Russia Paid Up To $100k Bounty For US Deaths In Afghanistan: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Russia Paid Up To $100k Bounty For US Deaths In Afghanistan: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow reads from a breaking New York Times report that reveals more details about the people and payments involved in Russia paying Taliban fighters to target American military members. Aired on 7/1/2020.
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Russia Paid Up To $100k Bounty For US Deaths In Afghanistan: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

84 Comments on "Russia Paid Up To $100k Bounty For US Deaths In Afghanistan: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Isabel Fernandez | July 2, 2020 at 2:30 AM | Reply

    This is a nightmare, our soldiers with a price on their heads.

    • @Ash Roskell ask yourself why your democrat congress members on the intelligence committee were not alarmed enough to say a word until the article came out. They have known about the unverified report for months. Guess they don’t care about military either.

    • @Roy Rodgers how about u talk russian as u so smart u is funny guy but i can read u like a book mr usa man

    • AHHHHHH! Soros LYING MEDIA Ukraine Hillary LYING MEDIA Ukraine FAKE NEWS Ukraine Bing Crosby Hillary 5G Ukraine LYING MEDIA

    • @Eco Geek I think Carlos was being sarcastic although yes Common Sense is a stooge…He also doesn’t seem to understand what the term “Read between the lines” actually means

    • Any veteran who votes for Donald has forgotten why they served. Donnie could care less for you, your service to country or your dead comrades in arms.

  2. IsThatTrue OrDidYouHearItOnFOX | July 2, 2020 at 2:36 AM | Reply

    A U.S. Soldier’s head is worth one hundred thousand dollars. Our president’s head isn’t worth five cents.

    • @David Turner you had best visit one of those sources of cheap food the US has during the harvest, then tell everyone how illegal child labour is DUFUS

    • @Ash Roskell Lincoln project ad. find it and check it out

    • Markus Stewart | July 2, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      @Bob Cook Speaking of stupid!, I prefer the word intell as in “Intelligence” something you lack of…
      And for the record I do know the meaning of the word PSYOPS., Thanks for calling me wise, but being stupid? I’ll leave that to you. Nothing is more funnier being called stupid by someone who voted for Trump

    • @Markus Stewart more funnier? try learning proper english, dolt.

    • Martha Martha | July 2, 2020 at 10:27 PM | Reply


  3. Sir. Lancelot | July 2, 2020 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    A real leader would have done something about that but of course we don’t have a real leader. Just an old Orange Traitor occupying the White House. 🤔


    • Leeanne Bishop | July 2, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      You Mean stinking up the Waste House

    • Mary Mary
      On the other hand Bush acted on unverified report about Iraqi nukes and they had some hand drawings showing those nukes hiding and he killed millions of Iraqis for 9/11 while no Iraqi was ever on those planes.

    • @Bob Cook Shut up, Bob Crook.


  4. Andrew Mitchell | July 2, 2020 at 2:50 AM | Reply

    At time of writing, US Covid deaths are 130,101. So that’s $13 billion Putin owes Donnie.

    • Bud Fudlacker | July 2, 2020 at 5:45 AM | Reply

      Andrew, well Cuomo is in for a nice pay day!

    • Linda Brooks | July 2, 2020 at 4:24 PM | Reply

      I never looked at it that way. That Putin have a price on American citizens,maybe that why Trump is doing nothing and encouraging not to wear mask,no social distance. Something to think about!!!

  5. It’s very surreal to listen to Republicans defending a Russian dictator, and NOT defending American troops. What happened to the GOP?

    • Any veteran who votes for Donald or Republican has forgotten why they served. Donnie nor Republicans could care less for you, your service to country or your dead comrades in arms.

    • Markus Stewart | July 2, 2020 at 7:28 PM | Reply

      @Bud Fudlacker Bud is a Drone

    • Markus Stewart | July 2, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

      @Bud Fudlacker Yes we would, “the President wants to be a comedian!” I love the “lol at the end of any Drone’s posting, they really think they said something brilliant

    • Leeanne Bishop | July 2, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

      They turned in to whimpy cowards they have no balls to stand up to bunker baby

    • Diana Hulstine | July 2, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      @Bud Fudlacker No they Are NOT however you are a Fascist

  6. The only thing that could make this scandal worse is if they find out that one of the Trumps has collected the bounty. You can’t rule it out.

    • @Chris Paschal don’t support Trump, never have. You ever stop to think that every member of the intelligence committees in congress so these same reports and had no worries until NYT prints their article? Why not?
      Are they all traitors? The Democrats on those committees too? Why weren’t they yelling on the rooftops? Why?

