Donald Trump writes scathing letter attacking NATO allies as the Senate Intelligence Committee releases report Russians helped his campaign.

By | 2018-07-04T08:32:36+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2, Trump|Tags: , , , , , |20 Comments

Just Putin’s puppet working to earn that title.

Courtesy of WaPo:

President Trump has written sharply worded letters to the leaders of several NATO allies — including Germany, Belgium, Norway and Canada — taking them to task for spending too little on their own defense and warning that the United States is losing patience with what he said was their failure to meet security obligations shared by the alliance.

The letters, sent in June, are the latest sign of acrimony between Mr. Trump and American allies as he heads to a NATO summit meeting next week in Brussels that will be a closely watched test of the president’s commitment to the alliance. Mr. Trump has repeatedly questioned its value and has claimed that its members are taking advantage of the United States.

Mr. Trump’s criticism raised the prospect of another confrontation involving the president and American allies after a blowup by Mr. Trump at the Group of 7 gathering last month in Quebec and increased concerns that far from projecting solidarity in the face of threats from Russia, the meeting will highlight divisions within the alliance. Such a result could play into the hands of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who is to meet with Mr. Trump in Helsinki, Finland, after the NATO meeting, and whose primary goal is sowing divisions within the alliance.

Interestingly enough this story breaks on the same day as news that the Senate Intelligence Committee has released a report which confirms US intelligence agencies were correct in asserting that the Kremlin worked to undermine Hillary Clinton and interfered in support of the Trump campaign.

Courtesy of The Hill:

The Senate Intelligence Committee has unequivocally upheld the conclusion of the intelligence community that Russia developed a “clear preference” for then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 election and sought to help him win the White House.

The assessment, announced in an unclassified summary released Tuesday, represents a direct repudiation of the committee’s counterpart in the House — and of President Trump himself, who has consistently rejected assertions that Moscow sought to bolster his candidacy through its election interference.

“The Committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the Intelligence Community Assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions,” said Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said in a statement.

The so-called “intelligence community assessment,” or ICA, is a “sound intelligence production,” according to the Senate panel.

“A body of reporting, to include different intelligence disciplines, open source reporting on Russian leadership policy preferences, and Russian media content, showed that Moscow sought to denigrate Secretary Clinton,” the unclassified summary reads.

Take THAT Devin Nunes! 

However, despite the fact that this has now been confirmed by multiple sources, Trump really does not give a shit.

Courtesy of CNN:

President Donald Trump clearly doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his baffling, opaque and deferential relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a demonstration of his growing willingness to flout diplomatic convention and the concerns of US allies, Trump apparently plans to meet with the Russian leader alone, likely with only translators in the room, at the start of their summit in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16.

As I have reported before, Trump is not even trying to hide that he is Putin’s bitch anymore. and is just daring anybody to stop him from selling our country out completley. 

So why haven’t we? 

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20 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    The Chinese government is rounding up Muslims and throwing them in camps

    https://thinkprogress.org/we-need-to-start-paying-attention-to-chinas-concentration-camps-41bf34c55cdc/

    Trump loves this idea, to be sure.

  2. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply
    • Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      That wasn’t an interview, that was an informercial.

  3. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    When he decides to act like a president, I’ll call him one.

  4. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    If I wasn’t so close to the end of my life span I would laugh. What my kids and grandchildren, especially,will face.
    There was a time when we hoped our offspring would surpass us.
    I just look at him, the third wife, and shake my head about how dumbed down what was once a great country is now.

    • Lewsiffer July 3, 2018 at 9:53 pm - Reply

      I’m mid 50’s, my brother is a bit younger but both of us are very glad that we never procreated. Mom and Dad got no grands and also too they are very happy that the family line ends with us because this world is shit and all of us are enjoying the hell out of it but we’re glad we’re leaving nothing behind.

    • anonymous July 4, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

      G. I would like to see C&L added to the ‘homepage blogroll’ TU

  5. Immoral July 3, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Because everyone is busy bent over picking up pennies.

  6. anonymous July 3, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    OT: ” he had narrowed the field to about five, and sources familiar with the president’s thinking say the top contenders are Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals; Amy Coney Barrett, who was named by Trump to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Thomas Hardiman, who serves on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Raymond Kethledge of the Cincinnati, Ohio-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and Amul Thapar, whom Trump named to the 6th Circuit.

