The Donald Trump administration is actively seeking leakers of classified information that various news outlets have been using over the last few months to expose Trump administration shenanigans. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that his department has active investigations and more are to come after Donald Trump publicly humiliated Sessions into opening leak investigations from the White House. The Trump administration is working overtime to stop the embarrassing leaks.

Trump and his underlings have decried the leaks and demanded that they stop. But, like everything else with Donald Trump, “it’s a do as I demand” show rather than do the right thing. Case in point is an early morning tweet yesterday from Donald Trump reposting a Fox News tweet about North Korean anti-ship missiles being loaded on ships.

The problem is that the Fox News account is both based on anonymous sources and on classified information. Even his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, decried the classified material in the Fox News report. But Donald Trump saw no problem with retweeting the Fox News report.

That is the epidemy of hypocrisy.

Either Donald Trump treats his office seriously and applies the rules and laws equally among everyone or he stops pretending to care about doing the right thing by ending the tirade against leakers.

It is against the law to share classified information without authority. Trump has already leaked classified information to the Russians. Although under the law Trump can declassify any information he wants to, the fact that he released it to the Russians at the White House remains a leak by the common standard that Trump did not declassify the information beforehand. His surrogates argue that the fact he gave it to the Russians was within his prevue to. However, the Israelis objected because it was their intelligence that Trump released to the Russians. Clearly Israel saw it as a dangerous leak of classified data.

Although Trump and surrogates can make the case for the Russian leak at the White House, the same cannot be argued about Trump’s retweet of the Fox News report based on both anonymous sources and classified information.

The fact that Haley decried the information demonstrates the hypocrisy inherent in Donald Trump which trickles down towards the bottom of his surrogates.

It is that hypocrisy that many people object to about Trump and why many resist his presidency.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

5 replies on “Trump Tweets Hypocrisy”

  1. Leak info to public ? Common sense would dictate that satellites are being used over N Korea. How else would the US and others know about the nuke tests, nuke sites, concentration camp sites, crop prroduction, troop deployments. And all countries know they are being watched which is why they develop schedules of satellite flyovers and ensure anything that is not be seen is hidden.

    So once again the facts are stretched beyond belief in an effort to destroy the President.

    Becareful what you wish for, the more you slam the President the worse it will be for future Presidents of both political affiliations. We will become a nation that doesn’t vote and those that have access to the media will decide future leaders. We will have a government that will deteriorate, accomplish nothing and the more it is disrespected the more prone it will be to world aggression.

    You and others will be responsible for the downfall now and in future administrations. Criticize bad policy but stop the personal and nonstop harrassement. Even his son is a target, his wife’s, etc

  2. Trump is reckless and thoroughly dishonest in all of his dealings. What is interesting to me is that it is plain on its face, were still fighting the civil war. That brand of viter just cannot let go of the reigns or share the cockpit. Eight years of the obamas in the whitehouse had them howling at the moon and tearing apart everything, peace, the law, custom, norms, stability. You know, the hallmarks of abhealthy democracy. But the did it in the 2860s when they fired the first shots and took over a federal ft. The same hateful, lawless bunch. At least i can say for the confederates, jefferson davis was actually respectable unlike the trashy, uneducated, crass trumps. Oh well. Comey will be the undoing of trump.

  3. Can’t get any trashier than the Clintons. Oral sex while on the phone discussing policy. Then trying to use the C-in-C title to avoid prosecution. While allowing prosecution of a General, who was legally separated. The ex and he had moved on and were pending divorce. The “crime” was long after the separation and no connection to the pending divorce.

    Hillary released the nuke response time on national tv ! Reckless? Keeping Top Secret on an unsecured computer in her basement with uncontrolled access. Even the “wiener” had possible access.

    Clinton Foundation hated by Haitians for the millions of dollars collected for them and not even their President saw any of the money.

    We know all about the Obamas’ behavior. One tidbit-no money to rid the WH of roaches but plenty of money to vacation all overt the world.

  4. Have you heard, the clintons arent around. Blah blah blah. And while it was hard to believe that anyone could outtrash the clintons ,thr trumps have proven in spades that you can.

  5. Clintons aren’t around, lol. Must be imposters in the news.

    Out trash? The Clintons are masters of trash. Even Chelsea looks exactly like his “friend” and they totally ignore his love child that only asks acknowledgement from his father. Cigar, anyone ? Used and slighted stained dress, anyone ? How about a trip to sextastsy island ? Oh, WH furnishings and silverware belongs to the people of America, oh. Oh, we have to turn state tour gifts over to the Government Archives. How about asking security details about Hillarys filthy and rude speech towards them. I happen to know two of them.

    Truth hurts doesn’t it. Criticize his policies, but don’t create lies.

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