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Conservative Erick Erickson: Leak Far Worse Than Reported

Posted by on May. 16, 2017 at 1:40 PM
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05/16/2017 01:22 pm ET

Erick Erickson: The Real Problem Is Trump, Not The Leakers

The conservative pundit says he knows who leaked the news about the president giving confidential intel to Russia.

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Conservative pundit Erick Erickson is vouching for the reliability of a least one source who revealed to Washington Post reporters that President Donald Trump disclosed “highly classified information” while meeting with Russian officials last week. 

Erickson knows one of the sources and supports their decision to go to the media, he wrote Tuesday in a blog post for his website, The Resurgent.

“This is a real problem and I treat this story very seriously because I know just how credible, competent, and serious — as well as seriously pro-Trump, at least one of the sources is,” Erickson wrote.

“You can call these sources disloyal, traitors, or whatever you want,” he added. “But please ask yourself a question — if the President, through inexperience and ignorance, is jeopardizing our national security and will not take advice or corrective action, what other means are available to get the President to listen and recognize the error of his ways?”

The President does not seem to realize or appreciate that his bragging can undermine relationships with our allies and with human intelligence sources. Erick Erickson

Erickson wrote that people close to the president find him too insecure to take constructive criticism as anything other than a personal attack. So sources have gone to the media in the hopes that “the intense blowback” may force Trump to recognize his errors.

And in this instance, where Trump’s careless boasting has put at risk both U.S. national security and an ally’s intelligence asset, there’s simply too much at stake not to speak out.

“I am told that what the President did is actually far worse than what is being reported,” Erickson said. “The President does not seem to realize or appreciate that his bragging can undermine relationships with our allies and with human intelligence sources. He also does not seem to appreciate that his loose lips can get valuable assets in the field killed.”

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SuG4
by Firestarter on May. 16, 2017 at 1:48 PM
WOW!!
olivejuice2
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2017 at 1:49 PM
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This story is huge. The repercussions are potentially beyond huge.
squeekers
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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The president is a business man not trained in government. Talking about things to a business man is simple. Knowing what to 'not' talk about is complex & complicated. Presidentially, he doesn't stop to think.
joyful.noise
by on May. 16, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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I don't think he lacks comprehension I think he truly believes he is bigger than life and omniscient.

PamR
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2017 at 2:01 PM
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He likes to brag.  Wants to make sure everyone knows how bigly and tremendous and powerful he is.  Apparently, being thoughtful and reflective and considering repercussions are beyond his scope of ability.

UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2017 at 2:03 PM
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I looked into it. Technically, he can issue a presidential pardon to himself to evade prosecution. Or he could let President Pence issue one if he chooses to.

Of course, if Pence does that, he might go the same way as Ford.

Quoting PamR:

He likes to brag.  Wants to make sure everyone knows how bigly and tremendous and powerful he is.  Apparently, being thoughtful and reflective and considering repercussions are beyond his scope of ability.


Billiejeens
by The Librarian on May. 16, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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Let's not confuse Eric Erickson with a actual Conservative -

He is a Never Trumper - not to be taken any more seriously than the rest of the Democrat Media.

SuG4
by Firestarter on May. 16, 2017 at 5:14 PM
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Anyone who disagrees with Trump you really try to discredit! Frankly, I can't stand what this guy says, but he IS a conservative! Ultra-conservative!

Quoting Billiejeens:

Let's not confuse Eric Erickson with a actual Conservative -

He is a Never Trumper - not to be taken any more seriously than the rest of the Democrat Media.

lancet98
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2017 at 5:18 PM
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Here's the problem.

The 'Democratic Media' is actually anyone who disagrees with YOU.  You don't want to hear ANYTHING unless it agrees with your bizarro world view.  

Quoting Billiejeens:

Let's not confuse Eric Erickson with a actual Conservative -

He is a Never Trumper - not to be taken any more seriously than the rest of the Democrat Media.


Billiejeens
by The Librarian on May. 16, 2017 at 5:18 PM
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They discredit themselves

Quoting SuG4: Anyone who disagrees with Trump you really try to discredit! Frankly, I can't stand what this guy says, but he IS a conservative! Ultra-conservative!
Quoting Billiejeens:

Let's not confuse Eric Erickson with a actual Conservative -

He is a Never Trumper - not to be taken any more seriously than the rest of the Democrat Media.


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