A new article from Lifezette shares the truth the mainstream media does NOT want you to know.
Among national security experts (not mainstream media liberal propaganda hacks) there is a growing consensus.
- What President Trump told the Russians was perfectly fine.
- Those that criminally broke the law were the leakers that spoke with the Washington Post.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday reiterated that President Donald Trump did nothing wrong in sharing sensitive information about the Islamic State terrorist organization with a pair of Russian diplomats.
McMaster fielded questions from reporters for the first time since The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump shared classified information in a White House meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
“I stand by my statement that I made yesterday,” he said at the White House press briefing. “What I’m saying is, really the premise of that story was false, that any way the president had a conversation that was inappropriate or that resulted in any kind of lapse in national security.”
McMaster said what has endangered national security is leaks of classified information to the news media.
“Our national security has been put at risk by those violating confidentiality, and those releasing information to the press that could be used, connected with other information available, that could make American citizens and others more vulnerable,” he said.
Fred Fleitz, a former U.S. intelligence official who now is senior vice president for policy and programs at the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, noted that the president has ultimate authority to classify or declassify information as he sees fit.
He blasted current and former officials who took it upon themselves to second-guess the president’s decision and undercut him through The Washington Post.
“In doing so, they leaked a substantial number of highly classified details to The Washington Post,” he told LifeZette. “This is a very serious crime. We can argue about whether Trump made a mistake. But we know what they did was highly illegal.”
Fleitz criticized “people who took it upon themselves to determine what is appropriate or not. And they should go to jail.”
The Post story quoted current and former national security officials. That suggests that former senior officials from the administration of former President Barack Obama learned information from current staffers and then told reporters, Fleitz said.
“That is inappropriate,” he added.
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— Darren Jordan (@DarrenJJordan) May 16, 2017