Mark Meadows Invites Foreign Governments To Help Trump Win

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one week ago  •  61 comments

By:   Jason Easley (POLITICUSUSA)

Mark Meadows Invites Foreign Governments To Help Trump Win
Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows welcomed the efforts of foreign governments to influence the presidential election for Donald Trump.

Does the gop never learn? Meadows is a creep!


S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows welcomed the efforts of foreign governments to influence the presidential election for Donald Trump.

Transcript of Meadows on ABC's This Week:

STEPHANOPOULOS: The intelligence community put out a stark warning this week about possible foreign interference in our election, Iran, China and Russia. Did the president bring this up with Vladimir Putin in his last phone call? And what is he doing to prevent it?

MEADOWS: Well, he's — he's doing a great deal to prevent it. You know, as we saw the previous administration, they talked about election interference and did very little to address it, George.

Not only have we seen hundreds of millions of dollars that have been invested but two different legislative actions that this president has signed off on to make sure that election integrity is — is important.

We've got not only the Department of Homeland Security but the intel community, the Department of Justice, and others trying to make sure what we do is — is again that foreign interference in our elections does not happen.

Now, there's a big difference between foreign interference and foreign influence. They continue to try to influence, as everyone does across the globe. But in terms of actually affecting the vote totals and interacting, I think we're in a good place. We've been willing to work with secretaries of states of every — of all 50 states as we look at that and the territories to make sure that their systems have the needed resources for the integrity to be there and so that we can count on that.

Video:


"They continue to try to influence, as everyone does" — Mark Meadows dodges a question about whether Trump brought up election interference during the call he just had with Vladimir Putin (it appears he didn't and Meadow's comments suggest he's open to some help) pic.twitter.com/0rYZJKqezw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 26, 2020

Meadows felt the need to distinguish between foreign election interference and foreign efforts to influence the election because Trump wants foreign governments to influence the election to help him win as the Russians did in 2016. Trump has been asking other governments like China and Russia for election help since he took office.

Foreign election influence is the same as foreign election interference. Trump and Meadows are signaling that they would welcome help from any foreign government if it would win Trump a second term in office.

The White House Chief of Staff wants foreign governments to commit crimes against democracy because that is the only way to keep Trump in the White House.

Jason Easley

Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.

Awards and Professional Memberships

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    one week ago

Meadows is now working for the Kremlin and Putin! 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1    one week ago

I realize that this might be a stre6, but do you have any proof?

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.1    one week ago

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JBB
1.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    one week ago

What the F? It is not the same article. It is by a different author and dated from July 2018.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.1    one week ago

ok, my mistake.

but it sure doesn't prove what you claim. I have yet to see any of your sources prove what you claim.

 
 
 
JBB
1.1.5  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.4    one week ago

You were wrong. Now quit trolling my articles!

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.5    one week ago

disagreeing with you isn't trolling.

 
 
 
JBB
1.1.7  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.6    one week ago

Making plainly false claims to badger me is...

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.7    one week ago

I have made no false claims.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2  Texan1211    one week ago

Clearly, more people need to learn the difference between influence and interference.

 
 
 
JBB
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2    one week ago

Both are illegal regarding foreign governments...

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1    one week ago

Cite the statute then.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1    one week ago

Hell, even the US tries to influence elect6 

 
 
 
JBB
2.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.2    one week ago

Has nothing to do with it being a crime for a foreign government to in any way influence our American elections or for a campaign to accept help from a foreign government or individual. I can't believe you think it is okay!

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
2.1.4  Adam_Selene  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.1    one week ago

I'm kind of fond of

11 CFR § 110.20 - Prohibition on contributions, donations, expenditures, independent expenditures, and disbursements by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. 30121, 36 U.S.C. 510) (Note a thing of value need not be money.)

I admit, there is no way to prosecute at this time since Barr would prevent any attempts and the only recourse to discipline the President by Impeachment is pointless with a Republican controlled Senate.

Still - maybe next February.

As long as you are good with Biden going on TV and saying "North Korea - if you are listening ....."

 
 
 
JBB
2.1.5  seeder  JBB  replied to  Adam_Selene @2.1.4    one week ago

The damn gop would shit themselves if Biden ever accepted foreign help to beat Trump!

