Fight veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has demanded an investigation into Donald Trump’s non-response to Russia placing a bounty on US troops.
Duckworth wrote in a letter to Senate Armed Providers Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK):
Based on these experiences, the IC briefed President Donald Trump on its conclusions that the GRU was secretly providing bounties for killing U.S. servicemembers and coalition forces. A March 2020 interagency assembly was convened the place Trump administration officers offered the White Home with a “menu of potential choices – beginning with making a diplomatic criticism to Moscow and a requirement that it cease, together with an escalating collection of sanctions and different attainable responses.” Probably the most disturbing disclosure is that following the interagency assembly, President Trump didn’t authorize any motion in response to the GRU covertly providing bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. servicemembers in Afghanistan.
Removed from punishing the Russian Federation, on June 3, 2020, President Trump confirmed that he needed Vladimir Putin to attend the G7 summit later this yr. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, navy households and the American individuals deserve solutions and accountability for President Trump’s outrageous failure of management and obvious betrayal of our troops.
Accordingly, I ask that SASC maintain an open listening to to obtain testimony from the Secretary of Protection, the Secretary of State, the Director of the Central Intelligence Company and the Commander of the Resolute Assist Mission and United States Forces-Afghanistan. SASC also needs to maintain a closed listening to in a delicate compartmented info facility to permit for dialogue of categorised info. Thanks upfront for consideration of my pressing request.
Members of Congress haven’t been briefed by the White Home on Bountygate, so Sen. Duckworth is appropriate. There must be an open listening to and full investigation into what Trump knew and why he didn’t take motion in opposition to Russia after they put a bounty on the heads of US troops in Afghanistan.
The Home will nearly actually examine and maintain hearings, however it’s as much as the Senate to cease being Trump’s lapdog and for as soon as arise for the nation.
No one has extra ethical standing on this problem than Sen. Duckworth, and Republicans can be clever to take heed to her and maintain a listening to ASAP as a result of this story isn’t going away and it’s only going to worsen for Trump and the GOP.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White Home and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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