Donald Trump leaked classified intelligence about ISIS to Russia; Republicans can’t be allowed to mumble concerns about Trump. The American people must demand the impeachment of this president.
The Washington Post reported:
In his meeting with Lavrov, Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. “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.
Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States learned only through the espionage capabilities of a key partner. He did not reveal the specific intelligence-gathering method, but he described how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such an attack could cause under varying circumstances. Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State’s territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.
To sum this up, the day after firing the FBI Director who was investigating his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia, Trump invited an enemy of the United States into the Oval Office and leaked highly sensitive and classified information to them.
If Clinton or Obama would have done this, the Republicans would already be drafting the articles of impeachment.
Instead, we get reactions like this one from Sen. John Thune:
.@SenJohnThune reacting topline of Post report: 'I would be concerned anytime we're discussing sensitive subjects with the Russians, yes.'
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) May 15, 2017
Oh no. Republicans are concerned.
Concerned isn’t good enough.
It is time for Republicans to step up and clean up the damage that they have caused to the United States of America by nominating, then electing Donald Trump.
Nothing less than impeachment will suffice.
Republicans aren’t going to be able to concern troll this away. There must be an immediate congressional investigation, and if The Washington Post report is true, Trump must be removed from office.
A Russian agent can’t be allowed to destroy democracy from the Oval Office.
It is time for Republicans to get rid of Trump, or voters will get rid of the Republicans.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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