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Donald Trump's top Russia expert on National Security Council is 'escorted off the White House grounds amid a security investigation'
Daily Mail UK ^ | 1/19/2020 | Keith Griffith

Posted on 01/19/2020 11:46:50 AM PST by bkopto

President Donald Trump's top Russia expert on the National Security Counsel is reportedly on leave pending a security investigation.

Andrew Peek, the NSC’s senior director for European and Russian affairs, was escorted from the White House grounds on Friday, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Peek had been in the NSC role for just two months, after most recently working as a deputy assistant secretary of state with responsibility for Iran and Iraq.

Peek had been expected to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week with Trump and other top aides.

However, he is currently on leave pending a security-related investigation, people familiar with the situation told Axios.

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I smell a rat....
1 posted on 01/19/2020 11:46:50 AM PST by bkopto
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To: bkopto

He may have fallen for one of the traps set up by so real security people.


2 posted on 01/19/2020 11:49:05 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Democrats sue Iran over the right to use "Death to America" as their 2020 campaign slogan!)
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To: bkopto

A leaky rat most likely.


3 posted on 01/19/2020 11:49:22 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: bkopto

It’s very hard to find trustworthy people.


4 posted on 01/19/2020 11:49:29 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: bkopto
"...recently working as a deputy assistant secretary of state..."

There's a couple of strikes against him already.

5 posted on 01/19/2020 11:53:13 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: ClearCase_guy

Tell me about it. We knew Washington was corrupt, but whoooaaa, never on this level. It’s like every single last person is bought off, and now I’m wondering about William Barr as well. What is he doing? Nothing. 11 months till the election, we were told that last December 9th indictments were coming forth, that came and went and here we are heading into February. Over 3 years and NOTHING, all we get is talk talk talk talk while Trump and his supporters are abused like nothing ever before in this country. It’s like invasion of the body snatchers, nobody can be trusted anymore.


6 posted on 01/19/2020 11:54:31 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: bkopto

“two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg”

This sounds a lot like more deep state crapola.


7 posted on 01/19/2020 11:58:33 AM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Who told you in December that indictments were being handed down?


8 posted on 01/19/2020 11:59:47 AM PST by Alberta's Child (In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.)
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To: bkopto

Is the person from a reputable background or are they a Dorkbama appointee?


9 posted on 01/19/2020 12:00:30 PM PST by Da Coyote (is)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

10 posted on 01/19/2020 12:08:12 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: bkopto

How does an Iraq/Iran expert suddeny become a Russia expert?


11 posted on 01/19/2020 12:08:49 PM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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I refuse to believe this until it is on CNN </snark>


12 posted on 01/19/2020 12:09:39 PM PST by glorgau
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I like to think Trump is selecting some of these people for positions just to expose them.


13 posted on 01/19/2020 12:12:58 PM PST by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: Da Coyote

Here’s his State Dept. bio:

https://www.state.gov/biographies/andrew-peek/

It’s pretty impressive, but there’s this:

“Prior to his service in Afghanistan, Peek served as the national security and foreign affairs advisor for two different U.S. Senators, Gordon Smith of Oregon and Mike Johanns of Nebraska. During the tenure of both, he developed a variety of bills and policy that were voted into law. “

I’d be interested in what these bills were, with both Senators being Republican. They puff up a Bush-era Iran sanctions law, but don’t mention any others.


14 posted on 01/19/2020 12:14:38 PM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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“How does an Iraq/Iran expert suddeny become a Russia expert?”

Watching CNN for a few years


15 posted on 01/19/2020 12:20:53 PM PST by dsrtsage (Complexity is merely simplicity lacking imagination)
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To: bkopto

Betcha Peek is a deep stater. Good bye, good riddance.


16 posted on 01/19/2020 12:25:42 PM PST by upchuck (For muslims to freely practice Islam, others must die. ~ h/t Lurkinanloomin)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I am close to being an alwaysTrumper but I have that one reservation:
How could he have done such a magnificent job in planning and building skyscrapers and hotels and made his brand internationally known, but cannot seem to find anybody to hire better than turncoats who betray him like Amarosa, Sessions, Gen.Kelly, Anthony Scaramucci,his lawyer Michael Cohen or several others.


17 posted on 01/19/2020 12:27:42 PM PST by frank ballenger (End vote harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Well they didn’t exactly say indictments but we were led to believe it was something like that. Don’t you remember the “big announcement” they said was coming December 9th, it’s “when things will change” “This is now a criminal investigation” and we got nothing. It was a con job.


18 posted on 01/19/2020 12:28:01 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: billorites

Picture:

Trump had better not let Melania or any his children fall asleep.


19 posted on 01/19/2020 12:28:53 PM PST by frank ballenger (End vote harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: VanShuyten

Gordon Smith was a turncoat snake against GW.


20 posted on 01/19/2020 12:29:13 PM PST by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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