As the mainstream media and various unnamed “intelligence officials” continue to claim that information President Donald Trump shared with Russia could “put American lives in danger,” they have been ignoring the fact that CNN had the same details all the way back in March.
This week, unnamed sources told the Washington Post that Trump had shared the name of an ISIS controlled city where a laptop threat had originated with Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States.
This sparked a massive outcry among Democrats, anti-Trump media, and the anti-Trump Republicans, including demands that the president be impeached.
However, according to Jake Tapper, back in March CNN’s Evan Perez had learned from “numerous officials” the name of the city and details of a computer bomb plot ISIS was planning to use on international flights. He goes on to say that the White House had warned Perez that reporting the information, including the city where the information was obtained, could put American lives in danger.
“We showed restraint with publication — the same restraint the president did not show with Russian officials,” Jake Tapper said in his report on CNN.
The White House reportedly told CNN that openly publishing the information could put sources and methods in danger.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) May 16, 2017
Tapper goes on to fearmonger about the information being given to Russian officials, a nation also fighting ISIS, yet shows no concern about unnamed officials sharing the information with CNN. Apparently sharing information with network news is not as bad as sharing information with a nation that is actually allied in the fight against Islamic terrorism.
CNN must think pretty highly of itself, if they believe that their network being leaked the information is a non-issue compared to our president allegedly mentioning it to the foreign officials.
Trump has confirmed that he shared information about terrorism and airline flight safety with Russia, in hopes that they will step up their fight.
“As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety, Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster stated on Tuesday that the city is “nothing you would not know from open source reporting in terms of a source for concern.”
Still, we have to ask, why was information that is reportedly so dangerous that it could allegedly put American troops “in danger” being leaked to CNN? Who leaked it to them?