Richard Manning of Fox News recently wrote an article where he asserts President Trump should fire National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster and the entire National Security Council, staff.
In mid-July, Political Mayhem reported on the leaked transcripts of phone calls President Trump had with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the Prime Minister of Australia. The Washington Post irresponsibly published annotated transcripts of conversations President Trump had with the Presidents of Mexico and Australia. The mainstream media news outlets who irresponsibly reported this leaked information cited a source that is on the National Security Council.
Now President Trump, whose administration suffered 125 leaks in the first 126 days faces a predicament where other world leaders may not trust having a phone conversation with President Trump. Those who are responsible for these leaks have damaged the security of the United States, and they should be held accountable, but unless National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster is the leaker, should he be fired?
General H.R. McMaster is an accomplished military man who has devoted his life to serving the United States of America. However, if he intends on keeping the trust of President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the American people, he needs to act prudently and expediently to find the leaker or leakers. This means that everyone on the National Security Council should have their security clearances revoked, and they should then be forced to reapply.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has stated, “we will not allow, rogue, anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country.” Additionally, the Department of Justice is launching an investigation into these leaks, and since the source seems to be coming from the National Security Council, identifying the party or parties responsible should not be too difficult.
These leaks should come as no surprise to President Trump who fought a corrupt Democratic party and a political establishment who did not want him to win. This past election was a choice between someone who would represent the people and someone who would represent global interests. Since President Trump assumed the office of President of the United States the George Soros funded protestors, anonymous leakers, and fake news stories have been non-stop. The mainstream media, which time and again has demonstrated they have no moral compass should know better than to publish classified information. However, their hatred for President Trump is so great, they would rather damage the security of America just to further their political agenda.
Reality Winner, a former NSA contractor has been the only person of significance arrested and charged for leaking classified information, but she was never on President Trump’s inner circle. The information that Ms. Winner leaked was classified and compromised national security, but these internal leaks from the NSC give President Trump a headache of epic proportions. Without the ability to converse with world leaders in a secure manner, this greatly inhibits the President’s ability to do the work of the people.
The United States Senate on July 6, 2017, published a report called “State Secrets: How an Avalanche of Media Leaks is Harming National Security”. The report included a Lexis search of stories published by The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Houston Chronicle. In the same 126-day period, the Bush administration was subjected to 9 leaks, and the Obama Administration 8 leaks. The Trump Administration has been subjected to a staggering 62 leaks among the 6 different aforementioned news outlets alone.
President Trump who is now on vacation at his golf club in New Jersey has not indicated what his intentions are for National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster and his team. McMaster has not made an official statement as to whether or not he intends to fight and find where the leaks are coming from or resign and allow President Trump to start over with a fresh NSC team.
The blowback on social media suggests that a majority of Americans are not surprised by these leaks and they still support President Trump who has done a tremendous job given that he and his family are under constant attack from the political establishment who has sworn to destroy him. President Trump is known for playing hardball, and in this case with these leaks, he needs to act fast and make a clear example out of whoever is responsible for putting us all at risk.
H/T [ Fox News ]