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No Schvitz: “the president himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States”

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Trump’s phone calls with world leaders has probably been a source of much entertainment for the SIGINT community, considering how leaky his channels of communication have been. The current revelations about the frequency and timing of calls with Putin probably has been interesting as probably have been the ability of security agencies to archive WhatsApp among other channels. 

“The president himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States.”  when speaking to Vlad Putin as two guys in a steam room.

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— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) June 29, 2020

“One person familiar with almost all the conversations with the leaders of Russia, Turkey, Canada, Australia and western Europe described the calls cumulatively as 'abominations' so grievous to US national security interests that” …
… “if members of Congress heard from witnesses to the actual conversations or read the texts and contemporaneous notes, even many senior Republican members would no longer be able to retain confidence in the President.”
Trump’s “most vicious attacks, said the sources, were aimed at women heads of state. In conversations with both May and Merkel, the President demeaned and denigrated them in diatribes described as ‘near-sadistic’ by one of the sources and confirmed by others.”

In numerous calls with Putin that were described to CNN, Trump left top national security aides and his chiefs of staff flabbergasted, less because of specific concessions he made than because of his manner — inordinately solicitous of Putin's admiration and seemingly seeking his approval — while usually ignoring substantive policy expertise and important matters on the standing bilateral agenda, including human rights; and an arms control agreement, which never got dealt with in a way that advanced shared Russian and American goals that both Putin and Trump professed to favor, CNN's sources said.

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— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 29, 2020

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— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) June 29, 2020

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— Rep. Elissa Slotkin (@RepSlotkin) June 29, 2020

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