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holy shit, Donald Trump gave classified Israeli intel to Putin — probably more than once
Trump fucking loves to collude with Russia.
let’s take a closer look at a thing I mentioned at the end of yesterday’s post.
Donald Trump fucking loves to collude with Russia.
Trump desperately wants to be Vladimir’s bestie. he does everything he can to stay in Putin’s good graces. why? is it because Donny dreams of opening a Trump Tower in Moscow? is it something more insidious, like kompromat?
in the end, it doesn’t matter. what matters is that Donald Trump is a Russian asset.
on May 11, 2017 — less than 4 months after his inauguration, and one day after firing James Comey — Trump invited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to the Oval Office for a closed-door meeting. we’re not sure exactly what was discussed — in fact, Americans only learned about the meeting after photos were published in the Russian press — but we do know this:
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.
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.
holy fucking shit.
now take a guess who the “U.S. partner” was. here’s a hint: it was Israel.
Israel was the source of intelligence that President Donald Trump shared with Russia last week, according to three government officials with knowledge of the matter.
that’s right: Donald Fucking Trump invited top officials from our chief geopolitical adversary into the White House, didn’t tell anyone about it, and willy-nilly forked over top-secret Israeli intel, just for shits and giggles.
here you go, boys. be sure and tell Vladimir that it came from his bestie Donald.
how Trump wasn’t impeached on the spot and thrown into some hellhole prison is beyond me.
did that Israeli intel makes its way into the hands of Hamas? we can only speculate, but we do know that Hamas and Lavrov have held direct meetings.
now let’s fast forward to 2018, when Vlad and Donny met in Helsinki. what did they discuss? no one has any fucking clue:
President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
confiscating his interpreter’s notes. gee, that doesn’t sound sketchy as fuck at all.
when asked about it, Trump pretty much told everyone to fuck straight off.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said what he talks about with the Russian president is "none of your business."
did Trump hand over more Israeli intel? only Vlad knows.
now let’s talk about the umpteen boxes of stolen classified documents that Trump brought with him to his bedbug-ridden Florida golf motel.
we know that Trump made no attempt to keep them secure.
we know that Trump loves to wave documents in the faces of randos.
“These are the papers,” Trump says in the audio recording, while he’s discussing the Pentagon attack plans
we know that Trump loves to impress his golf cronies by divulging state secrets.
Pratt told Trump he believed Australia should start buying its submarines from the United States, to which an excited Trump -- "leaning" toward Pratt as if to be discreet -- then told Pratt two pieces of information about U.S. submarines: the supposed exact number of nuclear warheads they routinely carry, and exactly how close they supposedly can get to a Russian submarine without being detected.
“I’m sure Mar-a-Lago was being targeted by Russian intelligence and other intelligence services over the course of the last 18 or 20 months, and if they were able to get individuals into that facility, and access those rooms where those documents were and made copies of those documents, that’s what they would do.”
Last month, the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project reported that a Russian-speaking immigrant from Ukraine was able to mingle with the former president’s family and friends at Mar-a-Lago, posing as Anna de Rothschild, presenting herself as being an heiress of the banking dynasty.
given all that, did even more top-secret data from Israel makes it way into the hands of our adversaries?
so, that’s a lot of smoke — and one big fire that’s going on right now in the Middle East.
and, as with All Things Trump, there’s metric ton of shit that looks suspicious as fuck and a whole lot that we just don’t know.
but we do know this: Donald Trump never passes up an opportunity to suck up to Putin and diss his own country.
Donald Trump has suggested he trusts Russian president Vladimir Putin more than the “lowlifes” who work in U.S. intelligence.
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