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Former Diplomats: Trump Team Sought to Lift Sanctions on Russia

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posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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The Trump administration was gearing up to lift sanctions on Russia when the president took office, but career diplomats ginned up pressure in Congress to block the move, two senior former State Department officials told NBC News Thursday.

It's the latest evidence that President Trump moved to turn his favorable campaign rhetoric about Russia into concrete action when he took power.

Daniel Fried, who served as a senior diplomat until he retired in late February, said he became aware of the sanctions effort in the early weeks of Trump's presidency.


Look at that, an actual named source.


The Trump team backed off, Malinowski said he believes, because officials came to see that lifting the sanctions would look terrible in light of the drumbeat of revelations over potential Trump campaign coordination with the Russian election interference effort.

"It would be politically stinky," he said.

Malinowski said he is now concerned that even if the Trump administration doesn't lift sanctions on Russia, it will stop vigilantly enforcing them. The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control, which polices sanctions, does not have a permanent chief, and the State Department does not have a permanent sanctions coordinator.


That last part is what is interesting to me. Trump doesn't have to worry about lifting sanctions on Russia in any way as long as there isn't anyone appointed to enforce the sanctions.

What do you know...



"What was troubling about these stories is that suddenly I was hearing that we were preparing to rescind sanctions in exchange for, well, nothing," Fried said on MSNBC.


Hmmmmm....

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posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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Anybody will say anything for a price.




posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Anybody will say anything for a price.




So when an article has a verifiable source, they were paid to talk.

Gotcha.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Dropping the sanctions on Russia is a bad thing why exactly?



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The cognitive dissonance is palpable. When unnamed sources criticizing Trump are brought forward you call it fake news but when named sources criticizing Trump are brought up you still call it fake news because they were paid to do it.

You're right, for a price some people will say anything, including things about Obama and Hillary yet you will never say those sources criticizing Hillary or Obama were paid.

That's a bit hypocritical don't you think?



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: xuenchen
Anybody will say anything for a price.




So when an article has a verifiable source, they were paid to talk.

Gotcha.


Still just talk.

If this guy had it for real, he would have supplied some genuine documents or "recordings".

Cheap Talk.




posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: underwerks

Dropping the sanctions on Russia is a bad thing why exactly?

In one word, Crimea.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

The Trump administration was gearing up to lift sanctions on Russia when the president took office, but career diplomats ginned up pressure in Congress to block the move, two senior former State Department officials told NBC News Thursday.

It's the latest evidence that President Trump moved to turn his favorable campaign rhetoric about Russia into concrete action when he took power.

Daniel Fried, who served as a senior diplomat until he retired in late February, said he became aware of the sanctions effort in the early weeks of Trump's presidency.


Look at that, an actual named source.


The Trump team backed off, Malinowski said he believes, because officials came to see that lifting the sanctions would look terrible in light of the drumbeat of revelations over potential Trump campaign coordination with the Russian election interference effort.

"It would be politically stinky," he said.

Malinowski said he is now concerned that even if the Trump administration doesn't lift sanctions on Russia, it will stop vigilantly enforcing them. The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control, which polices sanctions, does not have a permanent chief, and the State Department does not have a permanent sanctions coordinator.


That last part is what is interesting to me. Trump doesn't have to worry about lifting sanctions on Russia in any way as long as there isn't anyone appointed to enforce the sanctions.

What do you know...



"What was troubling about these stories is that suddenly I was hearing that we were preparing to rescind sanctions in exchange for, well, nothing," Fried said on MSNBC.


Hmmmmm....

Link


Neato.....

Sanctions were already heavily influenced with Obama and Hillary cherry picking those that the US would work with.

And of course there's that famous gaffe by Obama when the microphone caught him saying how much easier things would be once he won his second term...

So....I guess sanctions are really just a big bully negotiating piece....remember the big red button Hillary gave the Russians....it was EASY right? Maybe the accidental misspelling on the button to make it say "overload" wasn't really accidental at all....
edit on 6/2/17 by Vasa Croe because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

If this info was real, he would be talking in a private and sealed atmosphere with the Special Counsel, not MSinBC.




posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

congrats! this is the first story I have seen in a while with names of real people revealing the information.

Was this an illegal action? I do remember hearing about Trump wanting to have a good relationship with Putin right around election time. I think that was before he was aware that not hating Russia meant you obviously sleep with Putin.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: underwerks

The Trump administration was gearing up to lift sanctions on Russia when the president took office, but career diplomats ginned up pressure in Congress to block the move, two senior former State Department officials told NBC News Thursday.