    • Mary Mary
      It wasn’t absolutely verified that bin Laden was in that compound. Guess what?……. turns out he was. Just saying

    • Unfortunately Trump is good in creating propaganda & conspiracy theories to scare Americans, and highlight himself as the only savior! Read my report on how he is running the biggest propaganda machinery under the umbrella of socialist Falun Gong’s media channels
      Please share.

    • Any veteran who votes for Donald has forgotten why they served. Donnie could care less for you, your service to country or your dead comrades in arms.

    • Leeanne Bishop | July 2, 2020 at 7:35 PM | Reply

      Either his kids or Mr.Magoo

  7. Laura Iushewitz | July 2, 2020 at 3:03 AM | Reply

    And Are President let our military personal die under the hands of Putin and Russia and the taliban!!

    • Investigative Audit | July 2, 2020 at 5:44 PM | Reply

      Unfortunately Trump is good in creating propaganda & conspiracy theories to scare Americans, and highlight himself as the only savior! This is my report on how he is running the biggest propaganda machinery under the umbrella of socialist Falun Gong’s media channels
      Please share.

    • Laura Iushewitz | July 2, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Reply

      Bud Fudlacker know it did and he was the republicans just would impeach him for it the proof was there you were just not listening!!

    • Laura Iushewitz | July 2, 2020 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      Bud Fudlacker you know your one of those people that can’t see anything because your so closed mind and a Trump sucker!!

    • sarthak Patel | July 2, 2020 at 7:26 PM | Reply

      @Laura Iushewitz lol just ignore him, he’s one of those Trump supporters. You could throw factual evidence right in his face and he still wouldn’t believe it.

    • Leeanne Bishop | July 2, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

      He needs to be in jail folks

  8. Bone spurs need not wear a mask, rather just put a bag over his head.

  9. Alan Ritchie | July 2, 2020 at 3:09 AM | Reply

    You can fool all the people some of the time, and 30% of the people all the time, no buts.

  10. The FBI’s  “Operation Ghost Stories”  was a counter-espionage operation against Andrey Bezrukov and Yelena Vavilova, a Russian spy couple who were part of the Illegals Program, a network of Russian sleeper agents who were arrested in 2010.

    Donald Heathfield and Tracy Lee Ann Foley had been living for two decades in Canada and then in Europe before they ever set foot in the U.S. to start spying for Russia here. We now know that the FBI was on to them as spies as soon as they got here. In the 80s, these two Russian spies stole their new names and identities from deceased Canadian kids from the 1960s, and under those identities, they started a fake life in Toronto. 

    Although their spy life started in Canada, ultimately, the goal of this spy operation, the reason they were deployed by Russian intelligence in the first place was not to spy on Canada, but instead, to spy on the America.

    The couple lived in Toronto through the ’80s and ’90s. In the ’90s, Donald 
    Heathfield and Tracy Lee Ann Foley had two sons. The spy couple  spoke both French and English at home with their boys. They didn’t speak Russian at home with their boys even though they were from Russia and were native Russian speakers. Their sons had no idea that their parents were Russian at all.

    In 2010, when a federal indictment against these spies was unsealed, the details of what this spy couple was assigned to do here in the U.S. by their handlers in Russia was revealed. The FBI’s investigation has revealed that a network of illegals is now living and operating in the U.S. in the service of one primary long-term goal, to become sufficiently Americanized such that they can gather information about the U.S. for Russia, and can successfully recruit sources. who are in or are able to infiltrate U.S. policy making circles.

    They were getting information out of specific individuals in America, and reporting back to Moscow, individuals like a person who had worked in Congress as a legislative counsel, an economics professor who had contacts in Congress and with Washington policymakers. Donald Heathfield reported to Moscow that he had established contact with a former high ranking U.S. government national security official. Heathfield also made contact with a U.S. official working on nuclear weapons at a U.S. government research facility. 

    The FBI was watching them and collecting intel on their operations for that whole 10 year period. The FBI during that time had also put microphones inside the spy’s house. The Russian spies had no clue how much the FBI was on to them, and that their house was bugged. The FBI had secretly gone inside their house on multiple occasions. They had photographed their notes and letters. The FBI also got into a safe deposit box they used to send encrypted messages.

    The lead case agent for Donald Heathfield and Tracy Lee Ann Foley at the FBI, the FBI agent who led this covert FBI operation that monitored those two Russian spies for years, all the surveillance these trained Russian spies were unable to detect, all the intelligence collected on them from right under their noses, and breaking their codes, was an FBI agent named Peter Strzok.

    Strzok, who served 4 years in the 101st Airborne, won a medal for his work on that case. He also worked on other Russian spy rings in the U.S. and Chinese spy rings in the U.S. Over more than 20 years at the FBI, he rose to become the senior agent on all espionage cases at the Washington field office at the FBI. Ultimately, he rose from there to become the head of the counterintelligence division for the whole FBI.

