Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:38 PM
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (15,222 posts)
Trump just escalated his war with the intelligence community bigly
President Trump’s latest round of early morning tweets Thursday go well beyond the usual bluster about his opponents. He is now basically calling for the use of the government’s investigative machinery to be turned loose on them.
Trump tweeted angrily about the leakers who have disclosed to the press that intelligence officials have determined that there were contacts between Russia and Trump campaign officials during the past year. Trump was also presumably referring to leakers who revealed that the Justice Department warned that former national security adviser Michael Flynn communicated inappropriately with the Russian ambassador, making him vulnerable to blackmail:
As NBC’s First Read crew notes, these complaints are a bit rich, given that Trump repeatedly extolled WikiLeaks for providing political ammunition against Hillary Clinton during the campaign. First Read also points out that the revelations made possible by the leaks are huge stories. We’ve learned not only that there was contact between Russia and Trump campaign officials but also that intelligence officials have concluded Russia interfered in our election to help Trump. These stories are bigger than the leaks themselves — yet Trump wants the focus to be on the leaking instead.
But there’s still more to this: Note that Trump is now saying, in his first tweet above, that the leakers are going to get caught. This sounds very much like a call for investigations designed to ferret them out.
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