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Begonnen von Peiresc, 13. November 2016, 20:28:34
ZitatBut in his own statement about the conversation, Clapper did no such thing. Instead, he denounced leaks to the media about the private report, and stressed that the intelligence community has not made any judgment on whether the report's contents were legitimate.
Zitat von: Peiresc am 09. Januar 2017, 13:26:15ZitatSecretary of state appointee Rex Tillerson, for one, was asked during a recent prep session conducted near the White House what he would do in a situation where he awoke in a foreign country to learn of a tweet by Trump that had undermined his negotiating position, according to a source close to the process. The typically unflappable former Exxon CEO was momentarily tongue-tied when searching for a response.
ZitatSecretary of state appointee Rex Tillerson, for one, was asked during a recent prep session conducted near the White House what he would do in a situation where he awoke in a foreign country to learn of a tweet by Trump that had undermined his negotiating position, according to a source close to the process. The typically unflappable former Exxon CEO was momentarily tongue-tied when searching for a response.
ZitatRepublican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana brought up Trump's prolific, and erratic, use of Twitter, and asked Tillerson how he would react if the future president's social media use undermined his diplomatic efforts.
Zitat"I don't think I'm going to be telling the boss how he ought to communicate with the American people," Tillerson said, before adding he would expect to be on the same page as Trump as far as policy goes.And if there is a mix up? "I have his cell phone number," Tillerson said.
ZitatHouse Republicans gut their own oversight ... Monday's effort was led, in part, by lawmakers who have come under investigation in recent years.
Zitat von: Typee am 13. Januar 2017, 13:24:13Man wird bescheiden in diesen Tagen.
Zitat von: Peiresc am 11. Januar 2017, 07:58:35Noch einmal: diese überschießende Reaktion fand ich für Trump sehr ungewöhnlich.
Zitatwe have witnessed a hypersensitive and aggressive reaction from the Trump camp
ZitatDoes this mean that everything in Chris' dossier is true? No.
ZitatBut there are causes for concern. The first is that the allegations in the dossier are quite serious. Should they be corroborated [...]
ZitatThe development raises questions about who in Congress, if anyone, will investigate the matter.http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/senate-trump-russia-investigation-233572
ZitatYet Trump has singled out the leaders and said if the president does not agree with the intelligence, intelligence heads will roll. That is a recipe for disaster in terms of creating distrust between the intelligence community and the Trump administration. It also risks distorting intelligence community assessments to avoid the wrath of political disfavor. All of these are the weaknesses found in unprofessional intelligence services typically found in dictatorships, not the United States.
ZitatThe Guardian can confirm that the documents reached the top of the FBI by December. Senator John McCain, who was informed about the existence of the documents separately by an intermediary from a western allied state, dispatched an emissary overseas to meet the source and then decided to present the material to Comey in a one-on-one meeting on 9 December, according to a source aware of the meeting. The documents, which were first reported on last year by Mother Jones, are also in the hands of officials in the White House.McCain is not thought to have made a judgment on the reliability of the documents but was sufficiently impressed by the source's credentials to feel obliged to pass them to the FBI.https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/fbi-chief-given-dossier-by-john-mccain-alleging-secret-trump-russia-contacts
ZitatBut a source involved in the transition said "no one around Trump would suggest it's a good idea to attack John Lewis on Twitter."Trump is particularly aggrieved by any comment that questions the legitimacy of his election, the source said, who added that there often is not a larger strategy at work. He is "not going to change. And when you attack him he's going to hit back, whatever anyone thinks."
Zitathttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbPfadLWT64Fact-checking the dossier from Buzzfeed! (Since the mainstream media won't do it!) via @Liz_Wheeler
Zitat"We just need to understand because it's a simultaneously scary yet fascinating person."http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/philippe-reines-donald-trump-214630
Zitat von: Peiresc am 19. Dezember 2016, 19:09:12Vielleicht schafft es Trump ja dennoch, irgendwo in der Wüste eine Autobahn ... oh, Scheiße.
ZitatA photo-op at the groundbreaking of a wall along the Mexican border might be all he needs to declare the fabled project successfully underway, and move on.http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/philippe-reines-donald-trump-214630
ZitatDie meisten Deals sind reine PR-Gagshttp://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/donald-trump-die-wundersame-job-maschine-des-neuen-praesidenten-a-1130004.html