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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Concerns about what is now known to be the novel coronavirus pandemic were detailed in a November intelligence report by the military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI), according to two officials familiar with the document's contents. "Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," one of the sources said of the NCMI's report. "It was then briefed multiple times to" the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff and the White House.



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From that warning in November, the sources described repeated briefings through December for policy-makers and decision-makers across the federal government as well as the National Security Council at the White House. All of that culminated with a detailed explanation of the problem that appeared in the President's Daily Brief of intelligence matters in early January, the sources said. For something to have appeared in the PDB, it would have had to go through weeks of vetting and analysis, according to people who have worked on presidential briefings in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-08 04:16 PM | Reply

But unless they presented it to Trump using PowerPoint which included a series of picture and/or four-color graphs, but no more than 10 words per page, he probably blew it off and totally ignored what was being said. And if they had not yet decided on a fancy gold-trimmed logo or come up with a slick six-word Madison Avenue-sounding slogan to clarify the issue, from his point of view, as a highly successful businessman and reality TV superstar, they were just wasting his time. Besides, back in January he had more important things on his mind, like how he was going to use his upcoming 'total exoneration' by the US Senate as his main message at a series of rallies which he was already planning to hold immediately after the 'witch hunt' (AKA, Impeachment) was over.


#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-04-08 07:16 PM | Reply

Well, I think we're uncovered the oranges of Trump's woefully lacking response to the existence and spread of the coronavirus.

Deep State tried to tell him but he was more concerned with rage tweeting about Democratic presidential politics and his upcoming impeachment trial than to heed the warnings.

Now a pandemic is wreaking physical, emotional, and financial damage all across America.


#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-08 08:02 PM | Reply

I loved his line today - while discussing Peter Navarro's memos

"Yeah, he sends a lot of memos..."

This knucklehead is in charge and now I have to wear my construction respirator when I walk my dog.

Let's see what he does with a second term?!? Maybe I won't have legs to walk - and I'm sure that'll be China's fault somehow

#4 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-04-08 08:21 PM | Reply

This knucklehead is in charge and now I have to wear my construction respirator when I walk my dog.

Saw someone wear a gas mask to the office today.

I'm sure someone will eventually wear MOPP gear.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-04-08 08:24 PM | Reply

Call Of Duty Is preparing all our youngn's for the upcoming war at home.

I hope they think it's cool when they need that juggernaut suit to get to the mini mart.


#6 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-04-08 08:28 PM | Reply

Can we flog the idiot who ignored this warning?

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-08 08:30 PM | Reply

What sort of punishment would even be suitable for this?

It boggles the mind that even the most self-involved fool wouldn't err on the side of safety...

It's not like he had to suit up and fight the virus Rick & Morty style...

#8 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-04-08 08:33 PM | Reply

"What sort of punishment would even be suitable for this?"

How's American public schools start teaching Chinese sound?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-08 08:41 PM | Reply


#10 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-08 11:25 PM | Reply

More Chinese please. Mandarin,or Cantonese. Or Fuchou-ese. Especially in Cali. Really anywhere we are major trading partners.

#11 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-09 12:50 AM | Reply

Fake News - no suck report exists.

#12 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-04-09 09:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fake News - no suck report exists.

#12 | Posted by HeliumRat at

Fake news like the guy that got Trump's drug for his wife without a prescription?

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-09 09:56 AM | Reply

Good day all you Liberal Glenn Becks. It's good to know you are continuing the trend of not understanding how responses to threats work and instead just complain about everything you know very little about.

#14 | Posted by humtake at 2020-04-09 03:59 PM | Reply

"continuing the trend of not understanding how responses to threats work"

Trump didn't respond to the threat.
That's why all this is happening.
Because Trump didn't respond.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-09 04:01 PM | Reply

Fake news...

#16 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-04-09 07:54 PM | Reply

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