Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Donald Trump essentially confirms Washington Post story that he shared information about terrorists with the Russians. Update! s.


Courtesy of CNN: 

Trump's tweets Tuesday notably lack any mention of whether the information he shared was classified. 

And the remarks appear to contradict statements made by his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster -- who told reporters in the wake of the report that "the story as reported is false" -- and White House deputy national security adviser for strategy, Dina Powell, who said Monday "the story is false. The President only discussed the common threats that both countries faced."

Well in his tweet Trump is essentially admitting that he discussed terrorism with the Russians which is not what the White House talking points were after the story broke.

The WaPo story revealed that Trump had shared classified "code word" information which came from a US partner, and that, though he did not share the source, the Russians would likely be able to reverse engineer to reveal the source of the information on their own.

And while Trump is technically correct that he has "the absolute right" to reveal information, whether classified or not, doing so to the Russians reinforces the idea that the Russians are controlling Trump, and that he does not respect the importance of carefully handling confidential information or the allies who provided that information.

Here is more from CNN:

The potential consequences could hardly be more serious, former CIA case officer Bob Baer told CNN's Erin Burnett Monday night. 

"The President, by revealing this to the Russians, has lost control of this information. It's going to go to the Syrians, It's going to go to the Iranians -- Russian allies," Baer said. 

"The ability to protect that source whoever he is, wherever he is has been seriously undermined ... If a CIA officer had revealed this information to the Russians, he would be fired instantly." 

Essentially this is the crux of the problem. Simply put Trump has NO idea how to handle the responsibilities of his job.

And the message for our allies (Russia is NOT an ally.) moving forward is that this president is an amateur who cannot be trusted with the kinds of sensitive information that may need to be shared to keep the world safe from terrorism.

Update: Oh I did not see this tweet earlier.

Well gee, all former Director Comey had to do was come to the White House and he would have found the leaker immediately. 

46 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:28 AM

    So he calls it an openly scheduled meeting, but he only allows Russian press in whose pictures reveal that Sergey kisliak was there even though no announcement had been made and they would have snuck him in since our press only saw the foreign minister enter. And excellent coverage of this story on Rachel last night. She has an wx-presidential briefer talk about how when a president would reveal classified info to anyone, it was after going through the Intel services as not to reveal too much. This was a five year old blurting out to other kids that he knows how babies are made, to b the center of attention. How many of our allies will stop sharing Intel because of him

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  2. Anonymous6:34 AM

    Team 6 should be going after little bin laden today. Time to kick some DICKtater ass.

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  3. Anonymous6:36 AM

    So the Russian news service said it was fake news that Trump shared sensitive info with the Russian Ambassador and Foriegn Minister. Fake news, never happened. And here comes Donnie sayinf tbe total opposite refuting their explanation just like he did with the Comey firing. Yup. I did it. I'm the great and powerful Trump.

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  4. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Donald is leaking more than a Russian hooker on a Sealy Posturepedic.

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    1. Anonymous7:53 AM

      :-D

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    2. Anonymous8:12 AM

      6:44 very clever

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  5. Anonymous6:51 AM

    turtle fuck face 'portrait' bitch mcCONnell:
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/16/portrait-cowardice-mcconnell-muster-condemn-trump-leaks.html

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    1. Anonymous7:30 AM

      Ryan:
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-classified-information_us_591af61de4b07d5f6ba60b2b?hpm&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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    2. Anonymous8:04 AM

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mccain-trump-intelligence-russia-deeply-disturbing

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    3. Anonymous8:16 AM

      little water Rubio>
      Catholicism, Baptist denominations and Mormonism
      "some of the fundamentalist Baptists think the Mormons are actually evil demons"he is up to his neck or above in intrigue and skullduggery and between that and the normal apocalyptic overtones one has in one’s head when one is searching for literal demons in everyday objects it seems entirely likely that the man is playing a game I like to call “Coded Bible Verses.”
      "Judas leaving to betray Jesus is the only thing that can save the world." END TIME$!
      Read more at https://wonkette.com/617186/marco-rubios-twitter-getting-all-davinci-code-secret-bible-messages-and-shit#VsYAAgeHomh8zLxY.99

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  6. Anonymous6:55 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/conservative-erick-erickson-claims-source-who-leaked-latest-russia-bombshell-was-a-trump-supporter/

    "Erickson’s source claims that “what the President did is actually far worse than what is being reported” and that “the president does not seem to realize or appreciate that his bragging can undermine relationships with our allies and with human intelligence sources.”

