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Biden: McConnell stopped Obama from calling out Russians
Obama is McConnells bitch? Say it aint so!
considering the consensus of all reputable intelligence agencies is that Russia absolutely interfered with the US presidential election...
i wonder why trumptards excuse their "America first" president being so overtly disinterested in protecting the integrity of his country's elections??
Mr. Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergei Kislyak has caused an uproar. The first suggestions of impropriety stemmed from the fact that only Russian media outlets were invited to cover the meeting, and allowed into the Oval Office to take photos.
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Good thign we listened to them and invaded Iraq
rethuglicans have no interest in putting the best interest of their country above the power of their party.
they keep proving it over and over again...
mitch mcconnell is a disgusting piece of shit...
Biden said he and former President Barack Obama worried that without a united front of bipartisanship, speaking out before the election would undermine the legitimacy of the election and American institutions in a way that would play into the Russians’ larger ambitions.
“Can you imagine if the president called a press conference in October, with this fella, Bannon, and company, and said, ‘Tell you what: Russians are trying to interfere in our elections and we have to do something about it,’” Biden said. “What do you think would have happened? Would things have gotten better, or would it further look like we were trying to delegitimize the electoral process, because of our opponent?”
A former Obama White House official on Tuesday afternoon echoed Biden's frustration with the Senate majority leader, pointing to the way Obama's White House chief of staff Denis McDonough described the dispute in an op-ed last summer.
“Our administration's interest in making sure the response was bipartisan wasn't for the sake of being bipartisan. It was necessary because we needed the buy-in from state and local election administrators (many of whom were Republican partisans and/or skeptical of federal government),” the official argued in an email. “Unfortunately, as is well documented, Senator McConnell was unwilling to help — only making matters worse.”
Biden told Tuesday's gathering that there was a “constant tightrope”...
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Why would Trump trash the FBI and our other intelligence agencies?
60 days of Donald Trump
FBI operations are not really all about some guy named trump who suddenly found himself a populist POTUS.
mr trump has no problem making our country and our intelligence community "look bad".
the so-called FBI 'leaks' were legal and done with great purpose, namely to protect our national security.
mr trump and his band of sycophant parrots remain too stoopid for words...
the FBI is just doing their job...
the donald has proven himself more concerned with only protecting HIS image.
that mr trump "looks bad" is just a natural result of the facts of the matter.
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Full transcript: FBI Director James Comey testifies on Russian interference in 2016 election
"The Russian active measures campaign may have begun as early as 2015, when Russian intelligence services launched a series of spear fishing attacks designed to penetrate the computers of a broad array of Washington based Democratic and Republican party organizations, think tanks and other entities. This continued at least through the winter of 2016.
While at first the hacking may have been intended solely for the collection of foreign intelligence. In mid-2016 the Russians weapon eyes the stolen data and used platforms established by the Intel services, such as D.C. leaks in existing third-party channels like WikiLeaks to dump the documents. The stolen documents were almost uniformly damaging to the candidate Putin despised, Hillary Clinton. And by forcing her campaign to constantly respond to the daily drip of disclosures, the releases greatly benefited Donald Trump's campaign.
None of these facts is seriously in question. And they're reflected in the consensus conclusion of our intelligence agencies.
We will never know whether the Russian intervention was determinative in such a close election. Indeed, it is unknowable in a campaign to which so many small changes could have dictated a different result. More importantly, and for the purposes of our investigation, it simply does not matter.
What does matter is this, the Russians successfully meddled in our democracy and our intelligence agencies have concluded they will do so again. Ours is not the first democracy to be attacked by the Russians in this way. Russian intelligence has been simile interfering in the internal and political affairs of our European and other allies for decades.
SCHIFF: What is striking here is the degree to which the Russians were willing to undertake such an audacious and risky action against the most powerful nation on Earth. That ought to be a warning to us that if we thought that the Russians would not dare to so blatantly interfere in our affairs, we were wrong.
And if we do not do our very best to understand how the Russians accomplished this unprecedented attack on our democracy and what we need to do to protect ourselves in the future, we will only have ourselves to blame.
We know a lot about the Russian operation, about the way they amplified the damage their hacking and dumping of stolen documents was causing through the use of slick propaganda like R.T., the Kremlin's media arm. But there is a lot we don't know.
Most important, we do not yet know whether the Russians have the help of U.S. citizens including people associated with the Trump campaign. Many of the Trump's campaign personnel, including the president himself, have ties to Russia and Russian interests. This is of course no crime. On the other hand, if the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it aided or abetted the Russians, it would not only be a serious crime, it would also represent one of the most shocking betrayals of democracy in history."
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Biden confirms reports McConnell blocked President Obama from warning Americans about Russian election interference
Biden confirms reports McConnell blocked Obama from warning Americans about Russian election interference
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