Report: Trump revealed highly classified info to Russians

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  1. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502

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    This news really doesn't surprise me. He's been buddy, buddy with them for ages and he's dumb as a stump. He is a clear and present danger to the United States and should be removed from office, even if we get a theocrat like Pence in his place. Of course his supporters will forgive this crime, as they let him get away with everything else.

    http://thehill.com/policy/national-...p-revealed-highly-classified-info-to-russians
     
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    "Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal." — Richard Nixon, during an interview with David Frost, 1977.
     
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    So tired of liberals beating an old horse to death. Someone makes a claim, no true source is giving other than it came from the Washington Post and the website is nothing but click bait. Until everyone is reporting it, I won't believe it.
     
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    "Everyone?" Or, sources you believe because they happen to dovetail with your particular ideology?
     
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    "Current and former U.S. officials" How would former officials know? I'll take made up sources for $1000 Alex.
     
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    What could convince you that this story is true?
     
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    Fox news.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Because they worked with the trump transition team.
     
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    Named sources that were put in place by this administration along with the last.
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    That was almost 5 months ago.
     
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    Right, and because they've been read into the program and its clearance level. It's interesting to see how hard people work to dismiss one story, but immediately throw caution to the wind on another. And, this cuts both ways.

    That's a bridge too far. If a source reveals that they told the Washington Post this, they will be fired and could be prosecuted.

    Again, there's a good reason for sources to remain anonymous and yet that information will be fair and accurate.
     
  11. IronWaffle, May 15, 2017
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    Folks, he's just streamlining things and being transparent (with Russia). No hacking or investigations necessary.
     
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    This is, I believe, a completely new horse.

    The WaPo article cites several White House figures who have moved to contain the damage caused by Trump's reckless talk with the Russian Foreign Minister.

    The WaPo article is reasonably specific about the type of material Trump leaked to the Russians: He boasted about his intelligence briefings, and passed on information about a source providing intel about Islamic State intentions in a certain Syrian city. (The WaPo chose not to disclose the details, at the request of US intelligence agencies.) The information was received from a US ally (also not identified publicly by the Post). And this ally shared the information with the US on the understanding that it not be passed on to third parties - and especially Russia.

    Trump's boasting is likely to mean that other US intelligence partners are going to be somewhat reluctant to share future intelligence sources with the US. This is, I am sure even those of the meanest intelligence can figure out, a serious problem.
     
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    I have a feeling the source isn't the issue but it's the message you don't like hearing. After all, it's a little difficult to make the case that Hillary was so awful with careless handling of classified emails when Trump is intentionally releasing classified info.....to our enemies no less. :rolleyes:

    Time for Trump to GO. He's too sloppy, incompetent, unknowledgeable and careless.
     
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    To those who might doubt this claim I ask you:
    Why would they do so? Trump has consistently proven himself to be a scandal-magnet all by himself...
     
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    Exactly. No one needs to make up anything. That should be obvious to even Trump apologists by now.
     
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    who is Russia bombing? ISIS.. what did Trump "allegedly" disclose?
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    give it a crack :D
     
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    Jim Dalrymple II is the son of Jim Dalrymple.

    If you knew who he was you would know he knows a LOT of people.

    This is Macrumors. you should know who he is.
     
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    I would have stuck with the news group that didn't post a made up story about golden shower parties.
     
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    Is Trump the western version of Wimp Lo? I must apologize for Wimp Lo, he is an idiot. We have purposely trained him wrong as a joke.
     
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    I don't think they are related.
     
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    The sad part about his bragging is that he cannot be charged for discussing classified info as he has the power (as POTUS) to declassify information on the spot.
    Someone needs to put a ****ing muzzle on his ass now.
     
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    Father and son.

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    edit : wrong pic
     
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    That is his son Michael.
     

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