Trump tweeted a picture of a damaged Iranian launchpad that was part of an intelligence briefing that he was not supposed to publicly share.
The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran. I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One. pic.twitter.com/z0iDj2L0Y3
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2019
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Trumpâ€™s denial also included what looked to be an aerial photograph of the launch site, complete with graphics and annotations describing the scene.
A U.S. defense official told CNBC that the picture in Trumpâ€™s tweet, which appeared to be a snapshot of a physical copy of the satellite image, was included in a Friday intelligence briefing.
Experts told CNBC that the shot was likely never meant for public view.
There us shadow in the picture that Trump tweeted that appears to be the president snapping a shot of intelligence briefing, which he then tweeted out to his followers.
Recklessness with classified information has been a hallmark of the Trump presidency. Trump has leaked classified intelligence to America’s enemies and blabbed about intel to the American people.
The federal government has to hide information from the President Of The United States or risk it ending up on Twitter.
The biggest national security to the American people is sitting in the Oval Office, and the nation won’t be safe until Trump gets shipped back to Trump Tower.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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