For John, BLUF: No good is coming from this kind of leaking, unless the leaker(s) want the Sampson Option, which will hurt their head when the structure collapses on them, and us. Nothing to see here; just move along.
I had flagged, last week, this Breitbart article by Reporter Kristina Wong, back on Monday, the 15th of May. I had a chance to talk to Ms Wong this last Saturday and found her to be intelligent and insightful. Only today did I make the connection, otherwise I would have asked her about it in detail.
Here is the sub-headline:
Current and former U.S. officials, supposedly concerned that President Trump had shared some “highly classified information” with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. last week, leaked that information to the Washington Post in an article published Monday.The next paragraph is:
However, the report admits that it is “unlikely” Trump broke any laws.This seems like some sort of insanity. There is highly classified information, that a US Newspaper puts out there for all to see, based on the fact that the US President saw fit to mention it to the Russian Foreign Minister. Maybe the President was warning a nation that is a de facto ally in the war on terrorism.♠ But, now, thanks to a selfish and self-centered leaker, and a cooperating media, it is out there for all to see, including terrorist organizations, although I am not sure terrorist organizations couldn't have winkled this out on their own.
Hat tip to Memeorandum.
Regards — Cliff
♠ A friend of mine wrote this morning: "Most people agree terrorism involves the deliberate targeting of civilians to create fear for some political goal. Or something like that. Meaning attacking a foreign occupying force is not terrorism. Now acknowledging that does not constitute an endorsement of it."