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Russia meddled in U.S election, George W. Bush says
Reuters ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Posted on 02/08/2018 7:43:18 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Russia meddled in U.S election, George W. Bush says

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Former U.S. president George W. Bush accused Russia on Thursday of meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “brilliant tactician”.

Bush, interviewed on stage at a business conference in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, said there was clear evidence that the Russians had meddled but whether that affected the outcome of the election was another question.

“But they meddled and that is dangerous for democracy,” he said, adding that Russia had done the same thing during the Cold War and was adept at trying to manipulate opinion in the United States and Europe.

“Putin is a brilliant tactician who has the capacity to detect weakness and exploit it,” Bush said.

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied accusations by U.S. intelligence officials and others of interfering in foreign elections, including the 2016 U.S. vote.

In an apparent criticism of the immigration policies U.S. President Donald Trump, Bush called for changes in U.S. immigration rules, saying it was important to recognize that the United States had a history of welcoming people regardless of their religion or where they were born.

“Our system is broken but we’ve got to fix it. I had tried, but unsuccessfully,” he said without naming Trump.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: abudhabi; clintonfoundation; georgehwbush; georgewbush; gwbush; immigration; rino; russia; trump; turncoat; unitedarabemirates
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You should be sorry for what you have done. So many who supported you back in the day were disillusioned by you and now back Trump. Ever thought about why? Enjoy your retirement with money from Carlyle Group and stop disappointing us further. By the way, I hate Bushbots.
1 posted on 02/08/2018 7:43:18 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They were just checking to make sure there were NO MORE BUSHES on the ballot.


2 posted on 02/08/2018 7:44:54 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust Sessions. The Great Awakening is at hand...MAGA!)
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bush empire going down
yowza


3 posted on 02/08/2018 7:45:41 AM PST by barbarianbabs
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I dislike this person more and more with every comment he makes. He needs to go back to his ranch and be quiet.


4 posted on 02/08/2018 7:46:51 AM PST by The Deplorable Miss Lemon (If illegals are here to do the jobs Americans won't do why are so many illegals on welfare?)
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AND...the SPIN IS...Russians meddled in election AGAINST Hillary...when in actuality it was HILLARY WHO USED THE RUSSIANS.


5 posted on 02/08/2018 7:47:16 AM PST by goodnesswins (There were 1.41 MILLION NON Profit orgs in 2013 with $1.73 TRILLION in REVENUE)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The location of this talk tells you all you need to know about George W. Bush and his odious black ops dad.


6 posted on 02/08/2018 7:47:24 AM PST by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 0)
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Define “meddling”. On its own....it means nothing.


7 posted on 02/08/2018 7:47:31 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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No one can demonstate a single vote was changed or altered by russians or any foreign government. Not one single vote. This is a rues to cover up a failed socislst lost her election. It was hillary clinton!! Bush proves again he is an idiot.


8 posted on 02/08/2018 7:48:30 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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9 posted on 02/08/2018 7:49:10 AM PST by Right Brother
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Thought he was above criticizing sitting Presidents.


10 posted on 02/08/2018 7:49:20 AM PST by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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This article would be just as believable if”Bush” was replaced with Pelosi or Schumer.


11 posted on 02/08/2018 7:49:45 AM PST by Yogafist
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Define “meddling”. On its own....it means nothing.

Right, and the fact of the matter is, foreign agents "meddle" in ALL major elections across the globe. The US does it openly and brazenly, no one bats an eye.

12 posted on 02/08/2018 7:49:51 AM PST by Paradox (Don't call them mainstream, there is nothing mainstream about the MSM.)
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Define “meddling”. On its own....it means nothing.

Right, and the fact of the matter is, foreign agents "meddle" in ALL major elections across the globe. The US does it openly and brazenly, no one bats an eye.

13 posted on 02/08/2018 7:49:52 AM PST by Paradox (Don't call them mainstream, there is nothing mainstream about the MSM.)
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Well Obama meddled in elections all over the World


14 posted on 02/08/2018 7:50:04 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Right Brother

No need to insult a fine American.......Alfred E. Newman.


15 posted on 02/08/2018 7:51:39 AM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

From the guy who brought you the Swift Boaters.


16 posted on 02/08/2018 7:52:04 AM PST by Wolfie
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Well, if George Bush says it, it must be true.

/sarcasm

After 8 years of silence about his own successor, why does former President Bush feel compelled to attack a fellow Republican?

17 posted on 02/08/2018 7:52:10 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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How can he makes statement and hold the saudi king’s hand at the same time?


18 posted on 02/08/2018 7:53:10 AM PST by morphing libertarian (Build Kate's Wall)
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“There are people willing to do jobs Americans won’t do. A lot of Americans don’t like picking cotton at 105 degrees. But there are people who want to put food on their family’s table and are willing to do that.”

You have got to be kidding me.

Hey, W, almost nobody is picking cotton to put food on the table, unless they've got a little cotton field too small for modern, mechanical cotton pickers. Just about all cotton is picked by cotton picking machines.

And nobody has to pick the seeds out of the cotton by hand anymore, W.

19 posted on 02/08/2018 7:53:10 AM PST by Will88
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Bush is being shown up by the way Trump stands up to idiots and naysayers.


20 posted on 02/08/2018 7:54:02 AM PST by morphing libertarian (Build Kate's Wall)
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