The big story: last Wednesday, when Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, he leaked classified intelligence to them… possibly by accident, while bragging, from the sound of things. It’s worth noting that Lavrov brought his “personal photographer” to the meeting, a guy who turned out to be a photographer for TASS, a Russian state news agency that’s been tied to Russian spies.
- Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
- Buzzfeed News: Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit
So I guess my question here is, “Now what?” At what point does Congress step up and do something about this?
The last few months have been one drama-filled, idiot-caused calamity after another from the Trump White House. Trump spent the whole last week obstructing justice and threatening witnesses, and that’s just the latest cherry on top of this crap cake. What does it take for the Republican-controlled Congress to realize this guy is bad news and do something?
This just has me baffled, because you’d think that pure self-interest would have kicked in by now.
I could see Congress going along with this mess if they were getting something out of it, but I am really not seeing the benefits. The Republican political agenda seems to be bogged down in controversy and garbage, and it sure doesn’t seem like they’ve accomplished much to me. The Democrats in the Senate are all fired up and prepared to grind everything to a halt, and the House GOP factions are so busy arguing with each other they aren’t getting a whole lot done either. Meanwhile the Democrats are recruiting some good people and the 2018 House elections are start to look a wee bit wobbly for the GOP, particularly after the healthcare debacle.
I suppose the GOP Congress must think that Trump will sign anything, so they may as well keep him, but they’ve also got Pence in the wings for that, so they don’t really need Trump to advance their agenda. I haven’t heard anything about Trump being particularly useful when it comes to fundraising or getting other GOPpers elected, so I can’t imagine that’s the reason they’re keeping him around.
And even if they were getting fundraising or election bumps from Trump, I can’t see how they’d be getting enough to justify becoming the party of white supremacist nazis and Russian collusion.
As far as I can tell, Donald Trump is nothing but an albatross hung around the neck of the entire GOP. Why on Earth aren’t they getting rid of him?
They only thing I can think of is that the Trump administration is so dirty, and the corruption has spread so far into the GOP, that the GOPpers are scared if they impeach Trump everything will come out and their whole house of cards will come tumbling down. That can’t be the case, can it?
Of course the Trump administration is trotting folks out to say it ain’t so. That’s what they do.
Watch McMaster's statement carefully: “at no time were sources or methods discussed.” WaPo report never said Trump revealed sources/methods. pic.twitter.com/SF3rWDqKFi
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 15, 2017
As Bradd Jaffy (and many other respectable reporters on Twitter) is noting, McMasters isn’t saying it didn’t happen, he’s saying that methods and sources weren’t revealed. The Washington Post article never claimed that methods and sources were revealed. This is a BS “denial.”