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News Tuesday, May 16 2017

4 Things We've Learned About Trump Leaking Highly Classified Info To Russia

May 16, 2017

  1. Trump Effectively Admitted He Gave Classified Information To Russia, Something the White House Hasn’t Denied

Trump Tweet: “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do….”

McMaster’s Statement Was A Non-Denial Denial:  McMaster’s spin made no sense. In reality he issued a “a non-denial denial — denying something that wasn’t actually reported. To be clear, the Post says that Trump shared intelligence provided by the source, not that the president leaked who the source is,” and “[a]t no point in his statement to The Post before the story went live or in his appearance in front of reporters afterward does McMaster say, ‘President Trump didn’t share classified information with Russia’ or anything close to it.”

  1. “It’s Far Worse Than What Has Already Been Reported.”

Buzzfeed: Two US officials who were briefed on Trump’s disclosures last week confirmed to BuzzFeed News the veracity of the Post report, with one official noting that “it’s far worse than what has already been reported.”

  1. Republican and Spineless Hypocrites. Their Past Comments Will Haunt Them

Donald TrumpCrooked Hillary Clinton and her team “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” Not fit!

Paul Ryan: Individuals who are “extremely careless” with classified information should be denied further access to such info.

Reince PriebusThose who mishandled classified info have had their sec clearances revoked, lost their jobs, faced fines, & even been sent to prison

John Cornyn: Leaking classified info is a crime that endangers American lives too

Rand PaulThe appearance is terrible. The decision is astounding. Ppl have gone to jail for less severe classified breaches and national security.

  1. Trump’s Action Already Putting American Lives At Risk

AP: European official to AP: Country might stop sharing intel with US if Trump gave classified info to Russian diplomats.


Published: May 16, 2017

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