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Retired Army Maj. Gen. Eaton: Trump Appears To Be Compromised, Is ‘Unfit To Command Our Troops’


Retired Army Maj. Gen. Eaton: Trump Appears To Be Compromised, Is ‘Unfit To Command Our Troops’

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton tore into President Donald Trump for refusing to denounce Russian election interference.

“The only explanation for today’s appalling performance by @realDonaldTrump is the Russians have high value compromising intel on POTUS. Something that would have been discovered during any serviceman’s background investigation. @realDonaldTrump is unfit to command our troops,” Eaton tweeted on Monday.

In a statement to, Eaton added: “If there was any doubt as to whether Donald Trump will do anything and everything to defend the United States against all enemies and adversaries, the answer today is clearly: ‘No.'”

“I have said a number of times, I’ll say it again: The Russians are not our friends. And I entirely believe the assessment of our intelligence community,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters hours after President Trump refused to condemn Russia for interfering in the 2016 election at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

“He just said it’s not Russia,” Trump told reporters, echoing Putin’s denials. “I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

Trump also blamed the U.S. for the current low point in U.S.-Moscow relations.

Several GOP senators have publicly condemned Trump’s rhetoric.

“President Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at the 2016 U.S. elections with the goal of undermining faith in our democratic process. Russia has conducted a coordinated cyberattack on state election systems, and hacked critical infrastructure. They have used social media to sow chaos,” Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C) said in a statement.

Burr added that any statement that Putin makes that contradicts “these facts is a lie and should be recognized as one by the President.”

“I don’t believe Mr. Putin and I believe our intelligence officials who produced the intelligence community assessment and I believe the indictment that Robert Mueller has now presented is well taken,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).

“I think members of Congress believe as I do that Russia did attempt to meddle in the election. That they were unsuccessful in changing the outcome. … I think [the president] is conflating two different things: The meddling and the collusion allegations, for which there does not appear to be any evidence.”

Former CIA Director John Brennan tweeted: “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) blasted President Trump minutes after a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling his rhetoric “shameful.”

“I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful,” Flake tweeted.


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