The Republican decided to conduct his own sting operation to find out which top American spies were actually behind the leaks coming out of the intelligence community. His plan was to tell no one about a recent intelligence briefing he had. The information got out anyway, proving the leak was not on his end, but within our intelligence communities.
“I think it’s pretty sad when intelligence reports get leaked out to the press. First of all, it’s illegal. These are classified and certified meetings and reports,” Trump said during his Wednesday press conference. He then unveiled the sting he used to catch senior intelligence officials who were behind the nasty and unproven rumors now circulating around about him and his behavior.
“I’ll tell you what does happen. I have many meetings with intelligence. And every time I meet, people are reading about it,” Trump said referencing the classified intelligence reports he receives. “Somebody’s leaking them out.”
President-Elect Trump went on to say the leaks could be coming from his office since he has a lot of people working there. Either way, he wanted to find out and take immediate action to thwart such behavior in the future.
“Nobody knew – not even Rhona, my executive assistant for years. She didn’t know – I didn’t tell her. Nobody knew,” Trump added. Word about what happened in the meeting got out anyway… and only the president-elect and intelligence officials in the room were aware the conversation was even taking place.
Liberals and their mainstream media pundit pals mock Donald Trump for the level of what they deem disrespect he has shown to the CIA and other intelligence agency staffers. They have not yet commented a single time about his sting operation and the leaks which came from it.
“The meeting was held. They left, and immediately the word got out that I had a meeting. So, I don’t want that. It’s very unfair to the country. It’s very unfair to our country what’s happening,” Trump also said.
The intelligence community did respond to Trump’s sting operation – kind of. Thomas Barrett, the chief of media relations for the Director of National Intelligence, said only, “I’m sorry, we have nothing to offer on this matter.”
Why not say something about the Trump sting allegations? If the intelligence staffers in the room were innocent and adhering to both their duty and the law, another explanation about how the conversation was leaked should have been offered.