Harris: Defense Secretary’s Answer On Russian Bounties “Deeply Offensive” | The Last Word | MSNBC

Harris: Defense Secretary's Answer On Russian Bounties "Deeply Offensive" | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) tells Lawrence O'Donnell that Defense Secretary Mark Esper was "playing cutesy games" when he testified before Congress that he did not receive a briefing "that included the word bounty" but later testified he was briefed about Russian "payments". Sen. Harris calls for Congress to have access to the President's Daily Briefing. Aired on 7/09/2020.
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Harris: Defense Secretary's Answer On Russian Bounties "Deeply Offensive" | The Last Word | MSNBC

36 Comments on "Harris: Defense Secretary’s Answer On Russian Bounties “Deeply Offensive” | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Trump is financially indebted to Russia and corrupted and weakened US Foreign Policy has become the payment for that debt.

    • Jason Oquinn | July 10, 2020 at 7:46 AM | Reply

      OK so prove it. And while you have that task, let’s break open the Clinton’s fruad of the Haiti Relief Fund via the criminal organization named the Clinton Foundation.

    • @Jason Oquinn Clinton isn’t the president.

    • @Jason Oquinn Don Jr. told the world on video years ago that most of the family money came from Russia. Trump is a fraud.

  2. “Russia if you’re listening” remember that quote? Helsinki and now Trump wont defend his own troops from a murderous enemy (Putin) one word..

    • More crying evil America

    • @iva taiwan Pesky facts eh?

    • Dorientje Woller | July 10, 2020 at 1:33 PM | Reply

      @peter evans Yes, there is a paper trail, they have found cash in safe houses of the taliban, they found electronic traces of transfers from Russia to a middle man in Aghanistan and from that middle man to the Taliban. Need more evidence?

    • @Dorientje Woller Yes, this is the word of US intelligence, who claim the Taliban told them. Follow the trail is right though. Heroin production was down by 90% under the Taliban. Production is flourishing under the protection of Uncle Sam, unless you can give me another good reason the US forces are there?

    • Dorientje Woller | July 10, 2020 at 9:39 PM | Reply

      @peter evans One advice: stop using the end product of that heroin production.

  3. Russia has three main intelligence agencies: the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), and the Federal Security Service (FSB), the most powerful of the three. All three are involved in foreign operations, but it’s the GRU that has always been a little more thuggish.

    While Unit 29155 is often described as secretive, its tradecraft has at times been sloppy, including implausible cover stories and repeated use of the same aliases.

    Unit 29155, accused of offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants, has spearheaded some of Russia’s most brazen overseas operations in recent years—or at least the ones we know about, from the attempted coup in Montenegro in 2016 to the botched effort to assassinate former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in England…

    Unit 29155 is thought to have operated for at least a decade, but it wasn’t until its agents attempted to assassinate former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in 2018 that western intelligence agencies were able to sort out the group’s membership and their involvement in other Russian operations in Europe.

    In early 2018, two Russian men operating under the aliases Alexander Petrov (later revealed to be Alexander Mishkin) and Ruslan Boshirov (whose real name is Anatoliy Chepiga) sprayed the deadly nerve agent Novichok on the door handle of Skripal’s home in Salisbury, England. Six months later, British prosecutors had enough evidence to identify the men as agents of the GRU and to charge them with attempted murder.

    It was the discovery of a third accomplice, who traveled under the alias Sergei Fedotov, that led to the discovery of Unit 29155. His involvement was first reported by the St. Petersburg news outlet Fontanka.. 

    The travel history of Fedotov, whose real name is Denis Sergeyev, revealed that he had been part of a team dispatched to the capital of Bulgaria in 2015 to poison local arms dealer Emilian Gebrev. The case had been closed by investigators in Bulgaria. But details of the assassination attempt served as a “Rosetta stone” for Western intelligence agencies, which enabled them to decipher the unit’s activities. In 2016 the unit attempted to orchestrate a coup in Montenegro, which at the time was on the brink of becoming a NATO member state. Last year the high court in Spain, the Audiencia Nacional, opened an investigation into the unit’s alleged connection with a 2017 independence bid by the Spanish region of Catalonia. 

