Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Monday, May 15, 2017


UPDATE: Trump admitted this AM that he shared highly classified intel with the Russians while they were Trump's guests in the Oval Office. The Russians interfered with America's presidential election that delivered the White House to Russian admirer, Donald J. Trump.

Trump bragged to the Russians in the Oval Office:  "I get great intel."  Then shared classified information with a country that is hostile to the United States. 

When trump was campaigning for the presidency he regularly told his rallies that Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be president because she allowed classified information to be sent out on her unsecured emails. 

Trump willingly gave classified information that could jeopardize our allies to the Russians. 

David Brooks, NYTimes:

From all we know so far, Trump didn’t do it because he is a Russian agent, or for any malevolent intent. He did it because he is sloppy, because he lacks all impulse control, and above all because he is a 7-year-old boy desperate for the approval of those he admires. 

 The Russian leak story reveals one other thing, the dangerousness of a hollow man. But Trump’s statements don’t necessarily come from anywhere, lead anywhere or have a permanent reality beyond his wish to be liked at any given instant.  
We’ve got this perverse situation in which the vast analytic powers of the entire world are being spent trying to understand a guy whose thoughts are often just six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar.

PM Carpenter:

"Impeach and remove this idiot. Period.

Unfuckingbelievable. President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

On second thought, it's not at all unfuckingbelievable. It is, rather, classic Trump. Impeach him for criminality, or incompetence, or stupidity.

Who cares?

Just get that dumb son of a bitch out of the White House.

He is America's greatest danger. Of that, perhaps this will convince even some of the nitwitted Trumpeteers.

The Washington Post's blockbuster story is a long one. But its moral is short.

Again: That dumb son of a bitch needs to be booted from the White House.

Update: Moments ago I flipped to Fox News, as I am wont to do in such astonishing times. And there sat Laura Ingraham, slamming Republican Sen. Bob Corker for having slammed Trump for revealing highly classified material to the Russians. That's how deep the sickness goes. One only hopes that it is deeper than it is wide. My guess, it is."

H.R. McMaster Denies A Story The Washington Post Did Not Report 

General McMaster gave a strong, carefully worded statement. But it denied allegations which were not made.


Anonymous said...

We can now understand why teh Russians wanted this asshole to be the peesident. Those GoPers who voted for Trump need to be shamed from here to Mars for their stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Hurry liberals......put on your tin foil hats...

Rational Nation USA said...

He is America's greatest danger.

Been saying this for months. In my opinion a person would have to either be asleep or willfully ignorant not to recognize this.

Dave Miller said...

No Anon, they won't be. Rather they will be talking about how once again, the press has it in for Trump.

Confucius Says said...

All this story does is show how stupid the media and anti Trump people think he is and how stupid they really are.

The media is excepting rational people to believe that Trump is commiting all of these crimes in broad daylight not even trying to cover it up. With all of these leakers in the White House Trump probably doesn't even let people know what he had for lunch or when he has a bowel movement.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous @8:53 5/15 The Goopers who voted for trump will never admit that they made a horrible mistake by putting this adolescent in the WH. And yes, we will pin this catastrophe on them from now until the end of time.

Anonymous @9:02 PM 5/15, This morning, trump admitted in a tweet that he gave classified information to the Russians. When will you take your blinders off?

Rational Nation USA, You've been correct about trump from the beginning.

Dave, It's always the media's fault when they report the truth. I've read far right news sites and blogs where they're whining that we have to give trump a chance. Well, we've given him a "chance," and trump's given classified intel to the Russians.

BlueBull said...

Even that horrid Ann Coulter yesterday said that the anti-Trump folks were right about him and that he's, in her words, 'grotesque.' When a partisan hack like Coultergeist has it in for you, stick a fork in you - you're done. How soon can we impeach the traitorous slug?
Of course, then we're stuck with Pence the Theocrat. At least he's sane, though.

Clearwater, Florida said...

Shaw, that Anonymous @9:02 is Rusty Shacklenuts who lives in the Stench Trench. The don't believe any of this and they're going to get hit over the head with reality.


Dave Miller said...

Let's not forget that the President can unclassify anything he or she wants at any time. So Trump committed no crime. Legally.

I am wondering though, where is the GOP that felt HRC would've been too careless to receive access to this type of info?

Oh, that's right, our GOP members of the Mother Ship are commenting on the new Miss USA...

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Confucius Says said...
All this story does is show how stupid the media and anti Trump people think he is and how stupid they really are.

The media is excepting rational people to believe that Trump is commiting all of these crimes in broad daylight not even trying to cover it up. With all of these leakers in the White House Trump probably doesn't even let people know what he had for lunch or when he has a bowel movement."

To Confucius Says,

You're not keeping up with breaking events very well. Just this morning, the Traitor to the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, admitted he passed highly classified information to the Russians. So it's NOT a made up story. Your idiot president told the world that he has "the absolute right" to betray our country and our allies, and he did it. He's an unimaginable disgrace to our country and you're even worse for defending him.

Trump IS committing "all these crimes" in "broad daylight," and he's admitted to them. He admitted he fired Comey because of the Russian probe -- that's obstruction of justice, and this AM he admitted he gave highly classified intel to a country that is hostile to the United States of America.

