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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    Everyone who was actually there denies it. All we have is some "unnamed source" for a liberal news outlet making vague claims. What exactly was leaked?

    http://www.kgw.com/news/nation-now/n...ntel/439986339

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKCN18C17Z
    Everyone? Not quite. But if Russia and one of Trump's advisers say it didn't happen, I totally believe them over unnamed U.S. sources.

    As per usual, his staff went into damage control, and then Trump tweeted the exact opposite contradicting the official response. Weird that you're still drinking the koolaid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    Yes, he does have that right. That isn't evidence that he shared anything that wasn't already public knowledge.
    Okay. You are so hilarious trying to Conway this.

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    There is an established process for declassifying information. It's not supposed to be done on the fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplekitty View Post
    Everyone? Not quite. But if Russia and one of Trump's advisers say it didn't happen, I totally believe them over unnamed U.S. sources.

    As per usual, his staff went into damage control, and then Trump tweeted the exact opposite contradicting the official response. Weird that you're still drinking the koolaid.
    I just read this FB comment and it made me laugh:

    News report: President Donald Trump today was seen taking a dump on a table at a local Starbucks.
    Conservative: That's a fake story.
    WH Official: President Trump did not take a dump on a table at a local Starbucks.
    Donald Trump: I took a dump on a table at Starbucks.
    Conservative: Technically, anywhere the President takes a dump is a toilet.

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    https://twitter.com/evilsharkey/stat...48377660317696


    WaPo: The president shat himself.
    White House: The president would never shit himself.
    Trump: I SHAT MYSELF ON PURPOSE


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    The American Jews who voted for him here are very, very quiet on FB. Not even defensive, not blaming it on Obama and Clinton, but very, very quiet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by faerymajick View Post
    There is an established process for declassifying information. It's not supposed to be done on the fly.

    That's not true:

    "The minute the president speaks about it to someone, he has the ability to declassify anything at any time without any process."
    Does the president have 'the ability to declassify anything at any time'?


    "The President, after all, is the ‘Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States’" according to Article II of the Constitution, the court’s majority wrote. "His authority to classify and control access to information bearing on national security ... flows primarily from this constitutional investment of power in the President, and exists quite apart from any explicit congressional grant."
    Steven Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy, said that such authority gives the president the authority to "classify and declassify at will."





    Whether or not he *should* is a different debate. But he does have the authority to declassify any information, at any time. No process.

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    FM didn't say he didn't have the authority. She said exactly what you said, that it shouldn't be done on the fly. Just blatting things because you can is wholly irresponsible.

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    I didn't say that she said that he doesn't have the authority. I quoted exactly what she said

    "There is an established process for declassifying information."

    No. There is not .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprockey View Post
    I didn't say that she said that he doesn't have the authority. I quoted exactly what she said

    "There is an established process for declassifying information."

    No. There is not .
    There may be for other people in the government, but it is different for POTUS. I certainly read what FM wrote to mean that Trump broke the rules.
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