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Trump pushed his personal agenda, not the national interest, at Putin summit
CNBC "News" ^ | July 16, 2018 | John Harwood

Posted on 07/16/2018 5:15:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

Trump faces political and legal jeopardy from the Justice Department investigation of his 2016 campaign and Russia.

Against that backdrop, comments that Republican Sen. Ben Sasse called “bizarre” make sense: Trump spoke most emphatically in discrediting the Mueller investigation.

Former CIA Director John Brennan condemned Trump’s words as “nothing short of treasonous.” Others, in less provocative terms, joined in harsh denunciations.

President Trump’s stunning news conference with Vladimir Putin becomes understandable once you recognize that he was advancing his personal interests, not those of the United States.

Trump faces political and legal jeopardy from the Justice Department investigation of his 2016 campaign and Russia. His former campaign chief sits in jail. His former national security advisor has plead guilty to a felony and become a cooperating witness for special counsel Robert Mueller. Long dependent on Russian money in his businesses, Trump has balked at answering questions from prosecutors himself.

Against that backdrop, comments that Republican Sen. Ben Sasse called “bizarre” make sense. Trump spoke most emphatically in discrediting the Mueller investigation.

American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in 2016 to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. “I don’t see any reason why” Russia would have done so, Trump said, expressing confidence in Putin and noting the former KGB agent’s “extremely strong and powerful” denial.

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Whatever fake news says, the opposite is true.
1 posted on 07/16/2018 5:15:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think the media is in full panic mode.


2 posted on 07/16/2018 5:17:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Conveniently forgotten: Obama to Medvedev, After the election, I will have more flexibility... The result? Dead silence from the media.


3 posted on 07/16/2018 5:17:33 PM PDT by Midwesterner53
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To: Midwesterner53

Thank you!


4 posted on 07/16/2018 5:18:15 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr.Eric Cunningham)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep.
Nope!


5 posted on 07/16/2018 5:19:20 PM PDT by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“...American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in 2016 to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton...”

Yep...They “concluded: this...without one scrap of evidence, but they are the “intelligence agencies”...They don’t NEED anything as mundane as PROOF....

They just CONCLUDE....


6 posted on 07/16/2018 5:19:36 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LIES, MORE LIES, AND STILL MORE LIES...


7 posted on 07/16/2018 5:20:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Trump pushed his personal agenda MAGA


8 posted on 07/16/2018 5:20:49 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wonder how Obama would have felt if every single day all he heard was the ONLY reason why he won an election is because some foreign govt made it happen..not the people who voted for him and his agenda..yet here is the Commie media, saying over and over again that Donald Trump really didn’t win the election, that I didn’t vote for him for his agenda, because I did..could have given a rats behind about Clinton’s emails, I hate her guts, not for her emails, but for what she stands for!!! But the moment Trump won, the commies had to come up with a reason why they lost and they came up with this nonsense..because they can’t deal with the fact that we the people did NOT want Communism in America, PERIOD


9 posted on 07/16/2018 5:21:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That treasonous commie biatch, Johnny Brennan knows treason when he sees it. He’s been doing it since Trump got elected.


10 posted on 07/16/2018 5:22:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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You’d think Trump would trust US intelligence services after they spied on him and his campaign and tried to overthrow the government. Any mentions of Bill Browder??


11 posted on 07/16/2018 5:23:34 PM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Trump would not parrot the narrative that he stole the election with the help of his co-conspirator Vladimir Putin! He won't admit his crimes and volunteer to stand trial for Treason! Therefore, he must be destroyed!!!

12 posted on 07/16/2018 5:23:58 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If peace and not being nuked into extinction is Trump’s personal agenda, I support it completely.


13 posted on 07/16/2018 5:24:08 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Judicial Branch, with *suspicious timing,* attacked the Executive Branch again with the help of the media and the blessing of their most influential constituents.

Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3670797/posts


14 posted on 07/16/2018 5:24:28 PM PDT by familyop (Trump-voting, smelly, Walmart hillbilly here. You got somethin' to say? I'm interviewin'!)
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To: Midwesterner53

That is a really good point.


15 posted on 07/16/2018 5:25:47 PM PDT by hawkaw
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I notice CNBC doesn’t allow comments. I wonder why.


16 posted on 07/16/2018 5:26:16 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Trumpisourlastchance
If peace and not being nuked into extinction is Trump’s personal agenda, I support it completely.

Yeah, me too.

BTW, where were all these saber rattling idiots when Obama was promising to be flexible with Russia?

17 posted on 07/16/2018 5:26:49 PM PDT by TXSearcher (Interesting times we live in...........)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Swamp is in full panic mode that Putin is going to give Trump a copy of everything on Hillary’s, DNC’s, Brenner’s, Clapper’s and other swamp dwellers computers.


18 posted on 07/16/2018 5:27:27 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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CNBC is Comcast. Not only does Comcast piss in your shoes every damn day, the behemoth is also struggling with the DOJ.


19 posted on 07/16/2018 5:28:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Conference was epic. Trump won’t accept the fake narrative and it drives them crazy. This time his counterpart was also hitting back at the media which made it hurt all the more


20 posted on 07/16/2018 5:30:15 PM PDT by wiseprince
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