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Hours After First Intelligence Briefing, Trump Likely Leaked CLASSIFIED Secrets

chubascochubasco Posts: 18,386 AG
BREAKING:

Despite the fact that Senator Harry Reid and other high ranking intelligence officials from both sides have asked that Donald Trump not be given access to classified information just yesterday, today, Trump was given his first shot learning sensitive information this afternoon.

Trump attended an intelligence briefing this afternoon in which he was told sensitive information for his own safety and for the safety of Americans. Within hours he was neck deep into one of his classic word salads when he proved Harry Reid and other Pentagon officials right.

In what was the biggest faux pas of his entire political career, Trump accidentally revealed sensitive and classified information about the locations of secret military bases. Trump arrogantly spoke to an audience at a Colorado Springs rally today, when he said that the U.S. should not have to pay rent for its military base in Saudi Arabia.

There’s just one problem with this. There isn’t supposed to be an American military base in Saudi Arabia. This revelation could and should mean huge consequences for Donald Trump, who has called for the arrest and indictment of Hillary Clinton for mishandling of classified emails.

Trump is now complaining “we pay rent for our base to Saudi Arabia”

— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 29, 2016

According to the government, Donald Rumsfeld was supposed to have closed the American base in Saudi Arabia right after 9/11. If what Trump is saying is not just another of his made up facts, that means that a secret military base is now public.

If there is now a US military base in Saudi, it is classified and mentioning it should have legal consequences. https://t.co/LgEeMXkV7M

— Yaroslav Trofimov (@yarotrof) July 29, 2016

The consequences of Trump’s actions today are not yet, and may never be, made known to the public. However, you can be certain that the location of that base was classified for a reason, and now that protection has been compromised.

@_DanMangan @yarotrof @Bencjacobs If he signed the secrecy agreement already as part of getting the briefing, he could be prosecuted.

— Bradley P. Moss, Esq (@BradMossEsq) July 30, 2016

#TrumpForPrison2016


http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/07/29/breaking-hours-after-first-intelligence-briefing-trump-likely-leaked-classified-secrets/
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  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,232 AG
    If true, ouch.

    And wouldn't that be ironic if he were prosecuted.
  • chubascochubasco Posts: 18,386 AG

    Could Candidate Donald Trump Be Denied National Security Briefings?


    Calls have increased for Republican nominee Donald Trump to be denied national security briefings offered to presidential nominees of major political parties after he said he hopes Russia is "able to find" Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's discarded private emails.

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he hopes the candidate is given "fake intelligence briefings … because you can't trust him."

    And Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island has sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying Trump "is unfit to receive sensitive intelligence" and asks that he "withhold" Trump's expected intelligence briefing.

    A petition by the liberal group CREDO has amassed more than 80,000 signatories in less than 24 hours urging that Trump receive no security briefings.
    Can Donald Trump - or any presidential nominee - lose access to briefings on national security?

    In short, yes.


    The national security briefings are "a courtesy" and a "tradition," according to David Priess, the author of "The President's Book of Secrets," about the president's intelligence sessions.

    The briefings, usually numbering one or two at a mutually agreeable secure location any time between the nominating conventions and Election Day, are given at the discretion of the president and not mandatory or required by law.

    They began in 1952 under President Harry Truman, who offered the service to Republican candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower. Truman, who felt completely unprepared when he entered office in the middle of a war, believed no future president should be ignorant of intelligence matters.

    Only George McGovern in 1972 and Walter Mondale in 1984 did not receive the briefing. McGovern and the briefers had scheduling conflicts that couldn't be resolved and Mondale turned it down because he didn't think he was going to need it because he didn't think he was going to win, Preiss said.

    Who conducts the briefings?

    For the first 52 years, the CIA gave the briefings, but since the 2004 election, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has, which include a printed briefing book for the candidate.

    James Clapper, the current Director of National Intelligence, said he would conduct the briefings himself.
    Will President Obama allow Donald Trump to be briefed?

    White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said Thursday that the president is going to stick with "tradition that's been in place for more than 60 years."

    Clapper said at the Aspen Institute in Colorado Thursday that "now is the appropriate time since both candidates have been officially anointed that both campaigns, camps, will be reached out to and offered briefings."
    Could briefers give "fake" intelligence or watered down information, like Reid suggested?

    Earnest also said that sensitive information must be protected. "The administration is confident they can both provide relevant and sufficient briefings to the two major party presidential candidates, while also protecting sensitive national security information," Earnest said.

    There is no indication or evidence that briefers would ever or have ever provided "fake" information. Priess said "it's possible" that a candidate would receive "a more generic" briefing, but the point of the modern-day information session is to ensure that a candidate doesn't say anything that would damage foreign policy on the campaign trail - or box him or her in should the candidate win.

    Briefings do not include information about espionage, covert actions or nuclear information.

    "Candidates are advised of the classified nature of the material, and operational and policy matters are not addressed," an intelligence official familiar with the matter told NBC News.

