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Senior Administration Officials Lied To
Trump About Troop Levels So He Wouldn’t
Pull Out Of Syria

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Posted By: ScarletPimpernel, 11/13/2020 7:05:47 PM

JJim Jeffrey, the United States’ retiring Special Representative to Syria and the special envoy in the fight against the Islamic State, confirmed Thursday that he and other senior administration officials routinely misled President Donald Trump on troop levels in the Middle East. Jeffrey, speaking to Defense One, explained how despite Trump’s stated promise to withdraw America from endless Middle Eastern engagements, he was able to convince the president to commit to keeping between 200 to 400 troops in the region in 2019 to “secure” oil fields held by U.S. allies and other strategic positions. “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership

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How many more of these senior officials misled the President on other issues?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rubinski 11/13/2020 7:08:30 PM (No. 605251)
The actions of these people seem like they should be a crime. If nothing else, fire them and strip them of their pension. Disgraceful!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo 11/13/2020 7:15:35 PM (No. 605259)
A few public hangings would cure this problem very quickly.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Californian 11/13/2020 7:33:19 PM (No. 605272)
This is truly horrible. No matter what they think was honestly best for the US it was not their place to make that decision. No one elected them to play god with the country. At a minimum this arrogant jerk should lose his pension and be barred from further government work and any security clearance jobs and anything else related to government contracting and consulting. He can get a job in the real world.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Venturer 11/13/2020 7:44:06 PM (No. 605283)
There were people in every Agency of our government that lied to Trump and misled him or did thing to slow down information asked for, I call it Treason. The Deep State was truly infiltrated in this Administration so badly it is nothing but a miracle trump got anything done.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 11/13/2020 7:56:05 PM (No. 605295)
Traitors. Prison time.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: laurenc 11/13/2020 8:19:56 PM (No. 605320)
If it isn't a crime, it should be. What if his deception had cost American lives?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: beca 11/13/2020 8:24:20 PM (No. 605326)
This turns my stomach.. Such a great president surrounded by pure scum on the other side. Fire all these incompetents. !
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chance_232 11/13/2020 8:43:33 PM (No. 605334)
I wonder what the reaction here will be when the deep state withholds information from a pResident Biden.....or more likely pResident Heels up Harris? Or.......how would the prestitutes report it?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mauigirl 11/13/2020 9:35:50 PM (No. 605364)
We need more populists running the Pentagon. They know how to fight!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/13/2020 9:37:46 PM (No. 605370)
Don't fire them for this; get them on Income Tax Evasion. Or spitting on the sidewalk. Or for thinking bad thoughts. Meat and Dairy in same dish?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 11/13/2020 9:42:06 PM (No. 605378)
He has a right to a speedy trial -- court martial -- and a speedy execution.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Scribelus 11/13/2020 9:56:42 PM (No. 605396)
Why hasn’t this bastidge been placed under close arrest for treason in the face of the enemy?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: judy 11/14/2020 12:01:59 AM (No. 605444)
The military pays the price for these lies. Is there any agency in DC that is not corrupt?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Miss Daisy 11/14/2020 8:47:02 AM (No. 605694)
This is unconscionable. These are not toy soldiers they were playing with, but real American soldiers' lives.
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