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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:22 AM

Trump accuses New York Times of 'virtual act of Treason' with Russia report

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/448759-trump-accuses-new-york-times-of-virtual-act-of-treason-with-russia?rnd=1560683455

Trump accuses New York Times of 'virtual act of Treason' with Russia report
President Trump late Saturday ramped up his attacks against The New York Times, accusing the newspaper of committing a "virtual act of treason" over its report about the U.S. increasing cyberattacks on Russia's electric power grid.

"Do you believe that the Failing New York Times just did a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing Cyber Attacks on Russia," Trump tweeted. "This is a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country."

Trump claimed in a separate tweet that the story was "not true!"

"Anything goes with our Corrupt News Media today," he added. "They will do, or say, whatever it takes, with not even the slightest thought of consequence! These are true cowards and without doubt, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!"




The Times earlier Saturday published a new report about the United States' efforts to penetrate Russia's power grid. The Times, citing current and former government officials, noted that the actions are a warning to Moscow on how the Trump administration is using new authorities to unleash cyber tools in an aggressive manner.

The officials said that the U.S. was deploying computer code within Russia's grid and other targets. The moves are reportedly a part of a broader initiative to combat Russia's hacking in the 2018 midterm elections.

“It has gotten far, far more aggressive over the past year,” one senior intelligence official told the Times. “We are doing things at a scale that we never contemplated a few years ago.”

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Reply Trump accuses New York Times of 'virtual act of Treason' with Russia report (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Jun 16 OP
Pachamama Jun 16 #1
global1 Jun 16 #2
Dennis Donovan Jun 16 #3
former9thward Jun 16 #22
SWBTATTReg Jun 16 #4
Mc Mike Jun 16 #5
JDC Jun 16 #6
Botany Jun 16 #7
Achilleaze Jun 16 #8
texasfiddler Jun 16 #9
spanone Jun 16 #10
FailureToCommunicate Jun 16 #11
Farmer-Rick Jun 16 #12
JustAnotherGen Jun 16 #13
watoos Jun 16 #14
kentuck Jun 16 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 16 #16
Ramsey Barner Jun 16 #17
blugbox Jun 16 #18
RichardRay Jun 16 #19
Left-over Jun 16 #20
manhattan123 Jun 16 #21

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:34 AM

1. What is Comrade Trump so upset about?

That the NYT is revealing to his boss Putin that some in the US Govt are fighting against Russia and Trump isn’t in complete control -OR/And that Russia will not be able to as effectively help interfere in the election to help Trump steal another election again?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:34 AM

2. And In Another Post Here On DU - We Have This.....

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Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:39 AM

3. That should be a separate story in itself - Trump kept in the dark...

Our cyberwarfare and intelligence communities cannot trust the President of the United States to not blab to HOSTILE foreign powers. The more that sinks in, the more nauseous I'm becoming.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:31 PM

22. We have the New York Times to blab our secrets to HOSTILE foreign powers.

What difference does Trump make?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:45 AM

4. Trump accuses NYT of 'virtual act of Treason' ... so idiot has heard the calls of treason re. his...

actions obviously ... I say this for he surprisingly knows another 'big' word!

Without evidence, and just popping off that the NYT is a treasonous organization because they reported on something that I'm sure that they researched in depth before reporting on.

Idiot is still the idiot that he is, and proves on a daily basis just how incompetent he is, how corrupt he and his cronies are, and just plain crass and gross on top of it.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:50 AM

5. Hmm. Failing, virtual act of Treason, bad for our Country. Anything goes, Corrupt,

will do, or say whatever it takes, with not even the slightest thought of consequence! true coward, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!


Every word he says is true. But the words just describe him, rather than the people he attacks.

Other than that, all true. Odd.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:08 AM

6. He's more angry that he found out about this from the Times

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:09 AM

7. The real treason 272 proven contacts between Trump and Russia

On April 18, 2019, a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election” (Mueller Report) was released to the public. The Mueller report builds on the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that there were two campaigns to elect Donald Trump— one run by Trump and one run by the Russian government. The Mueller report clearly identified collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite repeated denials from Trump and many of his senior advisers and close associates that there were any connections between the two campaigns.

