the US president has the authority to declassify information
US National Security Advisor H.R McMaster: "I was in the room, it didn't happen".
This is true. The President can declassify anything he wants.
But, was it a good idea to tell the Russians? Not sure.
May 16th, 2017 9:35am
Let's say that McMaster isn't lying, for argument's sake. That means that people high up in the intelligence services are actively working to remove him.
Personally, I think McMaster's is lying, because he works for Trump, but that's just me.
Time to cancel this reality show.
" That means that people high up in the intelligence services are actively working to remove him. "
I don't think the intelligence services should be allowed to "remove" the president. If this is a mutiny of CIA against an elected president, it should be stamped out with an iron fist.
Of course not. And you're right, it should be.
I just mention it to show what kind of shit-storms to expect until he's impeached.
Of course, violating the Emoluments Clause is perfectly good justification to impeach him, should the Republicans decide to become patriotic Americans.
"US National Security Advisor H.R McMaster: "I was in the room, it didn't happen"."
Too late, Trump has already tweeted an admission of guilt, leaving McMaster high & dry.
Is there a line in the UK bookie joints yet on when McMaster resigns?
"Too late, Trump has already tweeted an admission of guilt"
False, false and false.
Trump tweeted he has the right to discuss terrorism issues with partners in the fight against terrorism. That is true.
The people in the room, people with names and willing to go on the record, said they were there and he did not disclose sources. That is probably also true since you don't seem to have any legitimate sources saying otherwise.
The media however, has been openly disclosing what it claims is classified information and sources.
Being in the room, willing to go on the record isn't much of a guarantee of truthfulness.
Just ask Mike Pence.
"Trump tweeted he has the right to discuss terrorism issues with partners in the fight against terrorism. That is true."
False, false and false.
"As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety, Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism,"
He said ***share***. He's so dumb he's going to impeach himself!
If President Hillary Clinton did this the Republicans would be foaming at the mouth *forever* about it and you know it. Imagine she had just fired the FBI director while the FBI was in the middle of investigating her for colluding with Russia wrt varying business interests and interference in Trump's campaign.
Get the fuck out of here.
All this stuff is quite amusing but not that significant. I wonder how long it is before he does something really stupid.
Now McMaster is suspected of being the leaker:
Interesting to note that it was Israel providing the intelligence to thwart ISIS. Especially after Idiot continually claims that Israel created and maintains ISIS.
100% of the people at the meeting have now said your article, by a paper who has Podesta on staff, is false.
"it was Israel providing the intelligence to thwart ISIS"
Last article claimed it was British intelligence. Your claims change with each debunking.
Every single White House official who was present has come forward independently to refute the Post’s reporting.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell all say the Post’s story is 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,” Tillerson said. “During that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations.”
Powell said in a statement, “This story is false. The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced.”
McMaster told the Washington Post in a statement, “The president and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations to include threats to aviation,” said H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, who participated in the meeting. “At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly.”
He also addressed the report in a statement to the press outside the White House:
“There is nothing the president takes more seriously than the security of the American people. The story that came out tonight as reported is false,” McMaster told reporters. “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 disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known.”
McMaster continued, “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.”
"100% of the people at the meeting have now said your article, by a paper who has Podesta on staff, is false.
Just because a website's named "Truthfeed", doesn't mean it will always FEED you the TRUTH.
That proves nothing. The sources are not credible and the ones that are are lying.
Oh fuck you. Multiple sources. Everyone at the meeting confirming you are a liar.
And your response is "ha ha, just a troll guys, ignore!"
Of course everyone at the meeting agrees -- they kicked out the American Press.
All that's left is Trump, his officials, and Russians. All with quite large motivations to -- well, not lie exactly, but shade the truth.
Did you READ the Post article? It said Trump revealed intelligence about the laptop bombs, and where he got it from.
Did you READ the disclaimer? It said Trump didn't talk about methods or military plans.
Which the Post didn't talk about. The disclaimer was silent on secrets.
And you're OKAY with this level of obfuscation at the highest office in the land?
As they say, if Hillary had done 1/2 of what Trump has already done and admitted to, she'd have been impeached the next day. Trump -- not so much.
May 16th, 2017 8:51pm
>Especially after Idiot continually claims that Israel created and maintains ISIS.
Everyone knows it was the US that created ISIS. And why Al-Qeda in Syria has not been declared a terrorist organization (because the US government was supplying TOW missiles to Al Qeda).
Pie is a lot better than ...
May 16th, 2017 9:05pm
"It said Trump revealed intelligence about the laptop bombs, and where he got it from."
Let's assume that the threat of laptop bombs was discussed. The media has been reporting that there is an islamic plot to do laptop bombs for several months now, citing anonymous sources. Those are unauthorized leaks, correct?
The president on the other hand has the authority to discuss exactly this sort of issue with other heads of state. He is the top guy.
You seem to think the president is not the commander in chief, correct?
No one says he doesn't have the authority to do absolutely idiotic things. He certainly has the authority to betray Israel to the Mullahs. Try again Idiot.
"He certainly has the authority to betray Israel to the Mullahs."
And this is relevant... why, exactly? US has betrayed many allies in its history.
If you want to identify a leak, you tell different things to different people and see what gets leaked.
You can then either fire the leak or (much better) use them.
>And this is relevant... why, exactly? US has betrayed many allies in its history.
Of course. It's just that he promised to be the best friend Israel ever had. And far too many fell for that crap.
Blast from the past.
The Obama administration has offered to help Russia improve its targeting of terrorist groups in Syria. The offer of “enhanced information sharing” does not include joint military planning, targeting or coordination with U.S. airstrikes or other operations in Syria. It would expand cooperation beyond the “deconfliction” talks the U.S. and Russian militaries began last year to ensure their planes do not run into each other in Syria’s increasingly crowded airspace.