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Intel agencies need to 'assess the damage' Trump created with Mar-a-Lago document exposure: former CIA agent
In a series of tweets on Thursday night, former CIA double agent Naveed Jamali suggested every U.S. government intelligence agency will likely be taking a hard look at the possible damage Donald Trump did to their programs because he stored top secret documents in an unsecured storage room at his Mar-a-Lago report.
Reacting to a report from the Wahington Post that the Department of Justice rushed to serve a warrant at the former president's Florida resort based upon a belief that he took highly secretive documents about nuclear weapons with him when he left the White House eighteen months ago, Jamali claimed the intel agencies must be in a panic.
He also warned, "our entire national security at risk."
"I've held a Top Secret clearance, and had my bags and papers checked to make sure I wasn’t leaving the SCIF with classified info. That a former President would be storing classified material relating to our most important capabilities, put our entire national security at risk," he began by way of explanation.
"It doesn’t matter how 'benign' the info in those docs is, they were classified for a specific reason," He explained. "I can’t even begin to lay out how damaging it is that the information contained in those documents may have been compromised."
He then lamented, "Presumably, the agencies responsible for those programs are going to have to assess the damage of a possible compromise."
You can see his tweets below:
\u201cI\u2019ve held a Top Secret clearance, and had my bags and papers checked to make sure I wasn\u2019t leaving the SCIF with classified info. That a former President would be storing classified material relating to our most important capabilities, put our entire national security at risk.\u201d— Naveed Jamali (@Naveed Jamali) 1660263818
On Thursday, The Guardian reported that a private religious school in Louisiana expelled a five-year-old kindergartner — because her parents are a same-sex couple.
"Emily and Jennie Parker said they were informed by school officials at the Bible Baptist Academy in DeQuincy, Louisiana, during a meeting with the school’s director and a pastor that their same-sex relationship did not follow the teachings of the school and that they would need to find a new school for their daughter, Zoey," reported Gloria Oladipo.
'We got called into the principal’s office for a meeting, they informed us that Zoey wouldn’t be able to go to school there anymore because of our lifestyle choices," parent Jennifer Parker told local news station KPLC.
"Emily Parker, 28, said that the meeting took place only two days before the school year started," the report continued. "During the conference, she and her wife also were told that, as a religious-based school, the school would teach students that marriage was between a man and a woman. The Parkers recently adopted Zoey, who is Jennie’s niece, after her father died in a workplace accident in September 2020. 'She lost her father, she lost her mother and now she’s losing her school which she loves very much,' said Jennie to KPLC."
According to the report, the incident has triggered an outpouring of support from the community, with "several offers from other local Christian schools for Zoey to start her kindergarten year."
Bible Baptist Academy defended its actions in a statement, saying, "As a Baptist academy, we are also committed to provide an environment that is consistent with the beliefs that we hold. We want our students to not only know our beliefs, but we want them to see them as well. Regarding personal relationships, we hold that those relationships, whether in dating or in marriage, should be between a man and a woman."
This news comes as Republican lawmakers around the country have set their sights on eliminating LGBTQ acceptance from the public school system, as well, with some states like Florida adopting draconian "Don't Say Gay" laws. GOP officials claim these laws are solely about preventing age-inappropriate sexual content from being shared with children, but teachers report the laws are chilling any mention of same-sex relationships altogether.
'Has to drive him crazy!' Florida prosecutor says Trump must be furious after Mar-a-Lago insider 'spilled the beans'
During an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg suggested that there was no way that the Department of Justice would have sent FBI agents to search Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort unless they already "had the goods" on him.
Speaking with co-host Mika Brzezinski , he said he owed an apology to Attorney General Merrick Garland based on the turn of events this past week as the DOJ closes in on the former president.
"Mika, we now know why the Department of Justice didn't just issue a subpoena, it's because they already did issue a subpoena. They did months ago," he began. "Kudos to the DOJ for keeping all this stuff a secret, you don't see that very much and they did, which shows you this is not a political witch hunt. They didn't reveal any of this stuff in advance."
"We know a subpoena was issued and, yet, afterward, someone really close to Trump, someone within his inner sanctum, spilled the beans," he continued. "Said that not only are there some highly sensitive pieces of information, perhaps nuclear secrets, but where it is, inside the safe. It had to be a credible source because there is no way that Garland, an institutionalist, [FBI Director] Christopher Wray, an appointee of Donald Trump, and there is no way a federal magistrate would be walked into this political hornet's nest unless they believed the secret concerns and the source was credible."
"This has got to drive Trump crazy," he laughed. "He demands complete loyalty from people around him, though it is a one-way street."
Asked about Trump wanting to release information about the warrant, he replied, "Sure, but the fact that Donald Trump has not released the inventory has not wanted to release the search warrant, tells me there is something there. The fact that Merrick Garland seemed quite confident in his press conference, saying, 'Let's release it. Let's go to the court and do something really unusual' tells me they think they've got the goods."
Watch the video below or at this link.
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