White House Denies Trump Said Russia "No Longer Targeting The US"

The White House has denied that President Trump said "Russia is no longer targeting US elections", after video emerged from a Wednesday cabinet meeting in which Trump says "No" after being asked "Is Russia still targeting the US?"

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied the comments during a press Wednesday briefing, saying she spoke with Trump who said he was "saying 'no' to answering questions" and not to the reporter's question itself. He does believe that they would target certainly U.S. election," Sanders adding that "the threat still exists." 

The Daily Mail's David Martosko points out that it's difficult to discern whether Trump was saying "No" to that question, or was making a blanket response saying "no" more questions, as he quickly says "Thank you very much - no" to another person right after being asked.

As we reported earlier, Trump's comments again sparked outrage - as a denial that Russia continues to target elections flies in the face of his own director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, who said after Trump's Helsinki press conference that Russia's hostile activities against the U.S. and its allies are "ongoing."

Coats also underscored the intelligence agencies' worry that Russia is prepared to interfere with this fall's midterm elections. "We have been clear in our assessment of Russian meddling in our 2016 elections and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy," Coats said in a statement.

Democrats on Capitol Hill pounced on Trump's latest comments, claiming they provide even more evidence that the president is too close to Putin.

"Mr. President. Walk this back too," Chuck Schumer tweeted in response to Trump's claim that Russia is no longer targeting the U.S.

As The Hill noted, it was clear Wednesday that the negative media coverage Trump's meeting with Putin has bothered him. Trump sat with his arms folded when speaking about the issue during the Cabinet meeting. When asked whether Russia is still targeting the U.S., the president indicated he did not want to answer by telling reporters "thank you" before quietly saying the word "no."

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Giant Meteor BaBaBouy Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:22 Permalink

Possibly everybody ..

Then again, as I have sometimes suggested, that is a two way street .. I am sure he's got the goods on more than a few highly placed folks himself, and I don't see him going down that path, without swinging, like his childrens lives depended upon it. Releasing his own shit on the dead mans switch, should that become necessary ..

Let's put it another way. All these hyperventilating fucks ought to take a moment, take a few deep breaths, and ponder on this .. although, it seems increasingly, we've reached a point of no return. This shit is not going to be stuffed back into the box, so in my mind, that can only mean one thing, and that thing is going to cause a lot of further pain, and suffering .. like we ain't seen nuthin yet ..

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y3maxx Kafir Goyim Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:24 Permalink

Know your Democrat history...

---1945, Yalta conference, FDR (hero of Dem party and he of Japanese internment camps), gave half of Europe to Stalin.

---1961, JFK admitted he was weak with Kruschef....followed by missiles to Cuba plus the Berlin Wall built.

---1975, Helsinki, Gerald Ford, w/ Brezhnev and 35 other countries, Recognized the soverignity of the Soviet Union, which included the captive nations of Eastern Europe.

---1979 Vienna, Carter placed a big fat kiss on Brezhnev

---Dems defended the Rosenbergs, Algier Hiss, Ted Kennedy (1983/84, when he was colluding w/ the Kremlin to defeat Reagan.

---Hilary 2011, Uranium One

---Obama threatened Russia for crossing the Red Line in Syria...then did nothing. ...conspired to bring down BIBI in the Israeli elections while handing over $150 Billion to Iran....and also backed away from Russian after they took over the Crimea.

***But evil Trump sent missiles into Syria, killed 200 Russians, established the most sanctions, ever vs Russia, then tells Germany to pay their fair way for protection as they get 80% of Nat Gas from Russia.

Mark Levin

This is for all the Leftist hypocrites.

