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1/43 This is a new thread following #TalibanGate / #BountyGate

Put simply, all evidence shows #TrumpKnewAndDidNothing about Russia placing bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan for over a year.

#OneVoiceVets #GeeksResist #DemCast #TRE45ON #TrumpKnew
2/43 This began late Friday, with the NYT report that Russia secretly offered Afghan militants, including the Taliban, bounties to kill U.S. troops, according to Intelligence sources.…
3/43 By Saturday, the story had exploded.

Trump has NEVER supported our troops except as convenient pawns and props, but THIS was treason on a whole new level never before suspected.

#TraitorTrump #TraitorInChief

5/43 We soon learned that not only has Russian OFFERED bounties on the heads of American soldiers, they've apparently PAID OUT on some!

Could this be why the Trump regime has repeatedly ignored the death of American soldiers in Afghanistan?

5/43 At this point we only knew that Trump had been told about it by March.

20 Americans had been KIA since, and the #TraitorInChief had been pushing for Russia to rejoin the G7 AFTER he knew that Putin put a bounty on American troops in Afghanistan.
6/43 The White House denied that Trump was briefed on the classified assessment, even though his staff has been discussing the matter since March.

This would soon become the official stance for the Trump regime.

Only a fool would believe them.…
7/43 To believe this position, you must assume either Trump was told and didn't listen, was deliberately NOT told by the NSC/CIA, or he knew but didn't care.

None of those are good options.
9/43 The simple, obvious truth to everybody was that the Trump regime was #gaslighting us.


10/46 Right about now, a number of hard-hitting videos came out taking aim at Trump's treasonous actions:

From the Lincoln Project: #TRE45ON
11/43 From Don Winslow ( .@donwinslow ): #TrumpTraitor

#TRE45ON #TraitorTrump #TraitorInChief #TrumpTreason #TrumpIsATraitor
12/43 From VoteVets ( .@votevets ) :

#TrumpTraitor #TRE45ON #TraitorTrump #TraitorInChief #TrumpTreason #TrumpIsATraitor
13/43 Other outlets began to run their own stories confirming and supporting the NYT scoop.

Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in deaths of U.S. troops, according to intelligence assessments…
15/43 The Trump regime added to their position that Trump wasn't briefed by insisting that intelligence didn't info about Russia's activities "credible" and so chose not to tell Trump.

This was treated as the obvious #gaslighting and lies it was...

16/43 ...especially since, as usual, Donnie failed to account for, well, other accounts.

Specifically, the U.K. and Australia.

18/43 British security officials have confirmed to Sky News that the reports about the plot are true.

Moscow accused of trying to give money to the Taliban as part of its campaign to destabilise America and its allies

#GeeksResist #OneVoiceVets…
19/43 There is a suspicion that Boris Johnson and his predecessor, Theresa May, have been reluctant to publish an Intelligence and Security Committee report on Russia, finished last October, for fear of upsetting Trump.…
20/43 Swiftly, more articles and reports provided other angles on the #TalibanGate nightmare Trump had created, whether through indifference or treachery.

U.S. has intelligence that Russians offered Taliban bounty to kill Americans…
21/43 This news couldn't have come at a worst time for the Trump regime, as it is trying to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as part of a peace plan with the Taliban.

Bounties paid by GRU are disclosed as U.S. plans troops drawdown, Taliban peace plan…
22/43 Trump regime finalizing plan to withdraw 4,000 troops from Afghanistan…
23/43 More than 2,300 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan in the 18-year war.

We now had to question just how many of them were paid for by Russia.…
24/43 The Trump regime doubled down on the claim that Trump wasn't briefed on the Russian bounties and that Intelligence didn't find Russian bounties on U.S. troops claim credible, despite news that allies did take the threat seriously.…
25/43 Trump says no 'credible' intel Russia offered Taliban bounty payments to kill Americans

Trump earlier tweeted that "nobody briefed or told me," Vice President Mike Pence or White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about the intelligence.…
26/43 White House claims no consensus existed on Russian bounty reports…
27/43 In fact, both Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and DNI John Ratcliffe soon claimed Trump STILL has not been briefed on the reports that Russia put bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan.

This claim was even more ludicrous.

28/43 Kayleigh McEnany’s answers at a Monday press conference didn’t match up with Trump’s, nor did they jibe with basic logic.

