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Deep State Leaks Highly Classified Info to Washington Post to Smear President Trump

Current and former U.S. officials, supposedly concerned that President Trump had shared some “highly classified information” with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. last week, leaked that information to the Washington Post in an article published Monday.
However, the report admits that it is “unlikely” Trump broke any laws.

“As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law,” the report said.

In addition, his national security adviser, who was at the meeting, told the Post nothing was shared that was not already publicly known.

“At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly,” said Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.

McMaster later told reporters at the White House, “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 those of anonymous sources. I was in the room, it didn’t happen.”

“This story is false. The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced,” added Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, who also attended the meeting.

The current and former officials told the Post that Trump shared information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak that was obtained by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing agreement and was so sensitive it was withheld from U.S. allies and restricted within the U.S. government.

The officials said Trump’s disclosure risked cooperation from an ally that had access to the inner workings of the Islamic State, which they then shared details of with the Post.

The current and former officials told the Post that Trump discussed an Islamic State terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.

They said that senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency after the meeting.

The officials bashed the president, portraying him as “reckless.”

A “former senior U.S. official close to current administration officials” said Trump “seems to be very reckless, and doesn’t grasp the gravity of the things he’s dealing with, especially when it comes to intelligence and national security. And it’s all clouded because of this problem he has with Russia.”

They also claimed that Trump seemed to be “boasting” about his inside knowledge of the threat.

The officials said Trump “did not reveal the specific intelligence gathering method, but described how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such an attack could cause under varying circumstances.”

“Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State’s territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat,” it said.

The officials then leaked the name of the city to the Post, which decided to withhold most of the plot details under the urging of current officials.

The officials said the name of the city would be useful for Russia to help identify the U.S. ally or intelligence capability involved.

The Post said the officials declined to identify the ally that collected the information, but said, “It is one that has previously voiced frustration with Washington’s inability to safeguard sensitive information related to Iraq and Syria.”

The officials claimed Trump described measures the U.S. has taken or is contemplating to counter the threat, “including military operations in Iraq and Syria as well as other steps to tighten security,” but did not say what those were.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that was false.

“During President Trump’s meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov a broad range of subjects were discussed among which were common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism. During that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations,” he said.

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. gary

    May 16, 2017 at 1:49 am

    all about fake news, read the article for yourself

  2. Cyndi

    May 16, 2017 at 2:06 am

    They named others that was present but only say officials, officials, well who is this official. You named everyone else, well name this offical. Was it Mad Maxine. She is the real Russian leak.

  3. Cindy Schmidt

    May 16, 2017 at 2:21 am

    THis is pure bull shit. You liberals cannot wrap your stupid heads around it that the doucheag Clinton lost. GET OVER IT. START TELLING THE TRUTH AND STFU YOU ARE TURNING RELATIVES AGAINST RELATIVES, BLACK AGAINST WHITE,, ETC. YOU ARE THE IDIOTS.

  4. Beverly

    May 16, 2017 at 3:04 am

    So sick of lieing tally waggers

  5. A. Perreault

    May 16, 2017 at 10:06 am

    By now, most Americans know that anything coming out of the Washington Post is not truth., especially if it is negative about President Trump..! They really should be shut down., this paper is not doing any good for America.

    • Gloria

      May 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Agree!

    • Robert Peters

      May 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU! !!

  6. Roberta Tate

    May 16, 2017 at 11:37 am

    They need to fire all the people that lied its about time this kind of thing was stopped , why don’t They stop the press from being at these meeting it’s going to end up being a war, now I guess we are going to hear about this for the next few months, this is absolutely wrong it just another way to get him out of the white house

  7. GENE ORMOND

    May 16, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Time to shut them down as a terriost group

  8. David santos

    May 16, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    It’s time to ignore and isolate these criminals.

  9. Carolyne Duncan

    May 16, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Any thing my President says or does is ok with me. He would NEVER try to deliberately sell out America like Obama and Killary did did did and did and did. These fat politicians only care about themselves. They have never cared about the American people. Just look at what they are doing now. Do you think they are HELPING us? No no no. When we DRAIN THE SWAMP we will see the ✋ of GOD’S blessing on our Great Nation again.

  10. Harold Westra

    May 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I believe it is a very strange country we live in when our President and others in government cannot talk to other country officials especially our adversaries without a bunch of crap coming out regarding what was discussed. How can the US ever function without these discussions. How can we never solve problems without these discussions

  11. Ann

    May 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Who ever told or leaked any info to wall street journal needs to be charged with treason and the wall street journal charged as well. Tired of this crap. Fox news is getting just as bad as CNN NBC etc tired of all news who jump on this shit without facts

  12. Judy stiltner

    May 16, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Just more lies to make Trump look bad with the news organizations rushing to report false news! Quit having news conferences, do your tweeting to the American people and only tell the nation news from your own live news conferences!

  13. Bill

    May 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I would like to know who the mole is, inside the White House. Or is it more “games” that President Trump is “planting” with the press. I think he ultimately has a plan.

  14. Bruce

    May 17, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Conservative Fighters Blog…
    Go figure they are privy to classified meetings in THE WHITE HOUSE! Your logo is missing a communist logo! Breaking lies 24/7

  15. ted

    May 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

    So un named senior officials hmmm
    I’M officially a senior (80) so does that make meva senior official.
    I’m releasing a senior official memo thst the six corporations owning the media are officially conspiring against the President of the United States in an unlawful mannner of scandalous lies against the united states and there fore should be arrested, tried and found guilty under the sedition act of 1917. Fined, jailed. And the journalists assisting be treated the same.

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