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Sunday, January 15, 2017


Are right wing blogs and news sites reporting this? Or are they so besotted with Trump's lies, fake promises, and other distractions that these reports -- which would have sent them into uncontrolled rages had they been about a Democratic president-elect -- that these reports are being ignored?

U.S. Intelligence Officials Reportedly Warn Israeli Counterparts Against Sharing Info With Trump Administration 

Shared information could be leaked to Russia and onward to Iran, American officials implied to Israelis in closed meeting, saying Kremlin has 'leverages of pressure' over Trump.

Israeli intelligence officials are concerned that the exposure of classified information to their American counterparts under a Trump administration could lead to their being leaked to Russia and onward to Iran, investigative journalist Ronen Bergman reported by Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot on Thursday.


The Americans implied that their Israeli colleagues should "be careful" as of January 20, Trump’s inauguration date, when transferring intelligence information to the White House and to the National Security Council (NSC), which is subject to the president. According to the Israelis who were present in the meeting, the Americans recommended that until it is made clear that Trump is not inappropriately connected to Russia and is not being extorted – Israel should avoid revealing sensitive sources to administration officials for fear the information would reach the Iranians [via the Russians].

Got that, Red America? The Israelis have to make sure the incoming PEEOTUS isn't being EXTORTED by the Ruskies before they share any information with the Trump administration.

I have to laugh out loud at all the wingnuts who spent the last 8 years bellowing about "Obama The Manchurian Candidate." No Israeli or any other foreign government had anything like this to say about the incoming Obama administration. But here we have our intelligence people wondering if Trump might pass along secrets to the Ruskies?

Thank you Red America!

Meanwhile, instead of preparing himself to assume the awesome powers of state, the small-minded, small-handed man-child is having hissy fits over a teevee show doing a parody of him.

Like all tin-pot authoritarians, he can't handle anyone making fun of him. A grown-up would ignore all of this, but Trump is a man-child.

The man who is going to be the next president responded with a tantrum on Twitter about SNL:

.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!


Kevin Robbins said...

Thanks Shaw I hadn't seen that. At least they shared info when Obama was president. Oh wait, he still is? I've been transitioning. Trying to ease into it.

Infidel753 said...

Our intelligence services, and a lot of foreign government, are going to have to revise a lot of their procedures to deal with the presence of a blundering fool at the apex of the US government. Trump is pro-Israel, but probably not bright enough to work out the eventual consequences of sloppy handling of information.

Putin has expressed Trumpesque admiration for one Israeli leader, but he'd never let sentimentality get in the way of playing power politics in the Middle East.

Jerry Critter said...

Perhaps we are approaching a time when only our enemies will talk to us.

Howard Brazee said...

I wonder how much Trump's tweets have improved the ratings of Saturday Night Live.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Howard, Trump's criticism of Alec Baldwin only drives more people to watch him parody Trump.