According to a report in the New York Times, it was Israel that provided the intel that our so-called President shared with his Russian comrades.
Will the chickens finally come to home to roost, i.e., will Republicans begin to place country over party? Maybe now, after Trump spills “code-word” top-secret intel to the Russians. Maybe, but don’t hold your breath. For the GOP to abandon him, Trump might have to go running down Pennsylvania nude, waving a Russian flag and shouting his everlasting love for Vladimir Putin. Don’t laugh, it could happen! All it would take is a nervous breakdown.
There are a few explanations for this most recent intelligence snafu, in which Trump revealed information that could compromise a foreign intelligence source that shared it with the US under the condition of keeping it secure–
- The briefers forgot to put the PDB on yellow paper (Trump knows stuff is classified if it comes in the Yellow Pages).
- He’s bragging about how much he knows re: ISIS
- He’s obliged, by his agreement with Putin, to supply such info
- All of the above
Now for some truth. Foreign Policy magazine is reporting that NATO has made plans to “dumb down” their organization meeting for Trump. With Trump’s short attention span and dislike of details, heads of state have been instructed to limit their talks to two to four minutes! This is a meeting of leaders from all 28 countries. There will also be no formal wrap up document, chiefly because if Trump did read it, he might not agree with it. Here’s what one participant had to say:
“It’s kind of ridiculous how they are preparing to deal with Trump,” said one source briefed extensively on the meeting’s preparations. “It’s like they’re preparing to deal with a child — someone with a short attention span and mood who has no knowledge of NATO, no interest in in-depth policy issues, nothing,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They’re freaking out.”
So if you take that in context with the Lavrov/Kislyak foreign intelligence debacle, things could get real ugly on Trump’s nine-day trip. In addition to the NATO summit in Brussels and a G7 meeting in Sicily, Trump will visit:
- Israel (Jerusalem)
- Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
- Rome (the Vatican)
There will be protestors. The Secret Service will be severely challenged. No parties, no hookers on this trip! Instead, we must worry
whether the source of the about the effect on America’s intelligence sharing relationship with Israel, since they provided the foreign intel given the Russians came from the services of Israel or Saudi Arabia–oh what fun in those meetings. What will “Bibi” have to say about this. Or maybe from Erdogan, another strong man fave of which Trump is a fanboy. What careless, stupid or insulting things will Trump say or do? Count on some substantial blowback from the World’s most clueless leader.
Back to the future (watch for the segue). Once Trump is out of office, will it be Thomas F. Wilson (who adeptly portrayed Biff–a character SO much like Trump, in the three-part movie of the 80s) who plays Trump or will it be Alec Baldwin? The current favorite has to be Baldwin, but would he do it?