It's the latest evidence that President Trump moved to turn his favorable campaign rhetoric about Russia into concrete action when he took power.

Daniel Fried, who served as a senior diplomat until he retired in late February, said he became aware of the sanctions effort in the early weeks of Trump's presidency.


Look at that, an actual named source.


The Trump team backed off, Malinowski said he believes, because officials came to see that lifting the sanctions would look terrible in light of the drumbeat of revelations over potential Trump campaign coordination with the Russian election interference effort.

"It would be politically stinky," he said.

Malinowski said he is now concerned that even if the Trump administration doesn't lift sanctions on Russia, it will stop vigilantly enforcing them. The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control, which polices sanctions, does not have a permanent chief, and the State Department does not have a permanent sanctions coordinator.


That last part is what is interesting to me. Trump doesn't have to worry about lifting sanctions on Russia in any way as long as there isn't anyone appointed to enforce the sanctions.

What do you know...



"What was troubling about these stories is that suddenly I was hearing that we were preparing to rescind sanctions in exchange for, well, nothing," Fried said on MSNBC.


Hmmmmm....

Link


Neato.....

Sanctions were already heavily influenced with Obama and Hillary cherry picking those that the US would work with.

And of course there's that famous gaffe by Obama when the microphone caught him saying how much easier things would be once he won his second term...

So....I guess sanctions are really just a big bully negotiating piece....remember the big red button Hillary gave the Russians....it was EASY right?

Sanctions aren't just a "bully" negotiating piece. I think you're confusing political theater with actual geopolitics.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: underwerks

congrats! this is the first story I have seen in a while with names of real people revealing the information.

Was this an illegal action? I do remember hearing about Trump wanting to have a good relationship with Putin right around election time. I think that was before he was aware that not hating Russia meant you obviously sleep with Putin.

I'm not sure if anything was illegal about it, but it is suspicious, and this will be ammo for everyone wanting an impeachment.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: underwerks

The Trump administration was gearing up to lift sanctions on Russia when the president took office, but career diplomats ginned up pressure in Congress to block the move, two senior former State Department officials told NBC News Thursday.

It's the latest evidence that President Trump moved to turn his favorable campaign rhetoric about Russia into concrete action when he took power.

Daniel Fried, who served as a senior diplomat until he retired in late February, said he became aware of the sanctions effort in the early weeks of Trump's presidency.


Look at that, an actual named source.


The Trump team backed off, Malinowski said he believes, because officials came to see that lifting the sanctions would look terrible in light of the drumbeat of revelations over potential Trump campaign coordination with the Russian election interference effort.

"It would be politically stinky," he said.

Malinowski said he is now concerned that even if the Trump administration doesn't lift sanctions on Russia, it will stop vigilantly enforcing them. The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control, which polices sanctions, does not have a permanent chief, and the State Department does not have a permanent sanctions coordinator.


That last part is what is interesting to me. Trump doesn't have to worry about lifting sanctions on Russia in any way as long as there isn't anyone appointed to enforce the sanctions.

What do you know...



"What was troubling about these stories is that suddenly I was hearing that we were preparing to rescind sanctions in exchange for, well, nothing," Fried said on MSNBC.


Hmmmmm....

Link


Neato.....

Sanctions were already heavily influenced with Obama and Hillary cherry picking those that the US would work with.

And of course there's that famous gaffe by Obama when the microphone caught him saying how much easier things would be once he won his second term...

So....I guess sanctions are really just a big bully negotiating piece....remember the big red button Hillary gave the Russians....it was EASY right?

Sanctions aren't just a "bully" negotiating piece. I think you're confusing political theater with actual geopolitics.


So why were some of Putin's largest companies and players that were appointed by him allowed to buy our uranium, control Joule and build a massive facility for RUSNANO in the US during this time? And why were they allowed to continue to operate to this day if these relations were so horrible and Putin was so bad?



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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Exposed !!



"For Sale" sign classic.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Exposed !!



"For Sale" sign classic.


Lmao. Yeah, not exactly.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: underwerks

The Trump administration was gearing up to lift sanctions on Russia when the president took office, but career diplomats ginned up pressure in Congress to block the move, two senior former State Department officials told NBC News Thursday.

It's the latest evidence that President Trump moved to turn his favorable campaign rhetoric about Russia into concrete action when he took power.

