Having served in Afghanistan during the time the alleged bounties were placed, no one is angrier about this than me.— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) June 29, 2020
Now it’s impossible to finish the investigation. All b/c the @nytimes will do anything to damage @realdonaldtrump, even if it means compromising nat'l security.
"Banks... served in Afghanistan until April of 2015." Didn't you just push this back to the Obama administration? Which means Trump had to know what was going on, or he's been derelict in his duty since he took his hand off that Bible. Which means he's violated his oath since Day One.
You sure you want to go there?
Besides, by your time line it's been over 5 years since this scandal began. When the fuck is the investigation supposed to end? And Trump has been sucking up to Putin all this time? Why? Because American troops matter less than Putin being brought back in to reconstitute the G-8? Really? That's your defense?
Americans don't buy the phony Russia-Trump-Collusion narrative.— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) June 29, 2020
THEY SEE President Trump's rock solid record in support of our troops, our veterans & American exceptionalism. THEY SEE the media walk back claims of a Trump-Russia scandal over & over. So tired. Change it up!
Fact: you're so full of shit your eyes are brown.
Folks, we are about to experience the mother of all gaslights in response to the Putin bounties.— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) June 29, 2020
My wager: Bill Barr is going to launch an "investigation" into the "leaker" who gave the story to the NY Times which is also going to somehow become magically connected to Obamagate
Obviously Barr is gonna have help. What is wrong with these people? They're all violating their oaths of office:
You wanna address this, Rep. Banks?Senior US officials believed Pres. Trump posed a danger to national security with his freewheeling classified phone calls to other heads of state, attempts to charm leaders like Russia's Vladimir Putin and calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel "stupid." https://t.co/E3GQyG6cnp— CNN (@CNN) June 29, 2020
Tammy Duckworth: "While he spent his wknd golfing, lying, & making sure the buck stopped anywhere but w/ him, our troops in hot spots were forced to wonder whether they might be next, whether a bounty might be placed on them, and whether POTUS would even care enough to respond." pic.twitter.com/YhePUMPjZg— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 29, 2020
No wonder they'd rather blame the New York Times:
Duckworth accuses Trump of making it "more likely that more spouses will be widowed and more moms and dads turned into gold star parents."— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) June 29, 2020
"How dare he still call himself the commander in chief?"
There's not a member of the GOP in Congress who isn't a waste of space. I hope Sen. Collins is at least 'concerned.'