Pelosi Claims Trump Is Ignoring Allegations Against Russians Because They Have Something on Him

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says President Donald Trump is ignoring intelligence against Russia because officials in that country are in possession of information that could be damaging to him.

On Friday, The New York Times reported that Russian intelligence operatives have been putting bounties on U.S soldiers in Afghanistan. The Times also reported that Trump has known about the reported bounties for months and has been trying to develop a response.

During an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday, Pelosi was asked if she was briefed on the reported bounties, she said, “No, and we have called for a report to the Congress on this.”

She continued, “This is as bad as it gets, and yet the president will not confront the Russians on this score, denies being briefed … With him, all roads lead to Putin. I don’t know what the Russians have on the president, politically, personally, financially, or whatever it is, but he wants to ignore, he wants to bring them back to the G-8 despite the annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine.”

Pelosi said Trump “should have been briefed” on the reports that Russian officials were offering money to Taliban militias to kill U.S. soldiers. She explained why Trump might have ignored the intelligence report, “The president wants to ignore any allegation against Russia.”

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“You would think that the minute the president heard of it, he would want to know more instead of denying that he knew anything,” she said. And she vowed to find out if Trump was briefed or not but, she added, “If he was not, what does that say about the concern that those who have briefed the president have of not going anywhere near the Russia issue with the president?”

She continued:

“How else would you explain his refusal to even — to ignore, again and again, the intelligence that puts right at the Russian doorstep the involvement into our elections, for example? Now he’s saying this is fake news. Why would he say that? Why wouldn’t he say, ‘let’s look into it and sees what this, giving the money to Taliban a bounty on the lives of our troops in Afghanistan.’ How do you answer to the family members of those who are serving there, and he’s engaged in peace negotiations with the Taliban, and he’s kissing up to Putin in every way, saying they should be in the G-7 even though they annexed Crimea and caused death and destruction in Ukraine, so totally irresponsible. Something is wrong with this picture.”

Trump denied that he was briefed on the matter and questioned the accuracy of the Times’ story. On Sunday, he tweeted, “Nobody briefed or told me, [Mike Pence], or Chief of Staff [Mark Meadows] about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an ‘anonymous source’ by the Fake News [New York Times.]

“Everybody is denying it [and] there have not been many attacks on us,” Trump added. 

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany previously denied that Trump was briefed on the matter. And former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said he had not seen that intelligence.

Responses

  1. I think Pelosi & co are being too nice, they need to face the fact that Trump is a dumbfuk.

  2. Why wouldn’t he say, ‘let’s look into it and sees what this, giving the money to Taliban a bounty on the lives of our troops in Afghanistan’.

    Gee I wonder why? Maybe because he like MOST of us think this is the new flavor of the month? Cause every month since he’s been in office a new Bullsh_t Lie is made up for all the MSM to regurgitate and about the time it’s determined to be a lie….the next Bullsh_t Lie comes out! And then they report like hear that Trump lied……REALLY? Show us the proof in the pudding before you go on your world Billsh_t Lie tour!

  3. Time to march… peaceful protests (wink wink) at every media outlet in this country… someone has to hold them accountable to be factual… our current law does not protect Americans from media lies and deceit… we are all for a free press, but that’s not what we are dealing with… it is time Americans rise up and give the media a dose of what it spews and promotes—lies, anger and violence… lets go after them… shut them down!

  4. Somebody shut this old goose up! I get tired of her constant honking on the President! Make her go away!

  5. All of you dem/leftist are pathetic. But you, Nancy, are at the top of the list.
    Go take care of the homeless, rats and defecation in the streets of your district. Give the homeless some of your expensive ice cream.

  6. You Caucasian N*gger Trash Assholes

    are revealing that you are TRAITORS

    and morons.

    As usual.

  7. I think you Nancy have worse dementia than Joe. You are an embarrassment to this country. Your fellow DNC colleagues make fun of you behind your back and they are just waiting for the over 70 crowd to step aside and let younger members bring some ethics, honesty and class back to the DNC. Not that you guys ever had any. I hope you have a very slow and painful death. God has other plans for you than you think.

  8. Russians paid a bounty to the taliban for each American Soldier killed…45 did nothing about it. He’s truly the POSPOTUS.

    1. I laugh anytime I read something from “centrist”… must be compelled to write soon after taking a shit on a sidewalk in San Francisco…

  9. You right wingers are a bunch of fools…if 45 told you 2+2=5 your answer would be yes. You can’t face the fact that the only thing 45 cares about is himself….the rest of you, ‘go f%#k yourselves. Fools you are.

    1. And you left wingers are a bunch of fools. When Obama said if you like your doctor….well you know the rest. Could go on but to quote Hillary “at this point what difference does it make?” Who’s the fools? And you’re not Yoda so stop plagiarizing him.

      1. Cherl seems to believe that Obama giving an inaccurate statement about healthcare is the same thing as the possibility that Trump has not responded to Russian bounties paid for the lives of our troops. Don’t you think it’s time to move past the doctor quote and the past, poor excuse for a patriot?

        1. Cherl believes that you’re trying to continually attempt to find fault without proof. Your word…..possibility! Anonymous source and the NYT ? Please. Try the word PROOF.
          OK. How about a President who thinks we have 57 states? And you conveniently skip over the Hillary issue where good people DID die. Not a possibility.

    2. On the contrary I think that’s you left with Nancy! How many times she try to unseat our great President? It’s getting old!

  10. Oop, oop, oop, Nancy accusing the President of more Russian Collusion. You have that wrong, Walking Dead, it was the Hillarrhoid that conspired with foreign nationals, including Russian agents, during the last election. Remember the fake dossier? Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

  11. First of all, if this were true it would be highly classified. Second, the NYT is always putting out false news. Finally, the Democrats have been trying their best from day one to create a rift between Russia and the USA which has led to greater tensions.
    As for meddling in the elections, Hillary is the Queen there. Not only did she manipulate the primary to beat out Bernie but she used Russian propaganda to discredit her opponent.

    1. Democrats hate it when you present facts. As if the NYT would have the inside story. Or old Nancy….

  12. She is a lying old hag. The Russians have something on Trump? What a load of shift.

  13. Wonder what old old Nancy has to hide. She spends so much time accusing President Trump of such absurdities. Perhaps someone should be pointing multiple fingers at her. It’s not like California is a vacationers’ dream anymore. As for Putin, haven’t much about him or from him in quite some time. So, of course, she has to regurgitate something.

    1. And without President Trump Stephanopolous wouldn’t have a career. He’s the reason I no longer watch Good Morning America. Strahan and Roberts Are entertaining. He’s not.

    2. You forgot about 3 more olds! Just helping to do what I can. She sits in the dark and sting all that ice cream then throws it up. That’s her secret diet. That’s why she looks like an old hag scare crow.

  14. Oh Nancy, you may be 80 years old but you still know how to read, don’t you? First you Democrats make up a story along with the upper echelon of the FBI, DOJ, CIA, and NSA. A fraudulent file provided courtesy of Hillary Clinton was used to back up your claims and you seem to make up stories now.
    Since the existence of the human race, there has been meddling in elections or the day to day functions of the government of a country more powerful than the instigator. Now it seems like there is a political party doing it.

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