Tuesday, May 16, 2017

IS TRUMP THE BIGGEST LEAK WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT?




FROM SLATE

"The Washington Post reported Monday that President Trump revealed highly classified information to Russia’s ambassador to the United States and foreign minister during a meeting at the White House on Wednesday.
From the Post: "The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said."
... After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency."
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/05/15/report_president_trump_leaked_highly_classified_information_to_russian_officials.html 




The question should NOT be limited to whether he gave up TRACE-ABLE classified information TO RUSSIA (an ally of Iran's) while bragging. The question is NOT about whether to has the right to share the information while bragging -- despite this morning's defensive tweets. Everybody already knows he has the right, as president, to share classified secrets.

Doesn't mean he can't undermine the country by doing so willy-nilly. But he has the right.


Instead, the main question should be DID TWITTER WIT KNOW he was giving up trace-able and/or classified information in the moment he was running his mouth? Did Twitter Wit even know he was giving up information that hadn't even been given to our allies?

Did he know what he was doing while he was doing it? Was his brain engaged at all?

If his staff thinks this latest incident is so much nothing, then why did white house officials start calling the CIA and the NSA trying investigate how serious the disclosure was? Why am I hearing that the White House is trying to clamp down on the information, limiting who the transcripts go to -- which some are trying to claim don't exist now? (I heard there aren't "transcripts" as there usually would be. There are just "notes". <--- Pssst! This kind of semantics game means something happened and they're scrambling for cover.)
FROM SLATE

"The Post’s Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe write that a U.S. official told them that Trump had given “more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.” The information that Trump divulged evidently included intelligence about the potential use of laptops by ISIS terrorists.

“Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States only learned through the espionage capabilities of a key partner,”

Miller and Jaffe write. “He did not reveal the specific intelligence gathering method, but described how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such an attack could cause under varying circumstances. Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State’s territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.” "





The White House Push Back has little to do with the Washington Post's actual accusation. Today's tweets don't either. 
NSA H.R. McMaster and Trump are denying accusations that haven't been made.

Our fearless open-mouthed leader is supposed to be going on his first foreign trip this week. And now we don't even know if he knows what he's saying? His ego is connected directly to his mouth, and that ego is so far out in front of his limited brain, there's no telling what he'll say next.
White House Coo Coo Clock



We need to all hope and pray he get's tired of not-being-King and quits. We need to hope he abruptly just stands up and quits soon.