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Larissa

(783 posts)
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 06:43 AM Nov 2020

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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Critics say Trump can't be trusted with America's national secrets (Original Post) Larissa Nov 2020 OP
Trump is not doing his job as "president" Skittles Nov 2020 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author Maxheader Nov 2020 #2
Trusted? Sure, if it is locked up in a padded cell.. Maxheader Nov 2020 #3
Make him sign a NDA... N_E_1 for Tennis Nov 2020 #4
It Trump thought he could hurt Biden Chainfire Nov 2020 #5
Breaking with longstanding tradition is what Dump does treestar Nov 2020 #6
He can be trusted while he is President but not when he leaves office. kentuck Nov 2020 #7
He can't keep his big fat mouth shut Blue Owl Nov 2020 #8
It's not potential blabbing that's the issue. GoCubsGo Nov 2020 #13
Problem easily solved quakerboy Nov 2020 #9
How does that solve the problem of the many secrets he already knows? nt. Mariana Nov 2020 #12
Article was about Briefings going forward quakerboy Nov 2020 #14
gee why would they say that mnmoderatedem Nov 2020 #10
Hell, smart people have been saying that since 2015... Wounded Bear Nov 2020 #11

Response to Larissa (Original post)

N_E_1 for Tennis

(9,447 posts)
4. Make him sign a NDA...
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:11 AM
Nov 2020

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

Chainfire

(17,151 posts)
5. It Trump thought he could hurt Biden
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:13 AM
Nov 2020

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.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
6. Breaking with longstanding tradition is what Dump does
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:15 AM
Nov 2020

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

kentuck

(110,858 posts)
7. He can be trusted while he is President but not when he leaves office.
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:14 AM
Nov 2020

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

Blue Owl

(49,343 posts)
8. He can't keep his big fat mouth shut
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:54 AM
Nov 2020

There’s so much shit in that colostomy bag it can’t be contained

GoCubsGo

(32,031 posts)
13. It's not potential blabbing that's the issue.
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 11:47 AM
Nov 2020

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.

quakerboy

(13,873 posts)
9. Problem easily solved
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:37 AM
Nov 2020

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

quakerboy

(13,873 posts)
14. Article was about Briefings going forward
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:56 PM
Nov 2020

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

mnmoderatedem

(3,696 posts)
10. gee why would they say that
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 11:36 AM
Nov 2020

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.

Wounded Bear

(58,207 posts)
11. Hell, smart people have been saying that since 2015...
Sun Nov 29, 2020, 11:40 AM
Nov 2020


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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