Now let's discuss the leak. Are you okay with I.C. leaking stuff to the press?
Based upon what we know so far, it sounds like a last ditch attempt.
They notified Trump weeks ago - and Trump tried to bury it.
He flat out denied it when asked point blank about it.
In the end, the IC works for the good of the country - not the "You're Fired!" guy.
But, I guess if we wanted to play that game -
Multiple leaks from the IC regarding HRC and Bengazi, Server, etc.
Hell, we had active duty Spec Ops guys leaking about that - & they're not supposed to say diddly diick - ever.
Don't remember the usual cadre biitching about THAT.
Prior to that, we had IC leaking about the IC/JD cornering the Atty Gen in the hospital
(Guess who did that? James Comey)
Prior to that, we had Cheney/Libby leaking the identify of active CIA agents to THE PRESS
prior to that, we had the SS leaking about Clinton
Prior to that, we had the IC & SPECFOR leaking about Clinton and OBL
- Top secret government ops. C
Prior to that... and Prior to that.. and Prior to that..
Not exactly a precedent setter, huh?
There's a reason why the Press is considered 'The Fourth Estate" and a necessary part of our system of checks and balances; Whether it's Congressmen, WH Staffers, CIA Operatives, Soldiers, Generals, the Press has been their 'last resort'.
You might note that without 'the press', McCarthy, Nixon, Iran-Contra and Clinton (to name a few) would never have been known - or acted upon.