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Trump leaks

2017-05-15 22:31:07.758306+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Welp. This is everywhere now. Might as well mark it here, too: WaPo: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador.

One day after dismissing Comey, Trump welcomed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — a key figure in earlier Russia controversies — into the Oval Office. It was during that meeting, officials said, that Trump went off script and began describing details of an Islamic State terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.

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#Comment Re: Trump leaks made: 2017-05-16 14:21:46.087056+00 by: Dan Lyke

There were immediate denials, but then Trump confirmed the leak. I think the consensus is that, yes, the President has broad powers to declassify information, so he's the one person who could have done this for whom it wasn't illegal, but...

It's damned sure that Jordan (and, yes, other Whitehouse statements yesterday pretty much confirmed that it's Jordan) won't be sharing further details of the plot behind this foreign laptop ban with us.

And by showing that earlier statements by McMaster and others were flat out lies, the President further confirmed that we can't trust a damned thing out of this administration, and the Washington Post is a reliable source.

What a bunch of fucking buffoons.

#Comment Re: Trump leaks made: 2017-05-16 14:27:29.768173+00 by: Dan Lyke

McMaster and Tillerson are complicit in Trump's dishonesty, so must they resign?

#Comment Re: Trump leaks made: 2017-05-16 15:18:54.265383+00 by: Dan Lyke

RT Logan Smith @LoganJames::

Can't believe Trump baited H.R. McMaster into denying the WaPo story before confirming it himself.


#Comment Re: Trump leaks made: 2017-05-16 15:30:21.451675+00 by: Dan Lyke

Bombshell: Initial thoughts on the Washington Post's game changing story.

#Comment Re: Trump leaks made: 2017-05-16 15:50:46.541083+00 by: Dan Lyke

Kai Ryssdal tweets a thread about a reprimand for not redacting Confidental required water depth for a nuclear aircraft carrier when responding to an FOIA request for CVN docking/port call procedures.

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