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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump will rationalize anything

Trump can't be trusted. 

For humanitarian reasons, all that Donald Trump had to do was to tell the Russians, through proper channels, that we learned about ISIS' ability to plant explosives in computers that would likely be undetected by airport security screeners. He did not have to disclosed or discuss any more than that.

Trump said more because he wanted to cozy up to the Russians in the fight against ISIS. Wait a minute. The problem is not their combatting ISIS. The trouble is that they are supporting Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian renegade President.

And so it goes that Trump wants to be friends with Russians, not on their merit, but for other reasons to be determined by an independent special prosecutor.

Donald Trump cannot be trusted and must be censored and grounded until a full investigation is completed by an independent special prosecutor.

"President Trump Defends Sharing 'Facts' With Russian Officials
Mahita Gajanan 
Updated: 8:31 AM ET | Originally published: 8:01 AM ET 
President Trump appeared to confirm a report that he revealed highly classified information to Russian officials — tweeting Tuesday morning that he shared "facts about terrorism and airline flight safety." 
A Washington Post report published Monday, citing current and former U.S. officials, found that Trump shared highly classified intelligence about ISIS threats with Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week. The disclosure drew strong criticism from Democrats as well as some Republicans. 
White House officials immediately denounced the report Monday evening, saying Trump did not disclose intelligence sources or methods the Russian officials and only shared information about a range of common threats. 
But Trump's tweets contradicted the White House's message. The President said he shared information relating to terrorism and flight safety for "humanitarian reasons."
"Plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism," he said." 
http://time.com/4780312/president-trump-russian-leak-tweet/?xid=homepage



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4 comments:

  1. (CNN)Donald Trump's latest crisis -- over his reported disclosure of highly classified information to Russia -- is giving voice to a question whispered privately in Washington during weeks of political turmoil: Is the President up to the job?

    "This isn't really about the power of the President. He has the power to do this," former CIA Director Michael Hayden said on "CNN Tonight" Monday. "This is more about the person of the President and the performance."

    CNN

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  2. Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
    (Washington Post) President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

    The Military Times

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  3. Trump: I have ‘absolute right’ to share facts with Russia
    President Trump early Tuesday said he has the “absolute right” to share facts with Russia after a report late Monday that he revealed highly classified intelligence to Russian officials during a meeting last week.

    "As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining...to terrorism and airline flight safety," the president tweeted.

    "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism."

    The Hill

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  4. Frustration abounds in Trump White House
    Trump World has a blunt message for the president: empower your staff or hire a new one.

    Former aides, GOP strategists and sources close to the White House tell The Hill they’re concerned about how Trump’s handling of James Comey’s firing as FBI director has undermined the people who work for him.

    The Hill

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