Trump Soured On Maguire After Congress Told Russia Is Interfering

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire was still considered a frontrunner to take the post in a permanent capacity until last week — when President Donald Trump found out that Maguire’s staff had briefed House lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election on Trump’s behalf.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1292496
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He can’t handle the truth.

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He will not have people in his administration telling the truth. Not to Congress, not to the American people, not to their family members or neighbors. They especially must not tell the truth when it contradicts his lies … which the truth pretty much always will do.

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How’s that lesson learning going, Senator Collins?

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She’s concerned.

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Trump reportedly fretted that the Democrats would use it against him.

Add that to the Everest sized pile of things to use against him.

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I have here in my hand a flash drive containing an index to the multivolume CD collection of chapter titles outlining the broad categories of Trump’s offenses.

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His mind starts to break whenever exposed to evidence that he wouldn’t have “won” his election without foreign interference.

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It’s crazy that when anyone that tells the truth, he has to get rid of them.

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Starts to break? Oh man, we’ve passed that point. That thing is broken.

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Not even with gloves. It burns him right through the leather.

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Ain’t no puttin’ Humpty Donnie together again.

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Members of both parties on the committee were in attendance at the briefing a week ago, and Trump’s allies argued with the conclusions Pierson presented, insisting that Trump has gotten tougher on Russia.

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The problem for both the Russians and Trump for 2020 is that Wikileaks and Assange are now out of commission for use in the campaign. Of course Facebook is open for business.

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…when President Donald Trump found out that Maguire’s staff had briefed House lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election on Trump’s behalf.

Apparently, deference to one’s oath of office, or patriotic feelings, generally, disqualify applicants from service in this administration.

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Yeah, it would be just like those sleazy Democrats to politicize something like that …

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Again we see how having a temper tantrum-ing toddler in charge of government might not be the best idea…

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non-repubes continuously fret (present tense) that russia, china, north korea, and the House of Saud will throw every piece of feces that they can get their hands on to keep their stooge in power

I say the Dems should state VERY loudly and VERY clearly that anyone and everyone in league with trump/doing his bidding will have a laser focused on their actions when this worm turns, forget trump, hit the idiots doing the deeds for him, he’ll run out of volunteers very fast

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Trump was furious in particular that Maguire aide Shelby Pierson conveyed the information to Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Trump reportedly fretted that the Democrats would use it against him

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Doubtless, the members of one of those parties provided the White House with a near contemporary, blow by blow account of, both, what was reported and how the briefing staff seemed to feel about it.

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