    Of that group, Barrett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School before Trump appointed her to the appeals court, has attracted the most attention on abortion.”
    “Democratic politicians and liberal groups have said they assume that all those on Trump’s list of potential candidates would overturn Roe v. Wade, given that Trump has said he will only consider such candidates.

    “I take the president at his word,” ”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/03/top-supreme-court-candidates-views-on-abortion-under-scrutiny.html

  7. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    OT:
    “This was all made up, for purposes of clickbait, Fox News stories, and political opportunism,” he said. “And yes, this repugnant behavior went straight to the top. Just weeks ago, the president of the United States tweeted again alleging that Imran was responsible for a missing Democratic Party server. Like so many irresponsible, misleading or simply untrue tweets from the President, this allegation displayed a complete lack of respect for law enforcement.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-justice-department-debunks-popular-right-wing-conspiracy-theory-4b3c418a2807/

  8. Beaglemom July 4, 2018 at 3:25 am - Reply

    The total ignorance of Donald Trump with regard to world history, US history, the role of diplomacy in the relationships among countries, the Constitution, the workings of our or any government, and just about everything else that is not covered in fake gold color is astounding. How did he manage to be alive for 72 + years and learn absolutely nothing? That alone is mind boggling but to also think that the Republican Party, now holding majority control in most states and in Washington, has been complicit and more than willing to go along with all of Trump’s collusion with the Russians, with his flaunting of the Constitution and of US laws and of international laws and treaties is even more astounding and disastrous for our government, our country, our future. Why can no Republicans put the future of the United States of America above their their personal greed and their combined thirst for putting this country back in its most primitive condition? This Fourth of July is a day to mourn, not celebrate.

  9. Old Redneck July 4, 2018 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Malcolm Nance: The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies are Undermining America and Dismantling the West

  10. barbara carlson July 4, 2018 at 4:54 am - Reply

    “we” can’t do a thing — it’s his congress and other enablers that must and they are either 1) bribed, 2) threatened or 3) blackmailed — add those mob-boss tactics to their greed, power-lust and own complicity in this mess and you have the state of dire affairs that will continue to erode democracy, as we watch, in real time.

    • Anonymous July 4, 2018 at 5:08 am - Reply

      Thank you, and good to see you here.

  11. Anonymous July 4, 2018 at 7:11 am - Reply

    ““It’s pretty shocking,” Bertrand said. “We’ve already seen that the president has begun to make CONce$$ions to Putin.”

    “He has said that he would not rule out recognizing CRIMEa as part of Ru$$ia because the majority of CRIMEans speak Ru$$ian,” “He is also deliberated on whether or not Ru$$ia should be part of the G8, should rejoin, even though they were kicked out because they invaded CRIMEa and eastern Ukraine.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/msnbc-analyst-explains-trump-nothing-gain-everything-lose-putin-meeting/

    • anonymous July 4, 2018 at 7:20 am - Reply

      ‘“As numerous intelligence and national security officials in the Trump administration have since unanimously re-affirmed, the (Intelligence Community Assessment’s) findings were accurate and on point,” said committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Democrat.

      “The Russian effort was extensive and sophisticated, and its goals were to undermine public faith in the democratic process, to hurt Secretary Clinton (Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton) and to help Donald Trump,” Warner said.’

      “The committee is still investigating any possible collusion, interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence, ”
      “On June 28, Trump said on Twitter that “Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling on Our Election!”

      The following day, however, he told reporters that he planned to raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet on July 16 in Helsinki.”

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-intel-committee-russia-meddling-2016-election_us_5b3c4af2e4b05127cced824b

  12. anonymous July 4, 2018 at 7:56 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-may-plotting-finally-fire-robert-mueller/

    “EPA chief Scott Pruitt may be the solution.” ““In an Oval Office conversation with Trump, Pruitt offered to temporarily replace Sessions for 210 days under the Vacancies Reform Act, telling the President he would return to Oklahoma afterward to run for office,”
    writes reporter Kaitlan Collins. “By replacing Sessions with Pruitt, Trump would have a close ally overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Since Trump clearly views the investigation as a threat, it would be his opportunity to finally fire Mueller.

    Collins’ reporting doesn’t say explicitly that Pruitt made the suggestion for this purpose, but it’s hard to think of another reason he would make the suggestion. There seems to be little benefit in being attorney general for less than a year if his goal is to run for statewide Oklahoma office. ” “That doesn’t mean Trump won’t try it, though. He’s proven more willing to go against aides’ advice in recent months, and he’s known for acting impulsively. If he feels cornered by Mueller, all bets are off about what Trump might do.”

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