Trump Gave The Russians ISRAELI Intelligence! Have Fun On Your ISRAEL TRIP, Mr. President!
In hindsight, we don't think he is!
We mentioned this briefly in our post about how National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster has officially thrown his own credibility under the bus by lying for Trump, but the New York Times has now confirmed, for official, that the allied nation whose intelligence Donald Trump gave to the Russians was our bestest friend Israel. Weird lawyer Alan Dershowitz had speculated it was Israel, and we figured he was probably right, for once.
Tell us, NYT, about how Trump managed to shit on Israel, and by extension, his evangelical Christian supporters (because they believe Bible says they are supposed to love Israel, so Jesus may come back and do the Apocalypse and the Second Coming to all those Jews), and also mega-rich conservative Israel-loving Jewish donors like Sheldon Adelson:
The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to the episode.
Israel is one of the United States’ most important allies and a major intelligence collector in the Middle East. The revelation that Mr. Trump boasted about some of Israel’s most sensitive information to the Russians could damage the relationship between the two countries. It also raises the possibility that the information could be passed to Iran, Russia’s close ally and Israel’s main threat in the Middle East.
It's funny because Donald Trump is going to Israel later this week, so that should be a fun and productive trip! Maybe their conversation will go like this:
ISRAEL: Shalom, Donald! Is the secret intelligence about ISIS you gave to the Russians already in the possession of our mortal enemy Iran?
TRUMP: YOOOOGE TREMENDOUS BIGLY!
ISRAEL: Jesus fucking oy vey. Also too, your boy McMaster wouldn't confirm or deny that the Western Wall is in Israel. What do you think about that?
TRUMP: No Western Wall! No Western Wall! YOU'RE the Western Wall!
Oh, sorry, for a minute there we were doing a Maureen Dowd.
So, Israel is obviously really thrilled about this. Buzzfeed talked to Israeli intelligence officials, and this is what they got:
"We have an arrangement with America which is unique to the world of intelligence sharing. We do not have this relationship with any other country," said the officer, who spoke to BuzzFeed News on condition of anonymity as he was not granted permission to speak to the press.
"There is a special understanding of security cooperation between our countries," they said. "To know that this intelligence is shared with others, without our prior knowledge? That is, for us, our worst fears confirmed."
Remember how, before the inauguration, U.S. officials warned Israel against sharing information with Trump's grabby little paws? That's what they mean when they say "worst fears confirmed." The second Israeli intelligence official Buzzfeed talked to said the intelligence community is "boiling mad and demanding answers," and maybe they just will quit giving us intelligence, if Pussy Baby Trump is too incompetent to be a good steward of such things.
The Wall Street Journal reports that "the information that Israel provided [and Trump jizzed into the Russians' happy mouths - Ed.] was considered so sensitive that it wasn't shared even with the closest U.S. allies," AKA the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance we share everything with. So ... yay! WINNING! Trump just might get people killed, because he couldn't keep his stupid fucking useless goddamned apple-headed vagina mouth shut.
Speaking of Trump's stupid bad mouth, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman are out with a new piece in the NYT, full of juicy little details on Trump's latest fuck-up. Read it all, but here are a couple LOL/terrifying things.
First of all, this Israel/Saudi Arabia/Pope trip should be super fun for Trump's aides, especially the weak and failing General McMaster, because they're literally scared to leave him alone with foreign leaders:
There is a fear among some of Mr. Trump’s senior advisers about leaving him alone in meetings with foreign leaders out of concern he might speak out of turn. General McMaster, in particular, has tried to insert caveats or gentle corrections into conversations when he believes the president is straying off topic or onto boggy diplomatic ground.
This has, at times, chafed the president, according to two officials with knowledge of the situation. Mr. Trump, who still openly laments having to dismiss his first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, has groused that General McMaster talks too much in meetings, and the president has referred to him as “a pain,” according to one of the officials.
Secondly, we learned Monday night in the NYT that Jared Kushner, Trump's Jewish son-in-law who is already doing a fucking bang-up job of bringing peace to the Middle East, was openly blaming Sean Spicer for this whole "Papa Daddy said bad intelligence words to the Russians" scandal. But according to Haberman and Thrush, Trump's mood "has become sour and dark," and he has angrily said ALL his aides, including Mr. Sexy Son-In-Law Jared, are "incompetent." JARED LIBELS!
And finally they share the REAL White House explanation for why Trump fucked himself in his own rear-end and gave Israeli intelligence to the Russians. Surprise, it's because Trump is TOO FUCKING STUPID TO KNOW ANY BETTER:
In private, three administration officials conceded that they could not publicly articulate their most compelling — and honest — defense of the president: that Mr. Trump, a hasty and indifferent reader of printed briefing materials, simply did not possess the interest or knowledge of the granular details of intelligence gathering to leak specific sources and methods of intelligence gathering that would do harm to United States allies.
Say it with us, everyone: BUT. HER. EMAILS.
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