Sometimes I wonder if it's necessary to write another article about Donald Trump and then he does something outrageous or stupid and it leaves you no choice.
In this case, it began with the Washington Post's report on Monday, May 15, 2017 that the President provided classified information to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at a meeting in the Oval Office .
The White House later had three high level officials—National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell—deny the story. Then on Tuesday morning, in his own inimitable way, Donald Trump admitted the story was true in the following tweets, the first at 7:03 a.m.
"As President, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting), which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining …."
And the second 10 minutes later:
"to terrorism and airline safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS and terrorism."
The resulting comments from members of Congress and the media ranged from disbelief at his naivete to calls for his removal from office. And he's only been the president for less than five months.
He did it again! During his first diplomatic tour overseas, President Trump proudly told President Netanyahu of Israel (and TV viewers all over the world) that he "never mentioned Israel" when he provided classified information to the Russian diplomats in his office in Washington. So if those Russians were wondering where that classified information came from, Donald Trump told them on TV in Israel. And because he obviously thought it was important, President Trump repeated that he "never mentioned Israel" in his discussions with the Russians.
Can you believe this???
Beau Weisman, Editor