Say That Again?’: Prospect of Putin White House Visit Surprises Intelligence Chief

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Say That Again?’: Prospect of Putin White House Visit Surprises Intelligence Chief

Post by lust4beer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:10 pm

The nation’s intelligence chief continued on Thursday to harden his warnings about the cyberthreat from Russia and expressed surprise at hearing that President Trump planned to invite its leader, President Vladimir V. Putin, to the White House, but promised to deliver a candid assessment to Mr. Trump about the dangers of such a visit.
Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, appeared genuinely astonished during a national security conference in Aspen, Colo., when he was told that the White House announced plans to invite Mr. Putin to Washington.
“Say that again?” Mr. Coats asked Andrea Mitchell of NBC, the event moderator, before uttering an exaggerated and drawn-out “O.K.” He added, “That is going to be special.”
In a follow-up question, Mr. Coats acknowledged his surprise. “We will be looking at what the potential intelligence risks could possibly be, and we will make that information available to the president,” he said

Mr. Coats’s appearance was the latest in a string of episodes in recent days in which he has unexpectedly shown a willingness to contradict Mr. Trump’s on-and-off skepticism about the evidence that Moscow intervened in the 2016 election.
A confrontation could be brewing. Mr. Coats has been taking an ever-tougher line on Russia, and as he continues to ring the warning bell, current and former officials have wondered whether he intends to stay long in his job or if Mr. Trump will allow him to remain.
Mr. Coats said he had no intention of leaving. “As long as I am able to have the ability to seek the truth, speak the truth, I am on board,” he said during the question-and-answer session at the Aspen Security Forum.
For many in Washington, the emergence of Mr. Coats as the most prominent administration official willing to push back against the president, gently but repeatedly, has been a surprise. As a two-time Republican senator from Indiana, Mr. Coats was known for eschewing the flashy, focusing on pushing his agenda with back-room conversations, not news-making speeches

But he was not alone in his skepticism over a White House invitation for Mr. Putin. Current and former senior American intelligence officials expressed deep concern and skepticism. “It seems this is a reward for bad behavior,” said James R. Clapper Jr., Mr. Coats’s predecessor as director of national intelligence.
Mr. Clapper said that bringing Mr. Putin, a former K.G.B. chief, into the White House would pose stiff intelligence risks. “This will be a complex intelligence and counterintelligence challenge,” he said.
Mr. Coats also said he was not fully aware of what Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin discussed in their one-on-one meeting on Monday in Helsinki, Finland, but that he hopes to learn soon, a remarkable admission for a cabinet-level national security official.
And asked whether Mr. Trump should avoid a similar one-on-one meeting with Mr. Putin if he comes to the White House, Mr. Coats said he would “look for a different way of doing it.” White House officials said on Thursday that Mr. Trump planned to invite Mr. Putin to visit in the fall

‘Say That Again?’: Prospect of Putin White House Visit Surprises Intelligence Chief - The New York Times
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Post by brookboy123 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:46 pm

lust4beer wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:10 pm
The nation’s intelligence chief continued on Thursday to harden his warnings about the cyberthreat from Russia and expressed surprise at hearing that President Trump planned to invite its leader, President Vladimir V. Putin, to the White House, but promised to deliver a candid assessment to Mr. Trump about the dangers of such a visit.
Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, appeared genuinely astonished during a national security conference in Aspen, Colo., when he was told that the White House announced plans to invite Mr. Putin to Washington.
“Say that again?” Mr. Coats asked Andrea Mitchell of NBC, the event moderator, before uttering an exaggerated and drawn-out “O.K.” He added, “That is going to be special.”
In a follow-up question, Mr. Coats acknowledged his surprise. “We will be looking at what the potential intelligence risks could possibly be, and we will make that information available to the president,” he said

Mr. Coats’s appearance was the latest in a string of episodes in recent days in which he has unexpectedly shown a willingness to contradict Mr. Trump’s on-and-off skepticism about the evidence that Moscow intervened in the 2016 election.
A confrontation could be brewing. Mr. Coats has been taking an ever-tougher line on Russia, and as he continues to ring the warning bell, current and former officials have wondered whether he intends to stay long in his job or if Mr. Trump will allow him to remain.
Mr. Coats said he had no intention of leaving. “As long as I am able to have the ability to seek the truth, speak the truth, I am on board,” he said during the question-and-answer session at the Aspen Security Forum.
For many in Washington, the emergence of Mr. Coats as the most prominent administration official willing to push back against the president, gently but repeatedly, has been a surprise. As a two-time Republican senator from Indiana, Mr. Coats was known for eschewing the flashy, focusing on pushing his agenda with back-room conversations, not news-making speeches

But he was not alone in his skepticism over a White House invitation for Mr. Putin. Current and former senior American intelligence officials expressed deep concern and skepticism. “It seems this is a reward for bad behavior,” said James R. Clapper Jr., Mr. Coats’s predecessor as director of national intelligence.
Mr. Clapper said that bringing Mr. Putin, a former K.G.B. chief, into the White House would pose stiff intelligence risks. “This will be a complex intelligence and counterintelligence challenge,” he said.
Mr. Coats also said he was not fully aware of what Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin discussed in their one-on-one meeting on Monday in Helsinki, Finland, but that he hopes to learn soon, a remarkable admission for a cabinet-level national security official.
And asked whether Mr. Trump should avoid a similar one-on-one meeting with Mr. Putin if he comes to the White House, Mr. Coats said he would “look for a different way of doing it.” White House officials said on Thursday that Mr. Trump planned to invite Mr. Putin to visit in the fall

‘Say That Again?’: Prospect of Putin White House Visit Surprises Intelligence Chief - The New York Times
Put beats Trump on any and every level.

What a joke this White House is.........patriots should be worried.
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Post by Scooter » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Well, since you're not a patriot, eat fucking $#@%.
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Post by stuporstitionist » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:19 pm

Putin wants to see what he bought.
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Post by aluannie@q.com » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm

stuporstitionist wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Putin wants to see what he bought.
How sad that you have lived this long in a wonderful free country like this and still bad mouth everything about it. People like you should be deported to a country that better suits your personality. May I suggest Iran?
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Post by lust4beer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:32 pm

aluannie@q.com wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm
stuporstitionist wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Putin wants to see what he bought.
How sad that you have lived this long in a wonderful free country like this and still bad mouth everything about it. People like you should be deported to a country that better suits your personality. May I suggest Iran?
“ bad mouthing “ POTUS is bad mouthing America?

We all should be deported for free speech?

You would have been deported in year one of Obama’s GREAT presidency

Pathetic

Sad

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Post by Scooter » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:33 pm

Go gargle on a #44 assneck
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Re: Say That Again?’: Prospect of Putin White House Visit Surprises Intelligence Chief

Post by lust4beer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:44 pm

lust4beer wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:32 pm
aluannie@q.com wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm
stuporstitionist wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Putin wants to see what he bought.
How sad that you have lived this long in a wonderful free country like this and still bad mouth everything about it. People like you should be deported to a country that better suits your personality. May I suggest Iran?
“ bad mouthing “ POTUS is bad mouthing America?

We all should be deported for free speech?

You would have been deported in year one of Obama’s GREAT presidency



Pathetic

Sad

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Post by stuporstitionist » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:33 am

aluannie@q.com wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm
stuporstitionist wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Putin wants to see what he bought.
How sad that you have lived this long in a wonderful free country like this and still bad mouth everything about it. People like you should be deported to a country that better suits your personality. May I suggest Iran?
Mac wants to deport people for speech because she loves FREEDOM!
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