I guess this is what happens when you elect a narcissistic buffoon with a giant ego, a mouth that never stops, a bad rug, and tiny hands to the Oval.
Last week, in a meeting with the Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, and ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, _____ bragged about highly classified intelligence—clearly _____ doesn’t know from intelligence—providing details that could expose the ally who provided the information and the manner in which it was collected.
Yup, just cuz, you know.
The intelligence disclosed was about an ISIS plot and was considered so sensitive it wasn’t shared widely within the United States government or passed to other allies.
Until _____. Sadly, _____’s display of ignorance is not illegal because the president—even a buffoon—has the power to declassify almost anything.
However, sharing the information without the express permission of the ally who provided it, could jeopardize a crucial intelligence-sharing relationship and is considered a major breach.
Still, it made _____ feel important; like a big shot.
But here’s the rub; the ally who provided the intelligence has said it would cut off access to future information if it were shared too widely ... like in a casual Oval office conversation with the Russians who might be able to determine how the information was collected and could disrupt the ally’s espionage efforts.
Beyond angering a partner, an ally, in the War on Terror terror terror and calling into question the ability of the President to keep his fat mouth shut, it also proves the hypocrisy of ____ and the GOP.
While running for office last year he made Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information through her private email server central to his campaign—remember “Lock her up!”?
Yeah, and yet there was never any indication that Clinton exposed sensitive information from an ally or gave it to an adversary.
That’s just _____.
The spin after this latest gaffe is that _____ may have not been aware of the sensitivity of what the info he was sharing. It wasn’t until after the meeting, when notes from the meeting were circulated among National Security Council officials, that it was flagged as too sensitive to be shared ... even among many American officials.
But we all know—from Twitter and his own incoherent ramblings—the man cannot keep his mouth shut.
_____ lackeys, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, national security adviser, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Are saying it never happened, the conversation never took place and nothing classified was shared. But, according to other officials in the room, _____ did discuss the contents of the intelligence, but not the sources or methods used in obtaining it; but this doesn’t alleviate the concerns that, by sharing any information with the Russians, that they could figure out those details.
But that’s _____, as I said, and now it appears that he’s in an alleged "downward spiral" because, not only are democrats angered by the news, even some Republicans are condemning the president. And when your own party finds you to be an idiot who can’t stop yapping, a moron who endangers our allies, well, then, it just bodes well for impeachment or investigations, or a fat golfer from resigning the office.
Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, a frequent _____ critic, and fellow national security hawk John McCain each called the news “troubling” and “disturbing.”
And David Kochel, a GOP political strategist, wins for best response, putting it like this:
“John McCain probably revealed less to the KGB in 5+ years of torture at the Hanoi Hilton than Trump did in 5 minutes in the Oval.”
But one Republican who comes down firmly on the side of the president, because he’s _____’s political caddy is House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Back in July 2016, no one in DC was more appalled, loudly appalled, that the FBI had decided not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime for sending and receiving classified information on her private email server than Lyin’ Paul Ryan:
“No one should be above the law. But based upon the director's own statement, it appears damage is being done to the rule of law. Declining to prosecute Secretary Clinton for recklessly mishandling and transmitting national security information will set a terrible precedent. The findings of this investigation also make clear that Secretary Clinton misled the American people when she was confronted with her criminal actions.”
And after his tirade, he asked the Obama administration to stop giving Clinton classified briefings:
“Individuals who are 'extremely careless' should be denied further access to information.”
And so, clearly, Paul Ryan believed the FBI should have charged Clinton for sending and receiving classified information on a private email server she used exclusively as secretary of state.
And yet, in his initial statement about _____’s comments to the Russians, Paul Ryan is trying to play it safe by parsing his words so as not to anger We The People and not to anger ____:
"We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is paramount. The speaker hopes for a full explanation of the facts from the administration."
Wow; so when the thought that maybe, maybe, Hillary Clinton had done something wrong, Paul Ryan basically shrieked a version of “Lock her up” from the rooftops, but when his own party’s president clearly blabbed top secret information, he treads carefully.
And that is exactly why this party needs to go; as Bill Maher calls it, their “tribal hypocrisy” of bashing one side for some alleged crime, but looking the other way when it’s their own leader.
Ah, but just another day, just another blunder, in America under ____.
Tick tock to impeachment.