Foreign governments can't trust the Trump administration with sensitive information.

Wascurito

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A consistent theme in the couple of days since the murderous attacks on the Manchester Arena has been that the American media is ahead of the British in the release of information.

Within a couple of hours of the bombing, one US network was able to accurately and confidently announce the death toll, hours before British officials confirmed it. Equally, the name of the bomber was leaked by US sources before Manchester police or Downing Street had the chance to - a leak that potentially warned the bomber's associates, giving them time to escape.

In the latest incident (this came hours after furious British diplomats protested to Washington), the New York Times published photographs of the bomber and his rucksack.

Of course, we're all familiar with Trump's extraordinary behaviour when he leaked classified intelligence to Russia. Actually, it wasn't a leak since that implies some subterfuge: he just told them.

So, it's hardly a surprise that Washington is leaking like a colander when the Commander-in-Chief is so careless.

Manchester Arena attack: UK hits out at US 'leaks' over terror inquiry

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/24/us-officials-leak-more-manchester-details-hours-after-uk-rebuke

Manchester bomber ID leaks hurt U.S. credibility, hinder British investigation - Washington Times
 


Volatire

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Incompetent British security services trying to distract from their own incompetence.
 

President Bartlet

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Sure what do you except - Dodgy Donnie gives intel to the Russians - he likes to share - hasn't a buck clue of the need to keep intel secret
 

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Sad these leaks are occurring, don't know if they are caused by Don "Capone" Trump but hopefully they help the building of his political coffin.
 

Herr Rommel

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Sure what do you except - Dodgy Donnie gives intel to the Russians - he likes to share - hasn't a buck clue of the need to keep intel secret
POTUS Trump has been complaining about these leaks for a number of weeks so to try and blame this on him is a joke.
 

Volatire

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US security services have been leaking against Trump, particularly after he fired FBI nutjob Comey.
 

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POTUS Trump has been complaining about these leaks for a number of weeks so to try and blame this on him is a joke.
Pity he felt that "do as I say not as I do" might work for him when most people know that it never does.
For the most obvious reasons.
 


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