Will this be what brings Trump down?
Fingers crossed, because this is a pretty serious offense. But, let’s be real, the Republicans have been letting worse stuff happen without batting an eye so… yeah.
Anyway, the 45th President of the United States met with Russian officials the other day and do you know what he did? Groveled at their feet? Probably. Ate chocolate cake? Probably. Was confused about foreign relations and how the world works? Probably.
You know what else he did? Revealed HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the Russian foreign minister and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. in their meeting last week.
THIS. IS. NOT. NORMAL.
According to The Washington Post, sources told them that in the meeting with Russian officials last week, Trump revealed highly classified information while bragging about the intel he receives.
A source explained to The Post:
“I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” the president said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.”
They then continued:
“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.
“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.”
Oh, okay. Great. Can he be impeached yet? Can the Republicans stop being complicit and take action against the ridiculous clown that’s in office who is risking national security so that he can brag about himself?
For more information on the developing story, head on over to The Washington Post’s coverage of their breaking news, CNN‘s coverage of the story, or, like, anywhere but Fox News who most definitely will not be talking about this terrible story because, ugh.
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