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    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      I Know One of the Sources
      By Erick Erickson | May 16, 2017, 09:49am


      http://theresurgent.com/i-know-one-of-the-sources/

      Website problems...

      http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:rYKEXRtZ-6EJ:theresurgent.com/i-know-one-of-the-sources/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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  7. Anonymous6:57 AM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/keith-olberman-donald-trump-charges_us_591a5684e4b07d5f6ba57eeb

    6 crimes-1 week!

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  8. Anonymous7:15 AM

    "Contrary to their insinuations, the Post and other outlets never reported that Trump gave away a source. They reported that what he did say to the Russians could greatly aid in the discovery of one. But the obfuscation here has likely already worked with one intended audience. Right-wing outlets have derided reporting on this as fake news and are insisting that the word of the administration should be taken over the word of anonymous sources."

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/05/16/trump_finally_tweeted_about_his_leaking_to_russia.html

    "Why we should believe the anonymous officials in the Washington Post’s leak story over McMaster, Tillerson, and Trump."

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/05/why_we_should_believe_anonymous_sources_over_h_r_mcmaster.html

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  9. Anonymous7:29 AM

    And the Republicans in Congress are just fine with what Trump did. All they care about is their draconian legislation designed to hurt as many people, both Americans and citizens of the world, as grievously and as quickly as possible. Their failure to act on Trump's traitorous and reckless behavior makes them all complicit. Even McCain could not find the guts to criticize him, proving once again that he will only do what is "safe" for him. Not a shred of moral courage in either House. And the same goes for Republicans in every local, county or state position in the country. Cowards one and all.
    Beaglemom

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  10. Anonymous7:32 AM

    Resign 'T'oday you $hitgibbon!
    "disaster and an embarrassment.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russian-ambassador-donald-trump_us_591a94dae4b07d5f6ba58ce4?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-classified-material_us_591a4602e4b07d5f6ba57a06?x62&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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  11. Anonymous7:41 AM

    Agent orange is a STUPID and belligerent malignant narcissist. MAYBE too stupid to realize he is a compromised russian asset, but most likely being held by the balls by what he owes to the Oligarchs in russia.

    dRUMPf even disgraced an active duty general by having him LIE for him.

    Let the FULL force of the IC fall on him.

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    1. Anonymous12:42 PM

      The first thing I noticed is that McMasters DID NOT wear his uniform when he lied. Being an active duty general that would have been appropriate.

      I saw that as a sign that he opposing what he had to do.

      Maybe I read too much into it, but I hope it was a strategic effort on McMaster's part to say I'm ordered by my Commander in Chief to say this but I won't disgrace the uniform or the people it represents.

      Wonder what the Navy Seal who turned down the job would have done? Good for him he turned it down or his reputation would be dog shit now.

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  12. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Just something to consider...

    EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Marshals Readying;
    Plan Approved By Justice Dept Official


    U.S. Marshals plan to serve warrants in Trump Russia case approved by senior Justice Dept official

    https://patribotics.blog/2017/05/16/exclusive-u-s-marshals-readying-plan-approved-by-justice-dept-official/

    https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch

    ◔◡◉

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    1. Anonymous9:16 AM

      http://observer.com/2017/05/louise-mensch-fisa-trump-conspiracy-theory/

      Louise Mensch Fools ‘Liberals’ Again With Major Conspiracy Theory

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    2. Anonymous9:39 AM

      "serious question- Trump is leaving the country- will he resign when he is overseas? Is he escaping before our very eyes?"
      "The single greatest threat to the National Security of the United States IS its president."

      https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated

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    3. Anonymous12:44 PM

      9:39 Don't we wish. But, unless someone is telling him he WILL go to jail, right now, he won't do it.

