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Putin’s Buddy Trump Is About To Get National Security Briefings. Intel Officers Are Worried.

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Members of the intelligence community are worried that Donald Trump ― who has deep ties to Russia and is apparently the preferred presidential candidate of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ― could have access to highly classified national security briefings as early as Friday.

    Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will begin receiving the briefings after the Democratic National Convention ends on Thursday, ABC Newsreported Monday. As the Republican nominee for president, Trump is now among a handful of people who do not hold a security clearance but have the potential to get these briefings. But he also has closer ties to a foreign government than perhaps any presidential candidate in recent history.

    Trump has called for following Moscow’s lead on various global issues andquestioned whether it’s necessary for the U.S. to always defend other members of NATO, the alliance created during the Cold War to protect American partners from an expansionist Soviet Union. His rhetoric about foreign policy neatly matches the message coming out of Moscow: that America has little need for its long-time partners in Europe ― particularly in NATO ― or elsewhere, and that the U.S. should have less influence internationally. Trump has extensive business and financial ties to Russia. The Washington Post has described his relationship with Putin as a “bromance.” Troll accounts tied to the Russian government have promoted Trump on Twitter, the New Yorker’s Adrian Chen noted last year. And this week, mysterious hackers released internal Democratic National Committee emails ― a move that security experts and reporters are increasingly convinced was an attempt by the Russian government to swing the presidential election to Trump.

    Trump’s deep relationship with Russia has the intelligence community worried.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...ecurity-briefings_us_57963cd6e4b02d5d5ed2476b
     
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    [​IMG] Get real...[​IMG]
     
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    More DNC deflection and trying to point the finger away from themselves.

    Now it's Putin and Trump's fault for the emails the DNC wrote? The left was celebrating Julian just a few months ago, and now they're trying to contend he's a Trump tool.

    Now his timing of these releases is suspect, and he's hinting that these so far are just the tip of the iceberg. If he was really in the Trump camp, he'd wait until the Friday before the election, but he's dropping all this right before the DNC.
     
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    It is not the DNC saying this so much as the FBI, the CIA and possibly NSA.
     
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    According to security firm Crowdstrike, the hackers began accessing the DNC's computer network a year ago. At that time nobody believed Trump had a prayer of winning the Republican nomination.
     
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    "For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia." ~ Donald Trump
     
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