"I don't know why the ambiguity about this", Mr. Brennan said during a recent appearance on CNN.
At the time, Stalin had been waging war on his own peasantry for most of a decade, in his zeal to collectivize the agricultural sector while at the same time industrializing the Soviet economy in order to compete with Europe and the U.S.
The obvious conclusion: Trump knows full well that Russian Federation meddled, but he's anxious the special counsel's investigation, which has already ensnared Trump campaign aides, will implicate him.
"So you look at that".
If he were a normal elected leader, he might have followed up with a rejoinder about how USA intelligence experts have nearly all come to the opposite conclusion - that Putin's government-sponsored hackers did do their best to throw a monkey wrench into the 2016 presidential electoral process, and may well have done enough damage to give Trump the wiggle room he needed to squeak into the White House.
In a speech to South Korean legislators, Trump threw out a strong warning to North Korea: "We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction".
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"There's nothing "America First" about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community ..." Now, as he winds up his tour today and flies home to the United States, his fellow summiteers in Vietnam and the Philippines are putting the finishing touches on a new free trade pact, featuring 16 nations, that will exclude America.
"To believe otherwise", the senator noted, "is not only naive but also places our national security at risk". Secondly, the US CIA, FBI, and overall United States Intelligence Community concluded beyond any reasonable doubt that Putin's team did this.
Now, I'm not saying Trump is risking anything like what Stalin was faced with, at least not at this point.
"I believe that he feels that he and Russian Federation did not meddle in the election", Trump said Sunday in Hanoi. As to whether I believe it or not, I'm with our agencies, especially as now constituted with their leadership. After all, who doesn't believe their won intelligence officials.
Yet, just a day earlier, he had lashed out at the former heads of the USA intelligence agencies, dismissing them as "political hacks" and claiming there were plenty of reasons to be suspicious of their findings that Russian Federation meddled to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton past year.
While working on the Miss Universe pageant in 2013, Trump said "I do have a relationship with him", referring to Vladimir Putin. On Face the Nation on CBS, panelist Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic told host John Dickerson that Trump, "in his heart", seems to believe that the Russian Federation controversy is manufactured by his enemies. They discussed Trump's coziness with Russian Federation and Putin.
But in every country Trump visited, none of the leaders entered trade negotiations or offered significant concessions to the former real estate magnate and Art of the Deal author. "We can at least say we have moved it it in the right direction", one reader commented. "And I don't think they have any intention of backing off".
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