Donald Trump's Treason | The Jackal

18 May 2017

Donald Trump's Treason

With the current President of the United States openly admitting that he provided sensitive information to Russian officials, you’ve got to wonder what all those flag waiving patriotic voters are thinking.

They will be highly disappointed because there’s no question that by providing Russia with information of the highest classification, Donald Trump has betrayed the United States and its allies.

On Monday, the Washington Post reported:

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency.

Clearly blathering classified information to the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Russian Ambassador to the US as well as a Russian news agency makes Trump entirely unfit for office.

“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

Such a betrayal of the United States' intelligence sources by somebody controlling the world’s fate should be raising concerns with their five eyes partners. They should be questioning the legitimacy of the rogue administration and halting all sensitive communications with them.

But if that treasonous act wasn’t bad enough, yesterday Reuters reported:

Trump asked Comey to end investigation of Michael Flynn: source

U.S. President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey.

The explosive new development on Tuesday followed a week of tumult at the White House after Trump fired Comey and then discussed sensitive national security information about Islamic State with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

It seems inevitably that Trump will be impeached for interfering in an FBI investigation. Even a majority of Americans think he should be. After all the evidence is undeniable that he’s obstructed justice and there are simply too many questions now being asked for him to conceivably avoid a hearing.

Of course Trump could decide to go through the process of denying the allegations while firing any officials who ask too many difficult questions. But such a decision would inevitably cause more instability for the US and their allies. This would undoubtedly increase friction at the highest levels of international relations.

It’s likely therefore that a large amount of White House insiders and government official's will be looking for a more scripted way for Trump to exit the Presidency. Despite his renowned arrogance, the Donald will probably just throw in the towel and retire.

On Tuesday, The Washington Times also reported:

Trump didn’t know source of classified info, says Security Adviser McMaster

White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reiterated Tuesday that President Trump didn’t put national security at risk in a discussion with Russian diplomats last week about new threats posed by the Islamic State.

“The president in no way compromised sources or methods,” Mr. McMaster told reporters. “What the president shared was wholly appropriate.”

He said Mr. Trump didn’t even know where the information in question came from.

Apparently we're just meant to believe what McMaster says despite evidence to the contrary.

It’s simply implausible that Trump wasn’t aware of the source and secrecy of the information he decided to present to the Russians. Prior to the meeting where he learnt of the highly classified information Trump would have been briefed about its secrecy. Officials would have been at pains to make Trump pay attention to the 'CONFIDENTIAL' stamped all over the documents.

The President of the United States has been running a country of approximately 324 million people like a two-bit reality show. He's proven himself time and time again completely unfit to be the President of the United States. Trump should therefore do the world a favour and resign.