Senate Dems Pen Letter Demanding Trump Hand Over Daily Intelligence Briefings on Russian Bounties

 Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) are leading the charge in calling on President Donald Trump to grant them access to daily intelligence briefings discussing reports suggesting Russia paid Taliban-linked militants to assassinate U.S. troops.

In a letter sent to Trump, signed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and others, the lawmakers suggested access to these briefings could provide more information on why Trump did not respond.

The Democrats alleged Trump offered Russia leniency on his Twitter account and the group reiterated national security should be a top priority.

“In fact, you appeared to offer aid and sympathy to Russia by writing on Twitter on June 29, 2020: ‘Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP. Possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax, maybe by the Fake News @nytimesbooks, wanting to make Republicans look bad!!!’” the group wrote.

They added, “There can be no higher national security priority than the protection of our Armed Forces abroad, and the people’s representatives in Congress need to know what is going on here.”

The letter requests the documents be handed over by July 17.

During her press briefing on June 30, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany disclosed the president had officially been briefed on the reported Russian bounties, as IJR previously reported.

The administration previously claimed Trump had not been initially briefed on the intelligence.

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien argued Trump was not briefed because the reports were “uncorroborated,” as IJR previously reported.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, later said Trump “did deserve” to know about the intelligence.

Trump’s response to the intelligence also drew criticism from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and backlash from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Responses

  1. HUgh W Black, Screwtape – Isn’t it amazing the BS they come up with to win an election. The real kicker is the Breathe Act – making America into Somalia, a criminals paradise. It will all break down to frontier justice again. It will be open season on criminals with no police and lawyers to protect them.

  2. Want in one hand and shit in the other, Chuckie. See which one fills up first. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

  3. The evidence was shared across the US Intelligence community and with allies but trump wasn’t briefed or didn’t read his Daily Brief? Smells like a dead fish in a hot car…

  4. Schiff and the dems like to pretend they weren’t briefed in the house. These people are evil.

  5. Their obsession with Trump has consumed their minds. The Dems are rambling idiots.

  6. Just save a few steps and email them directly to the NY Times and Washington Post. They’re going to end up there anyway.

  7. Anyone else think the Democrats, these two in particular and Pelosi, are suffering from a severe mental illness? No joking! The country is falling down around them and they’re still obsessed with President Trump.

  8. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) + Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ,,, guess which finger I’m holding up ???

  9. Schiff knew the info in January, and sat on it. There was nothing to it.

  10. Chuckie and Tammy need to just forget it. Neither would be smart enough to understand. Also, they have already said nothing there. They just want something to make up lies about.

  11. Has anyone noticed that while the Dims play politics children are murdered? q.v Chicago, Atlanta, etc.

    Black Votes Matter.

  12. F the bounties. Let’s have Antifa and it’s fragile weaklings address real life issues.

    The CEO of Goya Foods is under attack, despite being a POC and providing jobs and FOOD to millions.

    Now he’s stood up to them. Good. What have they got to substitute for the millions of hungry and jobs? Nada.

    Destruction is easy Actually feeding people and doing REAL things is hard. If they weren’t selfish and short-sigheted they’d demand that funding their causes and the Dims MUST be diverted to support the small businesses and communities where they riot.

  13. Awww..:for JFC’s sake!! When will this BULLSH!T from the dumba$$ Demorats end??

    This allegation has been disproven by numerous times by Intelligence sources, numerous times!!! I thought this story was dead over a week ago!!

    How stupid do you have to be to believe:

    1) That an Afghan Taliban member needs ANY bounty reward to kill an American soldier? How many of you idiots believe my dog needs a $5 reward to eat a filet mignon??

    2) How many of you idiots believe that the Afghans trust the Russians any more than the US??

    3) What would cause any IDIOT to believe that Russians infiltrated Afghanistan to make this offer without taking their lives in their hands??

    My God!! The Demorat party is grasping for straws and counting on the American’s IGNORANCE to believe this crap!!!

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