Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was asked Tuesday, “Do you have concerns with the President’s ability to properly handle classified information?”
McConnell let out a small nervous laugh, followed by a visible gulp.
He finally replied, “No.”
Q: Do you have concerns with the President's ability to properly handle classified information?
Sen. McConnell: No.
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— Matt House (@mattwhouse) May 16, 2017
This is right after McConnell said “No”:
After Donald Trump shared classified information with Russia about an ISIS plot that appears to have been given to us by our allies in Israel but not even shared with other members of “Five Eyes” (intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States), Mitch McConnell isn’t worried.
Russia might have shared that information with Iran, but McConnell isn’t worried.
BREAKING: European official to AP: Country might stop sharing intel with US if Trump gave classified info to Russian diplomats.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 16, 2017
But McConnell is not concerned with how Trump reportedly leaked classified information.
When Hillary Clinton was running for president in 2016 and FBI Director James Comey criticized her handling of several classified emails, Mitch McConnell said, “The question here is Hillary Clinton and her public explanations compared to her private representations to the FBI. We’re entitled to know all that. The American people would like to have the answer to that.”
That was after Comey said Clinton didn’t deceive anyone on purpose and he was not recommending prosecution.
So the public was entitled to know even more about the way Clinton handled her emails, but McConnell is not concerned with the way that Donald Trump, a walking national security threat, handles highly classified information.
The Republican loss of credibility continues as they aren’t even pretending anymore to have values or principles.