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Sunday, May 28, 2017

The point about leaks

There is a problem with leaking that is when someone inside the government investigative firewall provided information to the press as an unnamed or unidentified source. Is there ever a situation in which investigators might want to leak information to the media?

The answer is yes, as a strategy or tactic to flush out more from individuals to make them jumpy and careless, or else so fearful that they cooperate with the investigators.

As written earlier last week, some leakers are those who witness wrongdoing and don't trust that the situation will be remedied through normal channels because they are compromised by incumbents, such as Attorney General Sessions.
"While Trump was away, controversy continued to swirl around his White House, with media reports focusing on the role his advisor son-in-law, Jared Kushner, may have played in Trump campaign contacts with Russian officials.  
Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke with the Associated Press." 
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-updates-everything-president-trump-claims-comey-leaked-1494625733-htmlstory.html
Who leaked information about Jared Kushner? Was it Robert Mueller? Was it James Comey? Was it someone else inside the FBI? Was it done intentionally or not?

Is the intent to shakedown President Trump?


The White House is on fire.

4 comments:

  1. Is the preponderance of circumstantial evidence so great that it might Trump jump ship?

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  3. Uncertainty builds in Washington over White House leaks

    Uncertainty and confusion appear to reign in Washington after a steady flow of leaks over the past week ranging from reports that senior White House adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up backchannel communications with Russia to the unauthorized release of information about the U.K.'s investigation into the Manchester attack.

    Members of President Trump's administration and Congress on Sunday were guarded on talk shows when speaking about the recent White House leaks, uncertain whether to believe recent reports but well aware of their ramifications if true.

    Many indicated they would withhold judgement until the reports were fully investigated and pressed for investigators to do so.

    The White House, which has been struggling with leaks since the president assumed office, has sent mixed signals about how it plans to handle them.

    Trump on Sunday claimed many of the recent leaks coming out of his White House are made up.

    The Hill

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  4. As White House defends Jared Kushner, experts question his back-channel move

    By Abby Phillip and Max Ehrenfreund May 28 at 7:45 PM

    The Trump administration argued over the weekend that back-channel communications are acceptable in building dialogue with foreign governments, part of an effort to minimize fallout over White House adviser Jared Kushner’s reported discussion about creating a secret conduit to the Kremlin at a Russian diplomatic compound.

    But some former administration officials on Sunday criticized the use of such secret channels, especially during a presidential transition, saying they could send a confusing message and be manipulated by a foreign power.

    Democrats raised new concerns about Kushner. And the top-ranking Democrat on the House committee investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia called for a review of Kushner’s security clearance.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-white-house-defends-jared-kushner-experts-question-his-back-channel-move/2017/05/28/9a82cfea-43c9-11e7-b08b-1818ab401a7f_story.html?utm_term=.8f7728841620&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

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