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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:27 PM

Has everyone just forgotten this from 2016? ...

Trump campaign guts GOPís anti-Russia stance on Ukraine


WAPO: By Josh Rogin July 18, 2016

The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes last week to make sure the new Republican platform wonít call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces, contradicting the view of almost all Republican foreign policy leaders in Washington.


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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-campaign-guts-gops-anti-russia-stance-on-ukraine/2016/07/18/98adb3b0-4cf3-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html

As I recall, it was the ONLY change trump made to the GOP platform after securing the nomination. Isn't this kind of important to ponder NOW, given that the White House is trying to wipe off all of their fans?

It seems pretty clear to me that Putin was directing trump's foreign policy well before the election. And I understand they eventually DID receive lethal weapons as part of the assistance package, but that was after political pressure - and likely approved by Putin playing a longer game.

Fucking with Ukraine seems to have been pretty high on trump's gift list to Vlad.


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Whiskeytide Nov 2019 OP
IADEMO2004 Nov 2019 #1
Botany Nov 2019 #2
triron Nov 2019 #3
Botany Nov 2019 #4
triron Nov 2019 #8
UpInArms Nov 2019 #6
UpInArms Nov 2019 #5
malaise Nov 2019 #7
triron Nov 2019 #9

Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:40 PM

1. Read this last night

All Putin All Roads All every Time

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Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:40 PM

2. Fun fact

Guess who else was in the room or close by when Manafort, the Trump Campaign people, Ambassador Kislyak,
and other Russians when they talked about changing the Platform to make it more Putin/Ukraine thug friendly?

Mitch McConnell. At that point McConnell knew "the fix was in."

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:51 PM

3. I bet he did as well. So did Trump.

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Response to triron (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:57 PM

4. Waterboard Mitch's ass. Have him sing like a birdy and then send him to the Super-Max Fed. in CO.

About Russia fucking with our elections: Ryan knew, Mitch knew, McCarthy knew, Pence knew,
and Session knew that the fix was in for 2016.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:06 PM

8. Also Trump of course.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:03 PM

6. Merrick Garland

How could Moscow Mitch have known a Democratic candidate would not be in office?

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Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:02 PM

5. It was the alarm bell for me

When I heard that ...I knew something horrible was coming at us

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Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:05 PM

7. Add Paul Manafort to the mix

Lock them all up

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:12 PM

9. Bet Putin knew.

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