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.3    one week ago

then why did you claim it was illegal?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  Adam_Selene @2.1.4    one week ago

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loki12
2.1.8  loki12  replied to  Adam_Selene @2.1.4    one week ago

Holy crap, you realize the server was in FBI custody and had been for a year? Right? 

 
 
 
loki12
2.1.9  loki12  replied to  JBB @2.1.5    one week ago

No, we all know Biden has an excellent diminished capacity defense.

 
 
 
JBB
2.1.10  seeder  JBB  replied to  loki12 @2.1.9    one week ago

Yet Joe will debate circles around Trump...

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.11  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.10    one week ago
Yet Joe will debate circles around Trump...

I guess we'll soon see--if Hidin' Biden makes it to the debate.

Got a feeling Hidin' Biden will do so poorly at the first one, his campaign will call off the others.

 
 
 
JBB
2.1.12  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.11    one week ago

Why would you ever believe anything so idiotic?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.13  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.12    one week ago

I know it sounds idiotic, but you have to remember--we are talking about Hidin' Biden here!

His handlers have kept him pretty much under wraps for months now, so I can definitely see his campaign or the DNC telling him to cancel all debates if he does poorly in the first one.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Texan1211 @2    one week ago
Clearly, more people need to learn the difference between influence and interference.

Either one puts the...solicitor...in debt to a foreign power.  I'm not ok with that.  Are you?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.2    one week ago

That is your take on it.

I see it differently.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3  Texan1211    one week ago

Mr. Easley sounds like a complete idiot.

 
 
 
JBB
3.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3    one week ago

Why do you say that? Because you are in the gop?

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1    one week ago

Nope!

 
 
 
JBB
3.1.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    one week ago

Why do you say he is an idiot without reason?

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.2    one week ago

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Texan1211
3.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.2    one week ago

Sorry, I am not allowed to answer that.

Maybe a different question?

 
 
 
JBB
3.1.5  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.4    one week ago

Not allowed to or unwilling to honestly do so?

Why did you say that Jason Easley is an idiot?

Surely it is not just because he wrote an honest assessment of illegal foreign election influence which you are intellectually unable or unwilling to present a legal or logical reason to object to. 

Merely disliking or objecting to an man's opinion does not make it idiotic. If you really find Mr. Easley's commentary idiotic then you really should be able to articulate why. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.5    one week ago
Not allowed to or unwilling to honestly do so?

I'm sorry, I really felt I made it clear the first time.

Not allowed to.

Why did you say that Jason Easley is an idiot?

That is uncomfortably close to the original question, which, again, I am not allowed to answer.

You had my answer deleted as "no value", so you KNOW I can't answer it.

 
 
 
JBB
3.1.7  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.6    one week ago

Okay, I can accept that you are incapable of making your case within this site's bounds. Specifically since you have admitted to being incapable butt not that it is really impossible.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.7    one week ago

Um, since "I did not" is not in this site's bounds, I am rather stumped at what else would be construed as no value in my answer to your specific question.

 
 
 
JBB
3.1.9  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.8    one week ago

You may of course take your lousy sniveling dishonest complaints to this site's moderators, butt it appears to all unbiased observers here that you are merely trying to troll me and this article. You certainly have not made any honest efforts to explain why you said the author is idiotic for his honest considered views...not yet anyway. I am confident you could make a cogent case. You just have not!

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.9    one week ago

Look, here is specifically what you asked of me:

Why do you say he is an idiot without reason?

And I honestly answered:

"I did not"

which you called no value, so it is clear you didn't want my opinion.

That is not a complaint, it is simply what actually happened.

I made an honest answer, and because you didn't like it, you had it deleted. 

I'm cool with that, but please don't pretend it is anything more than the facts.

And I could make a cogent case, but history proves if you don't like the answer, you will flag it.

So have fun!

I'll go somewhere that offers honest debate.

Caio!

 
 
 
loki12
4  loki12    one week ago

Holy shit this moron is grasping at straws, we need to stop the foreign press from interfering with the lies the domestic press like this Soros site tells.

 
 
 
JBB
4.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  loki12 @4    one week ago

Trump asking for Putin's help is grasping at straws! 