Daniel Fried, who served as a senior diplomat until he retired in late February, said he became aware of the sanctions effort in the early weeks of Trump's presidency.


Look at that, an actual named source.


The Trump team backed off, Malinowski said he believes, because officials came to see that lifting the sanctions would look terrible in light of the drumbeat of revelations over potential Trump campaign coordination with the Russian election interference effort.

"It would be politically stinky," he said.

Malinowski said he is now concerned that even if the Trump administration doesn't lift sanctions on Russia, it will stop vigilantly enforcing them. The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control, which polices sanctions, does not have a permanent chief, and the State Department does not have a permanent sanctions coordinator.


That last part is what is interesting to me. Trump doesn't have to worry about lifting sanctions on Russia in any way as long as there isn't anyone appointed to enforce the sanctions.

What do you know...



"What was troubling about these stories is that suddenly I was hearing that we were preparing to rescind sanctions in exchange for, well, nothing," Fried said on MSNBC.


Hmmmmm....

Link


Neato.....

Sanctions were already heavily influenced with Obama and Hillary cherry picking those that the US would work with.

And of course there's that famous gaffe by Obama when the microphone caught him saying how much easier things would be once he won his second term...

So....I guess sanctions are really just a big bully negotiating piece....remember the big red button Hillary gave the Russians....it was EASY right?

Sanctions aren't just a "bully" negotiating piece. I think you're confusing political theater with actual geopolitics.


So why were some of Putin's largest companies and players that were appointed by him allowed to buy our uranium, control Joule and build a massive facility for RUSNANO in the US during this time? And why were they allowed to continue to operate to this day if these relations were so horrible and Putin was so bad?


That's under the Obama administration. Maybe he was working with Russia as well? I don't know. What I do know is how shady what Trump is doing now is. And I believe this is one of the first named sources of many to come..



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: underwerks

The Trump administration was gearing up to lift sanctions on Russia when the president took office, but career diplomats ginned up pressure in Congress to block the move, two senior former State Department officials told NBC News Thursday.

It's the latest evidence that President Trump moved to turn his favorable campaign rhetoric about Russia into concrete action when he took power.

Daniel Fried, who served as a senior diplomat until he retired in late February, said he became aware of the sanctions effort in the early weeks of Trump's presidency.


Look at that, an actual named source.


The Trump team backed off, Malinowski said he believes, because officials came to see that lifting the sanctions would look terrible in light of the drumbeat of revelations over potential Trump campaign coordination with the Russian election interference effort.

"It would be politically stinky," he said.

Malinowski said he is now concerned that even if the Trump administration doesn't lift sanctions on Russia, it will stop vigilantly enforcing them. The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control, which polices sanctions, does not have a permanent chief, and the State Department does not have a permanent sanctions coordinator.


That last part is what is interesting to me. Trump doesn't have to worry about lifting sanctions on Russia in any way as long as there isn't anyone appointed to enforce the sanctions.

What do you know...



"What was troubling about these stories is that suddenly I was hearing that we were preparing to rescind sanctions in exchange for, well, nothing," Fried said on MSNBC.


Hmmmmm....

Link


Neato.....

Sanctions were already heavily influenced with Obama and Hillary cherry picking those that the US would work with.

And of course there's that famous gaffe by Obama when the microphone caught him saying how much easier things would be once he won his second term...

So....I guess sanctions are really just a big bully negotiating piece....remember the big red button Hillary gave the Russians....it was EASY right?

Sanctions aren't just a "bully" negotiating piece. I think you're confusing political theater with actual geopolitics.


So why were some of Putin's largest companies and players that were appointed by him allowed to buy our uranium, control Joule and build a massive facility for RUSNANO in the US during this time? And why were they allowed to continue to operate to this day if these relations were so horrible and Putin was so bad?


That's under the Obama administration. Maybe he was working with Russia as well? I don't know. What I do know is how shady what Trump is doing now is. And I believe this is one of the first named sources of many to come..


explain what shady things Trump is doing now. This particular thing is not something hidden or shady based on what your article says.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Anybody will say anything for a price.




You are the worst. I say that with love.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:26 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: underwerks

Dropping the sanctions on Russia is a bad thing why exactly?

In one word, Crimea.


Two words: democratic election

Crimea votes to join Russia, Obama orders sanctions
www.reuters.com...
edit on 2-6-2017 by Deny Arrogance because: (no reason given)

edit on 2-6-2017 by Deny Arrogance because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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Worth every Nickel...

Real and Verified !




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