A CNN report that Donald Trump’s mishandling of secret intelligence put a spy in Russia in danger has outraged Twitter commenters, with one person calling the president’s actions” deliberate treachery.”
According to the report, “A person directly involved in the discussions said that the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy.”
CNN added, “The decision to carry out the extraction occurred soon after a May 2017 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump discussed highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. The intelligence, concerning ISIS in Syria, had been provided by Israel.”
Condemnation of the president was swift and blunt, see below:
The CIA feared Trump would expose a highly placed asset: “the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that…Trump & his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence & could contribute to exposing the covert source.” https://t.co/QJPVhmkDO0
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 9, 2019
Between this and the Taliban story what else do Americans need to hear?
— ohdave (@MarkRey92717108) September 9, 2019
Mishandled is generous. Deliberate treachery is the MO of Trump.
— Eileen Bromley (@EileenBromley1) September 9, 2019
Good God. I still can’t believe the Republicans are rallying around this guy.
— Dem4now 🍀 (@Dem4now) September 9, 2019
How can anyone trust Trump? He needs to be impeached!
— Siobhan (@sbrady1231) September 9, 2019
Can there be any question at this point that trump is a national security threat? WTF? And the @GOP allows this continue unabated.
— Eric Slater (@ericsslater) September 9, 2019
Trump doesn’t work for the American people
— MisterZofter (@Zoftwarz) September 9, 2019
This is treason in plain sight! #ImpeachmentInquiryNow
— Hunter Cullen (@HCullen98) September 9, 2019
That's basically treason.
— Christopher Rowley (@ActorCJRowley) September 9, 2019
Maybe this is an impeachable offense we can all agree on?
— BirdersGottaTweet (@Got2Bird) September 9, 2019
Hoping this was the point where our own intelligence started giving trump bad intel to unknowingly spread. #MoronInChief
— TicToc (@4sweetjustice) September 9, 2019
— VictorRT (@portarican_RT) September 9, 2019
I keep saying individual one will get ya all killed in one way or the other!
— (@Chillymom8503) September 9, 2019
We always knew he couldn't be trusted with classified information…
— e-Ticker News (@eTickerNews) September 9, 2019
— Kristy (@KThack80) September 9, 2019
Geez. Trump is a freakin’ danger to our country.
— Michele (@ourroseylife) September 9, 2019
— Jerry Jordan (@Jerry_Jordan) September 9, 2019