Intel Report: Trump Says He Divulged Intelligence to Russians Because He’s Such a Great Guy

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Now the intelligence committees should subpoena the transcripts of Trump’s meeting with the Russians. To paraphrase Trump, that may be the only way to “find out what the hell is going on.”

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Robert Mackey, The Intercept: Trump Says He Divulged Intelligence to Russians Because He’s Such a Great Guy

Given that Trump is usually so fond of tweeting allegations of “fake news” in response to unflattering reports, that he did not do so in this case appears to be a tacit admission that he did share intelligence on militants in Syria with the Russians and that, as The Post reported, currently serving United States officials are aware that he did. CONTINUE READING


Joe Conason, The National Memo: Impeach Trump? Transcript Will Tell Whether President Blabbed Secrets To Russians

Now the House and Senate intelligence committees should request — or if necessary, subpoena — the transcripts of Trump’s meeting with the Russians, to see who is telling the truth. To paraphrase Trump, that may be the only way to “find out what the hell is going on.” CONTINUE READING


Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: McMaster and Tillerson are complicit in Trump’s dishonesty, so must they resign?

It is not unreasonable to ask whether McMaster, a lieutenant general who was previously seen as one of the few credible voices in the administration, can now serve the country and protect it from an unfit president only by resigning. On the other hand, Tillerson — who just Sunday claimed he would never sacrifice his “values” — has shown himself to be of little value to the country. His greatest contribution to the country would now be to quit. CONTINUE READING

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