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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:43 AM

Critics say Trump can't be trusted with America's national secrets

Here's why critics say Trump can't be trusted with America's national secrets after leaving office

https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-national-security/

Can a scorned President Donald Trump be trusted with the United States' national secrets after leaving office next year? It's a question floating around as the embattled president wages war on not only the Democratic Party but also certain aspects of his own party.

Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer David Priess and other former intelligence officials are warning President-elect Joe Biden to forego the country's longstanding tradition of briefing the former president on international developments due to the potential threat he may pose after exiting the White House.

According to NBC News, Jack Goldsmith, who served as a senior U.S. Department of Justice official under the George W. Bush administration, expressed concern about Trump compared to past presidents who have left the office. "This is not something that one could have ever imagined with other presidents, but it's easy to imagine with this one," said Goldsmith.

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Reply Critics say Trump can't be trusted with America's national secrets (Original post)
Larissa Nov 2020 OP
Skittles Nov 2020 #1
Maxheader Nov 2020 #2
Maxheader Nov 2020 #3
N_E_1 for Tennis Nov 2020 #4
Chainfire Nov 2020 #5
treestar Nov 2020 #6
kentuck Nov 2020 #7
Blue Owl Nov 2020 #8
GoCubsGo Nov 2020 #13
quakerboy Nov 2020 #9
Mariana Nov 2020 #12
quakerboy Nov 2020 #14
mnmoderatedem Nov 2020 #10
Wounded Bear Nov 2020 #11

Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:50 AM

1. Trump is not doing his job as "president"

so Biden should not treat him like a real president

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:55 AM

3. Trusted? Sure, if it is locked up in a padded cell..



If left to run free..no...

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:11 AM

4. Make him sign a NDA...

He understands those. If you talk itís the firing squad buddy, no trial, no lawyers, no shit.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:13 AM

5. It Trump thought he could hurt Biden

by sharing national secrets, that put the nation in danger, I don't think that he would hesitate for a second.

It is just the kind of man he is.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:15 AM

6. Breaking with longstanding tradition is what Dump does

So he deserves to have this one suspended in his case.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:14 AM

7. He can be trusted while he is President but not when he leaves office.

The one thing I will never understand: How this Congress, House and Senate, could do nothing about it??

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:54 AM

8. He can't keep his big fat mouth shut

Thereís so much shit in that colostomy bag it canít be contained

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:47 PM

13. It's not potential blabbing that's the issue.

That fucker is hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. He wouldn't think twice about selling state secrets to the highest bidder, in order to pay off his creditors. Hell, some of them, like Putin, would be happy to take them in lieu of money.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:37 AM

9. Problem easily solved

The briefings are available, as is customary

In written form only.

In a secure room not at any of his properties, overlooked by a large smiling portrait of Presiden Obama, and only trump and secret service may enter, no phone or family allowed.

Problem solved

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:44 PM

12. How does that solve the problem of the many secrets he already knows? nt.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:56 PM

14. Article was about Briefings going forward

What he already knows, I suspect, has already been transmitted to his owner, which is a separate problem.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:36 PM

10. gee why would they say that

I mean besides inexplicably revealing sensitive intelligence information to the Russian Foreign Minister in the middle of the Oval Office, tweeting classified photos of missle silos, allowing numerous individuals White House Security clearance after the Secret Service denied them, continually using unsecure phones, and monitoring a national security event taking place from the dining room of Mar a Lago while the busboy was clearing his table.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:40 PM

11. Hell, smart people have been saying that since 2015...



Once Trump is out, cut him off from any gov't info. I can't imagine anybody asking him for advice.

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