The President Weighs In

He has “the absolute right”.

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  1. R.D. Walker says:

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    Conspicuously absent in the president’s Twitter feed this a.m. are the phrases “FAKE NEWS” and “IT DIDN’T HAPPEN”. He seems to be a bit more nuanced using the terms “share with Russia” and “find the leakers”.

    Just sayin….

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    President fires FBI Director who is overseeing investigation of Administration’s ties to Russia.

    The next day, President meets with Russian foreign minister in Oval Office meeting closed to US media. Russian state media attends.

    “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” the president said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.

    Immediately after the meeting, Thomas P. Bossert, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, placed calls to the directors of the CIA and the NSA to alert them to details of the meeting.

    Sources say that president revealed city in which ISIS insider gave information to intelligence agency of unnamed, reliable ally.

    The very next morning a formerly unscheduled call between Trump and Jordan’s King Abdullah, the leader of a nation that can be considered a reliable ally, is quickly added to president’s agenda.

    Yeah, the optics here are awesome.

  4. Revo Trollbot 1.0 says:

    1) He’s not Hillary!
    2) What about Obama?
    3) Fake news!

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    If your first thought on hearing that dead DNC staffer Seth Rich had contact with Wikileaks was that the Clintons killed him, and…

    You are not even willing to entertain the possibility that Trump accidentally let slip national security information when bragging to the Russians about his access to great intel, then….

    You really need to recalibrate your Occam’s Razor mechanism. It has a partisan error loop.

  6. Uke says:

    After the report came out last night, I was in a holding pattern. Crazy stuff, seems plausible, but who the fuck knows?

    Now, with the revelation of the following:
    1. The president’s non-denial morning tweets,
    2. Indications that WaPo was asked to withhold “the name of the city,”
    3. Early morning WH calls to Jordan,
    4. Even McMaster’s carefully worded non-denial statement,

    It seems almost certain that Trump said something he shouldn’t have, and got caught, and WaPo was probably close to the truth.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

  8. R.D. Walker says:

    My pet theory is the Russians are the leakers. They always want a political cripple in the White House.

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    McMaster claims that Trump can’t be the source of the leak because Trump didn’t have the information to leak. “He wasn’t briefed.”

    In other words, “don’t blame Trump, he didn’t even know what was going on.”

    I’d say that deniability is plausible.

    • Uke says:

      Well that’s… that’s certainly some kind of defense…

      Trump: “I’ve got the best intel. The best I tell you, believe me.”
      Lavrov: “Oh yes?”
      Trump: “I’m very important, you see. I can even show you Area 51 and all our secrets. Follow me!”

      (the next day…)

      Media: “You fool! How could you show them our secrets!”
      McMaster: “Nah, don’t worry about it.”
      Media: “What do you mean, ‘don’t worry about it’?? Trump showed the Russians Area 51, all our nuclear codes, everything!”
      McMaster: “Oh, that? That was just a janitor closet with black lights we installed, and a blowup doll in the corner. We just told him it was Area 51.”

      ***

      I’ll be honest, this is actually starting to get hilarious in its own way.

  10. R.D. Walker says:

    PUTIN TROLL LEVEL: MASTER

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