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No surprises here. Another day, another scandal.  What an incredibly odious, useless, criminal, corrupt piece of shit Fake President Donald "Individual 1" Trump is. 

 

 

US Official Claims Pressure to Downplay Intelligence Reports

An intelligence analyst at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said he was put under pressure to downplay the threat of Russian interference in the 3 November election as it "made the president look bad".

In a whistleblower complaint, Brian Murphy said he had been demoted for refusing to alter reports on this and other issues such as white supremacy.

The directives were illegal, he said.

The White House and DHS have both denied the allegations.

US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election but President Donald Trump has rejected allegations that his election victory was influenced by Russia, at times questioning findings from his own agencies.

An inquiry led by former FBI director of the FBI Robert Mueller found no evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign team and Moscow.

Mr Murphy's complaint was released by the Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee, which has asked Mr Murphy to testify to Congress later in the month.

What are the allegations involving Russia?

The whistleblower reprisal complaint, filed on Tuesday, sets out a number of allegations against former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, current Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and his deputy, Ken Cuccinelli.

Mr Murphy says that, between March 2018 and August 2020, there was a "repeated pattern of abuse of authority, attempted censorship of intelligence analysis and improper administration of an intelligence program related to Russian efforts to influence and undermine US interests".

He says he was instructed by Mr Wolf in mid-May to "cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference... and instead start reporting on interference activities by China and Iran". These instructions came directly from White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, the complaint says.

Mr Murphy refused to comply "as doing so would put the country in substantial and specific danger" but, in July, he was told the intelligence report should be "held" because it "made the president look bad".

The complaint says Mr Murphy was then removed from future meetings and effectively demoted.

He is seeking to be reinstated as principal deputy undersecretary in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

What other allegations are made?

Mr Murphy says he was under pressure from the White House to exaggerate the number of migrants with links to terrorism at a time when the administration was implementing tougher measures to halt the flow of undocumented migrants reaching the US-Mexico border, and making the case for a wall.

"[Mr Murphy] declined to censor or manipulate the intelligence information," the complaint says.

 

The complaint also alleges that former Secretary Nielsen knowingly provided "false material information" about known or suspected terrorists apprehended at the border during testimony before two House committees, in December 2018 and March 2019.

He said Ms Nielsen's testimony in March 2019 had included an inflated number and "constituted a knowing and deliberate submission of false material information". Ms Nielsen resigned from the post a month later, following complaints from Mr Trump that she was not tough enough on immigration.

The complaint also details a clash with Mr Cuccinelli over a report in May into the threat posed by white supremacist groups, alleging that Mr Cuccinelli had ordered changes "in a manner that made the threat appear less severe".

Mr Murphy was also allegedly directed by both Mr Wolf and Mr Cuccinelli to "modify intelligence assessments" on left-wing groups such as antifa "to ensure they matched up with the public comments by President Trump".

Mr Trump has frequently blamed antifa - short for "anti-fascist", a loosely affiliated network of mainly far-left activists - for much of the violence that broke out across the US during protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody in May.

What has the reaction been?

White House spokeswoman Sarah Matthews said: "Ambassador O'Brien has never sought to dictate the Intelligence Community's focus on threats to the integrity of our elections or on any other topic; any contrary suggestion by a disgruntled former employee, who he has never met or heard of, is false and defamatory."

The Department of Homeland Security also rejected the allegations, with spokesperson Alexei Woltornist saying: "We flatly deny that there is any truth to the merits of Mr Murphy's claim."

But Adam Schiff, the Democratic Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said: "We will get to the bottom of this, expose any and all misconduct or corruption to the American people, and put a stop to the politicization of intelligence."

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54096520

 

 

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You're kidding. right?  Do you know the difference between facts and opinions?

The Butcher of New York AKA the Caligula Jr. of the Great Lakes is murdering someone's Nana as we speak.  That is reality and proven; yet you publish these fantasies.

You have more than Trump Derangement Syndrome; you have Trump Self-Inadequacy Syndrome. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Professor Pigworth said:

No surprises here. Another day, another scandal.

Yup, no surprise at all. Count on a new fake scandal almost everyday until November 3rd and the real juicy lies will be dropping late next month. It's too bad you can't cast a vote for Joe Biden!

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Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

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21 minutes ago, SackMan518 said:

Yup, no surprise at all. Count on a new fake scandal almost everyday until November 3rd and the real juicy lies will be dropping late next month. It's too bad you can't cast a vote for Joe Biden!

So the whistleblower is lying, is he? And you know this how?  Because Donald said he was?

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1 hour ago, Professor Pigworth said:

So the whistleblower is lying, is he? And you know this how?  Because Donald said he was?

Because Donald is perfect. Donald is the embodiment of all that is good and pure. Donald has never done anything wrong nor will he do anything wrong. He is perfection


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A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

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Amount of Russians who voted ?? 0

Amount Russia spent on Facebook ads, $4,700.

Russia means zero, zero.

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1 hour ago, HipKat said:

Because Donald is perfect. Donald is the embodiment of all that is good and pure. Donald has never done anything wrong nor will he do anything wrong. He is perfection

You are sick.  What is your over-the-top obsession like?  Can't be good.  I hope you seek help, brother.

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3 hours ago, HipKat said:

Because Donald is perfect. Donald is the embodiment of all that is good and pure. Donald has never done anything wrong nor will he do anything wrong. He is perfection

Remove the sarcasm and you will appear to be far more intelligent. 

 

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15 hours ago, Professor Pigworth said:

So the whistleblower is lying, is he? And you know this how?  Because Donald said he was?

And exactly how do you know the opposite to be true?  Hmmmmm.

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11 hours ago, FanBack said:

Remove the sarcasm and you will appear to be far more intelligent. 

No he won't because he's not intelligent at all.

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16 hours ago, Professor Pigworth said:

So the whistleblower is lying, is he? And you know this how?  Because Donald said he was?

Yeah so the whistleblower said he was to cease providing Russia reports and instead focus on China and Iran with China being the biggest threat of all 3. Furthermore the complaint comes from "trusted" politician Adam Schiff and attorney Mark Zaid who were behind the last impeachment fiasco. Do you never learn? The whole thing reads more like a series of internal debates rather than some damning evidence of wrongdoing.


Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” ~ Dresden James

Parler @NYexile

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, SackMan518 said:

Yeah so the whistleblower said he was to cease providing Russia reports and instead focus on China and Iran with China being the biggest threat of all 3. Furthermore the complaint comes from "trusted" politician Adam Schiff and attorney Mark Zaid who were behind the last impeachment fiasco. Do you never learn? The whole thing reads more like a series of internal debates rather than some damning evidence of wrongdoing.

When I see the name Adam Schiff I just laugh and disregard.  As well I should.

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30 minutes ago, SackMan518 said:

Yeah so the whistleblower said he was to cease providing Russia reports and instead focus on China and Iran with China being the biggest threat of all 3. Furthermore the complaint comes from "trusted" politician Adam Schiff and attorney Mark Zaid who were behind the last impeachment fiasco. Do you never learn? The whole thing reads more like a series of internal debates rather than some damning evidence of wrongdoing.

Good point Sackman.  I need to dig up my (epic) post - You are not a whistleblower if ........'

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@LiterateStylish @Victor7

Move to politics, please


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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3 hours ago, HipKat said:

@LiterateStylish @Victor7

Move to politics, please

Moved to the proper forum. 

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