Pass the popcorn.
Bombshell: Initial Thoughts on the Washington Post’s Game-Changing StoryThis is by a Harvard law professor, by the way:
First, this is not a question of “leaking classified information” or breaking a criminal law. Let’s dispense with one easy rabbit hole that a lot of people are likely to go down this evening: the President did not “leak” classified information in violation of law. He is allowed to do what he did. If anyone other than the President disclosed codeword intelligence to the Russians in such fashion, he’d likely be facing a long prison term. But Nixon’s infamous comment that “when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal” is actually true about some things. Classified information is one of them. The nature of the system is that the President gets to disclose what he wants.Then what is it?
Second, this is not a garden variety breach, and outrage over it is not partisan hypocrisy about protecting classified information.Wait, I am just confused. Harvard law professor just told me the president can leak like a sieve without breaking a law. Heck, Truman told Stalin we had The Bomb. Of course, Stalin already knew that.
So what is this?
To the extent foreign partners were already concerned, this episode seems to confirm their worst fears.So now we are alarmed about foreign fears, even though the Left has ginned up fears among our allies about Trump for the past two years.
Third, it is important to understand the nature of sources and methods information in order to fully understand the gravity of the breach.No, it is not.
We have to determine first if there was a breach.
One story by an anti-Trump newspaper does not a security breach make.
And on and on. The Harvard law professor wrote a lot of words, but cited very little law and no evidence, unless one considers the crack staff at the Washington Post to be expert witnesses in international espionage. Hell, they told us in December that Russians hacked an electric utility in Vermont that wasn't even on the grid.
The only law the Harvard law professor cited actually exonerates Trump from any charge of leaking classified information because a president can divulge whatever he wants.
What we have is liberal outrage seeking something outrageous. The piece ended: "Bottom line: It matters who we have running the most powerful institution in the world."
Yes it does, which is why Americans elected Trump president and not some sleazy woman who put classified information on an unsecured private server and pressured foreign countries to pony up donations to her "charity."
My quick take? The hair-on-fire liberals will yell at our honorable, constitutionally elected president about some other false charge by Friday because this false charge failed. Just like the Comey thing.
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