Is President Trump a threat to American security? | The Tylt

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The Washington Post reports that in a recent Oval Office meeting, President Trump revealed highly classified intelligence about an ISIS plot to Russian officials. Veteran political observers say Trump's reckless disclosure breached serious protocol and endangered our national security. The president's supporters argue what he did was legal; as Commander-in-Chief, he can declassify information at will. Is the president endangering our national security?

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Critics say there is no precedent for the president's actions, and that if anyone else had committed such a breach, they would be arrested and face serious charges.

If The Washington Post is right, President Trump divulged highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador at a jovial meeting in the Oval Office....this is appalling.
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But Trump and his allies say he did not break the law—and they're right.

Trump’s reported disclosure of Islamic State plans to two Russian officials during an Oval Office visit last week wasn’t illegal.
If anyone else in the government, except possibly the vice president, had revealed such classified information that person would be going to prison. The president, however, has inherent constitutional authority to declassify information at will. 
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 The president defended his disclosures to the Russians in a series of early-morning tweets.

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The president's defenders agree he was acting within his right to declassify information.

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But critics say just because his disclosures were technically legal doesn't mean they weren't reckless and dangerous.

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By the same logic, Trump could publicly post the nuclear codes, or share them with ISIS. It would be legal.

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