As the mainstream media continues its all-out offensive on the Trump administration, in what has become one of the greatest meltdowns of this century, a newly-released Senate report has found that this offensive may be even more sinister than previously thought.The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs published a report this week highlighting the unprecedented leaking of national security information under the Trump administration.
The report titled “How an Avalanche of Media Leaks is Harming National Security” provides a litany of examples that demonstrate the left-leaning media’s insatiable desire to undermine the administration. The report also makes the case for federal law enforcement officials to investigate those outlets deliberately subverting the Espionage Act and other safeguards instituted by Congress to keep classified information protected from disclosure.From the Senate Report:
• The Trump administration faced 125 leaked stories—one leak a day— containing information that is potentially damaging to national security under the standards laid out in a 2009 Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama.
• Leaks with the capacity to damage national security flowed about seven times faster under President Trump than during President Obama’s and President George W. Bush’s first 126 days.
• The majority of leaks during the Trump administration, 78, concerned the Russia probes, with many revealing closely-held information such as intelligence community intercepts, FBI interviews and intelligence, grand jury subpoenas, and even the workings of a secret surveillance court.
• Other leaks disclosed potentially sensitive intelligence on U.S. adversaries or possible military plans against them. One leak, about the investigation of a terrorist attack, caused a diplomatic incident between the United States and a close ally.
• Leaked stories appeared in 18 news outlets, sourced to virtually every possible permutation of anonymous current and former U.S. officials, some clearly from the intelligence community. One story cited more than two dozen anonymous sources.
• Almost all of the stories leaked during President Trump’s first 126 days were about the President or his administration. In contrast, only half of the stories leaked during the comparable period of the Obama administration were about President Obama or his administration; the other half concerned President Bush and his anti-terrorism tactics.
There is no question that a free press is integral to the survival of the republic: each citizen must be able to hold the leaders of their country accountable. But the days of objective reporting and adherence to traditional journalistic ethics have long passed. The magnitude and frequency of leaks as described in the report are gravely affecting Trump’s ability to effectively manage national security and keep the country safe.
This should be worrisome to all.[Note: This article was written by Zachary Smith]