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WP: McMaster fooled Trump into expelling 60 Russians, Trump lost his shit (LINK)

President Trump seemed distracted in March as his aides brie...
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flip flop prole in first class
  04/16/18
This is dumb. The Syria shit was probably a false flag but y...
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if "russians" did it, the targets would have been ...
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How quickly did Litnevenko die?
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didn't it come out later that he might have accidentally poi...
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Lol what?
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solid evidence here
Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
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Mark Wohlers
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*BZ
Noobling
  04/16/18
Lmao 50 rubles for you
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WLMAS you are really deranged. Seek help
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Other than hating Russia for idealogical reasons, I dont see...
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Libs I talk to seem to think it's the only possible way to s...
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Remember when Obama made fun of Romney for caring about Russ...
Mark Wohlers
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Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
  04/16/18
I think that was before they started a campaign of informat...
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Was that before or after Clinton needlessly expanded NATO to...
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??
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I agree that should have waited and we should just have give...
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WLMAS, normally I would say that I hope you find the help yo...
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"The incident reflects a tension at the core of the Tru...
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Fake News
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Lmao
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Date: April 15th, 2018 11:57 PM
Author: """''''''''"'''


President Trump seemed distracted in March as his aides briefed him at his Mar-a-Lago resort on the administration’s plan to expel 60 Russian diplomats and suspected spies.

The United States, they explained, would be ousting roughly the same number of Russians as its European allies — part of a coordinated move to punish Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil.

“We’ll match their numbers,” Trump instructed, according to a senior administration official. “We’re not taking the lead. We’re matching.”

The next day, when the expulsions were announced publicly, Trump erupted, officials said. To his shock and dismay, France and Germany were each expelling only four Russian officials — far fewer than the 60 his administration had decided on.

The president, who seemed to believe that other individual countries would largely equal the United States, was furious that his administration was being portrayed in the media as taking by far the toughest stance on Russia.

His briefers tried to reassure him that the sum total of European expulsions was roughly the same as the U.S. number.

“I don’t care about the total!” the administration official recalled Trump screaming. The official, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Growing angrier, Trump insisted that his aides had misled him about the magnitude of the expulsions. “There were curse words,” the official said, “a lot of curse words.”

The incident reflects a tension at the core of the Trump administration’s increasingly hard-nosed stance on Russia: The president instinctually opposes many of the punitive measures pushed by his Cabinet that have crippled his ability to forge a close relationship with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-a-reluctant-hawk-has-battled-his-top-aides-on-russia-and-lost/2018/04/15/a91e850a-3f1b-11e8-974f-aacd97698cef_story.html

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849086)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 12:00 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''


Privately, he complained to aides that the media’s fixation on the Mueller probe was hobbling his effort to woo Putin. “I can’t put on the charm,” the president often said, according to one of his advisers. “I’m not able to be president because of this witch hunt.”

As the months passed, the president’s options for improving relations with Russia narrowed. In late July, Congress overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Moscow that were widely seen as a rebuke of Trump’s efforts to reach out to Putin. It took aides four days to persuade Trump to sign the bill, which had cleared with a veto-proof majority.

Trump advisers were reluctant to even raise the topic of Russian interference in the election, which Trump equated with Democrats’ efforts to undermine his victory.

One area where aides worked to change Trump’s mind was on a proposal to sell antitank missiles to Ukraine. Obama had opposed the move for fear of angering Moscow and provoking a Russian escalation.

Trump initially was also hesitant to support the move, which had the backing of the Pentagon and State Department. “He would say, ‘Why is this our problem? Why not let the Europeans deal with Ukraine?” a U.S. official said.

Aides described a lobbying effort by Pompeo, Haley and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in support of the lethal aid. “I just want peace,” Trump would say when pressed on Ukraine.

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The poisoning in Britain in early March of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, with a nerve agent upped the tension between Trump and his advisers.

Initially, the president was hesitant to believe the intelligence that Russia was behind the attack — a fact that some aides attributed to his contrarian personality and tendency to look for deeper conspiracies. To persuade him, his advisers warned that he would get hammered in the press if he was out of step with U.S. allies, officials said.

“There was a sense that we couldn’t be the only ones not to concede to reality,” the Trump adviser said.

The next task was convincing Trump that he should punish Putin in coordination with the Europeans. “Why are you asking me to do this?” Trump asked in a call with British Prime Minister Theresa May, according to a senior White House official. “What’s Germany going to do? What about France?”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849117)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 12:02 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''


LMFAO at this impotent "president":

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Russia analysts seem just as mystified. “This is a man who if he had his druthers would be pursuing a much more open and friendly policy with Russia,” said Angela Stent, a former White House official and professor at Georgetown University. “The United States essentially has three Russia policies: the president’s, the executive branch’s and Congress’s.”

