I’m sure Cheryl and/or Adam will have serious, information-packed post about this later, but chroist jaysus, as the old folk used to say…
EXCLUSIVE: Data intercepts showed GRU-to-Taliban $ transfers & a key intermediary fled to Russia, bolstering earlier detainee accounts about a Russian bounty op. Trump WH omitted in its briefing to GOP lawmakers as it downplayed intel as murky/contested. https://t.co/bmMd4V7Fjt
— Charlie Savage (@charlie_savage) June 30, 2020
did they crush it up in some peanut butter like how you give a dog his worm medicine https://t.co/WaIdAEITYi
— kilgore trout, a ramp with no steps (@KT_So_It_Goes) June 30, 2020
Ok well I guess now that he's finally been briefed, it's time for him to act on it. Can't wait to see what bold steps he takes to hold Russia accountable.
— Centrism Fan Acct 🔹 (@Wilson__Valdez) June 30, 2020
Repubs: Hide the evidence, y’all!…
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 30, 2020
The Senate will incorporate the annual intelligence policy legislation into the National Defense Authorization Act — but only after stripping language from the intelligence bill that would have required presidential campaigns to report offers of foreign election help.
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that Senate Republicans forced the removal of the election reporting provision as a condition to include the intelligence bill on the must-pass defense policy legislation.
Earlier this month, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved an amendment on an 8-7 vote from Warner and GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, which added a provision to the Intelligence Authorization Act requiring campaigns to notify federal authorities about offers of foreign election help.
That bill, however, was unlikely to get Senate floor time on its own, which is why it’s being included in the National Defense Authorization Act. The effort to strip the foreign election help provision from the intelligence bill was not a surprise, as acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, predicted earlier this month it would be removed before the bill was on the floor, because of an objection from the Senate Rules Committee…
Republicans sending anyone to Moscow for this 4th of July?
— Schooley (@Rschooley) June 29, 2020
And when they go, is there any way we can bar them from returning?