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JM Ashby
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In other news, Israel was the source of the highly classified intelligence Trump shared with the Russians according to the Times. Two Israeli official tells Buzzfeed News their worst fears have been confirmed.

Israeli officials are concerned because information handed to Russia could be handed to Iran, one of Russia's closest allies.

"We have an arrangement with America which is unique to the world of intelligence sharing. We do not have this relationship with any other country," said the officer, who spoke to BuzzFeed News on condition of anonymity as he was not granted permission to speak to the press.

"There is a special understanding of security cooperation between our countries," they said. "To know that this intelligence is shared with others, without our prior knowledge? That is, for us, our worst fears confirmed."

The officer previously spoke to BuzzFeed News in January, when he said that Israeli officials had specific concerns about what Trump would share with Russian officials.

Meanwhile, Politico has a story on the fake news pipeline to Trump's desk. The gist is lots of questionable material is passed to Trump by staffers who are all jockeying for influence or favor. Trump is too dumb to know the difference.

Finally, the European Union has reportedly rejected Britain's requests to conduct Brexit talks in secret. I love that they're playing hardball with the dipshit nationalists.

This is a really bad idea.

  • Badgerite

    https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/864642154152550400

    This dwarfs Watergate. In this instance, the POS has put our entire intelligence apparatus in jeopardy and thereby endangered our national security and American lives. It is a blatant violation of his oath of office. Of course, so is his obstruction of justice in trying to influence Comey to shutdown the Russiagate investigation as it is clearly threatening to POS himself. The violations of his oath of office abound.

  • Aynwrong

    If Trump dials back the anti Islam talk in Saudi Arabia will Sean Hannity accuse him of a “world apology tour?” [Rhetorical question obviously]

    Jon Faverau on Bill Maher described Trump perfectly Friday night.
    “He’s a low information voter who became president.”
    Of course he’s a sucker for fake news.

    Israeli officials will of course publicly pretend that this is much ado about nothing. I have to imagine that Trump’s stupifying recklessness has them privately seething.