The White House has been sloppy. Classified information has been streaming out of Washington at an alarming rate. Numberless incompetent Republicans and Obama holdovers are still clinging to power.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster issued a strongly worded memo this week urging senior officials to respect their positions and refrain from leaking information to the press. Instead of complying, somebody leaked the memo itself to BuzzFeed.
It would be funny if it weren’t so disturbing.
“Although there are policies and guidance already in place to prevent unauthorized disclosures, it will be time well spent to shine a spotlight on the importance of this issue, and engage the workforce in conversation about what it means to be a steward of United States Government information,” McMaster wrote.
While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
Government employees who abuse the public’s trust are no better than traitors. Our enemies could potentially latch onto leaked information and use it against us. The media’s voracious appetite for scandal will never be satiated. Employees that are susceptible to a journalists flattery should find a different career.
“It is particularly important to stress the sharp difference between unauthorized disclosures of information and whistleblowing — the responsibility of all federal employees to report waste, fraud and abuse through proper channels,” noted McMaster.
President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have spoken out against leakers.
“We will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country any longer,” Sessions thundered last month.