      He won't even do it to save his precious Ivanka, who seems to be in hiding these days.

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  13. Anonymous7:46 AM

    If it had been President Hillary Clinton, the same people dismissing this would be calling for her impeachment and imprisonment.

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    1. Anonymous7:59 AM

      They wouldn't even impeachment they would have burned her at the stake.

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    2. Are you kidding? They would have had the articles of impeachment drawn up and ready to go by 12:01 pm January 20th.

      She wouldn't ever have had the time in office to commit all the actual impeachable offenses that trump has.

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  14. Anonymous7:47 AM

    Little donnie claims it is his right to divulge top-secret classified info to who ever he wants and he gave it to russian officials.

    What about the foreign state owned media outlet that was present?

    Now that he has thrown McMasters under the bus, who is next?

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    1. Anonymous8:31 AM

      Oh let him. Pos let him be the cause of terrorism on amerka.

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    2. Anonymous12:46 PM

      7:47 Good point about Russian state media present. No one's mentioned that.

      I will keep it in my mind for when people pull out the he had a right to do it crap.

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    3. Anonymous3:21 PM

      Was he holding his breath and stamping his feet when he went ballistic because his traitorous actions have been criticized?
      Beaglemom

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  15. Anonymous7:51 AM

    “We won’t get similar information again”: an intel expert on the real costs of Trump’s breach

    https://www.vox.com/world/2017/5/16/15646428/trump-russia-intel-isis-pillar

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  16. Anonymous7:54 AM

    "“grotesque” and disappointing..
    " a “disaster so far.”..
    Coulter is particularly disappointed about lack of progress on building a wall along the Mexican border and suggested people send bricks to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
    "’ll say WE had no choice, >but the Trump-haters were right … it’s a nightmare. I can’t even contemplate that. Right now I’m still rooting for him to turn around and take us toward LA.”
    C." wrote the book “In Trump We Trust,” in which she said she “worshiped” him with “blind LOYALTY.”What choice did WE have?”He said all the right things and nobody else would even say it.”she still believes in “Trumpism” and largely faults the Republican Congress for moving too slowly to make changes. “They are Swine.” AKA PIG$!

    She called Trump the “LAST SHOT” but then named U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions as someone she might consider supporting in the future."

    Under President Hatch <for better or WOR$E?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/coulter-disappointment-donald-trump_us_591a4014e4b07d5f6ba578e4?iq&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    https://patribotics.blog/2017/05/11/sources-russia-probe-means-president-hatch-rico-case-against-gop/

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    1. Anonymous8:30 AM

      Smart ann. Even moaning joe realized the dump is not a repub.

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  17. Anonymous8:08 AM

    "blabbed a bit more about just what the secret is: something to do with explosives in laptop computers. And other evidence suggests the information may have come from Jordan. So now just about everything is out there. I'm sure Jordanian intelligence is pleased."

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/05/nyts-haberman-donald-trump-leaker-chief

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Noor_of_Jordan

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  18. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Lmao your update, truth.

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  19. Anonymous8:48 AM

    "“We had just gone and told them that the national-security adviser, of all people, was compromised with the Russians and that their vice president and others had been lying to the American people about it,” Yates told the magazine. “We expected them to act. We expected them to do something immediately.”

    Instead, Yates was fired four days later, and Flynn remained on the job for another 18 days"

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/sally-yates-reveals-the-real-reasons-why-mike-flynn-was-unmasked-in-intel-reports/

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  20. Anonymous9:06 AM

    I can not believe anything anyone connected to Trump says. How convenient that no United States journalist or photographer was allowed into the meeting, but Russian photographers were. Release the unedited transcripts from the meeting.

