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The Latest WaPo Dezinformatsiya on Trump and the Russians

Posted by on May. 16, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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The Latest WaPo Dezinformatsiya on Trump and the Russians

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According to the old adage, there are two sides to any story — unless it's a Leftmedia hit piece, and then there is only their side.

Monday the Washington Post trumpeted, "Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador." The Post claimed that Donald Trump disclosed classified information that "jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State." The Post asserted the sources of this information were current and former unnamed U.S. officials. How's that for ambiguity.

Of course, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reuters, CNN and BuzzFeed all got the same memo from the same "official sources" with the same objectives.

Monday evening, both National Security Advisor H.R. McMasters and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted the Post's "story is false." McMasters stated, "At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly." Tillerson released a similar statement which read, "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."

Tuesday morning Trump weighed in with the following social media post, "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." That brought howls of accusations, claiming that according to the Post, "Trump just threw his top advisers under the bus ... again." We're not sure how that phrase applies here because he didn't contradict anything they said, even though that's what the Post would have you assume.

Here's a reality check: Nations with shared national security interests, in this case concerns about bombs on civilian airliners, share classified information on a regular basis. The ostensible reason for the Post report is not that sensitive information was shared, but a much more nuanced and complicated question of what protocols, sources and methods might have been compromised by sharing some piece of information. "Nuanced and complicated questions" are the stuff of great conspiracy theories, and lots of MSM advertising revenue.

It's not like Trump kept classified information exposing sources and methods on a private unsecured server in a bathroom closet, as was the case with Hillary Clinton. Nor was it like Barack Obama, who whispered in the ear of Dmitry Medvedev that after his re-election he could cut a deal with Vladimir Putin and sell out U.S. national security.

The Leftmedia, of which the Washington Post is a flagship outlet, are propagating this story for two reasons. First, it sells. It's the life blood of tabloids — and WaPo has devolved into little more than that. Second, the Washington establishment is terrified of this administration's policy objectives, restoring Rule of Law and disenfranchising central government power — and the MSM is doing everything possible to disable and undermine those objectives.

by on May. 16, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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olivejuice2
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2017 at 6:13 PM
Party before country, y'all. If them libs are angry then we're doing it right! National security is really only important when a Democrat jeopardizes it, obviously. America was made great on the backs of angry liberals, and angering liberals is the only way to make America great again! Our dear leader can do no wrong, it's in the bible!
olivejuice2
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2017 at 6:14 PM
News report: President Donald Trump today was seen taking a dump on a table at a local Starbucks.
Conservative: That's a fake story.
Donald Trump: I took a dump on a table at Starbucks.
Conservative: Technically, anywhere the President takes a dump is a toilet.

-Unknown Author. I can't take credit for this gem.
olivejuice2
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2017 at 6:15 PM
Though I must say, these mental gymnastics are entertaining.
Woodbabe
by Woodie on May. 16, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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1) If Russia is such the bad guy, why are we having weekly meetings with them?

2) Why is Trump's dealing with Russia such a big deal that everyone forgets that pretty much every politician, lobbyiest and businessman on the East Coast is also wrapped up and has deep ties with Russia and business? They get far more detailed information from them than they do Trump.

3) The US and Russia have far more in common and are far more intertwined than the average person realizes.

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2017 at 6:32 PM
1 mom liked this

laughing

PamR
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Deflect...defelct....deflect....

Not working.

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