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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 information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

 

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.3f8eedcc7369

 

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Wow. When do you finally impeach this guy. This should be a red flag even for reps.

I mean he even makes it easy to impeach him. I was initially afraid that he would act more clever and it would get harder. But he even makes it easy.

Given that is true...

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I was just coming here to post this, too

 

Wake up Republicans. I think I get this. Once the right gets what they want, tax cuts, end of Obamacare, et al, THEN do they rise up against this idiot?

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Firstly, this post should be moved to the appropriate section of this site.

 

This is just more fake "reporting" from the bunch of left wing zealots who fill the ranks of our national media. Sadly too many mentally lazy types take the rubbage they "report" as gospel.

 

Here's a great opinion piece that puts it in perspective for those who are capable of reasoning objectively.

 

Trump Owes the Media Nothing

Newt Gingrich

 

Note: I wrote this before the latest despicable, dishonest smearing of the President, but that incident simplify magnifies my case.

 

Here is what National Security Adviser Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster said Monday in response to the latest Washington press corps hysteria:

 

"There's nothing that the president takes more seriously than the security of the American people. The story that came out tonight as reported is false. The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation. At no time, at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed. And the President did not discuss any military operations that were not already publicly known. Two other senior officials who were present, including the secretary of state, remember the meeting the same way and have said so. Their on-the-record accounts should outweigh anonymous sources. And I was in the room, it didn’t happen."

 

This simply reinforces the following, which I wrote earlier today.

 

After almost four months of watching the news media’s unending dishonesty, hostility, and contempt toward the Trump administration, it is time to have a blunt conversation.

 

The President owes Americans the defense of the United States Constitution.

 

The President owes the American people a sound job as commander in chief, protecting the country.

 

The President owes the American people a dramatically stronger economy with more jobs, better take home pay, and increased opportunities for investment growth; which will help people prepare for retirement, strengthen pension funds, and guarantee Social Security’s solvency.

 

The President owes the American people a better health system with greater access, lower costs, and better health outcomes.

 

Indeed, the President owes the American people many things.

 

But the President does not owe anything to the Washington press corps and the left-wing hypocrites who dominate today's news media.

 

I first learned this rule after reading the transcript from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s opening press conference with the White House Press Corps on March 8, 1933. During FDR’s inaugural meeting with the press, no one was permitted to directly quote the President except via a prepared quote from his office. The vast majority of the conversation was either without attribution or completely off the record. The purpose of the meeting was for the media to understand what was going on – not for them to play gotcha or win clever attacks disguised as questions. Those were the rules.

 

Since Watergate, the news media has acquired a steadily more arrogant attitude and has moved further and further to the left. Today, they are adversarial opponents of conservatives– especially the Trump administration.

 

I learned the hard way as Speaker of the House that I could not regularly meet with reporters on camera. It set up an arena for gotcha questions. Reporters gained imaginary points for finding stupid, narrow, often irrelevant things to argue over. Instead of being an opportunity for a genuine public dialogue, the daily on-camera briefings became a bloody battleground – totally to my disadvantage. Within a few weeks, we were forced to stop.

 

President Trump's instinct to radically overhaul his relationship with the media is exactly right.

 

When reporters behave like picadors in daily briefings, trying desperately to taunt and embarrass Sean Spicer rather than listen and report on what he’s saying, it undermines our free society's right to accurate information. The daily briefing may draw big audiences as a reality television spectacle, but it does not serve the country or President Trump well.

 

While there remain some serious, historically-minded reporters, they are unfortunately becoming more of a rarity. Instead, much of the Washington press corps has become an incestuous collection of voyeurs who watch, judge, and attack without knowledge or responsibility. This creates a hostile, propagandistic, and distorted version of news coverage.

 

A visit by Egyptian President el-Sisi to the White House last month led to a young American woman being released from an Egyptian jail. Had Obama achieved this, it would have been lauded by the press as a major sign of leadership and compassion. However, because it was President Trump, the media mostly ignored it.

 

Similarly, when the new relationship between President Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping directly resulted in a trade breakthrough for American beef, natural gas, and certain financial services, ending a 13-year period in which the Chinese refused to buy American beef, we heard very little from the media. It should bring billions of dollars into the United States, yet the media felt it wasn’t important enough to cover.

 

The recent jobs numbers – manufacturing, in particular – have been remarkable. But, of course, most Washington reporters treat the release of these numbers as non-events. After all, this would mean they have to report good news, and in the left-wing newsrooms in which they are all so deeply embedded, positive news related to the President is simply not permissible.

 

The President’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Brussels and the G-7 in Sicily is a remarkable tour for a new president – especially one who the media insisted knew nothing about international relations. But, of course, the Washington news media wants to trivialize the trip with a discussion of White House gossip and whether the diplomatic journey will have a big domestic effect – as they define it.

 

If you review the first four months of news coverage – much of which is based on unnamed sources – it becomes obvious how overwhelmingly negative, hostile, gossipy, and focused on undermining and weakening President Trump and his team the press corps truly is.

 

Given a choice between writing a story about a big historic accomplishment and a petty piece about infighting in the White House, the Washington press corps will go for the dirt every time. If Washington is the swamp, the media is the muck.

 

I challenge anyone to analyze the last four months of news coverage of President Trump and come to the conclusion that it is unbiased, serious, or focused on important topics.

 

My guess is, that you will unfortunately come to the same conclusion that I have. In this instance, President Trump should take a note from FDR to remind the Washington press corps that he works for the American people – not the elite media.

