You want to defend the policy or agenda he pushes, I get that. Defending the man and what his non-policy actions and words do to this country, I do not get that. Not at all. He is indefensible for much of what he says and does and he is pathetic as a leader, making Obama look like a regular General Patton by comparison, and Obama was a bad leader, though he was never an embarrassment to this country on a worldwide level like Trump is.
1) At no point did I defend his policy in this thread, so please stop with that assertion.
2) I typically point out hypocrisy here, not defend policy.
3) None of these changes that you posted a source, that has been questioned in it's accuracy and refuted by CIA director with all due respect.
4) I also think a lot of the vitriol here and elsewhere to Pres. Trump is because he won and people do not like him. I think the way he is treated is horrible and not unlike when Rep Joe Wilson told Pres. Obama he was a liar in the Chambers of Congress. Completely and utterly disgraceful, then and I think people should respect the office of the President whether you respect the man or not. I think Pres. Trump is egocentric jerk often but as an ex solider, I support the Commander in Chief while he is in office. That is why I always use Pres. in front of whatever president we are talking about.
You forgot to drop the mic...
If you going to enter a thread, please do more than cheerlead on the sides and put your thoughts out there otherwise you risk looking like a sychophant.
So the CIA doesn't deny that the agent was extracted, or that the president gave away the agent's identity to Russia?
Folks if he was that big of a threat to national security, people would have used the 25th Amendment. No one has thus far and a lot of these civil servants love the USA and work to protect it. The director stated the below which should demonstrate the absurdity of your statement.
CIA spokeswoman Brittany Bramell said, "CNN's narrative that the Central Intelligence Agency makes life-or-death decisions based on anything other than objective analysis and sound collection is simply false. Misguided speculation that the President's handling of our nation's most sensitive intelligence — which he has access to each and every day — drove an alleged exfiltration operation is inaccurate.”
The New York Times said the agent was instrumental in the conclusion by US intelligence agencies in 2016 that Mr Putin had personally orchestrated Russia's interference in the US presidential election.
However, its report said the CIA had wanted to extract the agent before Mr Trump took office because investigations by media were putting the asset at risk. There was no suggestion President Trump had directly compromised the source, it said.
Please note it says the media is who put the asset at risk.
CNN playing the Russian Card again for ratings imagine that and people falling for it.......imagine that.
To respond to your numbered points:
1. I never said or meant that you were defending his policy here. Not even a little bit. As mentioned by others, you clearly misunderstood what I wrote.
2. Actually, you do a lot of both on this site.
3. I actually posted no source to anything. And, I actually wrote in one post that distrust in Trump went back years, it's nothing new, and wrote in another post questioning anyone's certainty of anything in all this without a quote from the asset, when it came to the story in the OP. You must be confusing me with someone else.
4. Oh, definitely there is vitriol because he won. But I think it clear that most vitriol for Trump is grounded in the fact he is an egotistical, narcissistic, pathologically lying, mysogynistic, xenophobic, adulterizing, racist crook. The vitriol with Trump is much, much more than simply he won a political race and people are sore losers. Painting people who intensely dislike Trump with that wide and simple a brush does a disservice to those people and their very real concerns about a person like Trump being this country's leader.