CIA asset Jeff Bezos’ blog also known as the Washington Post published an article on Monday leaking what has been described as classified intel with the sole intention of smearing President Donald Trump once again. According to the article, the leaks originate from “concerned parties” from inside the White House administration, i.e. former and current US officials, who are worried that the POTUS had shared “classified information” with whom other than those pesky russkies.
Yes indeed, when everything else fails, let’s get back to the Russia meme, right? President Trump is accused by the Washington Post that he shared classified intel with the Russian ambassador and the country’s foreign minister during their meeting from last week. Despite all their outrageous claims, the WaPo authors actually admit that it’s unlikely that President Trump broke any laws. The article says:
“As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law,”
President Trump’s national security adviser (Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster) who attended the meeting told WaPo that no secret information has been shared with the Russians, i.e. nothing that wasn’t already publicly known was discussed.
At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly
McMaster went further onto saying that:
“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.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 15, 2017
Trump’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell who also attended the meeting described WaPo’s story as a classical piece of fake news:
“This story is false. The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced,”
The so called officials bashing Trump for his alleged leaking of secret intel to the Russians portrayed the POTUS as reckless and incapable of discerning the gravity of the issues he’s dealing with and so on and so forth. And obviously, his judgement is impaired from his collusion with Russia. However, US Sec. of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that WaPo’s so claimed leaks are totally 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,”
To tell you the truth, I wouldn’t put it past WaPo to just make it all up without sources. This is all they have left after the “Russia nothing burger”. This looks so coordinated it’s nauseating. The WaPo releases their BS story and then the uniparty will demand an investigation and special prosecutor. This will back fire on the WaPo and any of these idiots (like Ryan) who start reeeeeeeeeing about muh Russia.
And as expected, after WaPo published their latest fake news story, the mainstream media echo-chamber went full retard:
We have confirmed elements of the blockbuster Post story. Read our initial version here. Developing. https://t.co/eD1EleSNZH
— Michael D. Shear (@shearm) May 15, 2017
JUST IN: Two U.S. officials confirm Washington Post report that Trump revealed highly classified information in meeting with Russia’s Lavrov
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 15, 2017
CNN citing HuffPo citing Maddow citing the Washington Post citing sources citing scribble on a cocktail napkin at the D.C. Hyatt lounge https://t.co/grUHXhMopE
— Quoth the Raven (@QTRResearch) May 15, 2017