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Saturday, August 20, 2022

NYT published classified material

The New York Times is upset that President Donald John Trump took what the FBI claimed without evidence are classified documents to Mar-a-Lago.

Trump said he declassified the documents before sending them to Palm Beach. Under the law, the Constitution and a 2012 Supreme Court ruling, a president can declassify whatever he wants because he is the commander-in-chief of the military.

Nevertheless, NYT sicced its dog on him last Sunday.

Maureen Dowd wrote, "His casual attitude toward classified material is nothing new. The Times’s Mark Mazzetti wrote that 'officials who gave him classified briefings occasionally withheld some sensitive details from him' because they saw him as a security risk.

"The lord of Mar-a-Lago assumes that whether he’s in or out of office, all top-secret papers are his, to tweet, wave around, declassify or deploy as political weapons. He didn’t think he would appear as a traitor — the word he used to describe Edward Snowden — when he stashed classified material in his Florida Xanadu, with its approximately 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms."

Mar-a-Lago is a resort. People book rooms there. Hence the bedrooms and bathrooms. It isn't Trump's little bungalow by the sea.

But the left's instant lockstep with the FBI exhibits how Pravda covered Stalin. 

No one at NYT dared ask for any proof that he took classified information. No one at NYT dared confront the FBI with the presidential power to declassify material. And no one at NYT dared look in the mirror because unlike President Trump, NYT actually published classified material on Page One.

The date was Sunday, June 12, 1971, when NYT published the Pentagon Papers in a deliberate attempt to undermine public support of American soldiers in Vietnam.

Daniel Ellsberg leaked the classified assessment of the military's policy in Asia particularly in containing Red China. He was charged with (but never convicted of) violation of the Espionage Act of 1917 as well as theft and conspiracy. The case was dismissed two years later as his lawyers cited misconduct by the FBI, which included spying on him.

Deja vu, eh?

For its efforts in publishing classified material on Page One, NYT won a Pulitzer in 1972. The Times is quite proud of the award.

50 years later, though, it comes to bite them in the buns. 

22 comments:

  1. I believe the phrase is that "The NYT's chickens have come home to roost. Their hypocrisy is as stunning as it is hilarious.

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  2. Let's not forget that the majority of leaks during Russia Gate were also of classified material. General Flynn's conversation with the Russian? The very fact that Counter Intel even had an investigation would have been an SAP from the get go and leakers would have been subject to severe penalties.

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    1. and the” vin-dim” whatever twins ?

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  3. If I recall correctly, the New York Times got the (secret) Carter Page FISA warrant (Ali Watkins), then petitioned the FISA court to release it so they could publish it without revealing "secrets." Of course, due to many previous intentional leaks, the U.S Government obliged the New York Times and released it.

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  4. The New Yawk Times - “All the leaks that’s fit to print”

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    1. The NY Times: Crap on a Cracker

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    2. The New York Times - Good for starting the woodstove

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  5. Dowd - just winging it as she types. No research. No proof. Just whatever narrative sounds clever, witty and damaging to PDJT. Do even liberals take her seriously anymore?

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    1. Sheeple take all of their masters words seriously.

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    2. I read your comment as Sharpies .... unfortunately it works either way. I can see her penning her commentary using a huge black crayon too.

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  6. " . . . claimed without evidence . . ."

    Well done, Don. All Republicans and genuine journalists and commentators should use that phrase liberally when referencing nonsense statements from Democrats and their media allies.

    "Joe Scarborough claims, without evidence, that Joe Biden won the 2020 Presidential election."

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  7. Mar a Lago was the Southern White House while Trump was president. It was equipped with a SCIF and secure facilities for holding documents. I am not aware that any of that was removed since all presidents retain their top secret clearance.

    FBI/DOJ wants us to believe his records were stored in a shed secured by a Home Depot padlock. We hear that the docs were in a basement (not many Florida homes on the water have basements - must be impressively engineered) and secured with a lock, overseen by surveillance cameras watched by the Secret Service that continues to protect presidents.

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  8. I daresay that Ms. Dowd writes as the woman scorned. Her vitriol spewed at The Donald can only be the result of her realization that all the burning ardor she holds for him has never and can never be requited. His affections have always belonged to another, and now, he has found his last and best love in Melania, a woman whose feminine charms are nonpareil, a veritable Venus in human guise. Ms. Dowd has become a shrivelled prune of a husk of a formerly human female who shrieks in rabid terror at the knowledge that she is cursed to eternally pine for the affection of The One True Love that is forever foreclosed from her. Let us all reflect on her unhappy fate--and smile.

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  9. The NY (s)Times also published the details of the Swift Program in 2006 after being asked by the Bush Administration not to. The Times were told, “American service members will die if you publish this.” They published anyway.

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  10. They've been commie lovers since forever. Publishing the commies lies for eons now.

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