If you believed everything from CNN or NBC, you would think the Trump presidency only had days left. Talks of impeachment have pervaded the airwaves for a few weeks now, but it has reached a fever pitch over an unsubstantiated claim that President Trump gave intelligence to Russia.
Although not illegal and nothing inappropriate occurred, it hasn’t stopped the frothing liberal media from attacking with guns blazing. And it is even more frustrating considering President Obama did virtually the same thing less than a year ago.
Political Analyst Jeffrey Lord appeared on CNN’s New Day to point out two intelligence mistakes made by the Obama Administration that actually led to dire consequences:
“The only thing I would say here, Chris is perspective. Perspective is all. I’m holding two headlines from the Washington Post, one of May 25th, 2014, “White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan.” The Obama administration put the name of the CIA on the press release, exposed him and endangered his life. The second one, June 30, 2016, “U.S. Offers to share Syrian intelligence on terrorist with Russia,” which is to say the Obama administration wanted to give their intelligence to the Russians. All I’m saying here is there’s perspective. We need to find out the facts and let’s have perspective.”
Ironically, the first article in that quote was written by Greg Miller, who wrote the explosive story about Trump giving Russia intelligence.
You can watch the exchanges here:
And let us not forget that Obama decided to release every little detail about the Osama bin Laden raid, which was his prerogative, but unnecessary:
“When Osama bin Laden was killed, President Obama was not content to explain that fact to the American people. His administration gratuitously disclosed that the raid on the al-Qaeda emir’s compound in Pakistan produced a “trove” of actionable intelligence. From a national-security standpoint, this political grandstanding was a foolish: It gave al-Qaeda operatives a heads-up that their cells and activities had likely been exposed, providing them the opportunity to disappear before our forces could roll them up. And then there is the Obama administration’s leak disclosing (to the Washington Post) General Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. This was done with obvious malevolence to hurt Flynn and Trump (who had named Flynn national-security adviser). The beneficiary, however, was Russia. It received valuable information that its ambassador was under surveillance and that whatever countermeasures the Kremlin’s intelligence services had been taking had failed. This is apt to make Russian operatives more difficult to monitor in the future.”