Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Fact Checker Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Glenn Kessler by Glenn Kessler Email the author May 2 Email the author Comey “said he gave it [his memo] to a friend and he gave it to a friend to leak classified information. It’s all classified. It was totally classified.”— President Trump, in an interview on “Fox and Friends,” April 26, 2018 “James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. . . . He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be … [Read more...] about President Trump’s repeated claim that Comey ‘leaked classified information’
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Philip Bump by Philip Bump Email the author April 20 at 1:27 PM Email the author President Trump speaking on April 5, left, and former FBI director James B. Comey speaking on June 8, 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP; Andrew Harnik/AP) This article has been updated with new reporting from the Wall Street Journal. President Trump’s first tweeted response to Thursday night’s release of the memos written by former FBI director James B. Comey was, from … [Read more...] about The Comey memos bolster his claim that he didn’t leak classified information
Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 8:28 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information as a way of cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, though she’s not technically serving as a government employee, according to an attorney for the first daughter. Since President Trump took office, his eldest daughter has been a visible presence in the White House, where her husband, Jared Kushner, already serves as a senior adviser. On Friday, she participated in a meeting on vocational training with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser for Ivanka Trump, said Monday that the first daughter will not have an official title, but will get a West Wing office, government-issued communications devices and security clearance to access classified information. Gorelick said Ivanka Trump would follow the ethics rules that apply to government employees. “Ivanka … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo First daughter Ivanka Trump given West Wing office, access to classified information
Jeffrey Fields is an associate professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Before coming to academia, I worked for many years as an analyst at both the State Department and the Department of Defense. I held a top secret clearance, frequently worked with classified information and participated in classified meetings. Classified information is that which a government or agency deems sensitive enough to national security that access to it must be controlled and restricted. For example, I dealt with information related to weapons of mass destruction and their proliferation. Handling written classified information is generally straightforward. Documents are marked indicating classification levels. It is sometimes more difficult to remember, however, whether specific things heard or learned about in meetings or oral briefings are classified. Government employees sometimes … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What is classified information, and who gets to decide?
By Letters to the Editor | | February 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm Re “Is the Nunes memo worth the buildup?” (Question of the Week, Feb. 5): Democrats had no factual rebuttals to the FISA memo from Congressman Devin Nunes, and then produced one of their own, intentionally packed with classified information. Why? So that when President Trump refused to release their memo — after being warned by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice that its contents could jeopardize national security — the Dems and their media pals could accuse the president of concealing the truth. — Michael Logan, Pasadena Collusion of misinformation If you regard the memo as plausible, you’re playing the game. If you disregard the memo, you get to keep your credibility and patriotism with a sincere concern about finding the truth. If you have to lie over 2,000 times, last time I checked, that’s called lack of credibility. Devin Nunes is on his way with his collusion of … [Read more...] about Democrats purposely included classified information in memo: Letters