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Thursday, May 25, 2017

America is leaky

The number of leaks of classified information indicates that something is wrong in the Trump-managed government. To begin, President Trump is reckless and feckless in his personal behavior, and that sets the standard for his administration. He is the source of a problem.

He gave classified information to the Russians right in the Oval Office.

Many professionals in his staff witness wrongdoing and they are prone to speaking about it to the press.

The leaking of Manchester terrorist bomb pictures points to undisciplined and unthinking grandstanding, perhaps
"Flurry of leaks alarms US allies 
Current and former senior American officials are growing concerned that a deluge of leaks from the U.S. government will imperil some of the nation’s most important intelligence-sharing relationships. 
The exposure of sensitive forensic information from the U.K.’s investigation into the Manchester bombing is unprecedented, some national security experts say — and Britain is right to be furious. 
“They need to find out how this type of information got out. I think it does damage to our capability of sharing intelligence on issues that we have to share intelligence on,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told The Hill." 
Via The Hill email 
Flurry of leaks alarms US allies 
BY KATIE BO WILLIAMS - 05/25/17 05:00 PM EDT  37 
Current and former senior American officials are growing concerned that a deluge of leaks from the U.S. government will imperil some of the nation’s most important intelligence-sharing relationships.
The exposure of sensitive forensic information from the U.K.’s investigation into the Manchester bombing is unprecedented, some national security experts say — and Britain is right to be furious.  
“They need to find out how this type of information got out. I think it does damage to our capability of sharing intelligence on issues that we have to share intelligence on,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told The Hill. 
Prime Minister Theresa May raised the issue at the NATO gathering in Brussels on Thursday evening, vowing beforehand that she would “make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure.”
But the outrage over the Manchester investigation disclosures is only part of a growing international distrust with the U.S.'s ability to safeguard the secrets of its allies, intelligence experts say.

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/335212-flurry-of-leaks-alarms-us-allies?rnd=1495746035


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PM May with Mr. Leaky

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