Less than a month after Trump shocked his foreign policy advisers by inviting Putin to the White House, the prospects for a visit anytime soon seem remote. No date has been set, White House officials said.

“We’re not rushing to do this meeting,” a senior administration official said. “Our team wasn’t thrilled about the idea.”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849128)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 12:03 AM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)

"punish Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil."

Reminder: neither of them were seriously injured by the "poisoning" attempt, and there's no evidence it was perpetrated by Russians

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849134)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 12:08 AM
Author: flip flop prole in first class (ggtp)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849154)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 12:13 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''


This is dumb. The Syria shit was probably a false flag but you are either retarded or trolling if you think Russians didn't do the Skripal poisoning. Over the last two years they have killed dozens of former and current employees of their subhuman security services, either to keep them quiet or scare potential whistleblowers/asylees who know anything about the disinformation war, election interference, Trump, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849174)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 12:40 AM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,..,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


if "russians" did it, the targets would have been dead within minutes.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849255)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 8:20 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''


How quickly did Litnevenko die?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849903)



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Date: April 17th, 2018 4:51 PM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,..,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


didn't it come out later that he might have accidentally poisoned HIMSELF?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35861937)



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Date: April 19th, 2018 12:08 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''


Lol what?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35871984)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 8:37 AM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)

solid evidence here

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849922)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:10 AM
Author: Mark Wohlers



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850286)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:00 AM
Author: Noobling

*BZ

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850217)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:05 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''


Lmao 50 rubles for you

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850244)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 12:09 AM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


WLMAS you are really deranged. Seek help

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849160)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 8:56 AM
Author: Insane right-wing gun nut



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849951)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 9:04 AM
Author: ....,.,...,,...



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849969)



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Date: April 18th, 2018 11:17 PM
Author: crazy pills



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35871642)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 8:36 AM
Author: Sir Incelot

Other than hating Russia for idealogical reasons, I dont see how constantly antagonizing and isolating them is actually good for the US’s security and prosperity.

Has any Lib actually been able to articulate this position?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849919)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 9:52 AM
Author: Boichester United

Libs I talk to seem to think it's the only possible way to stop Russians from buying six figures worth of Facebook ads next election cycle, too.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850165)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:11 AM
Author: Mark Wohlers

Remember when Obama made fun of Romney for caring about Russia ljl

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850290)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:14 AM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850315)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:44 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''


I think that was before they started a campaign of information warfare and installed a Manchurian candidate in our WH

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850498)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:52 PM
Author: Sir Incelot

Was that before or after Clinton needlessly expanded NATO to their doorstep?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35856138)



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Date: April 17th, 2018 11:44 AM
Author: Sir Incelot

??

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35858898)



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Date: April 17th, 2018 7:20 PM
Author: """''''''''"'''


I agree that should have waited and we should just have given them weapons

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35862818)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 11:31 AM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850855)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 8:43 AM
Author: Voodoo Child

WLMAS, normally I would say that I hope you find the help you truly need, but then again, the sooner you self-deliver, the better off we’ll all be.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849932)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 9:00 AM
Author: empathy incarnate (Pederastrian)

"The incident reflects a tension at the core of the Trump administration’s increasingly hard-nosed stance on Russia: The president instinctually opposes many of the punitive measures pushed by his Cabinet that have crippled his ability to forge a close relationship with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin."

yes, he's upset because he "instinctually" (like an animal?) opposes, not because the deep state cucks around him are liars and cheats

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849957)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 9:05 AM
Author: Insane right-wing gun nut

Fake News

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35849973)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 9:24 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''


Lmao

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850040)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 9:28 AM
Author: :D (5000 mcg B12/wk, 150 mcg iodine/day, 250 mg algal DHA-EPA/day)

I was wondering how that soft landing in the military got lost in the mail.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850064)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 9:44 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850134)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:14 AM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850319)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 11:31 AM
Author: Henry Aaron

If this is your life how do you get up in the morning everyday? You’re completely deranged, delusional, and obsessed. Your life and everyone around you would be better if you just killself. Then you could be with old grandpappy again

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35850852)



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Date: April 16th, 2018 10:27 PM
Author: """''''''''"'''




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35855881)



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Date: April 17th, 2018 11:41 AM
Author: """''''''''"'''




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35858878)



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Date: April 18th, 2018 11:16 PM
Author: :D (5000 mcg B12/wk, 150 mcg iodine/day, 250 mg algal DHA-EPA/day)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/383870-death-of-hr-mcmasters-father-being-investigated-report

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35871634)



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Date: April 18th, 2018 11:16 PM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,..:,,:,...,:::,...,:,.,.:..:.,:,::,.


Jesus

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3950388&forum_id=2#35871637)