Donald Trump’s Past Tweets About Mishandling Classified Information

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President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats during a meeting last week at the White House, current and former U.S. Officials told the Washington Post. The sources told the Post Trump disclosed information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador about the Islamic State, jeopardizing a critical source of intelligence on ISIS.

Trump revealed “code-word information” and “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our allies,” the source told the Post.

According to the Post, Trump revealed the information during the meeting while appearing to boast about his insider knowledge of a threat to the Western world from ISIS involving the potential use of laptops to conceal explosives on airplanes. “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel everyday,” Trump told the Russian ambassador, according to the Post. Trump then revealed aspects of the threat that the U.S. has learned through espionage capabilities of a key partner. As president, Trump is allowed to declassify information, the Post reports.

“It is all kind of shocking,” a former senior U.S. official who is close to current administration officials told the Post. “Trump seems to be very reckless and doesn’t grasp the gravity of the things he’s dealing with, especially when it comes to intelligence and national security. And it’s all clouded because of this problem he has with Russia.”

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster hit back against the report at the White House.

“There is nothing the president takes more seriously than the security of the American people. The story that came out tonight as reported is false,” McMaster told reporters. “The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to civil aviation. At no time, at no time, were intelligence sources or methods discussed. And the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known.”

McMaster continued, “Two other senior officials who were present, including the Secretary of State, remember the meeting the same way and have said so. Their on-the-record accounts should outweigh anonymous sources. And I was in the room, it didn’t happen.”

Trump, while on the campaign trail and since taking office in January, has tweeted several times about the dangers of mishandling classified information, including saying last year that Hillary Clinton was “not fit” to be president because of he claimed she was not careful with classified information while she was secretary of state.

Here are some of Trump’s past tweets about handling classified information:

His tweets about classified information date back to before he was running for office, often focusing on Edward Snowden and President Obama:

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Anonymous

“former U.S. Officials”
this is just a different version of the liberal progressive slimebag media lie. “anonymous sources” is also used by the leftist slimebags to lie, slime, lie, and lie some more.
The latest two “sources” lies were comey asking for more money, a lie put out by the leftist new york times and repeated by every leftist dead tree and internet hit piece site.

The other liberal progressive lie of ‘anomous sources” is that the assistant attorney general threatened to quit. that was on the leftist smear site huffington post and others.
The origination that lie was the washington post.

Now this leftist website is passing on the lies and slimes aimed at an elected government of the united states.
Thus, ever day normal Americans see who are the real threat to the United States and its free people.
They are the liberal progressives and their appendages….a clear and present danger.

Phuc Hue

WINTER is OVER, little orange SNOWFLAKE!!! YOU and YOUR ILK are MELTING! Better blame somebody, since you control EVERYTHING and can’t find your own way out of a CARDBOARD BOX you climbed into. Now go cash that SOCIALIST security check like a good little COMMUNIST!!!

Anonymous

sorry little liberal fascist, but your ilk’s continuing to create lies to slime people by ‘anonymous sources’ truly is worthy of your socialist nazi party forefathers.

“One of the most illuminating symptoms of left-wing revolutionary movements is their tendency to blur the difference between common crime and political rebellion. The Brownshirts beat up storekeepers, shook down businessmen, and vandalized property, rationalizing all of it in the name of the “movement.” Left-wing activists still refer to the L.A. riots as an “uprising” or “rebellion.”

jonah goldberg liberal fascism

Anonymous

@11:18 . . . Go back to Civics class and learn the meaning of “fascist!”

Anonymous

are all the lying anti-President Trump slimers 12 year old little kids? Hopefully you are because if you’re an adult, then even for the very low bar of a leftist cult member, you are exemplary of the “ignorance and arrogance” that is every single leftist. Oh, and little pajamaboi, I didn’t use the exclamation mark, nor the author I quoted, so you cannot put that in your quote. Sorry little kid, but we know how the use of exclamation marks make your adolescent proclamations real in your head:

“The introduction of a novel term like “liberal fascism” obviously requires an explanation. Many critics will undoubtedly regard it as a
crass oxymoron. Actually, however, I am not the first to use the term. That honor falls to H.G. Wells, one of the greatest influences on the
progressive mind in the twentieth century (and, it turns out, the inspiration for Huxley’s Brave New World). Wells didn’t coin the phrase as an indictment, but as a badge of honor. Progressives must become “liberal fascists” and “enlightened Nazis,” he told the Young Liberals at Oxford in a speech in July 1932. ”

there little kid. If you actually know anything about orwell or huxley, you know their work is directed at your leftist totalitarian ideology.
sorry kid.

Anonymous

Any reporting that doesn’t worship at the throne of idiot King Trump is either “liberal,” “leftist,” or “fake news!” Get a brain will ya, and stop destroying the Constitution and this country’s citizens. The clear and present danger is the Traitor-in-Chief and those that defend him at all costs regardless the facts.

