Interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Interview with former National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina - burst 08

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Up and say oh. That doesn't sound like Vladimir Putin and the Russian government My only caution is before we go too far down the track. Just because it's in press reports doesn't necessarily mean it's accurate, and there's also some word play in here. Was the president briefed or was he just told about it but but the fact that the president feels compelled to tweet about the news story here shows that what his fundamental focus is is not the security of our forces, but whether he looks like he wasn't paying attention so well. Nobody told me therefore you can't blame me. Well. That's that's the other point. Is it seems as though? President would want to say. This report. Calm I can't comment on whether or not. It's true, but we're GONNA do everything we can to protect our fighting men and women. Twenty two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in two thousand nineteen I mean if even one of them was tied to this. That's one too many, but we hear nothing from the president about this. What if this intelligence is true? Let me just ask you this. If this intelligence is true, what should president trump to? What should the US government do? Well again, underlining the word, if on whether it's true, I think you've got to consider a number of strong measures against Russia if we had a real sustained strategic discussion with Moscow, and that that was one of the things I tried to do. Obviously unsuccessfully these sorts of issues would be addressed, but It's very hard with the herky-jerky way. The president approaches. These things to be able to do that. Make no mistake though when you go after American service members directly or indirectly, you are attacking the United States and I think could call for some very

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