A total of 272 contacts between Trump’s team and Russia-linked operatives have been identified, including at least 38 meetings. And we know that at least 33 high-ranking campaign officials and Trump advisers were aware of contacts with Russia-linked operatives during the campaign and transition, including Trump himself. None of these contacts were ever reported to the proper authorities. Instead, the Trump team tried to cover up every single one of them.

https://themoscowproject.org/explainers/trumps-russia-cover-up-by-the-numbers-70-contacts-with-russia-linked-operatives/

Trump's public statements:
Being told about the Trump Tower/Russia meeting before and afterwards
Trump called for Russia to hack HRC and the DNC
Trump talked about Russian help in getting him elected
Trump said he was fine with Russian help in the future

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:11 AM

8. The Pentagon mistrusts the republican Draft-dodger-in-Chief

Because the Pentagon actually cares about US security, unlike the lie-riddled, greed-driven GOP.


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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:12 AM

9. a once great paper?

WTF! Something is going terribly wrong in that F***** up mind of his to even tweet that amount praise for the NYT.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:13 AM

10. ...says the treason king.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:20 AM

11. So, Trump can shoot the messenger on 5th Avenue, and "people wouldn't care".

He's (they're) so screwed up!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:48 AM

12. Trump didn't know

And now he's pretending like he did. But he's angry about being kept in the dark over issues involving his puppet master. The NYT maybe a part of the attack. If you don't know there are weapons pointed at you, the weapons lose some of their deterrent affect.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:49 AM

13. MF45 missed the point

The military doesn't trust MF45 with knowing the details.of a cyber war offensive.

I hope they continue to operate behind its' back and engage in acts of war.

This makes me ecstatic to know that we are RETALIATING!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:50 AM

14. Trump is telling his master

 

That he had nothing to do with the cyber attacks.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:53 AM

15. He gets angry if US attacks Russia but totally alright with Russian attacks upon US??

Figure that one out?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:57 AM

16. Suggested in the NYT article, this sets a high-risk precedent to all nations....

that power grids are now fair game. Perhaps learning from Russia, a rouge actor could possibly bring the U.S. economy to its knees overnight by shutting sectors of the grid during peak load (summer hot weather). Vulnerable people would die.

What's to prevent these techniques and trigger codes from being leaked from either side?

Trump does nothing but escalate tensions with major adversaries, placing us at higher risk of a major confrontation....

And, I hope the NYT can sue him for defamation.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:12 AM

17. How can something be an act of treason and, at the same time, not true?

Only in the Mind of Trump.
Also, Trump has to hate it that his advisors are keeping info from him for security reasons.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:15 AM

18. Calling American citizens and companies treasonous

While defending Russia to the core, wholeheartedly. I wish the president of the United States defended Americans with such fervor.

Why don't his idiot followers realize he will never bad mouth Russia, never come up with disparaging nicknames for them, never once accuse them of any form of attack, never "punch back harder" as is his only way when dealing with us?

He's a fucking traitor piece of shit filth. Garbage mystery slime wearing a bad suit.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:19 AM

19. Cleared with subject agencies.

According to the story in the Times, they cleared the content with the subject agencies. Of course, theirs no way DJT could *know* that, as he never talks to those folks for fear they might tell him what’s actually going on...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:08 AM

20. All dRump can see is we are harming mother russia.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 11:44 AM

21. The NYT made a point of noting...

In the story, the Times made a point of noting: "Officials at the National Security Council also declined to comment but said they had no national security concerns about the details of The New York Times’s reporting about the targeting of the Russian grid, perhaps an indication that some of the intrusions were intended to be noticed by the Russians."

They were careful, they didn't print anything without checking to see if it was a security risk. The NSC clearly wanted the story out there, both as a warning to the Russians, and probably a warning to Agent Orange that if he kills the program, they will make sure people know it was killed.

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