The potential ramifications of the actions detailed within the Trump indictment might need despatched chills down the spines of people that didn’t notice simply how dangerous issues have been when a Trump DHS Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism advised ABC, “This causes individuals to die.”
“This causes individuals to die. That is very severe prime secret, particular entry program after they fall into the flawed fingers, individuals die. The USA’ safety is deeply compromised,” former Trump U.S. Division of Homeland Safety Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Elizabeth Neumann advised ABC This Week in regards to the Trump indictment.
Former Trump DHS Asst. Sec. for counterterrorism Elizabeth Neumann Trump indictment, “This causes individuals to die. That is very severe prime secret, particular entry program after they fall into the flawed fingers, individuals die. The USA’ safety is deeply compromised.” pic.twitter.com/Avjv3HYINI
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Transcript from ABC (my daring):
STEPHANOPOULOS: Elizabeth, the president’s therapy — former president’s therapy of the (ph) categorized paperwork is one thing you’re acquainted with contained in the Trump administration.
ELIZABETH NEUMANN, FORMER DHS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AND ABC NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Yeah, that’s proper. I discovered the indictment to be a very vivid image for the American public of what the Nationwide Safety Neighborhood handled for 4 years when he was president.
He had a blatant disregard, simply didn’t care to comply with the foundations. And never solely did he not shield our nation’s most delicate secrets and techniques, that’s not defending American lives, as a result of you’ve gotten navy and Intelligence Neighborhood personnel that at the moment are put in danger. You’ve belongings, our overseas allies’ info is put in danger. So, all of this stuff are resulting in if, if, any of these paperwork have been accessed by —
SNOW: How potential wouldn’t it be down at Mar-a-Lago?
NEUMANN: Effectively, there have been — the indictment has 10,000 those that went by — tens of hundreds, I believe it really mentioned, that went by it at varied instances the place the bins have been simply accessible. And when you’re a overseas intelligence company, you recognize that Mar-a-Lago is a superb goal and also you’re most likely attempting to determine what is likely to be there.
So, we don’t know and — or hopefully, the investigation and there are issues not within the public area, hopefully, we’re discovering out what might need been leaked. However this causes individuals to die. Like that is very severe prime secrets and techniques, particular entry packages. Once they fall into the flawed fingers, individuals die and the US safety is deeply compromised.
Neumann is unfortunately not exaggerating the menace. “The USA’ (U.S.) trove of top-secret intelligence is among the many nation’s most protected info. If this info falls into the flawed fingers, it threatens nationwide safety and compromises the security of the various spies and overseas residents concerned in gathering, defending, and disseminating info. These penalties could be life-or-death, and the stakes are significantly excessive for overseas residents who function U.S.
authorities informants,” the Cornell Policy Report defined.
We lined the potential threat to our military the day the indictment was unsealed.
We don’t know — and the intelligence neighborhood will not be going to inform us, and extra to the purpose, our enemies — precisely how precarious our present state of affairs is, however it’s value noting that in 2017, while president, Trump “revealed extremely categorized info to Russian overseas minister and ambassador” which present and former U.S. officers mentioned “jeopardized a vital supply of intelligence on the Islamic State.”
So this isn’t new conduct by Trump, and as Neumann talked about on Sunday, our intelligence neighborhood knew he was a menace to our safety because it because it was taking place.
It was dangerous again then. In 2017, the U.S. undertook a secret mission to extract a extremely positioned within the Russian authorities spy from Russia. CNN reported in a 2019 unique that the transfer was pushed partially by issues over Trump and his administration “repeatedly” mishandling of categorized info, “An individual straight concerned within the discussions mentioned that the removing of the Russian was pushed, partially, by issues that President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled categorized intelligence and will contribute to exposing the covert supply as a spy.”
In 2021, the New York Times reported, “High American counterintelligence officers warned each C.I.A. station and base all over the world final week about troubling numbers of informants recruited from different nations to spy for the US being captured or killed… Lately, adversarial intelligence providers in nations akin to Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan have been searching down the C.I.A.’s sources and in some instances turning them into double brokers.”
It’s not clear that the weird spy deaths are associated to Trump’s mishandling of categorized paperwork as different elements have been talked about in that article (however additionally they wouldn’t need it to be made public if it have been associated), however that is the extent of lethal menace the previous president poses to the US, in accordance with his personal former DHS Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism.
The indictment doesn’t point out that the federal government is certain it recovered all the categorized info Trump took, both. It shouldn’t be misplaced within the shuffle that Neumann talked about they handled this degree of disregard for nationwide safety the whole 4 years of Trump’s presidency. That is the conduct the vast majority of elected Republicans should not solely justifying and excusing, however denying it even occurred, in what is likely to be seen as probably refusing to do their obligation to guard the US in opposition to all threats, overseas and home.
Neumann can’t be disregarded as an opponent, both, as not solely did she serve underneath Trump however she served on the Homeland Safety Council workers within the George W. Bush administration.
The USA is at risk proper now as a consequence of wilful disregard by Donald Trump, a person who additionally incited a home terrorist assault upon his personal nation in an try to remain in energy after he misplaced an election, demonstrating that the menace he poses to the U.S. after dropping the election is prone to be even greater than when he was in workplace.
Trump denies all accountability for his personal conduct and says he’s harmless of all costs.
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