Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told intelligence officials on Wednesday that if they find themselves having to give classified briefings to Donald Trump, they should just fake it and make stuff up rather than give any sensitive information to the increasingly unstable Republican nominee.
How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy? How could they do that? I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if you’re forced to brief this guy, don’t tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous. Fake it, pretend you’re doing a briefing, but you can’t give the guy any information.
This guy, he’s part of a foreign power. We knew he liked Putin before this, but this is quite ridiculous.
Cyber security experts and intelligence officials are becoming more and more convinced that the Russian government was responsible for the DNC hack, and also that Putin’s administration worked with Wikileaks with the intent of damaging Hillary Clinton’s campaign and boosting Trump’s chances of becoming the next president of the United States. Despite this obvious threat to national security, Trump called on Russian hackers to find and release Clinton’s 30,000 “missing” emails.
Reid did not call Trump’s remarks “treason,” choosing to leave the characterization of his comments up to others. But he did say that in the nearly 50 years he had spent in politics, he had “never seen anything like Donald Trump.” He also said that the severity of this cyber crime and the possibility that a presidential candidate might be behind it in any way could end up being “worse than Watergate.”
I think Watergate was something that people understood. It was wrong, morally wrong, for the president of the United States to be involved in such trivia. What Trump is talking about is much worse than Watergate. Absolutely.
Following the release of 20,000 emails obtained in the DNC hack and WikiLeak’s promise that they are not yet done, there has been panic that there could be more – and worse – still to come. Reid said that maybe the best way to find out just how extensive the damage is would be to have Trump ask Putin himself since they are such good buddies.
I guess the only way we can find out is perhaps Donald can call Putin and say, ‘what else do you have?’.
We know there are connections between Putin and Trump. How do we know that? He said so. And I’ve never heard Putin deny it. In fact, he has done just the opposite.
Reid has a very good point. Faking intelligence briefings certainly does seem like the best option. Trump, who appears to have be in total ignorance of anything related to foreign affairs, probably wouldn’t even know the difference. On the other hand, giving Trump any kind of classified information is clearly a bad idea and a threat to national security, not only because of his ties to Russia and Putin – but because the man is bat-shit crazy.
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