Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

This story was originally published on January 14, 2017: Israeli intelligence officials are concerned that the exposure of classified information to their American counterparts in the Trump administration could lead to their being leaked to Russia and onward to Iran, investigative journalist Ronen Bergman reported in Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot on Thursday. ... The intelligence concerns, which have been discussed in closed forums recently, are based on suspicions of unreported ties between President-elect Donald Trump, or his associates, and the government of Vladimir Putin in Moscow. As Russian intelligence is associated with intelligence officials in Tehran, highly classified information, such as Israel's clandestine methods of operation and intelligence sources, could potentially reach Iran. Such information has been shared with the United States in the past.

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American intelligence officials expressed despair at the election of Trump during a recent meeting with their Israeli counterparts, Bergman reported. They said that they believed that Putin had "leverages of pressure" over Trump, though they did not elaborate.

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...wait, Yediot Ahronot?

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-05-17 03:25 AM | Reply

the only thing that would improve my opinion of trump would be if he kicked Israel in its teeth with his jack-boot.

he would still deserve to be fired, but at least he would have done one thing to improve the world.

#2 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-05-17 06:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Everyone knows this is all about the election results... hillary was supposed to win and because that didn't happen the MSM is having a meltdown.
we no longer believe the MSM Story Tellers with their ANONYMOUS source stories.
,,,

#3 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2017-05-17 09:09 AM | Reply

Everyone knows this is all about the election results... hillary was supposed to win and because that didn't happen The Donald is having a meltdown.

FTFY

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-17 09:16 AM | Reply

Israeli anonymous sources were worried that Trump would leak classified intel to the Russians.
Wing dings said don't be ridiculous.
Then US anonymous sources said trump did leak.
Whitehouse spokespeople said it didn't happen.
Then Trump said it did happen.
Looks like anonymous sources are more reliable than Trump and his staff.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2017-05-17 09:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4

So YOU believe President Trump is upset because he WON the election ... Priceless and funny :)
,,,

#6 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2017-05-17 09:42 AM | Reply

we no longer believe the MSM Story Tellers with their ANONYMOUS source stories.
,,,

#3 | POSTED BY ATAXPAYER AT 2017-05-17 09:09 AM | FLAG:

Haaretz is the MSM? HA HA HA!

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-05-17 11:24 AM | Reply

all roads lead to the -------- in the ME.

#8 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-05-17 12:28 PM | Reply

Everyone knows this is all about the election results... hillary was supposed to win and because that didn't happen the MSM is having a meltdown.
we no longer believe the MSM Story Tellers with their ANONYMOUS source stories.
,,,

#3 | Posted by ATaxpayer

Yet you continue to believe a man with a far worse track record of lying than even anonymous sources....

Why do you think trump has been brainwashing you to mistrust the media btw?
He needs you to not believe it when you hear what he does.
And you fall for it like a CHUMP.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-05-17 02:00 PM | Reply

"we no longer believe the MSM Story Tellers "

Let me guess: You believe the guy who said his 2015 taxes were under audit before the IRS began auditing ANY 2015 returns.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-17 02:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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we no longer believe the MSM Story Tellers with their ANONYMOUS source stories.
,,,

#3 | Posted by ATaxpayer

Oh dear! An anonymous poster on the web doesn't believe a newspaper who publishes a story based on an anonymous source!

Whatever will we do? Ataxpayer is one of the biggest "story tellers" here.

Those MSM newspapers do a much better job of sourcing and verifying their material than Trump and you Trumpsters would ever dream of doing.

Do they make mistakes? Of course they do. When they base a story on an "anonymous source" they are going way out on a limb. But, regardless, you should always reserve judgement on any story until you can verify it's source and reliability.

Something that Trumpsters have never felt the need to do in the past so why start now?

When the stories start lining up they way they have then either all the sources are in a conspiracy together or perhaps there is something to the story if everyone starts telling the same story.

So which is more likely to be true? Especially considering the percentage of lies that come out of Trump's mouth?

Occam's razor. You decide.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-05-17 02:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Haaretz is the MSM? HA HA HA!
#7 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

Its left wing arm of the Israeli press.

The issue here isn't that Trump discussed the intel, its that we have someone leaking in the WhiteHouse that we did.

Its fine if Israel is in the dark about the release of intel, its different when its alleged by some anon source in the WhiteHouse.

As RCade stated Nations now wonder if we can exchange intel, but be honest, its not because Trump, its because WaPo confirmed their fears or bias, if they actually have any.

Would those here cast stones if in return for American prisoners was giving up Israeli intelligence?
Would those here cast stones if in return for useful Russian Intel we gave up some Israeli intelligence?

Finally, should it be reported in the news? If Obama had done this, should it be reported?

In otherwords you don't know why or if Trump gave intelligence, and you certainly don't know what his motivation was in giving the Russians the information if he did.

In June 2016 Obama gave the Russians a dump of intelligence, the Russians used it against us. Hitting all those targets Obama gave them, did you care? Not one bit ... you defended it.

A possible motivation for "disclosing" Israeli intel is to see if the Russians can be trusted with Trump in charge.

But now that this is in the open its impossible to satisfy that test.

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-05-17 02:45 PM | Reply

#12

The press was doing its job. Donald was bragging.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2017-05-17 02:58 PM | Reply

Finally, should it be reported in the news? If Obama had done this, should it be reported?

If Obama farted it was reported in the news. And if it was, God forbid, a liberal fart the wing dingers would have a freakin conniption fit. Or have you forgotten already?

The Trump admin has more leaks than a submarine with screen doors.

There is only one person to blame for that.

Trump.

He would have more support from his staff and the agencies (and the American People) that support him if he would stop acting like a spoiled child who was about to fire every one of them if they so much as looked at him funny.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-05-17 02:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The issue here isn't that Trump discussed the intel, its that we have someone leaking in the WhiteHouse that we did.

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Aw good little lapdog! Ignoring trumps blunders and crimes and blaming the media just like you were told to!
Good boy!
(Don't count on any treats from your master though)

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-05-17 03:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"its because WaPo confirmed their fears or bias" - #12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-05-17 02:45 PM

The "Rape Victim Deserved What She Got" "defense" of Trump is getting quite the work-out these days.

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2017-05-17 03:22 PM | Reply

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