During the briefing, a reporter asked, “If he hasn’t been briefed, how is he certain that Russia didn’t put out this bounty?”…
29/43 McEnany responded, accusing The New York Times of being “absolutely irresponsible” reporting that Trump had, in fact, been briefed. She then called on the Times and Post to turn in their Pulitzers before abruptly ending the briefing.…
30/43 One can't help remember, though, how Trump previously sided with Putin against American intelligence agencies over Russian interference in the 2016 election, stating that "President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”…
31/43 In yet another sign of how partisan this regime is, the White House held a briefing for Republicans only on the on Russian bounties today, cutting out even Democrats on the Gang of 8 and planning to brief them the following day.…
32/43 GOP lawmakers urged action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing. clearly alarmed.…
33/43 A bipartisan group of congressional leaders was soon demanding the Trump regime explain what it knew about reports US intelligence concluded Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops.…
34/43 Congress Unites To Demand Answers From Trump On Russian Bounties In Afghanistan

Members of Congress in both parties demanded answers on Monday about reported bounties paid by Russian operatives to Afghan insurgents for targeting American troops.…
35/43 Soon, sources pushed back on the WH denial that Trump knew about the Russian bounties places on American soldiers.

First, a source has stated that Intelligence on Russian bounty plot was included in the President's Daily Brief earlier this year.…
36/43 The White House countered, through DNI John Ratcliffe, only in office for 4 months, by demanding to know who told... but not refuting the story itself.
37/43 CIA Director Gina Haspel released a similar statement, not explaining the coverup but railing against it being revealed.
38/43 Of course, the natural reaction when devastating news comes to light is "who told", right?

It is for Trump's GOP.

39/43 The release of this revelation would seem to be a concerted effort by many in the Intelligence community, which Trump has long derided and undermined.

EIGHT sources have confirmed this monstrous travesty.
40/43 But wait, Trump actually had a written briefing in FEBRUARY, focused on a specific incident:

The investigation into Russia’s suspected operation is said to focus in part on the killings of three Marines in a truck bombing last year, officials said.…
41/43 Oh, wait.

Actually, top officials in the White House were aware in EARLY 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans.


42/43 As to the claim that Trump hasn't see any of this...

43/43 Oh, and by the way, before the next bombshell hits, this article is from 2018.

Mull that over.

Russia is supporting and even supplying arms to the Taliban, Gen. John Nicholson, the head of US forces in Afghanistan, has told the BBC.…
From FACT ( .@FindAClearTruth ) -- Trump says he knows everything about everything... but nothing about Russia.

#OneVoiceVets #GeeksResist #TRE45ON #TRE45ONpuppet #TraitorTrump
A little background: my long running thread on how Trump treats both veterans and active duty troops:
The thread following Trump's history of supporting Putin, including numerous secret meetings:
A thread about why right-wing extremists love Putin so much:
And the general hub for all of my threads following military issues:
1/4 Senate Dems have been given access to documents about the Russian bounties on American soldiers.

It is not a hoax. It is not "unverified." Do not let Trump keep #Gaslighting us.

#TrumpKnewAndDidNothing #TrumpKnew

4/4 Senate Republicans squeeze Trump over Russian bounties
Analysis: An emerging White House defense is that Trump doesn't read

2 things that seem to explain Trump’s ignorance about Russia’s bounties on U.S. troops…
1/2 They have names:

Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks

Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines

Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman

KIA by an IED Russia may have paid for.…
2/2 From 2019: Marines killed in Afghanistan blast died only days before they were to come home…
Former spies say Trump's claim that no one told him Russia may have been paying militants to kill US troops is 'horsesh--'

"That's just ludicrous," were my exact words not very far up this thread. Nobody sensible believes Trump's denials of knowledge.…
From The Lincoln Project ( .@ProjectLincoln ): #BETRAYED

Trump's own Iran-Contra: blurting a Reaganesque "I didn't know anything" over 15 months…
The Trump regime is portraying the small but increasingly potent Chinese nuclear arsenal as the big new threat that Trump and Putin should confront together.

You know, to distract from Russia putting bounties on American soldiers.

Trump is working backwards on this one.

Usually he starts out declaring something a hoax, then claims he didn't know about it.

But #TrumpKnewAndDidNothing and we all know it.
What Trump leaves unspoken carries consequences

Trump’s silence emboldens those who reject messages on wearing a mask, systemic racism and Russia…
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