Monday, February 05, 2018

Secrets



Donald Trump didn't tweet Monday morning about Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles, or even kneeling for the American flag, but instead

While psychologists call that  psychological projection, traditionalists call it "the pot calling the kettle black." "Fire and Fury" author Michael Wolff maintained

Many of the leaks that he would come out and rail against started because (Trump) gets on the phone at night with this coterie of friends and billionaires and motor-mouths. Then they call other people to say "Oh my God, this is what he said." And then athose people call other people. And suddenly you have leaked... This is all Donald Trump.

And then Donald Trump calls Adam Schiff "one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington."  Of course, there is no bigger liar and leaker in Washington than President Trump. Democrats constantly remind voters that the President is a liar but are far too reticent to charge him with being the Leaker-in-Chief, such as when

The intelligence that President Donald Trump leaked to top Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting in May concerned a highly sensitive Israeli special forces mission, it has been revealed. The operation, which took place in February 2017, involved commandos infiltrating an area under the control of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), to place a surveilance device. The intelligence obtained through the device prompted a short-term ban on laptops on flights from several majority-Muslim countries to the US and the UK.  

The target of the operation, according to a Vanity Fair report published on Wednesday, was an ISIS cell attempting to recreate a weapon developed by a top Al-Qaeda bombmaker. The weapon consisted of an explosive device that could be concealed inside a laptop and smuggled past airport security checks, raising the spectre of high-casualty attacks against civilian airlines....

Trump was bragging to other important people- in this case Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia's then-ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak- that he knew classifed information which few other people were important enough to know. Moscow likely would pass it on to Israeli enemies Syria and Iran, but so be it.  Thus

“If this report is true, then giving those details about operations is something that is exclusively out of the question,” says Major (res.) Aviv Oreg, former head of the Al-Qaeda and global jihad desk for Israel's Military Intelligence, told Newsweek over the phone.  “I’m sure Israel will have second thoughts about giving information.”

“This is like something that has never been seen before,” he said. “You delivered to a third party all the details of how the secret service operates in Israel, how they are operating in the field in Syria. This is totally unacceptable.”





When the President revealed to his buddies the city in which the surveillance device was placed, he probably put into jeopardy the source of the information for the Israelis.

Not surprisingly, he may have done the same with the five-page memorandum from White House lawn ornament Devin Nunes. Former FBI double agent and Trump critic Naveed Jamali, who believes Carter Page may have been a double agent ultimately working for the FBI (at 14:20 of video below), notes




Democrats have  been less aggressive than they can, and should be, in charging that the President himself is actively aiding the Kremlin. Whether Trump himself has been recruited as an agent by Moscow, he has been, and remains, captain of Team Russia.




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