Burning and looting of America Not A Democrat Priority But Unsubstantiated Russian Rumors Are


The inconvenient question neither querulous Dems nor mainstream and social media aren’t asking, is if the New York Times knew about the Russian bounty allegations back in March, why did they wait until now to release them?

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Re-Posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesJune 30, 2020

Burning and looting of America Not A Democrat Priority But Unsubstantiated Russian Rumors Are

Weeks of the pillaging, looting and burning of American cities was never enough to bring Democrats in the House of Representatives back to the White House—but the alleged bounties Russia put on American soldiers in Afghanistan brought them back for a briefing this morning.

Their briefing probes “who at the White House knew about the intelligence and when”.

The same lawmakers who allow and, by their silence, even approve of mobs wiping out all American history

The answer “who knew”  “and when” is the New York Times, the same “news” outlet who led the 2016 ‘Russians-stole-the-election’ story.

Before this day is out, it will be President Donald Trump knew all along, but sat on the information.

“Top Democrats in the House of Representatives visited the White House on Tuesday morning for a briefing on the alleged bounties Russia put on American soldiers in Afghanistan—and who at the White House knew about the intelligence and when. (Fox News, June 30, 2020)

“The delegation was led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md,. and also included Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., among others. Hoyer on Monday had demanded a briefing for all House members on the matter.”

The same lawmakers who allow and, by their silence, even approve of mobs wiping out all American history by toppling statues of past presidents, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, return to past history to drive home their point:

“President Truman used to have a plaque on his desk that said ‘The buck stops here.’ President Trump’s approach seems to be, dangerously, as he has said before, ‘I don’t take responsibility at all,’” Hoyer said in a statement. “Over the weekend, we learned of allegations that our intelligence services assessed in March that Russia has been offering a monetary reward for killing American troops in Afghanistan. Outrageously, it appears that President Trump has taken no action since that time, not even warning the Russian government to stop.” (Fox News)

Welcome to Schiff/Pelosi Impeach Donald Trump, Round Two.

“In this image from video, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., takes his face covering off as he speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP). (Fox News) —See Below

Why was Rep. Hoyer’s a “face covering”, in the Time of Coronavirus, while everyone else’s was a mask?

That the Pentagon has already stated there is ‘No corroborating evidence to stand up the New York Times report on Russian bounties made zero difference to the Dems who needed no coaxing to turn out for today’s briefing.

“The majority leader added: “While I will be going to the White House tomorrow for a briefing with several House Democrats, the President and his team ought to brief the full House on this serious situation immediately.” (Fox News)

“Eight House Republicans were briefed at the White House on Monday, including GOP Conference Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who over the weekend demanded answers on the bounty scandal.

“She released a joint statement with Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee.

Rep. Steny Hoyer

“After today’s briefing with senior White House officials, we remain concerned about Russian activity in Afghanistan, including reports that they have targeted U.S. forces. It has been clear for some time that Russia does not wish us well in Afghanistan. We believe it is important to vigorously pursue any information related to Russia or any other country targeting our forces,” the high-ranking Republicans said. “We anticipate further briefings on the issue in the coming days.”

“The White House has denied that Trump was briefed on the issue despite reporting to the contrary from outlets like the New York Times, which reported late Monday that the bounty issue was in the written President’s Daily Brief earlier this year. It has been widely reported, however, that Trump does not read the detailed brief regularly, and is more often briefed on intelligence issues verbally.

“The Associated Press further reported that top White House officials were aware in early 2019 of intelligence suggesting Russia was offering the bounties to the Taliban. This, officials told the AP, was in at least one of Trump’s written briefings at the time.

“But a senior administration official on Monday told Fox News that the president was not briefed due to a lack of clarity about the bounty allegations.

“POTUS was never briefed on this issue because there is no consensus within the intelligence community on these allegations,” the official said.

“A senior U.S. official who has been briefed on the matter told Fox News that “several intelligence streams of concern,” some contradictory, have led the NSC to discuss options regarding Russian actions in Afghanistan.”

“And the Department of Defense, through Chief Pentagon Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman, said that “[t]o date, DOD has no corroborating evidence to validate the recent allegations found in open-source reports.”

“It’s not clear whether the denials that the president had been briefed mean the intelligence never appeared in the President’s Daily Brief or that the issue was never brought up to the president personally, and seemingly conflicting information going public has muddied the issue of just how sure the government is that Russia has put bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. The White House has also denied that the issue was ever flagged to Vice President Pence.

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was not one of the Democrats attending the Tuesday morning briefing at the White House, but on Monday said that she spoke with Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel about the bounty allegations. Pelosi did not say in a statement what they told her, but said that she called on the intelligence community leaders “to follow up on my formal request for a full House briefing on the intelligence surrounding Russian bounties.”

“Pelosi added: “Many serious questions remain regarding what the White House is doing to address threats to American and allied troops and to hold Russia accountable.”

“The other House Democrats involved in the Tuesday briefing are House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Reps. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Bill Keating, D-Mass., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich.”

The inconvenient question neither querulous Dems nor mainstream and social media aren’t asking, is if the New York Times knew about the Russian bounty allegations back in March, why did they wait until now to release them?

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