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Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:27 PM

Ex-intel chiefs say President Trump is intimidated by Putin

http://www.startribune.com/ex-intel-chiefs-say-president-trump-is-intimidated-by-putin/457077613/?section=politics

By Laura King Tribune Washington Bureau

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Brennan was unusually explicit in suggesting that the Russian leader has some sort of hold over Trump, a theory often voiced by Democratic political figures but one that intelligence veterans ­generally avoid.

“I think Mr. Trump is, for whatever reason, either intimidated by Mr. Putin or afraid of what he can do, or what might come out as a result of these investigations,” Brennan said, apparently referring to the wide-ranging investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and several separate congressional investigations.

Characterizing Trump’s dealings with Russia as colored by “naiveté, ignorance or fear,” Brennan said the tenor of Trump’s encounters with Putin — the latest of which came during his Asia trip — fuels the belief, especially among authoritarian or adversarial leaders, that it is easy to take advantage of the U.S. president.

“I think it demonstrates to Mr. Putin that Donald Trump can be played by foreign leaders who are going to appeal to his ego and try to play upon his insecurities, which is very, very worrisome from a national security standpoint,” Brennan said.

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Reply Ex-intel chiefs say President Trump is intimidated by Putin (Original post)
applegrove Sunday OP
jrthin Sunday #1
marylandblue Sunday #2
Dorian Gray Tuesday #21
uponit7771 Sunday #3
Baitball Blogger Sunday #4
bdamomma Sunday #6
Baitball Blogger Sunday #7
bdamomma Sunday #8
Baitball Blogger Sunday #9
blueinredohio Sunday #5
roamer65 Sunday #10
bdamomma Sunday #12
Amaryllis Sunday #11
ashling Sunday #13
left-of-center2012 Monday #14
Geechie Monday #15
bitterross Monday #16
Nitram Monday #17
Alice11111 Tuesday #18
mdbl Tuesday #19
Dorian Gray Tuesday #20

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:28 PM

1. Of course he is. He's a bone spur wuss.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:30 PM

2. He's afraid Uncle Vlad will tell Melania what disgusting things he does while she isn't around

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:17 AM

21. I think she kknows

and has stopped caring years ago.

She's just happy she doesn't have to do those things with him.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:30 PM

3. Yep, Red Don typical punk ass

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:39 PM

4. Look at the ugly situation we find ourselves. We have a president who can't live without Russian

ties in the long run, but he can live without America.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:16 PM

6. Wouldn't you call

that Treason???

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:19 PM

7. I would. You would. But his supporters would rather support him, than do the patriotic

thing and impeach him.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:23 PM

8. His supporters

are going off the cliff with him, these supporters are too far down the rabbit hole.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:24 PM

9. +1000.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:03 PM

5. I think he's intimidated by anyone who calls his bluff

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:25 PM

10. I hope Dump keeps on kicking the CIA/NSA beehive.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 10:04 PM

12. ..............

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:51 PM

11. Duh.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 11:30 PM

13. I didn't have to hear from intel

to relize this.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 11:54 AM

14. All Putin has to say to Trump is ...

"I've seen the pee videos"

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:42 PM

15. NO!

You don't say!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 09:20 PM

16. Aren't most people intimidated by their blackmailer?

Putin has the goods on 45. Of course there is fear.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 10:17 PM

17. That's my take. It's clear as crystal. Putin has some thing or things on Trump's, and he's

scared shitless.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:54 AM

18. Kompromat, plus he owes him lots of $$$. Putin got him

Elected to free up his accounts by lifting the sanctions, Lifting the sanctions frees up oil flow too. DT was suppose to side with Russia re Crimea, Ukraine and Syria. It's all tit for tat. Now, Dotard's hands have been tied, so it is going to take substitute things to please Putin.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:53 AM

19. How has stating the obvious

become something to avoid?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:17 AM

20. Absolutely

The videos of him walking next to Putes....

He's like a gangly little boy trying to appeal to the much cooler man next to him. (And considering Trump towers over Putin, it's really a bizarre site to see.)

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