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  21. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Screaming in cabinent room. Lmao!
    Dump and his failing, failed, never was a leader preziduncy.

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  22. Anonymous9:30 AM

    These recent tweets are nothing more than Trumpski's attempt at justification after the crime. He needs to be prosecuted and end up doing time at a prison somewhere. Too bad Pelican Bay Prison in California is a state prison, I'd vote to send Donnie there.

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    1. Anonymous3:19 PM

      I wonder what Trump did before Twitter came along when, in a business context, he had to cover up his great blunders. Twitter was a gift of the gods to Trump except that he keeps hanging himself with his tweets.
      Beaglemom

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  23. Anonymous9:32 AM

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/16/trump-impeached-russia-leak-violating-oath-office.html

    "There’s thus no reason why Congress couldn’t consider a grotesque violation of the President’s oath as a standalone basis for impeachment—a high crime and misdemeanor in and of itself."That’s getting relatively close to the “treason” language in the impeachment clauses" So legally speaking, the matter could be very grave for Trump even though there is no criminal exposure."

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/16/time-ever-voters-support-impeaching-trump-oppose.html

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  24. We can settle this easily. Donald turn over the tapes!

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  25. Anonymous10:01 AM

    STOP IT, GRYPEN, JUST STOP IT!!!

    You and your little libtard blog buddies are such hypocrites!!! As if NONE of you has ever taken a second moonlighting job when your first job didnt pay you enough.

    Emperor Drumpf makes only $400,000 a year! That's LESS THAN A BILLION RUBLES!!! That doesnt even pay for his gilded toilet paper!!! So what if he took a job doing a little espionage for the Russians? IS THAT A CRIME, ALL OF THE SUDDEN????

    I guarantee you that if your so-called Obama had been bringing Russian handlers to the Oval Office so he could cheerfully hand over secret intelligence, you wouldnt have said a word! And believe me, A LOT of people are saying Obama did a LOT worse than Drumpf!! Believe me!

    Did you complain when Obama sold the Grand Canyon to Denzel Washington for a dollar? NO YOU DIDNT!

    Did you complain when Obama let a street gang sell drugs INSIDE the West Wing? NO YOU DIDNT!

    Did you complain when Obama had his face painted over the White House portraits of George Washington, Abe Lincoln and Mildred Fillmore? (MILDRED FILLMORE!!!!) NO YOU DIDNT!!

    SO STOP COMPLAINING NOW WHEN DRUMPF IS JUST FULFILLING HIS CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS TO HIS OTHER, MORE RUSSIAN-BASED EMPLOYER!!

    Thank you.

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  26. Anonymous10:49 AM

    John "Palin Stain" McCain just had a change of view on this Trump leaky thing!

    STORY SAYS:

    "Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was harshly critical on Tuesday of President Donald Trump’s reported sharing of highly classified information with Russia. It was a sharp departure from his sentiment Monday night, when he said that Trump “does have the right” to “leak classified information.”

    In a statement in his capacity as chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain called the Washington Post’s reporting “deeply disturbing.” http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mccain-trump-intelligence-russia-deeply-disturbing"

    I wonder what changed John "Palin Stain" McCain's view on this?

    I mean before this he was all in for the Trumpster. Cut taxes and healthcare!

    It couldn't have anything to do with the Orange Foolius in the White House outing an Israeli confidential source to the Russkies (and probably then direct to Iran)?!

    Go John Go!




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    1. Anonymous3:16 PM

      Trump does not have the right to "leak classified information" to just anyone, particularly when the person receiving the information is himself a spy for a country that has not exactly been a partner of the US. Imagine McCain's reaction if President Obama had met with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister with no one else in the room except the Russian press. The impeachment articles would have been presented to the House within minutes of the news getting out. Someone must have told McCain that the "optics" did not look good for him to have been so willing to let Trump off the hook. McCain's mouth works a lot faster than his brain.
      Beaglemom

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  27. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Trump = PresiDUNCE.

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