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May 16, 2017

Trump Committed a Huge Breach By Revealing a Piece of Data We Had, But Apparently the Media's Leakers Aren't Committing a Breach By Telling the World It Came From Israel

Trump's loose lips revealed intelligence shared with us by someone else, they shriek, and that compromises national security and puts an ally in danger!

Then they add: Oh PS, it was Israel who gave us the info.

Apparently it's not a breach for a former and a current intelligence official to leak that to the New York Times (and thereby, to Russia), but it's a major thing for Trump to have revealed the info in the first place.

I thought "sources and methods" were more critical pieces of information than the information itself, in most cases. Is that no longer the rule when the Deep State and its media press operation need it to no longer be?

From the New York Times. Click their link at your own moral peril.

The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to the episode.

Israel is one of the United States' most important allies and a major intelligence collector in the Middle East. The revelation that Mr. Trump boasted about some of Israel's most sensitive information to the Russians could damage the relationship between the two countries. It also raises the possibility that the information could be passed to Iran, Russia’s close ally and Israel’s main threat in the Middle East.

Gee, I wonder if this information could be passed to Iran now that it's in the New York Times.

One mystery I think is solved: I had wondered how this got out, with only three people (apart from Trump and the Reds) in the room. I had my suspicions.

But I've read that Trump's aides were upset or at least worried by what Trump said, and so they contacted the FBI, CIA, and NSA to tell them what had been divulged, so that they could themselves take any steps necessary to contain any damage (if any existed).

So it could be that the members of the Deep State then went immediately to their publicists at the National Laughingstock, as well as their Former colleagues and bosses, and divulged to those persons information those former intel people no longer had any right to be in possession of.

And at least one of them, in turn, leaked to CNN and the NYT and Washington Post.

If you're a leaker and you know it Clap your hands.

I often say of the media: Why should we treat your dire warnings of #FakeNews seriously when you're constantly trafficking in it yourselves?

And so I say to the Deep State: Why should I take your claims that this is super-serious and imperils national security when you yourselves are leaking out the same classified information to the New York Times and National Laughingstock?

You both seem to have the same idea that you're permitted to do the very same things you condemn when others do it.

No wonder you get along so famously.


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