Donald J. Trump is the enemy of the American people, and the media are doing their job in exposing the idiot tyrant.

You and your ilk should be made to wear a YUGE red "T" around your necks to identify you and the rest of the traitors who support this national disgrace.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave, the fact that the Mother Ship of Fools is not talking about this sensational story only shows that they must be worried, confused, and feeling betrayed themselves. I can't think of any American who would justify what Trump did when he bragged about the great intel he's receiving and then passed it along to a foreign country hostile to America. Who in their right mind can justify that? That it is "legal" for the POTUS to do so doesn't excuse the egregious blunder Trump committed in doing so.

Franco Aragusto said...

The deafening silence you hear from Trumpers is mostly about ISIS, there's no real comeback on that other than to call it fake news but now that FAUX has reported it they can't even default to Hillary ... the excuse of the day is "it wasn't illegal".

Hahaha! I love the smell of panic and dread in Trumplandia in the morning.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Joan, Their silence is also indicative of their inability to find an excuse, other than "it's legal," for Trump's traitorous behavior. Deep inside their confused little minds they must know what a catastrophe this is. Also, there will be more of this sort of incompetence and betrayals as long as trump's their president.

Infidel753 said...

None of the reports I've read about this have identified that "key partner", the country closely allied to the US which gave us the information in question but did not authorize it to be passed along to Russia. However, they've said that the country has especially good intel on the inner workings of Dâ'ish (ISIL), which strongly suggests that it's Israel. Israel is one of the countries Trump is supposed to visit in a few days. That visit could become unexpectedly tense.

I've read far right news sites and blogs where they're whining that we have to give trump a chance.

How much of a chance did they give Obama?

Republicans in Congress surely realize they have a huge problem. Trump's behavior is so unpredictable it's practically random. Every week there's some new unexpected thing to deal with. Claiming Obama wiretapped him, wanting to change the First Amendment so he can sue the press, firing Comey, contradicting himself about why he did it, giving secret intel to Lavrov, and next week there will be something else, and so on. It will never end. The only reason there can be for not impeaching him is that they're still scared on the legions of heavily-armed Deliverance mutants that voted for him.

Stephen B. said...

Reminder: Two Scoops didn't just share classified info with members of the Russian government. He did it in front of a member of TASS.
US media was not allowed in the meeting.

Mr. Mackey said...

Just another made up story Shaw, something for you and the other tin foil hat wearer's to blog each other about.

Sorry Shaw, DJT is here in front of your for the next four years and possibly eight if he wants them.You leftwingnutz will continue to be powerless only able to moan,cry and talk about impeachment. You folks are really getting silly, Shaw.

Worms and Mucus said...

The Trumpanzees over at the far right blogs are having a pant-shitting day, they're blaming the media and lefties and Barack Obama for the mess Trump has made of the country in under 200 days. Do ya think we can get his miserable numbers down to 30% by the end of the week? He's even lost mAnn Coulter the most Trumpian suck up in the country!

Pass the popcorn.

Dave Miller said...

Mr Mackey and all the other Trump is an idiot denialists...

Here's what Erick Erickson of The Resurgent and Redstate had to say today about this...

"...I know one of the sources. And the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016. But the President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how politely it is given. He does not want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack.

So some of the sources are left with no other option but to go to the media, leak the story, and hope that the intense blowback gives the President a swift kick in the butt. Perhaps then he will recognize he screwed up. The President cares vastly more about what the press says than what his advisers say. That is a real problem and one his advisers are having to recognize and use, even if it causes messy stories to get outside the White House perimeter.

I am told that what the President did is actually far worse than what is being reported. The President does not seem to realize or appreciate that his bragging can undermine relationships with our allies and with human intelligence sources. He also does not seem to appreciate that his loose lips can get valuable assets in the field killed.

For you losers from Rio Lindo who cruise on the Mother Ship, Erickson is one of the most partisan conservatives in America. While no fan of Trump, he supports most of the hopes and reams you have for America and the way you want to accomplish them. In short, he is no leftist liberal lackey. He is one of you. And apparently, he has some integrity.

Trump is a danger to America and her allies. And if you think not, please answer this... if HRC or President Obama had shared secrets with the Russians, which BTW he has admitted doing, would you be excusing it as you are now? Unless and until you can say yes to that, you have no standing to even opine on the subject, because you are too intellectually vapid to understand simple logic.

Mark S. said...

So, in the last 48 hour we've learned. A) Trump shared state secrets with Putin. B) The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who has been stonewalling the Russia investigation, has strong financial ties to Russian petroleum interests. C) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been sitting on key CIA developed evidence concerning Russian interference in the Presidential election. D) The DNC Committee member murdered last July was the one who leaked the DNC emails to an investigative reporter hired by Wikileaks, who has also turned up dead. Oh, and on the economic front, stagnant car sales are forcing Ford to lay off 10% of it's global workforce. Can the Trump downturn be far behind? And it's only Tuesday, folks!

Ducky's here said...

Let's add the NYT revelation that Comey kept records that Lord Dampnut "asked" him to call off the dogs in his investigation of Flynn.

Too bad the House isn't going to take up impeachment proceedings.
We're probably going to have to wait till the midterms. He should be neck deep in the poo by then.