Classified Info Leaked By Loose-Lip Trump
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Classified Info Leaked
By Loose-Lip Trump
The trainwreck that is Donald Trump and his White House continues to astound logic. How else can anyone describe the President of the United States stupidly leaking sensitive classified info to the Russians?
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Only 1 day after making the dumbstruck move to fire the man investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, “The Donald” somehow thought it would be a bright idea to invite Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, into the Oval Office for a nice chat and photo-op. He also decided it would be an even brighter idea to stick it to the “fake news” media and ban all members of the American press corps from attending. Only Russian photographers were granted entry. Great idea, right? WRONG!
What Donald failed to realize is that the Russian photographer he allowed inside the Oval Office is actually an employee of the state-run news agency Tass — and a likely spy. In fact, US intelligence has deemed Tass as “Russia’s top spy recruiter.” So, the possibility for the Russian “photographer” to leave an ultra-sensitive (and highly undetectable) listening/monitoring device inside the pinnacle of American government is beyond great and an unforgivable breach of security.
Political observers were at a loss for words at Trump’s lack of judgment.
“Deadly serious Q: Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?” Colin Kahl, who served as former Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, wrote on Twitter.
“No, it was not,” David S. Cohen, the former deputy director of the CIA, replied.
You’d think that’s the worst part of this story. Sadly, it’s not!
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In an unbelievable report late Monday, it was revealed that not only did Donald Trump breach security during his photo-op with the Russians, but he also leaked extremely sensitive classified info to the Russians that has now potentially jeopardized an intelligence source connected to ISIS.
According to The Washington Post, a braggadocious Trump boasted to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Kislyak that the United States has “an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State” via a highly sensitive intelligence-sharing arrangement. The Post added that the information was “describing details about an Islamic State terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.”
A source for The Post claims that Trump told the Russian officials, “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day.” He then started bragging and couldn’t keep the highly classified information to himself.
“This is code-word information,” an unnamed United States official told the Post. “[Trump] revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
The partner had not given The White House authority to share the intel with Moscow. Now, not only has Trump’s decision to do so risk cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State militant group, but it also risks making other allies skittish from ever sharing classified info with the US again, out of fear of Trump tattling.
On a larger scale, Trump’s bragging has created a tremendous risk to US national security. ISIS may now simply switch up whatever plans they had regarding laptops and aircraft — and it’s anyone’s guess what grave fate may await the source on the inside who revealed the intel.
For the THIRD time in less than a week, Donald Trump and his White House are finding themselves on the defensive and in complete damage control. This time, the moment was not overlooked by members of his own party, as Trump’s antics are causing bipartisan concern on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee broke ranks with the radio silence of the GOP, saying that The White House is in a “downward spiral.”
“Can we have one crisis free day? That’s all I’m asking,” added Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
Donald Trump loves adulation and bragging about how great he is. That may be an acceptable personality trait for a real estate shyster or reality television star, but it’s toxic for a President of the United States.
In what alternate universe can a foreign adversary walk directly into the Oval Office of The White House and be ignorantly spoon-fed classified info by the President of the United States — while their spies are given free rein to bring in electronic “photography” equipment and almost certainly leave bugging devices everywhere?
Although Russia may be laughing (at us) today, this is not funny anymore. It’s time for this imbecile to go!