White House leaks are ‘threatening national security’, Jeff Sessions says as Paul Ryan Pushes Back

PAUL RYAN. NEEDS TO LEARN TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT.

On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce that the Department of Justice has tripled the number of investigations into leaks since he took office.

The meeting with reporters wasn’t very newsworthy, but it didn’t take long for the GOP’s Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, to put a negative spin on the words of Sessions. Not surprisingly, the ACLU weighed in, too.

Excerpt from Sky News

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has said the Trump administration is “taking a stand” against unauthorised leaks of classified information.

It follows a series of news reports concerning the White House and Mr Trump’s presidential campaign that relied on sensitive material.

The Justice Department has warned some of the information being leaked has the potential to threaten national security.

Mr Sessions told reporters that ‘the culture of leaking must stop’
Mr Sessions said the Trump administration is determined to tackle “the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country”.

He told reporters that the number of investigations into leaks of sensitive information has trebled since Mr Trump took office, and four people have already been charged.

Anger in the White House about leaks has been growing of late.

The Washington Post has published embarrassing transcripts of conversations the President held with the leaders of Mexico and Australia back in January.

Fair enough. The ability of Trump and other world leaders to be forthright with each other is compromised when their exact words are going to be broadcast to the world. This situation is unprecedented as far as I am aware.

But leave it to Trump’s nemesis Paul Ryan to put a negative spin on the effort to stop leaks.

Business Insider

House Speaker Paul Ryan criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ insinuation that the Justice Department could subpoena journalists in its investigations of information leaks.

Sessions made the suggestion in a Friday press conference in which he outlined steps being taken to reduce the volume of leaks that have frequently embarrassed President Donald Trump and his administration.

Ryan took issue with Sessions’ characterization of journalists’ roles in reporting stories that include leaked information. While speaking at an event in Muskego, Wisconsin, on Friday, Ryan said it’s “the problem of the leaker, not the journalist,” the Journal Sentinel reported Friday afternoon.

“Leaks are concerning because leaks can often compromise national security, but that’s the problem of the leaker not the journalist,” Ryan said.

Session said earlier Friday: “We respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect, but it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity. We must balance their role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in our intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law-abiding Americans.”

A number of press-advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), criticized Sessions’ remarks. The ACLU’s privacy, and technology director, Ben Wizner, said: “Americans should be concerned about the Trump administration’s threat to step up its efforts against whistleblowers and journalists.”

Citing the importance of a free and independent press, Wizner said, “leaders can’t be trusted to disclose vital information that reflects poorly on themselves.”

Where was (((Wizner))) when it was vital for Americans to know that Obama was born in Kenya and used a fake birth certificate to become eligible to run for the presidency?

Draining the swamp is going to include getting rid of Ryan, an effort that will have to be undertaken at the local level. Meanwhile, the people need to do all we can to scare the hell out of Ryan. Trump has an army of loyal followers who have the ability to hound Ryan for the rest of his life, legally of course. That’s what we should be doing to him now.

Listen! Russian Pranksters Hoax John McCain by Pretending to be Ukrainian Prime Minister

mccain crazy collage

Russian pranksters have hoaxed several of the anti-Trump people in Congress. Embedded at the bottom is an entertaining eleven minutes featuring hawish neocon Senator John “Songbird” McCain.

Sputnik News

Famous Russian phone pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, known as Vovan and Lexus, have made hoax phone calls to US Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Republican Majority leader Mitch McConnell into speaking about the sanctions against Russia, Kuznetsov told Sputnik.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The news comes as the pranksters called US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the one who earlier claimed that “Putin is continuing to advance into Korea,” to say that Russia has invaded Limpopo, an African river that the politician believed to be a country in Africa.

Having introduced themselves as Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Kuznetsov and Stolyarov also discussed the sanctions against Russia with Waters.

Following the incident, Peskov said Kremlin was not linked to the prank phone calls and appreciated the fact that nobody had the idea to accuse Moscow of the tricks.

The sanctions issue was also discussed with US republicans, according to the hoaxers.

“We have pranked McCain, Lindsey Graham and the Republican Majority leader in Congress McConnell in the Congress Mitch McConnell on the issue of anti-Russian sanctions, however, we can not tell the details yet,” Kuznetsov said.

Since 2014, relations between Russia and the European Union and the United States, deteriorated amid the crisis in Ukraine. Brussels, Washington and their allies introduced several rounds of sanctions against Russia on the pretext of its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict, which Moscow has repeatedly denied. In response to the restrictive measures, Russia has imposed a food embargo on some products originating in countries that have targeted it with sanctions.

Since then, NATO has been building up its military presence in Europe, particularly in eastern European countries bordering Russia, using Moscow’s alleged interference in Ukraine as a pretext.

As noted in several youtube comments, the case could be made that McCain committed an act of treason by negotiating with the Ukraine to undercut President Donald Trump’s policies.

Rupert Murdoch’s Australian Arm Reporting Trump “battered and bruised”

MURDOCH RAN THIS UNFLATTERING PIC OF THE DONALD WITH THE STORY.
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The polls I’ve seen show the Donald winning the debate. However, it dignifies the proceedings to call it a debate. The crowd was packed with unruly Trump haters who were very vocal. The show involved Cruz and Rubio doing nothing but attacking Trump.

Excerpt from news.com.au

DONALD Trump entered today’s presidential debate with all the momentum. He left it battered and bruised.

Trump spent his two hours on stage defending himself against relentless attacks from his rivals for the Republican nomination, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. He was also ruthlessly interrogated by Fox News moderators Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace and Bret Baier. By the end of the debate, he looked tired and shaken.

On issue after issue, Trump was brutally exposed.

Really? Brutally exposed? How about this?

MURDOCH EMPLOYEE MEGYN KELLY TOOK DELIGHT IN TEARING INTO TRUMP.
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Following the attacks at the debate, Trump pushed out two new tweets addressing the nonsense aimed at him: