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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:42 PM

Re: Taliban Bountygate, we have moved from the crime to the coverup

NYT is reporting that intelligence sources were tipped off by transfers to known Afghan crime figures who were known to do business with the Taliban.

They raided the homes and not only caught the perpetrators but recovered the money. The perpetrators were arrested and immediately copped to what was done. Some of those who were being pursued fled to Russia.

Now the administration is trying to say that the lead was not followed up because 1) there was no actionable intelligence and 2) that the quality of the information was not promising

These, clearly, are outright lies and prove an attempt to cover up because:

1) The intelligence was acted on and obtained 100% proof that the original question raised by the transfers was valid.

2) The information led to arrests and recovery of the money, and it was only then that the reason for the transfers was known. So the intelligence wasn't a guess on what was happening it was an explanation for facts already in evidence.

It would be as if after the Watergate burglars were caught that the Nixon administration said that we shouldn't hear what they have to say because there is no actionable options for burglars in handcuffs and the quality of the intelligence from the police department isn't good.





https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/us/politics/russian-bounties-afghanistan-intelligence.html

In a raid in Kunduz City in the north about six months ago, 13 people were arrested in a joint operation by American forces and the Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security, according to Safiullah Amiry, the deputy provincial council chief there. Two of the main targets of the raid had already fled — one to Tajikistan and one to Russia, Mr. Amiry said — but it was in the Kabul home of one of them where security forces found a half-million dollars. He said the Afghan intelligence agency had told him the raids were related to Russian money being dispersed to militants.


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Reply Re: Taliban Bountygate, we have moved from the crime to the coverup (Original post)
grantcart Jun 30 OP
Solly Mack Jun 30 #1
Wounded Bear Jun 30 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Jun 30 #3
sop Jun 30 #4
brush Jun 30 #5
grantcart Jun 30 #6
Kaiserguy Jun 30 #17
brush Jun 30 #19
Nevilledog Jul 1 #26
grantcart Jul 1 #29
patphil Jun 30 #7
Cha Jun 30 #8
grantcart Jul 1 #25
Cha Jul 1 #27
flying_wahini Jun 30 #9
grantcart Jun 30 #13
JTOL Jun 30 #10
grantcart Jun 30 #12
FailureToCommunicate Jun 30 #14
brush Jun 30 #15
grantcart Jun 30 #23
gademocrat7 Jun 30 #11
Dem2theMax Jun 30 #16
Kaiserguy Jun 30 #18
LiberalArkie Jun 30 #20
SoonerPride Jun 30 #21
bobbieinok Jun 30 #22
crickets Jun 30 #24
OnDoutside Jul 1 #28

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:48 PM

1. K&R

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:57 PM

2. K & R...for visibility...nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:02 PM

3. Traitortrump wants you to believe his alternate reality so he can continue treasoning.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:20 PM

4. Still, not one condemnation of Putin's Russia from Trump.

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Response to sop (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:04 PM

5. Still! Exactly. This story broke 3 days ago and still nothing...

from the orange turd against Putin, not to mention he's known since Bolton told him in 2019—that's over a year of no action.

We, the public, just found out about it so you'd think trump, since he claims he just found out, would make some noise about sanctions and pretend to be pissed.

But no, Putin must have some real damaging kompromat on his ass, not to mention trump is afraid the Russian oligarchs he owes millions to might call in his loans.

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:11 PM

6. Speaks volumes. They can't agree on a fabrication

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:45 PM

17. Trump needs Putin help to steal the election.

How else can he win. So neither him or the GOP (Putins Party) will have much to say

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Response to Kaiserguy (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:50 PM

19. True that. But trump has fu_ked up so much I don't think they...

steal it. In 2016 he wasn't the incumbent and could run against Hillary. Now he has to run on his horreondous record.

I wouldn't want to be him.

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:20 AM

26. Posted this earlier, but it sank. Shows trump catering to Putin after being briefed

Thread: Trump/Putin call summary since he was briefed on Russian Bounties

Great thread on events coinciding with trump calls to Putin

Thread unrolled

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1276871725578440707.html

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:28 AM

29. Thanks for that

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:12 PM

7. Ah, the smoking ruble.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:14 PM

8. KR! Thank Goodness for The Leakers.. who were trying to save the Lives of the American

and UK Soldiers.

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:16 AM

25. The intelligence community is primed to unleash a cascade over the next 100 days


The most interesting question from 2016 that was never asked and never answered

Who was responsible for leaking the Access Hollywood tape?

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Response to grantcart (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:51 AM

27. I love the intelligence community!

Remember when trump was giving them shite when he first started on his white power/Putin's puppet trip? I don't remember what it was even about now..

Karma Bites!

I didn't realize who leaked the Access Hollywood tape was unknown.. not that it did much good to keep that freaking Hell Monster OUT.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:14 PM

9. So, was Pompeo and Rudy in on this??? Anyone?

Love to crushPompeo’s smug ass, too.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:23 PM

13. Pompeo was on the list for distribution and he went to West Point with potential targets.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:15 PM

10. Biden as VP

said in his news conference today that he received the PDB. Which leads to the question did (or does) Pence receive the PDB? If so, because he can read, must have known about the bounty. So both Trump and Pence would have known.

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Response to JTOL (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:22 PM

12. In addition to the President and VP, Sec of State, Defense and NS Advisor. But could be expanded

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Response to grantcart (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:29 PM

14. They ALL knew! Lock 'em up!

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Response to JTOL (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:36 PM

15. Pence, Pompeo, Esper and all the top level officials who receive...

the PDB, six days a week, are, as Susan Rice said on Rachel last night, all duty bound to go to the Oval Office if trump has not acted on it and propose how to initiate an appropriate response, be it diplomatically, with economic sanctions or top level, militarily.

All of those jokers are as complicit as trump as nothing has been done and they haven't resigned. They should go down too with the orange turd.

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Response to brush (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:53 PM

23. All with a paper trail

Every paper handed to the President has a duplicate stamped

"Seen by the President"

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:16 PM

11. K&R

This is treasonous behavior.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:42 PM

16. One huge question pops into my mind.

Why did Trump want the Taliban to come here and have a meeting with him?

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:49 PM

18. He wanted to negotiate in person

for a Trump Hotel in Afghanistan.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:51 PM

20. To get his cut

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:54 PM

21. To have a photo op

And award them the Medal of Freedom

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:09 PM

22. BOOM solid evidence for Russia paying bounties! GOPers going to the Schultz defence!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:35 PM

24. K&R for the post and the discussion.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 04:55 AM

28. Hard to coverup the bodybags, just like CV

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