Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Intelligence Experts Blast Trump's “Stunning Lapse in Judgement"

Abigail Tracy, vanityfair.com

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The greatest U.S. national security threat may be the president himself.

Former diplomats, intelligence officials, and national security experts reacted with shock and alarm to news that Donald Trump, not 24 hours after firing James Comey as the director of the F.B.I. over his investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, had revealed “highly classified” intelligence about the Islamic State to Russian officials inside the Oval Office. ...
Richard Stengel, who served as the under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs at the State Department under President Barack Obama, echoed the sentiment in an e-mail, characterizing Trump’s disclosure as a “stunning lapse in judgement and knowledge.” He added, “The combination of ignorance and boastfulness is a dangerous one when it comes to intelligence.” ...

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