Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It's not nothing

True, Hillary Clinton's gross negligence in handling classified information while serving as Secretary of State should have been met with criminal charges. And true, a sitting President of the United States has the purview to declassify any classified information. But does that mean we should just turn a blind eye to what President Donald Trump himself admitted he told Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting last week?

Not according to Sen. John McCain, who knows a thing or two about protecting sensitive information at all costs.

“The reports that the President shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials are deeply disturbing. Reports that this information was provided by a U.S. ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America’s allies and partners around the world and may impair their willingness to share intelligence with us in the future. Regrettably, the time President Trump spent sharing sensitive information with the Russians was time he did not spend focusing on Russia’s aggressive behavior, including its interference in American and European elections, its illegal invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, its other destabilizing activities across Europe, and the slaughter of innocent civilians and targeting of hospitals in Syria.

"I continue to believe that we need a select congressional committee to fully investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Sanctions – not intelligence-sharing – should be our course of action."

As usual, this episode was largely sensationalized by an overzealous media committed to taking down who they feel is an illegitimate president. However, to dismiss this as a "nothing burger" would also be a mistake.

Which brings me to yet another explosive allegation levied towards Trump.

James Comey, the recently fired FBI director, was asked by President Donald Trump to end an investigation into the actions of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote about his conversation with the president, a source close to the former director confirmed to ABC News.

The New York Times was the first to report the discussion and subsequent memo Tuesday.

In the memo, which Comey shared with top FBI associates, the former director wrote that Trump said, "I hope you can let this go," in relation to the inquiry into Flynn's actions.

ABC News has not seen the memo and Comey has not commented on the matter.

Multiple sources who have worked closely with the former director, including within the Justice Department, say Comey is known for his fastidious notetaking.

"He documents everything," one source said.

If indeed this allegation is true, I don't see how Trump can survive his first term. But if no such memo can be substantiated? Seems to me that the New York Times' credibility would take a sever.....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh, I almost was able to say that with a straight face. Yes, the Times' credibility has long since been in the proverbial crapper, so they figure they can implement a throw-against-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks strategy.

Thankfully, it didn't take long for the Times' bluff to be called.

On Tuesday evening, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to McCabe requesting that the FBI provide "all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President" by May 24. Earlier in the night, Chaffetz tweeted that he has his "subpoena pen ready."

There's no doubt that the "resistance"crowd is gleefully rubbing their collective hands together over these latest developments, which makes me wonder if they're even considering what would happen if Trump is drummed out of office. Remember, many on the left desperately wanted a candidate Trump, believing that would be the easiest path to victory for Hillary Clinton. They didn't appear to stop and think for one second what would happen if Trump prevailed. Now that there's a slight possibility Trump may be toast? They apparently aren't fathoming a President Mike Pence. You think proggies are losing their s**t now?!?! Hoo boy.

But hey, enjoy your perceived schadenfreude, leftists.


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