Trump news: CIA chief ‘stunned’ at ex-president’s praise of Putin amid Ukraine crisis

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Donald Trump’s former director of national intelligence has expressed his displeasure with the former president’s comments praising Vladimir Putin as he wages a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Talking to daily monsterDan Coats said he was “shocked” by Mr Trump’s comments. “I can’t think of any other American president saying what he said in a situation like this,” he told the site.

Twice in two days, the former president praised Putin as “smart” and blamed Joe Biden for what is happening. “he is [Mr Putin] Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Mr. Trump said: “As an American, I’m angry about it and I’m sad about it. It all happened because of a rigged election.”

In another Wednesday night video circulating on social media, Mr. Trump can be heard saying: “Trump said Putin is smart. He took over a country for $2 in sanctions. I would say that is very smart.”

Meanwhile, a House committee investigating the handling of Trump administration records has asked the National Archives for more information about the documents the former president kept at Mar-a-Lago rather than archiving as required by law. In particular, the commission requested a summary of the classification status of documents after it became clear that the boxes may contain sensitive material.

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Trump dominates CPAC goods

Conference attendees shop for merchandise at a trade fair at the Conservative Political Action Conference

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President Bon Spears looks dressed up

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Oliver O’ConnellFeb 25 2022 19:57

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Trump’s former national intelligence chief “stunned” by comments praising Putin

Dan Coatswho served as the former president’s director of national intelligence, said daily monster Thursday: “I can’t think of any other US president saying what he said in a situation like this.”

Request further comment on the situation, specifically how the President Joe Biden Dealing with the crisis, Mr. Coats declined to comment on the matter.

Oliver O’ConnellFebruary 25 2022 19:30

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Paul Ryan praises Relative Kitangi Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan paid tribute to his distant relative Justice Kitangi Brown Jackson when President Joe Biden nominated her to the Supreme Court.

Jackson is married to surgeon Patrick Jackson, who is married to his twin brother, Dana Little Jackson, Ryan’s wife.

“Gana and I are so happy for Kanji and her entire family,” he wrote on Twitter. “Our policy may differ, but my praise of Katangi’s thought, character and integrity is unequivocal.”

Oliver O’ConnellFeb 25 2022 19:05

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ICYMI: Ted Cruz dodges questions about the invasion of Ukraine

independentAndrew Feinberg met with Ted Cruz at the CPAC in Florida and pressed him on the issue of sanctions, which he claimed the Biden administration was too slow to enact after his bill failed. When he was informed that the build-up of Russian forces had begun before the legislation in the Senate expired, he simply complained of “fake news” and walked away.

Andrew NottiFeb 25 2022 18:39

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VOTES: A pro-Trump talking point in Ukraine that should be avoided

write to independentJay Caruso deconstructs the “argument” about whether Vladimir Putin would invade Ukraine if Donald Trump were still president today — and points to the pernicious effect such arguments can have.



There is no rule that says Republicans and Democrats must stand behind the Biden administration and support any steps it wants to take in dealing with what could be Europe’s first ground war in decades. Congress has a role to play, and vigorous debate between members and the White House is essential to building consensus in the United States and in coordination with allies around the world.

However, if officials wanted to spend more time arguing about it on Twitter and expressing their opinions on who would have done what if X was in office instead of Y, the only person who wins is Vladimir Putin.

Andrew NottiFeb 25 2022 18:15

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From CPAC: Trump’s ex-Secretary of State will not participate in Putin’s remarks

Mike Pompeo, who served as Secretary of State under Donald Trump, joined the former president recently in praising Vladimir Putin’s “savvy” behavior. Hunted by reporters at the CPAC conference in Florida, he declined to go into a question about his remarks being broadcast on Russian state television.

Andrew NottiFebruary 25 2022 17:45

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Right-wing news network condemns Vladimir Putin

Newsmax, the pro-Trump network that often trades in conspiracy theories that flatter the former president, has vehemently opposed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — putting it at odds with Fox News, and in particular Tucker Carlson, whom it specifically advocates in its letter.

Andrew NottiFebruary 25 2022 17:20

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Dan Coats on Putin’s ‘amazing’ remarks to Trump

daily monster Trump’s friends and allies are reportedly asking him to stop praising Vladimir Putin. The president often boasts of how well he knows and supposedly understands the Russian president, but his relationship with his counterpart in the Kremlin has long been a source of concern in the intelligence community.

Andrew NottiFeb 25 2022 16:47

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Hillary Clinton condemns Trump’s Putin comments

Talk to MSNBC morning atmosphere Hillary Clinton said today that the responsibility of “what is left of the Republican Party” is to call up those in its ranks who actively support the Russian president when he invades Ukraine.

She said: “We must also make sure that within our country we are calling out to those people who give help and comfort to Vladimir Putin, who talk about his being a genius, and what a smart move, who are unfortunately broadcast by the Russian media, not only within Russia, but in Europe to show the division within our country. ”

Andrew NottiFebruary 25 2022 16:22

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January 6 Riot Who Stole Pelosi’s Pulpit Sentenced To Jail

Adam Johnson of Florida, who appeared in an infamous photo of walking the Capitol with a pulpit from Nancy Pelosi’s office, was sentenced to 75 days in prison.

Mr. Johnson, who claimed that if he had found Nancy Pelosi in the Capitol he would have simply asked her for a selfie, failed to convince the judge that he had learned his lesson and that a poor image of him was punishment enough.

Andrew NottiFeb 25 2022 15:58

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