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Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:44 PM

FBI warned Trump in 2016 Russians would try to infiltrate his campaign

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — In the weeks after he became the Republican nominee on July 19, 2016, Donald Trump was warned that foreign adversaries, including Russia, would probably try to spy on and infiltrate his campaign, according to multiple government officials familiar with the matter.

The warning came in the form of a high-level counterintelligence briefing by senior FBI officials, the officials said. A similar briefing was given to Hillary Clinton, they added. They said the briefings, which are commonly provided to presidential nominees, were designed to educate the candidates and their top aides about potential threats from foreign spies.

The candidates were urged to alert the FBI about any suspicious overtures to their campaigns, the officials said.

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Trump was "briefed and warned" at the session about potential espionage threats from Russia, two former law enforcement officials familiar with the sessions told NBC News. A source close to the White House said their position is that Trump was unaware of the contacts between his campaign and Russians.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fbi-warned-trump-2016-russians-would-try-infiltrate-his-campaign-n830596



Trump can no longer claim ignorance!

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Reply FBI warned Trump in 2016 Russians would try to infiltrate his campaign (Original post)
MelissaB Dec 2017 OP
Botany Dec 2017 #1
Eliot Rosewater Dec 2017 #2
turbinetree Dec 2017 #3
MaybeBaby Dec 2017 #4
onetexan Dec 2017 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2017 #5
C Moon Dec 2017 #6
FakeNoose Dec 2017 #8
C Moon Dec 2017 #16
Javaman Dec 2017 #7
askyagerz Dec 2017 #9
stevenleser Dec 2017 #11
LiberalLovinLug Dec 2017 #12
estefanyo Dec 2017 #13
marble falls Dec 2017 #19
bucolic_frolic Dec 2017 #14
rockfordfile Dec 2017 #15
marble falls Dec 2017 #20
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2017 #17
rockfordfile Dec 2017 #18

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:46 PM

1. Trump was "briefed and warned"

n/t

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:47 PM

2. He is a KGB asset, as assets go he is useless unless he can be part of stealing our election

Ole Vlad had to be pinching himself years ago when he realized a complete dunce, total failure at everything he does, trump, needed money and since Vlad has more money than ANY living being, why not make an investment!

Look how it paid off.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:58 PM

3. Let me guess...........................

"The candidates were urged to alert the FBI about any suspicious overtures to their campaigns, the officials said. "

Well one was attacked and infiltrated, and notified the FBI--------------that is what AMERICAN CITIZEN'S do>...........

The other was a traitor and was committing treason, even at the republican convention , with traitorous senator from Alabama, sitting on his team, did he , the Alabama senator make that fucking call-------------NOPE, he was just committing treason, after all he helped write the platform form the right wing "REPUBLICAN Party" let me repeat this he was helping this traitorous team write the "REPUBLICAN" platform to take down a foreign government (UKRAINE) and end economic sanctions to a mafia crime family government full of kleptocrats ..............

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 02:01 PM

4. There ya go...

Forewarned, and still stupid.

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Response to MaybeBaby (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:53 PM

10. he welcomed the "help" if in fact he wasn't already a willing and groomed agent

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:26 PM

5. The real meaning was "We saw what you did and we know". But Trump went ahead, hubris and all.


The amateur Trump Gang thought they were so smart and would cover their tracks.

McCONnell was already in on it. Knew he was going to get campaign money ($2.5 million) and could steal Obama's Supreme Court pick.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:35 PM

6. We know now that Trump's on the phone regularly with Putin.

ANYONE who doesn't see that Trump's thrust into President of the U.S. was aided by Russia, is a COMPLETE IDIOT!
The GOP knows this—and many are probably involved—but they won't act on it, because they are dizzy with power.
Someone has to save our country from Russia and the rich.
All the Mueller predictions on DU make me nauseous, because they come and go each day like a bad dream. And each day that passes, Trump/GOP/Putin's U.S. takeover becomes more and more entrenched.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:45 PM

8. Pootie calls Cheeto on his cellphone

Everybody laughs at how Trump is tweeting at 4 a.m. but that's when he's on his phone, talking to Putin. You know Moscow is about 9 or 10 hours ahead of Washington DC time, right?

When it's 3 or 4 pm in Moscow, it's the early a.m. hours in the Eastern USA time zone. Trump's babysitters haven't come to work yet so he's all alone then. He thinks nobody knows.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 06:11 PM

16. I recall that day Trumpty said that he thinks saying "fake news" was one of his greatest inventions.

I pictured Putin telling him that his use of "Fake News" was a great idea, and to continue using it; at which time, Trumpty got all warm inside and smiled—he was probably bursting at the seams wanting to tell everyone his best friend liked it.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:37 PM

7. I guess the orange asshole was too busy watching someone read my pet goat to him. nt

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:50 PM

9. This quote says it all...

Trump would have been told, "If you see these kinds of contacts please let us know about them so we can keep you updated on the threat picture," said Frank Montoya, a former FBI counterintelligence agent and supervisor who retired in 2016.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 04:23 PM

11. Similar Headline from 1930: Al Capone warned that his associates were bootlegging alcohol...

 

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 04:25 PM

12. His response was...

"Oh really?...would you have their number on you?"

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 04:32 PM

13. Able Trump didn't do anything about it

 

Because he knew.

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Response to estefanyo (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 09:34 AM

19. "Able Trump" 'splain that, please.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 05:31 PM

14. They didn't need to infiltrate

didn't the FBI know already?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 05:42 PM

15. Why would they warn? Trump has always been involved with the Russians

Do you still trust Mueller?

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 09:35 AM

20. Of course, why not?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 06:15 PM

17. By that time, he had long been compromised.

Definitely for months, arguably for years, possibly for decades.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 06:21 PM

18. I think I heard that line about "Trump warned" other times.

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