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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    You won't, won't you?
    I won't. Your supposed patriotism and love of country is laid bare.

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    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany faced a barrage of questions Monday about why the White House was not briefed by intelligence on a report claiming Russia paid Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

    During a press briefing, McEnany repeatedly asserted there was “no consensus” on the validity of such reports and said the president was only briefed on verified intelligence.

    The press secretary added that the intelligence community is fraught with “dissenting opinions” in regards to the Russian bounties. The claim "would not be elevated to the president until it was verified," McEnany added.

    The press secretary added that the New York Times, which broke the story, “erroneously reported” that the president had been briefed on the intelligence when neither he nor Vice President Pence had been briefed.

    McEnany noted “there’s no stronger advocate” for members of the military than President Trump and said he has been “extremely strong” on Russia, “imposing sanctions on hundreds of Russian individuals, expelling dozens of diplomats, closing two Russian consulates, withdrawing from an IMF treaty and several other actions.”

    The press secretary said the White House had invited eight members of Congress from both parties to be briefed on the situation Monday afternoon.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mce...tack-us-troops
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    I won't. Your supposed patriotism and love of country is laid bare.
    Cool.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post

    The press secretary said the White House had invited eight members of Congress from both parties to be briefed on the situation Monday afternoon.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mce...tack-us-troops
    AFAIK only Republicans were briefed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineBoob View Post
    AFAIK only Republicans were briefed.
    Not that you've bothered to post a source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Not that you've bothered to post a source.


    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...ounties-344219


    The White House briefed eight House Republicans on intelligence that Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants who targeted U.S. troops for assassination, according to Trump administration officials and congressional sources.

    Noticeably absent from the briefing, which are traditionally bipartisan affairs, were any Democrats, despite controlling both House panels. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is expected to bring a group of Democratic members to the White House for a briefing Tuesday at 8 a.m.


    So the democrats are going to get a briefing tomorrow. At least there's that. Still this whole thing absolutely reeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineBoob View Post
    So the democrats are going to get a briefing tomorrow.
    I accept your concession.
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  8. Amen Cow Poke amen'd this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I accept your concession.
    The briefing today was only for Republicans. That contradicts your article.

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    The Russian bounties story was included in the PDB.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/polit...ing/index.html


    The intelligence that assessed there was an effort by a Russian military intelligence unit to pay the Taliban to kill US soldiers was included in one of President Donald Trump's daily briefings on intelligence matters sometime in the spring, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the latest information.
    That assessment, the source said, was backed up by "several pieces of information" that supported the view that there was an effort by the Russian intelligence unit -- the GRU -- to pay bounties to kill US soldiers, including interrogation of Taliban detainees and electronic eavesdropping. The source said there was some other information that did not corroborate this view but said, nonetheless, '"This was a big deal. When it's about US troops you go after it 100%, with everything you got."


    So now one needs to ask why Trump, Pence, Ratcliffe and Grenell lied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineBoob View Post
    The briefing today was only for Republicans. That contradicts your article.
    It wasn't my article, it was FOX News reporting an official statement from the White House saying that both Republican and Democrat congressmen will be briefed. You conceded this point.
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