a bigger threat so they let Drumpt do whatever.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:05 PM

29. Republicans put a criminal lowlife scumbag in the White House and refused to remove him from power.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:21 PM

44. we should never let

them forget that either. Republicans are vile.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:19 PM

31. "It was like the United States had disappeared. It was always 'Just me'."

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:20 PM

32. Recommended.

I will respectfully disagree. What they did is far more damaging than doing nothing.

"A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words." -- John Lennon, 1974

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:37 PM

35. THIS

Lock them all up

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Response to malaise (Reply #35)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:16 PM

42. How do they sleep?

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:02 PM

39. I know that H2O man.

Itís hard for me to post but I want to say when Iím on my phone. I think my computer kicked the bucket tonight. Itís unusable.

Thanks.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:15 PM

41. Oh, I knew that!

It was one of my attempts at humor -- though my children beg me never to attempt a joke in a public forum, as I'm just not funny! (grin)

I did that rather than vent my actual outrage at these fucking cowards that betrayed -- in the most literal sense -- their oath to the Constitution. They are complicit. I am so disgusted.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:41 PM

36. that's old news...way been when it was first noticed that he's submission to Putin this was discusse

d.. Trump is teflon

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:49 PM

38. tRump treats women

Like his father treated his mother, his dad was probably a sadistic bully. tRump had to learn it somewhere. Canít wait for the tell all book. It will explain much of his improper behavior.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:08 PM

40. Thanks, Mitch

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:19 PM

43. Remember back in History what happened to traitors

heads on pikes...........................


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:58 PM

45. It's amazing

this Twilight Zone existence we are enduring because of this racist clown the Electoral College installed as POTUS. I do miss my pick SOS Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Obama and competence in an administration guiding this floundering ship of state being purposefully driven onto the rocks by the puppet master of this POTUS, Putin.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:46 AM

46. Huh. Present tense.. they say he's a threat. Past tense

They did nothing? Who said what when.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:51 PM

50. They did nothing!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:21 PM

52. If the military does nothing to stop this failed CiC, it doesn't have its own back and

sure doesn't have American civilians' back. Civilians have tried to remove him and, so far, it's structurally not possible until November.

If it doesn't show it has American civilians' back, civilians shouldn't pay taxes until those taxes are used for them.

It's bad enough to have taxation without representation. It's the worst sign of a failed state to pay for a military that can't or won't protect it from foreign enemies.

A lot can happen in the next seven months. American civilians and their military should act to make sure it doesn't.

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