Anonymous

Trump continues to fall on his own sword, but like his minions, continues to blame others for his stupidty . . . or worse–his treason!!

Anonymous

@7:53 . . . what are your unimpeachable sources to refute this . . . sorry, snowflake, but history is on the side of the Washington Post being right in these matters!

Anonymous

@7:53 … should we be getting our news from Trumptard sources, i.e., those beloved fascist sites such as, Russia Today (RT.com), a personal favorite of Donnie’s–TASS, or Pravda … and then ther’s always those longtime, globally respected paragons of journalism such as Alex Jones (I’m sure a Pulitzer is in his future with his Pizzagate story), doper Rush Linbaugh, boorish Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, etc. … obviously they didn’t teach critical thinking skills were not part of your elementsry school’s curriculum … but maybe you and Bubba already stones by then … and now all you’re capable of is whining about how unfair the world is … ahh, poor baby!

So hold onto your politcs of grievance while you go collect your bogus SSI check, while the rest of us get out of bed every morning to bust our butts and EARN our living.

Anonymous

Those who uphold the Law to its highest standard are the ones who understand whether classified information was revealed – this group would not decide to leak the information to the press, creating a scenario where Trump is convicted by the judge and jury of the Washington Post.

Phuc Hue

BAHAHAHAHA!!!! trump can DECLASSIFY ANYTHING as POTUS! He’s SELLING AMERICA OUT for MONEY! I bet that $1.50 you spent on a FLAG STICKER for your CAR makes you feel REAL SPECIAL though. Now go on, go cash that SOCIALIST security check, COMRADE!

Anonymous

does your mom know you are on her computer again kid?

Anonymous

Have Trump release his tax returns, and support the appointment of an Independent Prosecutor and let the cards fall where they may–unless you’re afraid as what might be revealed.

Anonymous

@7:19 If you are any student of history, then you know that what you are saying about the Washington Post many said the same thing about it in the 1970s . . . the end result being they were not only vindicated but were repeatedly proven right by numerous tape recordings that came directly out of the Oval Office . . . the end result being, Nixon resigned and the Washington Post went on to receive national and international awards for its courageous and factual reporting.

Anonymous

@10:54 – Nonsense. This is all yellow journalism – and if you think this has any connection with Watergate, then you haven’t studied that era in US Political History. You’re just repeating the empty political theater that’s driven by the media outlets to entertain the little people. Free your mind. Turn off your TV and do some reading.

Anonymous

@11:36 pm . . . a President resigning in disgrace is “empty political theater???” LMAO!! BTW, don’t own a TV . . . as opposed to many Trumptard snowflakes, some of us actually know how to read . . . and from a broad variety of political points of view . . . poor little snowflakes . . . but what can you expect when these same snowflakes voted for a candidate that bragged that he could shoot someone in the middle of the afternoon on Fifth Avenue and not lose a single supporter??” You surrendered any objectivity that you might have had when you voted for such an individual.

Anonymous

@12:16…wow either you are some 12 year old little kid or just another liberal fascist cult member vomiting your bigoted slogans/bumper stickers in public here. You offered nothing but sliming another person not in your cult…..such a brainwashed clown,…..hopefully you’re just a little kid on your mom’s computer.

Anonymous

What makes it “yellow journalism” . . . you offer no proof for your claim. Just a Trumptard-like rant.

Anonymous

@12:19am – I’m not the one who is ranting. I would use that label on the posts @9:21 and @12:16am.

I call it yellow journalism because the intelligence agencies made a recent change in light of the Rice unmasking, that US citizens would no longer be unmasked in conversations with foreign officials who were under intelligence surveillance – and the only way for information to have been passed onto the Washington Post, is if someone unmasked Trump when surveilling one of the foreign Russian officials during that small group meeting. Because 4 of the people who were at the meeting have all denied the report’s claim, and the other two are the Russian officials, who wouldn’t have leaked that information if it was classified, because they would want the gravy train of classified information to continue. So there was no one with direct knowledge of what was said in that meeting, that would have leaked it to the Washington Post. Furthermore, the Washington Post never went to the source – the WH – to verify the claims being made (by someone who was not actually at the meeting), before publishing their story. They wanted to strike the match to controversy. It’s fake news.

It’s not like this is any surprise, the Washington Post has earned a reputation of publishing fake news:
The DailyBeast, “Washington Post on the Fake News Hot Seat”
Forbes, “Fake News and How the Washington Post Rewrote its Story on Russian Hacking of the Power Grid”
Washington Post, “Jimmy is 8 years old and a third-generation heroin addict”

Anonymous

@11:36 . . . “haven’t studied that era in US Political History” LMAO . . . Honeychild, I wrote my university senior thesis on Watergate., The Political Science’s department chairperson found so outstanding that he had it published by the university and remains as a resource on the library’s shelf to this very day, and more importantly, was instrumental in my graduate school admission into a repeatedly nationally ranked Top 10 university. Trust me 11:36, your arrogance will only lead you to further stupidity.

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