Senate GOP Come to Trump’s Defense on Russian Bounties

Senate Republicans are defending President Trump’s response to Russian bounties as Democrat’s work to churn up another scandal.

According to The Hill:

Senate Republicans are defending President Trump’s handling of intelligence claiming that Russia’s military intelligence units offered bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops, arguing the evidence of bounties has not received sufficient verification.

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One Republican lawmaker, Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.), said Monday that the White House needed to get more “serious” in its response after he was flooded by calls from Nebraskan constituents alarmed about media reports of the bounties.

By Tuesday, however, Republican senators started to rally around Trump, defending his handling of intelligence after receiving a briefing at the White House from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and national security adviser Robert O’Brien.

GOP senators argued that Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee had access to the same intelligence the president did and didn’t sound an alarm, implying the recent controversy has a political motive with the election four months away.

President Trump has come under fire since the New York Times reported that the intel existed. Many government agencies have refuted the accuracy of the Times’ intelligence.

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Paul G. Littlefield
Paul G. Littlefield
1 month ago

So. Democrats, where is the evidence? What Russian source did the bounties come? How many were killed? Where were they killed? Why did Democrat intel members stay silent for so long, If there were credibility? So just more dirty politics by NYT and Dems? Can’t win going straight up?.

Steve Dapias
Steve Dapias
1 month ago

I couldn’t agree with you more Paul!!! How many more times are we going to hear “Anonymous” source quoted by the N.Y. TOILET PAPER TIMES as they drum up stories and slander the President? It’s just so ridiculous and tiresome already.

Steve Dapias
Steve Dapias
1 month ago

I couldn’t agree with you more Paul!!! How many more times are we going to hear “Anonymous” source quoted by the N.Y. TOILET PAPER TIMES as they drum up stories and slander the President? It’s just so ridiculous and tiresome already. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

Raymond F Miller
1 month ago

Why would Putin offer a reward for killing Americans, when the Taliban has been doing it for free for years. Putin isn’t as dumb as the Demoncraps

Dena E Pamin
1 month ago

This really stinks.More Russion BS.Please ya all lets finally flush that toilet come November.

Keith S. Clark
Keith S. Clark
1 month ago

Did Hillary pay for that one too?

John J
1 month ago

Trump/Pence by a landslide for the sake of America

SDOfAZ
1 month ago

Anonymous sources is the old by word for we are pulling this out of our butts as we go and lying like Hell. And Wa PooPoo and the NY Crazy Times are infamous for this crap. We already knew the moment anonymous appears, we know the truth about the propaganda.

It is tiring to keep this crap up. I wonder how much worse they are gonna get before the election and after they lose AGAIN! And if someone gets violent, give as good as you get is my perspective on the thugs trying to intimidate the nation.

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
1 month ago

“Many government agencies have refuted the accuracy of the Times’ intelligence.”, What intelligence? There is clearly no intelligence anywhere at the Times.

David
David
1 month ago

This is just another effort by the Ds to get the Democratic Socialist in power again. Veniswala put the same policies in place 19 years ago. this resulted in taking the 3rd richest nation in this hemisphere down to the 90% poverty level. This is where we are headed if we allow our own brand of Democratic Socialist in power. Do you want to see what Socialism is like? Just look at what is happening in those states and cities run by the Democrats. It is fine to riot, but you can’t go to church or say what you think.