Donald Trump Was Against Leaking Classified Information Before He Was For It

Remember this Donald Trump?

Yea, he’s President now and today he admitted to sharing classified information with the Russians:

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. CSK says:

    Setting aside the obvious fact that Trump clearly has no idea of what classified information is, nor has any desire or ability to learn what it is, we also have to remember that Trump says whatever comes into his head at any given moment. If it contradicts something he said a day ago, or an hour ago, so what? His fans don’t care.

  2. Pete S says:

    Always remember, if a Democratic Presidential Candidate who has retroactively classified information on a server is “leaking information”. A Republican President who repeats highly classified information in a room where he invited a foreign power to bring recording equipment, is “sharing”.

  3. Mark Ivey says:

    “I have the absolute right” -Great President Trump

  4. Liberal Capitalist says:


    First the Comey firing over the Russian investigation

    Then the Russian security leak, in the Oval Office

    The Comey says that The Donald asked him to stop investigating Flynn and the Russian connection…

    Hat Trick! Trifecta!

    Just not enough popcorn!

  5. Nice article. Тhanks for the rᥱad.