Trump 'revealed highly classified information' to Russians during White House visit after firing FBI's Comey

[quote]Police said in response that they believe there is no connection between his death and “his employment at the DNC.” Since that time, Rich’s family have also said publicly that they believe his death wasn’t connected.

But the story picked up again this week with the two reports by Fox outlets. Both stories quoted Rod Wheeler, a former homicide detective at Washington’s Metropolitan Police, saying he had learned that there were emails between Rich and WikiLeaks before his death. Wheeler is a Fox News contributor.

Both reports said that Rich’s family had hired Wheeler as a private investigator — which Rich’s family responded to in its statement by noting he had been paid by a third party, and had not been authorized to speak with the press.[/quote]


So that means that the story has rather large holes - the investigator has a gag order, and Wheeler has been contradicted.


Oh wow, everyone stand down! Buzzfeed say’s it’s not true!


You know…maybe he was just looking at it like it was the big piece of chicken?

Fox 5 DC is the original source of the news, and originally cited the family’s private investigator and then changed their story to “a federal investigator” after the original story was posted. They only made their corrections on their twitter feed.

Pardon me, but some of us are not exactly rejoicing. If something like this had happened in 1960, my father might have gotten caught and killed by the Russians. Your statement is fucking offensive.


From what I understand, the President can only pardon federal crimes.

So, after he was impeached, the State of New York would be free to bring him up on murder charges.

If the House of Representatives and Senate could be convinced that murder was an impeachable offense.


(Different show, but…) … and then Rip Taylor runs through, throwing confetti everywhere, making everything better.

I still don’t know what Jeff Session’s voice sounds like, and I want to keep it that way for as long as possible. Because he looks like this guy, I can safely assume he sounds like him, too:


Ah, so you read wonkette too?

The depths of his stupidity know no lower limit, I’m realizing. Every time I think, “Surely even he isn’t that dumb?” I’m wrong. He doesn’t seem to have been aware that they were press, for example. He may not have been aware that it was even classified information because those one-page briefings that are just bullet points and graphics? Reportedly, he can’t even get through those.
All those think-pieces wondering if Trump was playing five-dimensional chess seem pretty silly now that it’s apparent the guy isn’t even playing chess - he’s picking up the pieces just to throw them, chew on them or make room so he can shit on the board.


Poor benighted souls.

Every time I hear this or see this from McMaster: “Trump ‘in no way compromised any sources or methods’ during conversation” All I can think of is this exchange from the Hangover…

Doug: All good with Melissa?
Stu: Oh, yeah. Told her we’re two hours outside of wine country, and she bought it.
Phil: Don’t you think it’s strange that you’ve been in a relationship for three years, and you still have to lie about going to Vegas?
Stu: Yeah, I do. But trust me, it’s not worth the fight.
Phil: Oh, so you can’t go to Vegas, but she can fuck a bellhop on a Carnival Cruise Line?
Stu: Okay. First of all, he was a bartender. And she was wasted. And, if you must know, he didn’t even come inside her.
Phil: And you believe that?
Stu: Uh, yeah, I do believe that, because she’s grossed out by semen.


“Keep this under your hat” works as the newest level of classification.


Don’t worry, he sounds exactly like that.


So in early 2019, then?


Not a single person called for “impeachment” over The Orange One’s silly ice cream business; they merely ridiculed him. Care to tell us why that wasn’t appropriate…?


AH, yes, we segregate top-level classified material for kicks, of course, nothing to see here, move along…

Did you honestly think that was going to work…?


Oy vey!

edit: Meh?

"Multiple former officials, including former IDF intelligence deputy chief and INSS expert Brig.-Gen. (res.) Dr. Meir Elran said that the story was “not very significant” for Israel “unless the information was received from Israel, and there is no indication of that.”

Further, he said that intelligence sharing between the US and Israel “is too important, even if there are…glitches” where Trump or others in the US break some of the unwritten rules of the game.

Elran said that Israeli intelligence “takes into account always that this could happen” but at the end of the day “intelligence assets are national assets” and they do not get to decide how the political echelon uses their information."


Then you are unaware of most military chains of command. The Prez is Commander in Chief, remember. Even if the other oaths don’t mention the office directly, trust me on this, he DOES legally command the military directly, if/when he cares to do so. Period.

Doubtful. What happened was (as paraphrased from multiple reports) Trump’s sharing prompted a chain of calls to the people who will have to deal with the breach. In other words, by sharing the info about what city they got the ISIS info from, they provided the ability to reverse engineer the country and source, thus putting that asset in danger. Upon realizing this, someone in the room let the codeword-cleared intel staff on NSC know that the intel was shared so that they (the true patriots in the intel community) could protect the country and in turn the country its asset.