    It makes perfect sense why Trump would attack Peter Strzok, and eventually have him fired from the FBI. Strzok was the senior FBI agents responsible for catching Putin’s spies here in America. Putin helped get Trump elected, and Trump returned the favor by going after the FBI and getting some of their most experienced and best qualified agents removed.  I’m sure Putin was very pleased. And like a loyal Russian asset, Trump continues to attack America’s intelligence agencies.

    • JORGE CASTRO | July 2, 2020 at 9:46 AM | Reply

      Bud Fudlacker you’re just like your president. MTHKR doesn’t read. I just read it. Makes sense why he attacked him.

    • Its almost as if Trump is following direct orders from Putin

    • @Bud Fudlacker Somehow; I don’t think Putin will be happy if Trump loses. Once Trumps out of the way, a lot of people will want to pay Putin back for everything he’s done over the last few years

    • @Bud Fudlacker you read it and I did too.

    • David J. Thanks again. We will need to rebuild our competent and professional institutions, and our trust in them after the debacle of tRump. Mind, that might have been one of the goals of Putin running this operation. We are almost broken. We need to repair, and stronger. BTW everybody, don’t feed the tRolls, down vote or ban the toxic 3rd world shills.

  11. The Prospectors | July 2, 2020 at 3:43 AM | Reply

    Does Trump get his usual 18% cut… like all “his” property development deals. Follow the Russian Cash. It’s disturbing

  12. William Dumore Globz | July 2, 2020 at 3:48 AM | Reply

    “I could stand on fifth Ave & put a bounty on American soldiers & I still wouldn’t lose any support from The Donald” (Vladimir Putin)

    • Peanut's Fluffy | July 2, 2020 at 2:28 PM | Reply

      Not true. Be a adult and investigate it. Not true…. Think for yourselves.

    • Russian embassies are now paying a $100 per-pair bounty for American leftists’ ears. (Pass it on.)

    • Any veteran who votes for Donald has forgotten why they served. Donnie could care less for you, your service to country or your dead comrades in arms.

    • President Barack H. Obama Avenue

    • Garrett Livingston | July 2, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      @Peanut’s Fluffy we got us one🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️so what’s the truth? This is one of the most important ppl in the world(Mighty Mr. Orange) and u bootlickers think that he wasn’t informed. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ follow Mighty Mr. Orange off that cliff plz and do us all a favor. And plz tell what really happened since u seem to know.

  13. Michelle Branch | July 2, 2020 at 4:19 AM | Reply

    So who’s the traitor?
    The fake illegitimate president

  14. Curious to see how many veterans will vote for trump. If they do, they should be sent to Afghanistan!!!

    • james sefcak | July 2, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      pink, if they do vote for Trump then they could use the excuse that they suffered from brain damage from the battlefield as their only explanation.

  15. Why isn’t the Wartime president acting like a General? Instead he’s acting like the coward that he is!

  16. Kirk Fairbanks | July 2, 2020 at 5:21 AM | Reply

    Helsinki 2018 = WH 2020: “My people came to me, Dan Coats
    came to me and some others. They said they think it’s Russia. I have President
    Putin, he just said it’s not Russia. I
    will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be……. but
    I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his
    denial today“

  17. The GOP exploded over Benghazi
    Now, there’s nothing but crickets.

    Hypocrites, all of them.

    • Really? Come on! First, all military sources have said that this report was unverified, that it did not rise to the level of briefing the president.
      Second, all members of intelligence committees in congress had seen the info and were not alarmed enough to say a word UNTIL this article came out.
      Third, does ANYBODY think that Fancy Nancy would have had something like this on Trump and not said a word? Think! Think! Think!
      I know it is hard when your urge is just to swallow every bad word about Trump, I don ‘t like him either. But to buh this, you have to believe that all of the democrats on intelligence committees didn’t care that it was happening. Do you believe that?

    • Micolash Cage | July 2, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

      Mary Mary Wow. What mental gymnastics to try and defend Trump. “Guys, it wasn’t he fault of the person with the highest position in our country, it was everyone else’s fault! Oh but actually it’s fake news! Think for yourself and believe everything Trump says!”

    • Ms. Lindsey Graham is still investigating Hillary Clinton, and she’s not even in the conversation.

  18. ambrosia7780 | July 2, 2020 at 8:47 AM | Reply

    When domestic enemy is more dangerous than a foreign one.

  19. Paul Quinlan | July 2, 2020 at 9:51 AM | Reply

    He called the muller report a hoax
    He called the coronavirus a hoax
    He called this a hoax
    Which means there all true.

  20. claudemiropacheco | July 2, 2020 at 10:21 AM | Reply

    US needs to know what the heck Putin has on Trump. It has to be something nasty.

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