WaPo: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
..."Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States learned only through the espionage capabilities of a key partner. He did not reveal the specific intelligence-gathering method, but he described how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such an attack could cause under varying circumstances. Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State’s territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.
The Post is withholding most plot details, including the name of the city, at the urging of officials who warned that revealing them would jeopardize important intelligence capabilities.
“Everyone knows this stream is very sensitive, and the idea of sharing it at this level of granularity with the Russians is troubling,” said a former senior U.S. counterterrorism official who also worked closely with members of the Trump national security team. He and others spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the subject.
The identification of the location was seen as particularly problematic, officials said, because Russia could use that detail to help identify the U.S. ally or intelligence capability involved. Officials said the capability could be useful for other purposes, possibly providing intelligence on Russia’s presence in Syria. Moscow would be keenly interested in identifying that source and perhaps disrupting it.
Russia and the United States both regard the Islamic State as an enemy and share limited information about terrorist threats. But the two nations have competing agendas in Syria..."
Even if Trump gave the Russians some intel--and I have no reason to accept the word of Professional Liars and the felony leakers they cite--it is the WaPo who told ISIS--and the whole wide world--the broad outlines. Including the location as "Syria".
The reporters, Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe, also brag in their article that they know many more top secret details including the exact city involved.
Let's review: The Post is telling ISIS and every other enemy intelligence service the names of their reporters, where they work and that they possess many additional top secrets that ISIS and others want badly.
That makes them potential ISIS targets and security risks to America, doesn't it?
In their naked effort to Get Trump At All Costs, they are themselves endangering national security. I hope you can let it go when Robert Mueller wants to know about the felonies you are facilitating.
But it's kinda' sweet to see them pretend to give a damn about our "Mid-East Allies" after they colluded with Obama to give the Ayatollah nukes and money.
Flashback: Obama, Over Objections of the British, Gave Russia the Serial Numbers of the Trident Nuclear Missiles We Sold to the UK, Confirming the Size of the UK Nuclear ArsenalBut that's okay, because Obama was The Prince Who Was Promised.
"Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain.
"This appears to be significant because while the UK has announced how many missiles it possesses, there has been no way for the Russians to verify this," Professor Malcolm Chalmers of the Royal United Services Institute told The Telegraph. "Over time, the unique identifiers will provide them with another data point to gauge the size of the British arsenal."...
"The Parties agree that, in order to increase transparency in relation to the use of "Trident-II" SLBMs, transferred by the United States of America to equip the Navy of Great Britain, the United States of America shall provide notification to the Russian Federation about the time of such transfer, as well as the unique identifier and the location of each of the transferred missiles.".......
Obama's Russian Real Estate Rule: Location, location, location. And the numbers, too!
Since you brought it up, Ace, there's also this from Hindraker:
Remember When the Russians Hacked the White House's Computers?
You probably don't. We broke the story on Power Line in October 2014, writing about it here, here, here, here, here and here. The White House's computers were down for weeks because of the intrusion by a "foreign power," which the administration finally identified as Russia. It wasn't just the White House, either: it was the entire Executive Office of the President, which comprises a good chunk of the executive branch. Nor was that all: the State Department's computer system was hacked, too.
While we pounded away at the story, the White House refused to respond to our inquiries. The Washington press corps, which must have known that the White House's computers were out of action, maintained a discreet silence, declining to write about the Russian hack, even though many D.C. reporters no doubt followed the story on Power Line. Why the coy silence? Because it was October 2014, weeks before the midterm elections, and the story reflected poorly on the Obama administration, which didn’t even discover the intrusion itself. It turned out that American officials were alerted to the Russian hack of the White House and State Department by an unidentified ally (I'm guessing Israel).
Only when the election was safely over did news outlets like CNN report the story ("How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House"). Throughout, the Obama administration minimized the story, claiming that no harm was done and only unclassified material was accessed-an excuse that, as CNN wrote post-election, "belies the seriousness of the intrusion."
Now, the same news outlets that refused to cover the Russian government's hacking into White House and State Department computers and email systems try to tell us that an intrusion into Debbie Wasserman Schultz's and John Podesta's email accounts by someone-allegedly the same Russian government-is a story of world-historical importance. What a load of bulls--t.".......
And that's if it wasn't Seth Rich's email project.
Comrade O was reckless to let it happen and weak in his response. And his Omerta Press Corps hid it until after the election. Remember this? "The '80's called, Mitt--they want their foreign policy back."
Because Democracy Dies In Yada Yada Yada.