Corruption Politics

Who’s the Traitor from the Obama White House Who Leaked About Flynn?

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Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

Yes, Gen. Micheal Flynn deserved to be fired! Not because of his discussions with the Russian Ambassador,  but because he gave misinformation to his bosses who depend on him to make decisions about the safety of the United States.  But the bigger issue in my humble opinion is who is committing treason by leaking American secrets to the press.

The General Flynn leak was just one of a series of foreign policy leaks made to stop President Trump’s nascent administration from succeeding. A Conversations between the President and the Prime Minister of Australia was leaked as was a conversation between Trump and the President of Mexico. A conversation with Netanyahu about settlements was leaked to the Jerusalem Post forcing the Administration to release a statement about the official US position on those Israeli communities. And now there is the transcript of Flynn’s discussion with the Russian ambassador, which is the most serious of the leaks.

As a regular practice, U.S. Intelligence monitors conversations between private citizens and officials from foreign governments. But the actual name of the U.S. citizens are kept secret unless there is a court order and approval from the President, or the most senior members of the national security council. We are talking about the top person, or top two people at the CIA, the national security adviser or his deputy, etc.

As the Flynn conversation with the Russian diplomat occurred in December, it means the approval process took place under the Obama administration as the initial reports  about what was discussed. It also means that the only people who could have possibly known about the call’s content was Pres. Obama, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, CIA Director Brennan, DHS Director Jeh Johnson, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and some are suggesting Rice’s #2 Ben Rhodes. Rhodes is an expert at using leaks to get what he wants. He once told the NY Times that he’s  the “ven…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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