Trump Assures Putin To Win 2020 Goat Rodeo

“I got you, Comrade!”

U.S. intelligence warned Congress last week that Russia is ALREADY interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help reelect Comrade Stupid, according to officials who talked the Associated Press.

The WaPo:

“A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments.

That warning raises questions about the integrity of the presidential campaign and whether the 4th Reich is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016.

Haha, of course not. In a rational world, the President of the United States would immediately do whatever it took to defend the country and democracy, but we don’t live in that world.

Instead, The NYTimes’ reports that the disclosure angered Trump, who complained that Democrats would use the information against him. He was not outraged that Russia is attacking our democracy, etc., again, he is outraged that anyone found out, specifically he is outraged that Adam Schiff found out.

The day after the February 13 briefing to lawmakers, Mr. Trump berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing it to take place, people familiar with the exchange said. Mr. Trump cited the presence in the briefing of Representative Adam B. Schiff, the California Democrat who led the impeachment proceedings against him, as a particular irritant. During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Trump’s allies challenged the conclusions, arguing that Mr. Trump has been tough on Russia and strengthened European security. Some intelligence officials viewed the briefing as a tactical error, saying that had the official who delivered the conclusion spoken less pointedly or left it out, they would have avoided angering the Republicans.

So Comrade Stupid berated the acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire for briefing the Intelligence Committees of the House and Senate. The kicker? He berated Maguire for being disloyal to him.

Prznint Apprentice You’re Fired’ed Maguire and announced that he would be replaced by Richard Grenell —a loyalist with no intelligence experience to run 17 Intelligence Agencies and remain the ambassador to Germany— though are saying that the timing is coincidental.

Here’s the take-away for talking around the water-cooler today: Prznint Stupid fired his top spy for NOT keeping Russia’s plot to help him get re-elected under wraps.

So who is this Reaver, er, Grenell? Per The NYTimes,

By choosing Mr. Grenell, who has little experience in intelligence or in running a large bureaucracy, the president signaled that he wants a trusted, aggressive leader atop an intelligence community that he has long viewed with suspicion and at times gone to war against…. While intelligence directors have tried to serve as neutral arbiters of facts, Mr. Grenell’s experience as an ideological advocate prompted some former officials to express concern that he could color the intelligence he presents to Mr. Trump rather than present an objective assessment. “This is a job requiring leadership, management, substance and secrecy,” said John Sipher, a former CIA officer. “He doesn’t have the kind of background and experience we would expect for such a critical position.”

Grenell is also an acerbic combatant who throws regular punches at “fake news” reporters and Mr. Trump’s opponents online. Last month, he angrily demanded the Washington Post retract a report, which he insisted was based on fabricated sources, that Mr. Trump had threatened to impose auto tariffs on European cars if European leaders did not adopt a tougher line on Iran’s nuclear program. The next day, Germany’s defense minister publicly confirmed it.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) email thingie tells us:

 

GRENELL GETS EARLY GOP SUPPORT: Richard Grenell, President Donald Trump’s pick for acting director of national intelligence, has early support from two key members of GOP leadership — Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). But it’s not clear if most Republicans, particularly on the Senate Intelligence Committee, are comfortable with Trump’s choice to replace the current acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire. (Trump said Thursday he would soon be nominating a permanent replacement.)

We are so totally eff’ed in the dark.

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11 Responses to Trump Assures Putin To Win 2020 Goat Rodeo

  1. Redhand says:

    The GOP really are active participants (“fellow travelers” to use an outdated phrase) in the undermining of our political system. This must be a primary theme of the campaign.

    (Fucking traitors, every single one of ’em).

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  2. buckobear says:

    Senator Blunt really is.

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  3. If you’re ambassador for some time in a country like Germany, you have a lot of exposure to intel activities

    Being the subject of honeypots, surveillance and other activities by foreign intelligence agencies is not the kind of exposure to intel activities you want in a DNI.

    Wonder how many little tete-a-tete’s he’s had with the various Reich right-wing pols in Europe. Wonder what he’s said when he was in the presence of such ‘friends’ (and Putin’s ears).

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  4. donnah says:

    Well, for the eleventy-billionth time: REPUBLICANS DON’T CARE!
    They don’t care what laws are broken or whom Trump appoints or how the entire Republican party is corrupt. They don’t care! They have an economy that people see as booming, Trump is bragging about the Wall again, the military is loaded up, and any dissenters to their Leader are silenced. They see the upcoming election as a slam dunk, maybe retaking the House, and establishing a permanent Republican domination by virtue of Trump’s defiance of rules of law and refusal to obey standard rules of our government.

    There is no rebuke, no resistance, only silent agreement. And they will never turn on him.

    What we have to figure out is how to fight back.

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  5. Dennis Cole says:

    I’m merely making a wild guess here, but do you suppose Moscow Mitch’s continuous refusal to let ANY voting security legislation come close to the Senate floor has the nefarious backing and approval from the very highest levels of Rooshian gov’t.?

    It won’t be easy, watching all this come to its (ugly) conclusion, with all the plot twists, and characters coming and going, and spies lurking behind every curtain. No sane screenwriter could make up anything close to what we’re experiencing in these modern times. For certain, no sane citizen would shell out perfectly good Ameros to watch such garbage.

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  6. purplehead says:

    Listen to this (little over an hour long. It could have easily been three or four hours). It’ll make your hair stand up. Or raise your eyebrows if hair is in short supply. Yikes.
    Intelligence Expert Malcolm Nance Makes the Convincing Case that Trump is a Russian Asset

    Malcolm Nance knows we are fucked by Trump and Putin, having worked in intelligence for decades. In July, before the 2016 election, Nance published the book on Russia hacking our election, The Plot to Hack America. He was our spy. He said if we lose in November, that’s all she wrote. Scary shit.

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    • tengrain says:

      I was going to listen to it last night, Purplehead, but I decided I really needed to sleep instead of staring wide-eyed at the ceiling.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  7. Ten Bears says:

    The end-Permian mass extinction is considered to be the most devastating biotic event in the history of life on Earth – it caused dramatic losses in global biodiversity, both in water and on land. About 90% of marine and 70% of terrestrial (land) species went extinct. This event may have been responsible for opening up niche spaces that ushered in the age of the dinosaurs. We know that the end-Permian in the marine realm happened about 251.9 million years ago – but the age and duration of the extinction on land, and whether it coincided with the marine extinctions, is one of the most hotly debated topics in palaeontology.

    Oops, pasted the wrong post … let’s talk about the Ruskies interfering in our elections, aeh? They’re not the only ones, they’re just the ones that got caught. The “B” team. Rubes too, amateurs.

    They’ve only perfected what we invented, and others are much more adroit.

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  9. Osirisopto says:

    Well if you believe they know we know that they know that we know that they know we know then you’re as effed as me.

    Of course, I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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