Here’s an interview that is quintessential CNN, in full-blown Trump Derangement Syndrome.
They have a panel on, including former Navy SEAL and Trump supporter Carl Higbie, to talk about the question of whether President Donald Trump leaked classified information to the Russians when they visited the White House.
CNN host Kate Bolduan began by asking Higbie what he thought of the situation. Since he had experience in dealing with classified information, was he concerned that Trump shared classified information with the Russians?
His answer sent her into a total meltdown.
From Free Beacon:
“I’ve been sitting here quietly listening to all this BS quite frankly. Did you listen to anything [White House National Security Adviser H.R.] McMaster said today?” Higbie asked Bolduan and the rest of the CNN panel. “Where he said, ‘I was in the room, that didn’t happen?'”
Higbie was referring to remarks made by McMaster, who claimed that the president’s decision to share sensitive intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was “wholly appropriate” to the conversation they were having.
His point was that the CNN host and others were completely focused on the reports of anonymous officials who weren’t even at the meeting as opposed to the named people on record, H.R. McMaster and Dina Powell, who were in the room.
“You’re basing all of these allegations off of one or maybe two sources,” said Higbie, who referenced a CNN story that cited two anonymous former officials “knowledgable of the situation.”
“Two former officials? Come out, name those people, then we’ll have something to talk about,” Higbie said.
Higbie said the sources were “were hiding in anonymity,” triggering Bolduan to go over the edge and start shouting.
Best line of the meltdown? “You cannot attack the stellar reporters of CNN!”
The sources are indeed ‘hiding in anonymity’ because they broke the law and committed a felony by sharing the information they did with the media.
As was reported yesterday, they spread more about the information than anything Trump said, including the name of the ally involved in providing the information, which name was published in the N.Y. Times.
If the sources feared the President, they could have leaked to either of the intel committees.
They didn’t. They ran to the media and gave the information even more attention, just to undermine Trump.
Good on Carl Higbie for dropping the truth bomb on CNN…