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1Trump and Putin in Japan Empty Trump and Putin in Japan on 6/28/2019, 3:59 pm

DJT still thinks this is a joke.


President Trump had a closed-door meeting on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Before the two leaders met privately with their senior aides, they sat together in front of journalists for a photo opportunity. One of the reporters asked Mr. Trump if he would press the Russian leader to ensure his country does not interfere again in the U.S. democratic process.

"Of course I will," said Mr. Trump with a smirk, before pointing in Putin's direction and saying, "don't interfere in the election." It was unclear whether Mr. Trump followed his sardonic response in front of the cameras with a more serious warning to the Russian leader behind closed doors. The White House did not respond to an inquiry about whether the president's warning was sincere.
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that the Russian government carried out an orchestrated campaign aimed at influencing the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Mr. Trump acknowledged that interference, but rejected the intel communities' findings that the Russians "developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump," and tried to help him.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-putin-meet-g20-summit-japan-today-2019-06-28/?intcid=CNI-00-10aaa3b

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2Trump and Putin in Japan Empty Re: Trump and Putin in Japan on 6/28/2019, 4:18 pm

All of the major players "interfere" in each other's elections... including us. Obama knew that Russia was focusing online and other ways in early 2014. He did nothing until it appeared that it could be used to gain a political advantage.

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3Trump and Putin in Japan Empty Re: Trump and Putin in Japan on 6/28/2019, 5:25 pm

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4Trump and Putin in Japan Empty Re: Trump and Putin in Japan on 6/28/2019, 7:04 pm

PkrBum wrote:All of the major players "interfere" in each other's elections... including us. Obama knew that Russia was focusing online and other ways in early 2014. He did nothing until it appeared that it could be used to gain a political advantage.

Liar.

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5Trump and Putin in Japan Empty Re: Trump and Putin in Japan on 6/28/2019, 7:29 pm


Rump is thumbing his nose at his own country. I know he doesn't meet the legal definition of traitor, but he most definitely has betrayed his country.

Jimmy Carter says a full investigation would show Trump lost in 2016
'He was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,' Carter said.

Former President Jimmy Carter questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency on Thursday, saying he would likely not be in the White House if the Russians did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

“I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,” the former president, who served between 1977 and 1981, said at a panel hosted by the Carter Center in Leesburg, Va.

Pressed by moderator and historian Jon Meacham on whether he believes Trump is an “illegitimate president,” Carter stared, and then said smiling, “Basically, what I said, I can’t retract.” Carter’s remark drew laughs from the audience and Meacham.

Carter has not been an especially vocal critic of the president, and has sometimes even praised Trump's policies, such as Trump’s decision not to take military action against Iran. The oldest living president and Trump also spoke over the phone in April after Carter wrote to the president about his trade negotiations with China.

During the Thursday event, Carter called for Trump to condemn Russia for their meddling in the election, and said he should “admit that it happened," as the intelligence community has already stated.

Carter’s comment will likely chafe Trump, who has been quick to roast anyone who attempts to undermine his presidency by insinuating that his surprise victory in 2016 was illegitimate.

The president has repeatedly argued, without evidence, that there were millions of illegitimate votes, which helped tip the popular vote in rival Hillary Clinton’s favor during the 2016 election. He said directly after the election that voter fraud was to blame for his losing the popular vote, and maintains that position.

In a recent interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” Trump said “there were a lot of votes cast [in 2016] that I don’t believe," adding, “There was much illegal voting," he added.

The nearly two-year probe by former special counsel Robert Mueller did not find sufficient evidence that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials to harm Clinton and boost the real estate tycoon's presidential bid. However, the report, which was released in mid-April, laid out in extensive detail how the Kremlin used hacking techniques and disinformation campaigns to try to sway the election Trump's way.

Trump has held strong on his position that the Russians played no part in helping him land in the Oval Office. He has dismissed the idea that Russian interference affected the outcome of the 2016 election, calling it “a hoax,” among other names.

But the president also said in a recent interview that he might not report any election help offered by foreign sources to the FBI in the 2020 election cycle, stoking fresh agitation among Democrats and his fellow Republicans.

And just hours after Carter’s comment, Trump again made light of Russia's meddling attempts. While meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Japan, Trump turned to the Russian president and said jokingly, "Don't meddle in the election, president. Don't meddle in the election." Putin, after appearing to hear the translation, laughed while Trump grinned.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/28/jimmy-carter-russia-investigation-trump-lost-1387634?fbclid=IwAR0SaKJO9Ku8ZS1Geq9W4OilbuMxQ6zElzALc-GcZ-iHQZCVN86BiLUCVDI

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