После событий последней недели можно было ждать утечек из ФБР. Но утечка произошла из другого места, превратившись в информационную бомбу.
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.
The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.
Trump-intel story has broken @washingtonpost's record for most concurrently viewed story, exceeding Trump/"Access Hollywood" scoop of 10/8.— Paul Farhi (@farhip) May 15, 2017
Нужно отдать должное Джошу Маршаллу - он вчера вечером предсказал, какой будет защита Трампа наутро, а именно риторический прием "А чо такого?"
Remember if Trump is true to form, tomorrow he'll say that he totally told Lavrov and it was awesome.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 16, 2017
Он также поделился новыми мыслями по вопросу марионеточности Трампа:
It was one of many examples that people at the pinnacle of the Russian government seem to have some hold over Trump, some understanding of him that triggers his most impulsive and transgressive instincts. It’s like a paramour who has some kind of hold over a person or ability to manipulate them which is difficult or impossible to understand from the outside. If you’re asking yourself, ‘what is he suggesting?’, I’m actually not suggesting anything. Or rather, I’m not suggesting any one specific thing. I’m saying that I do not believe this is an accident that this huge breach happened with, of all people, the foreign minister of Russia, during an Oval Office meeting which itself beggared belief. It can hardly be the case that Trump is somehow focused, deliberate and strategic in some notional plot with the Russian government when we’ve seen that each of those qualities elude him entirely. He is, at least at his current age, wholly incapable of those attributes. But as hyperbolic as it sounds to say, members of the Russian government do seem to have his number, some ability to push his buttons and make very weird things happen. I suspect that whatever else we end up finding will either be of a similar character or share the same mix of illicit actions with clownish, erratic and impulsive behavior.
Одно утешает - наконец-то мы узнали секретный план Трампа по победе над ИГИЛ.