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Itdoesntmatter y3maxx Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:33 Permalink

another fucking moron.... let's talk about 1945....but let's not talk about what happened in Helsinki....but I'll be your huckleberry you fucking goof...1945 24 million Russians were killed in WW2 they earned half of Europe you fucking douchebag..1962 Kennedy sets up a blockade to stop nukes going into Cuba you fucking idiot...Ford was a republican you fucking tool, not a leftist...Carter was continuing the detente that Ford started you fucking moron...and the uranium deal was about interest in a uranium mine in the US you fucking stupid fuck...it doesn't allow Russia to export uranium...fuck you people are fucking stupid fucking sheep....just trying to trigger others...or you are just fucking stupid...fuckoff goof...

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Anunnaki Klassenfeind Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:10 Permalink

That song describes Obama to a T

Especially the lyric about the Nobel Prize

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Look in my eyes, what do you see?
The cult of personality
I know your anger, I know your dreams
I've been everything you want to be
I'm the cult of personality
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I'm the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights, a Nobel Prize
Then a mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You don't have to follow me
Only you can set me free
I sell the things you need to be
I'm the smiling face on your T.V.
I'm the cult of personality
I exploit you still you love me

I tell you one and one makes three
I'm the cult of personality
Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi
I'm the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights a Nobel Prize
A leader speaks, that leader dies
You don't…

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Someone Else Klassenfeind Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:29 Permalink

Wait now.  You really think we support Trump because he has an engaging and charismatic personality?  Really?

 

Um...that would have Bill (but not Hillary) Clinton.  Or Barrack (like me because I am black and Democrat, but everything I do is for the MIC and Wall Street though you will never catch on) Obama.

 

NOBODY, even Trump's most staunch defenders, especially Trump's worst detractors, will argue that he has a charismatic personality.

 

The song "Cult of Personality" is about just that, a cult of people addicted to a charismatic personality.  So your theory and association is a nonstarter.

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Occams_Razor_Trader Al Huxley Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:25 Permalink

"Depends on who was standing where."

Well we all know who's take will get broadcasted for the next 48 hours, the left's.

Usually after 48 hours the lemmings tire- and the DNC needs to find a Left Wing Outrage Du Jour- to keep them stimulated.

Weekly Left Wing Outrage _______________________

(Please print clearly and distribute accordingly)

cc: George Soros/ DNC/ HRC

 

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Arnold Occams_Razor_Trader Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:35 Permalink

Democrats should maybe slow their roll on pushing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as their next big star

"The reason this awkward incident with Ocasio-Cortez is worth highlighting is because it speaks to the danger for Democrats of latching onto every Next Big Thing that comes along. Ocasio-Cortez could well be a future leader of the party and, at present, represents the beating heart of its liberal, activist wing. But she is not the perfect politician. She is not the person who has the magic formula to reverse the Trump presidency or to win the ongoing fight over the future direction of the party in 2020 and beyond."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/18/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-democr…

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Lost in translation Arnold Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:56 Permalink

Low IQ racist-misandrists like Ocasio-Cortez from the Block and Kameltoe Harris are the greatest gift ever handed to the Republicans.  The Demo-Communist Party has jumped the proverbial shark by adopting an open platform of “kill Whitey/gimme hiz stuff/One World.”  

 

It’s party suicide -  in anointing its Left-of-Lenin queens the DNC is handing out the stake to drive through its heart and end it, for the next hundred years.

 

The sad part is that the Republican leadership is made up of lying, corrupted slugs like Bitch McConnell and Eddie Munster-Ryan.

 

#MissedOpportunity

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Anunnaki Lost in translation Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:33 Permalink

Hellary's Oligarchs have pre-selected Kameltoe (awesome name) Harris as their 2020 anointed roadkill candidate for Trump. If White Women didn't vote for a white woman, what makes anyone think they will vote for a black woman?

I hope Harris, Booker and Maxine Waters take over the Democratic Party.

This nation has Obama remorse. Ask the Dems why people who voted for Obama voted for Trump? They have only made things worse since their whole crybaby Russia prevented Hellary from her "precious" nonsense.

Trump should worry about HIckenlooper in Colorado or Chris Murphy in Mass

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