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while i agree that the media is out of control due to our groupthink social media silo culture, it doesnt change the fact that don is an incompetent buffoon that should never have been in the job in the first place

 

i would never vote for mike pence bc he breaks my 'no fundamentalists' rule but i would welcome him with open arms into the job compared to this bonafide idiot

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the media is out of control for sure always stirring the pot. However, Trump took alot of shot at the media himself and it has caused backlash. can't say I blame him but he should have just sat low and let it pass instead of standing in front of the train daring it to hit him. and Trump has not handled things very well either he was the first to bitch about Pay to play with Clinton and other offices. he is doing the same dam thing hiring his son in law to a made up position and firing anyone who gets to close to the Russian Truth. enacting legistion to drilling rights in national parks like yellowstone and many other places which his friends own land near by to ensure they can make more money. its all a scam to change policys to allow him to make more money.

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Come on. This is total BS. People didn't vote for Trump because Ivan 'interfered' with the election. The evidence is specious at best.

 

Maybe people looked at Hillary's 3 bills she sponsored during her entire NY state senate career. Or her lack of a resume as Secretary of State.

 

This Russian thing is as real as Obama being a communist plant.

 

Grow up.

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Firstly,

Trump Owes the Media Nothing

Newt Gingrich

 

 

Absolutely agree. Thanks for posting this.

 

Read the article again with this is mind. It's has nothing in it, no substance, no facts, no material of merit, only vague statements.

 

example: "The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement " Does not pass the "Who/What/Where/When test. No facts, just "Jimmy said this."

 

Everyone jumps on board the Happy Train to Never Trumpville when the newspapers land on the corner. But none takes the time to validate the story, especially the media.

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Fake reporting? FAKE REPORTING?

 

So fake it's all over every news outlet on the friggin planet.....

 

And the current analysis shows it's extremely damaging.

 

Idiots.....

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This sums it up perfectly. Meanwhile news of "Seth Richards" breaks today of direct ties to wiki leaks and the revisiting of his mysteriously dubious death. Shot in the

back in DC ( nothing was taken from him) hours before he was to meet with FBI about his ties to wiki leaks. Not much about that and all this tripe about some BS.

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There are uninformed people out there that are going to support this moron to the bitter end. There's nothing you can do about know-nothing people who get their news from Rush Limbaugh and right wing talk radio. People have a right to bury their head's in the sand and to be ignorant.

 

It's unfortunate because this guy is fucking beyond dangerous. You have to be parroting talk radio in order to not see that there is a very serious problem with Russia infiltrating this administration at this point.

 

I'd call those who continue to defend this man traitors. But that's not even true. You're not traitors, you are (like our president) hopelessly ignorant. Trump is so ignorant he doesn't even realize that he is ignorant. Many of you are no different.

 

Sorry. Gonna pull a Lit here and just say it. I'm right, you're wrong. It's not a democrat/republican issue. It's an issue of basic competence.

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You People, that believe this Dimwit of a prez...can do no wrong are blind!...This idiot...does whatever the f... he wants....He is a disgrace!

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And you believe an anonymous source who may not exist or is lying.

 

You also realize they have release what was discussed and it wasn't actually classified

 

And you also realize the president has authority to share classified info and also can declassify anything he wants.

 

Obama did this all the time.

 

Keep trying to fake a controversy.

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Does whatever he wants....like overriding protocol and using a private email server to avoid public records? Like that?

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Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

 

Yep that's common practice...

 

Its not Fake News just because you don't like it.

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Thanks DD...They feel its fake news, when its against their precious POS Prez. lol And its not even 4 months in office....

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there is a very serious problem with Russia infiltrating this administration at this point.

 

 

So there is that little thing called proof. There still is not one bit of evidence linking Trump to any collusion with the Russians. BUT, there is overwhelming evidence of collusion from the Obama administration and the Clintons with the Russians. In so much that there is also an investigation by (gasp) the FBI which the MSM will not cover.

 

 

You call people who listen to talk radio "Know-nothing." But in reality Liberals hold any conservative to a higher standard, when any conservative makes a mistake on the radio or otherwise Liberals will be lined up to crucify him/her. When the Liberal media lies, every liberal looks the other way, calling up the left as conspiracy theorists and deplorables. Right out of "alinsky rules for radicals" ... just think Jummy boy, your a closet case Socialist.... in other words communist-lite.

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there is overwhelming evidence of collusion from the Obama administration and the Clintons with the Russians. .... Interesting lets see the info you have on this.

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Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

 

Yep that's common practice...

 

Its not Fake News just because you don't like it.

 

 

Liking it has nothing to do with it. Its a rumor spread by an anonymous source, and "EX" Officials. There is zero actual proof and you are running with it. I demand proof before proclaiming guilt. This has as much merit as the "Derek Jeter has aids" story on twitter.

 

And like it or not, Russia IS an ally. We are fighting the same enemy. We are both in the UN.

 

Shit, we have a better tactical relationship with Russia than we do Mexico or South America.

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The only reason you people even dont like Russia is that Globalists like the Clintons see them as a threat to their wealth and domination. Meanwhile Trump puts America first and sees the value of working together over starting another cold war so that Hilary and her friends can bank another trillion.

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there is overwhelming evidence of collusion from the Obama administration and the Clintons with the Russians. .... Interesting lets see the info you have on this.

 

 

 

For starters, I will try to stay away from the Conservative news outlets even though they have a better track record than your MSM outlets.

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.htm

At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.

 

John Podesta, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 national campaign chairman, may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

 

Joule Unlimited Technologies — financed in part by a Russian firm — originally awarded Podesta 100,000 shares of stock options when in 2010 he joined that board along with its Dutch-based entities: Joule Global Holdings, BV and the Stichting Joule Global Foundation.

 

When Podesta announced his departure from the Joule board in January 2014 to become President Barack Obama’s special counselor, the company officially issued him 75,000 common shares of stock.

 

Also on WikiLeaks (which is 100% vetted)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/press-release

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