The American Press/Broadcast Media Corps has descended into a full frothing, rabid, insanity mode in its feral efforts to bring down the Donald Trump Presidency.
Here’s what happened:
- On May 10, Trump held a meeting in the Oval Office with several members of his inner circle (including National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster) and two Russian officials, Sergei Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak.
- During that meeting, Mr. Trump reportedly passed certain intelligence information pertinent to the ongoing war against the Islamic State to the Russian officials. BTW, Russia is also engaged in the ongoing military conflict against ISIS.
- Some person, or persons, who were present in the meeting (presumably in advisory positions to the President), ran to the Washington Post and divulged the information that Mr. Trump had passed some “highly classified” intel info on to the Russians.
Seriously. He did that.
The WashPo then published a story, based upon info received from anonymous informants the Post called “current and former U.S. officials”, whom we shall to wit and henceforth call leakers. The WashPo report accuses the President of releasing highly classified information to the Russians, thereby “jeopardizing a critical source of intelligence.” Whatever that means.
Ergo the entire American Press Corps has gone into the vapors and hysterical convulsions (figuratively speaking) and is accusing the President of some sort of bad act – as in compromising the national security? I have no idea what the bad act is. He’s the Commander In Chief. He is authorized to communicate with diplomats from other countries. Classified information in his possession is his to declassify as such at his discretion.
But certain members of the Press Corps are now calling for articles of impeachment.
May I suggest that the real problem here is the leakers who took it upon themselves to run to the Trump-hating Washington Post and reveal the content of a rather sensitive legitimate intel-sharing meeting, held in the Oval Office in the course of fighting a war against the Islamic State.
Comes then former US Navy SEAL Carl Higbie as a guest on CNN for his take on the situation, where he encountered a gang of hostile Trump-loathing journos. You can decide for yourself if what happened constitutes any semblance of objective reporting.
Be forewarned. There is some enraged shrieking, because Higbie did not perceive what happened as a grave national emergency.
This is not objective journalism. It’s political-agenda-driven hysteria. I don’t know what else to call it.
Mr. Trump has some more trash to take out of his house. And he’d better get to it quickly.
Thanks to the Washington Free Beacon and Jed West for the video link.
Here’s a more complete version: