So This Happened

Trump Maladministration

The news this morning is that a Senate Intelligence Committee staffer was arrested for lying to the FBI about leaking to reporters, and prosecutors also secretly seized years’ worth of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records. Trump is very happy.

As near as I can tell, most of the leaks were related to Carter Page. The Right is furious about the “deep state” leaks; not so much that a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign appears to have been a Russian asset. Go figure.

Lying to the FBI is a bad thing, but I’m concerned that the Justice Department is going after reporters.

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  1. Tom_b  •  Jun 8, 2018 @11:03 am

    Trump wants Russia back in the G7. Just sayin’…

  2. Dan  •  Jun 8, 2018 @12:07 pm

    Let's face it, most of the leaks are Trump people, and most of them are done on purpose to discredit the people investigating the crooks.

  3. csm  •  Jun 8, 2018 @12:39 pm

    Going after leakers allows them to say to their followers, see, we are doing something about Russia.

  4. badda book badda boom  •  Jun 8, 2018 @3:26 pm

    If anyone is concerned about this, please remember the fact that it was OBAMA that made this standard operating procedure.   It was "our guy" that took this to unprecedented   levels, doing more of this than all other presidents combined.

    If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama:

    Trump rages about leakers. Obama quietly prosecuted:


    This dysfunctional 2-party system forces many Americans, enough to swing most elections, to stay home or to vote for a crappy candidate that they perceive as less crappy than the other.