Claiming 70-year-old President Donald Trump spewed classified information about ISIS to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Amb. Sergey Kislyak May 10 in the Oval Office, the Washington Post continues its unrelenting attacks on the president. Refusing to give the so-called unnamed source, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post continues the lead propaganda tool of the anti-Trump, pro-impeachment crowd. Flying over the headlines in all major broadcast and print outlets, the Trump-haters blanketed the airwaves with nasty quotes from the anti-Trump crowd, blasting him for committing the unpardonable crime: Leaking classified information. One small problem: it wasn’t true. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster set the record straight today that no such breach took place. Throwing egg over the Post’s story, McMaster told the press that Trump was “wholly appropriate.”
No one in the Washington press corps wants to hear McMaster dispel the Post’s spurious reporting, once again, relying on unnamed sources good enough to advance Bezos’s anti-Trump publication. “I was in the room, the Secretary of State was in the room, as you know, the deputy advisor for national security Dina Powell, and none of us felt in any way that conversation was inappropriate,” McMaster said. McMaster’s statement disputing the Post’s story received no headlines in broadcast or print outlets, attesting to what’s wrong with today’s press. Ridiculing Trump for calling the media “fake news,” ignoring McMaster’s clarification proves, beyond any doubt, that the press wants only to advance its anti-Trump narrative. Trump apparently told Lavrov and Kislyak the Syrian-held ISIS town, prompting the media’s onslaught for revealing what looked like classified material.
McMaster disputed the Post’s story that Trump compromised coveted U.S. intelligence sources. It was nothing you would not know from open-source reporting,” said McMaster, disputing the Post’s finger-pointing. Refuting McMaster’s account, the best the media can do is quote unnamed sources inside the intel community. Questioning McMaster in today’s new briefing, the media insisted that Trump’s decision to disclose sensitive information with Lavrov and Kislyak should have gone through a vetting process. “There is a process for sharing releasable intelligence with the Russians,” said Eric Pelofsky, a former senior National Security Council director. Proving that the Post promotes mass hysteria, unnamed sources count for more than the National Security Advisor or Secretary of State. Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert contacted the CIA and National Security Agency over the hubbub.
Today’s Democratic Party works through the press to find any way possible to discredit Trump. Calling the Post’s reports “false,” national security advisor Dina Powell, who was also in the room when Trump talked with Lavrov and Kislyak, disputed the Post’s story. Whatever the facts, the press isn’t interested in anything other than advancing the anti-Trump agenda. There are plenty of members of Trump’s party, like Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) or Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) ready to jump on the anti-Trump train. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wished for “a little less drama,” calling Trump’s statements to Lavrov and Kislyak much ado about nothing. Yet Washington’s anti-Trump crowd is ready to pounce at the chance knocking the president. Trump’s problems stem from the fact that he’s rocking the boat, something that he promised to do as president.
Once the May 9 brouhaha of firing FBI Director James Comey began to fade, the Washington press had to fabricate another scandal. Washington’s press establishment refused to discuss Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein’s three-page letter explaining in great detail why Comey had to go. Not a single mainstream publication addressed Comey breaching protocol, usurping, as FBI Director, the Department of Justice, to play judge, jury and executioner. Trump called Comey a “showboat” and “grandstander” for the way he handled the Hillary Rodham Clinton email investigation. Rosenstein pointed out that Comey, in deciding to reopen the Hillary investigation Oct. 28, 2016, only 11 days before the election, politicized the FBI. No matter what Comey’s excuses, he dragged the FBI into the 2016 presidential campaign, giving Trump a real advantage heading into Election Day.
Whatever Trump told Lavrov and Kislyak in the Oval Office, he didn’t breach his duty sharing anything he deemed helpful in getting Russia to come onboard in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS] or any other terrorist groups. Proving the Washington press is in attack mode against Trump, it’s no wonder journalistic standards have dropped to tabloid lows. If the Post had any real source to its story about Trump breaching classified information to the Russians, they would have named the source. Reporting gossip, innuendo, and rumors from unnamed sources shows that the Post seeks to advance its anti-Trump agenda, not report on factual stories. “I wanted to share with Russia . . . facts pertaining… to terrorism and airline flight safety,” Tweeted Trump, explaining his reasoning in bringing up anything about ISIS to Lavrov and Kislyak in the Oval Office.