    Gov. Michael Dukakis said the two briefers who came to his home during his 1988 presidential run were then CIA Director William Webster and Robert Gates, then Deputy Director of the CIA. Dukakis described that Reagan administration briefing as not very illustrative.

    read more here:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/could-candidate-donald-trump-be-denied-national-security-briefings-n619156
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  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,443 AG
    Who wouldn't want that jokester to get a few chuckles at the expense of national security?

    Ironic that it's taken Trump to make the Democrats the party of national security and patriotic rallying around the flag.
  • shadowwalkershadowwalker Posts: 2,200 Captain
    Just exactly who with any interest in such material do you think does not know this (Saudi air base) already?
  • Don BDon B Posts: 857 Officer
  • tagtag Posts: 9,201 Admiral
    Poor attempt to try and justify Hillary's inexcusable handling of classified material on her illegal personal server.
  • gunby31gunby31 Posts: 5,777 Officer
    Anyone but Hillary, regardless.
  • Gary MGary M Posts: 13,246 AG
    Dirty Dingy Harry Reid announced that he wants Trump to get 'fake' briefings.......

    Hillary is the only one that will be 100% protective of our secrets....... Right?
  • sailfish2sailfish2 Posts: 4,319 Captain
    Saudi Arabia, that pretty much nails down the exact location.
    Hoping for better luck next time...... and got it.

    WINNING!
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,905 AG
    Why would Trump be told that particular piece of information? You would think that the briefing would be a broad executive level overview about policies and relationships, not detailed state secrets. I would think, anyway.
    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

    "Well Gary, the easiest way to look tall is to stand in a room full of short people." - Curtis Bostick

    "All these forums, with barely any activity, are like a neglected old cemetery that no one visits anymore."- anonymouse
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,447 Admiral
    gunby31 wrote: »
    Anyone but Hillary, regardless.

    If you had Pol Pot running on the dem ticket and Mussolini on the rep ticket, one of them would be elected president.
  • gunby31gunby31 Posts: 5,777 Officer
    If you had Pol Pot running on the dem ticket and Mussolini on the rep ticket, one of them would be elected president.

    Anyone or anything but Clinton. That's what this boils down to. The nutjobbers have lost their minds.
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 11,111 AG
    Chubs, a simple google search shows that we have several active bases in Saudi Arabia. Once again you have failed. No top secret information has been revealed.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • Big BatteryBig Battery Posts: 21,558 AG
    Anything to take the focus off the content of DNC emails and voice mails... ANYTHING.
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 11,111 AG
    Anything to take the focus off the content of DNC emails and voice mails... ANYTHING.

    Yep. You'd think Chubs would be dizzy from trying to spin so much chit.

    [video]

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • chubascochubasco Posts: 18,386 AG
    Anything to take the focus off the content of DNC emails and voice mails... ANYTHING.


    Of course you know that the issue is DOA and will not cause a single person to vote differently. Well, sorry, I forgot about the RWNJ alternate reality universe so you probably don't know this.
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  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 39,003 AG
    If these bases do not exist, why does a google search show various articles about U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia?

    http://fpif.org/u-s-empire-bases-middle-east-not-making-anyone-safer/

    According to this, there are three
    http://militarybases.com/saudi-arabia/

    We have a drone base there
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-21350437

    Not much of a secret.

    Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,443 AG
    Considering both candidates get the same briefing after their nomination, and it's a process to set up and complete, it is doubtful that the briefings have yet to occur.
  • dstockwelldstockwell Posts: 13,819 AG
    Neither one should be getting security briefings they aren't elected.
    It is not the responsibility of the United States to solve the problems of other countries.
  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,292 Admiral
    Anything to take the focus off the content of DNC emails and voice mails... ANYTHING.

    Seems the dems are in full panic mode because they picked a loser.
  • chubascochubasco Posts: 18,386 AG
    Considering both candidates get the same briefing after their nomination, and it's a process to set up and complete, it is doubtful that the briefings have yet to occur.


    Hey Buddy no question it's been too long since you have been fishing. You don't even recognize the sport anymore. That being said, sometimes it's just so easy you can't even call it a sport.
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  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,443 AG
    chubasco wrote: »
    Hey Buddy no question it's been too long since you have been fishing. You don't even recognize the sport anymore. That being said, sometimes it's just so easy you can't even call it a sport.

    Like a Jet Ski through your spread.:rotflmao
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,447 Admiral
    chubasco wrote: »
    Hey Buddy no question it's been too long since you have been fishing. You don't even recognize the sport anymore. That being said, sometimes it's just so easy you can't even call it a sport.

    There's no saving this one. You made another jump onto another false claim about Trump.

    The left's very wide credibility gap doesn't need this.
  • bullgatorbullgator Posts: 1,940 Officer
    If you had Pol Pot running on the dem ticket and Mussolini on the rep ticket, one of them would be elected president.

    Not only that, their supporters would lavish praise upon their pick while denigrating the other. The worst part is that both sides would be on this forum making ridiculous arguments for doing so. Logic be damned (Nimoy is rolling over in his grave)
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Posts: 21,558 AG
    chubasco wrote: »
    Of course you know that the issue is DOA and will not cause a single person to vote differently. Well, sorry, I forgot about the RWNJ alternate reality universe so you probably don't know this.

    LOL... That must explain your incessant Trump Trolling.
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