 
 
 
loki12
4.1.1  loki12  replied to  JBB @4.1    one week ago

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Texan1211
4.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  loki12 @4.1.1    one week ago

Ah, the infamous Russian reset button!

 
 
 
loki12
4.1.3  loki12  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    one week ago

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sixpick
4.1.4  sixpick  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    one week ago

Ah, the infamous Russian reset button!

I like this one better.

 
 
 
Gsquared
5  Gsquared    one week ago

Clearly, Trump, and his acolytes and supporters, welcome foreign help in his re-election campaign.  It is shameful and unAmerican, if not treasonous and anti-American.  Trump and his apologists can put forth whatever deceptive and misleading rationales they may devise, employing lies, distraction and straw dog arguments, but that does not alter the truth.  Trump, who openly admires dictators and disdains democratic institutions and societies, will use whatever tools potentially available to him, whether illicit, illegal or not, to impose his increasingly authoritarian regime on the freedom-loving American people into the indefinite future.

 
 
 
JBB
5.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Gsquared @5    one week ago

Spot On!

 
 
 
loki12
5.2  loki12  replied to  Gsquared @5    one week ago

You mean like working with the Russians to get intel on your opponent? Is that what you are talking about? Or sending your spouse over so Putin can pay him 500,000 for a speech? Like that?

 
 
 
JBB
5.2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  loki12 @5.2    one week ago

Is Christopher Steel a foreign government? No...

It is not illegal for former Presidents to get paid.

It is highly illegal for any candidates to seek or to accept the help or influence of any "foreign government" to gain political office in America...

 
 
 
Gsquared
5.2.2  Gsquared  replied to  loki12 @5.2    one week ago

As I mentioned, distraction and straw dog arguments.  You're dismissed.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
5.2.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @5.2.1    one week ago

He was a foreign agent who used Russian lies to defame the president. Clinton did what Democrats falsely accused trump of.

your argument boils down to  “its okay to use Russian propaganda as long as you don’t pay Russia directly. “  

 
 
 
JBB
5.2.4  seeder  JBB  replied to  Sean Treacy @5.2.3    one week ago

It is okay for American political campaigns and candidates to hire foreign individuals butt it is illegal to solicit or accept campaign assistance from foreign governments. If you do not like our election laws then you can try to changed them if you are an American citizen. You cannot though simply choose to break our election laws with utter impunity. That is how/why Trump got his lying cheating no good behind impeached. He broke our US laws. If you have any evidence any Democrats broke our election laws then do prosecute away. Butt, you cannot do that because there is no evidence they did. So, you may now rest all your lousy straw dog arguments right now. They are not working plus they are all irrelevant here anyway. 

It is illegal for any American political candidates to solicit or to accept election help from any foreign governments. Talk of anything else is strictly off topic and any attempt to derail this discussion is off limits. So, stop it now. Last Warning!

 
 
 
sixpick
5.2.5  sixpick  replied to  loki12 @5.2    one week ago

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Texan1211
5.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  sixpick @5.2.5    one week ago

removed for context

 
 
 
JBB
5.2.7  seeder  JBB  replied to  sixpick @5.2.5    one week ago

As you are unaware... but way way off topic!

https://www.businessinsider.com/clinton-foundation-to-stop-accepting-foreign-donations-from-all-but-6-countries-2015-4

Legal foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation were mostly shut down during Mrs Clinton's 2015-2016 Presidential run ..

 
 
 
loki12
5.2.8  loki12  replied to  JBB @5.2.7    one week ago

And completely dried up once the bitch lost

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
6  Adam_Selene    one week ago

Remember - Putin's goal is not to get Trump re-elected but to diminish the ability of the United States to project it's influence in the world.

Trump does not understand this.

He has given Putin everything he asked for over the past 3 + year - now he expects Putin to reciprocate.

Consider what would be the most disruptive thing that Putin could do.

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.1  Texan1211  replied to  Adam_Selene @6    one week ago

You better put out an alert then, because plenty of folks are Insisting that Putin wants Trump

 
 
 
JBB
6.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @6.1    one week ago

What in the hell are you babbling about now?

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @6.1.1    one week ago

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Texan1211
6.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @6.1.1    one week ago
What in the hell are you babbling about now?

What exactly did you not understand?

 
 
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