    Traitor Trump continues to defend Putin by insisting that the bounties are just a fabrication—doubling down on charges of “fake news.” but former intelligence officials agreed that the fact that the assessment made its way into the president’s daily briefing reflects a high degree of confidence. If an assessment was made, and it made it to the PDB, there would have to be a significant amount of confidence and cohesion in the intelligence community..

  4. Putin has ordered Trump to find out how our intelligence agencies uncovered his bounty plot against our troops, and then report back to him. Putin also
    wants Trump to find out who leaked it to the press.

  5. Mario Fernandes | July 10, 2020 at 12:31 AM | Reply

    Enough already. Get trump out. Vote in November. We can’t afford this lack of leadership

  6. Athena Olinger | July 10, 2020 at 12:35 AM | Reply

    i watched it and immediatey posted about it saying Esper is just awful – several thimgs he said – just game playing

  7. Regina Kelly | July 10, 2020 at 12:37 AM | Reply

    Please Senator Harris, ask Congress to Impeach William Barr before the election. Be aware of what he is cooking behind the scenes to dismiss the results if Trump lose.

  8. ted kaczynski | July 10, 2020 at 12:50 AM | Reply

    there’s our next vp

  9. Kamala Harris For Next United States Attorney General

    • Barbara Roberts | July 10, 2020 at 1:21 AM | Reply

      I am debating between her and Adam Schiff. He was so clear, so concise and so well informed with facts at the impeachment senate trail. He knows the law very well as a former prosecutor. I mean Schiff spent a whole weekend practically showing and giving evidence at that podium (for hours on end) during the impeachment senate trial. To me it was historical! Of course he had notes in front of him but he was fantastic his memory the way he articulated and so calm and rational. I felt so proud as an American to watch this man give everything he had to try to make a difference in doing the right thing for America!

    • Jack OA Trades | July 10, 2020 at 1:40 AM | Reply

      Vice president

    • For Vice President, the AG spot has to change so no president can corrupt it like Trump has. It needs to be independent from the President. Kamala needs to be Vice President so Biden can then send her after Trump and his family and dig up all the dirt he has been hiding and prosecute all the enablers that helped Trump destroy the United States. Biden has to be the one to rebuild in the aftermath because when Trump loses in November he will be a lame duck president but for the 2 months he is still in office, he can still do a lot of damage.

  10. Barbara Roberts | July 10, 2020 at 1:13 AM | Reply

    Esper even had the nerve to say today to the senate he was “not quite sure” who gave “the order to go after the protesters” with chemical sprays, attacking them, etc..at Lafayette park on the evening trump walked over to the church to hold up a bible..I mean seriously? I think Barr did it and they are all covering for him…because I don’t think he could legally do that. Barr had said he walked over to the park looked at the “crowd” and gave the order to go after them..then walked off….then later Barr “recanted” and said he didn’t actually do that. Who did then? Does anyone know?

  11. Mike Galbraith | July 10, 2020 at 1:17 AM | Reply

    This administration is incompetent/corrupt from top to bottom. America will remember you complicit lawmakers.

  12. How many days (weeks) has it been since this Putin/Taliban pay-off story was revealed with not a peep of criticism from Spanky for his pal Vlad?

  13. Sandi Billingsley | July 10, 2020 at 1:53 AM | Reply

    We would have been lucky to have Kamala Harris as our next president.

  14. Every time Trump speaks, the response should be: “Puppet says what?”

  15. You all. We can’t afford to lose a Senate seat. That means Biden needs to pic someone else. I like Harris, but not at the expense of the majority of Senate.

  16. Keep all eyes on this ball of treason!

  17. Please let Kamala Harris be the next Attorney General. We need a Nuremburg Trial kind of AG. Put these criminals in prison. Lock them up.

  18. CharNise O'Frika-Bey | July 10, 2020 at 10:20 AM | Reply

    The new VP!!

  19. Cherie Cullum | July 10, 2020 at 10:28 AM | Reply

    I hope Sen Harris is our next VP

  20. steven price | July 10, 2020 at 2:02 PM | Reply

    when I leave my house I automatically have a police bounty on me

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