Trump is Now Leakier Than a Broken Faucet

Trumps meeting with Russian officials took a turn when he revealed what had previously been state secrets.

Russian Foreign Ministry

Trump’s meeting with Russian officials took a turn when he revealed what had previously been state secrets.

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

In a recent meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, President Donald J. Trump Jr. revealed critical information regarding the Islamic State to the Russian representatives present. Trump revealed that England and the U.S. have banned electronic devices on flights to and from several Middle Eastern countries because of alleged terrorism plots hatched by ISIS. Just a few hours later, it was revealed that the source of that information was Israel which is a close ally of the United States. The reason behind the uproar over this by the liberal media was because although the information and the source of the information were shared with Russia and had not been shared with our true allies like France and Germany.

This comes at a terrible time,  amid great speculation over FBI director Jame Comey’s firing. Speculation generally points toward Comey being fired for investigating Trump’s campaign and administration ties to Russia. As the information was leaked to Russia, it seems that the allegations against Trump and his administration are only further legitimized. In addition, officials attending the meeting said that Trump appeared to simply go off script to describe the ISIS threat relating to personal computers on planes.

“What I have heard in the news is not what a lot of people say because someone in the room said that Trump didn’t share anything of great importance with the Russians,” sophomore Riley Capiro said.

The casual manner in which the President drifted off topic shows that Trump is much too relaxed and casual around Russian statesmen. Not only do the United States and Russia take opposing sides on many social issues like gay marriage, but they also are backing opposing sides in the Syrian civil war. The U.S. is backing the rebels and Russia is backing President Bashar al-Assad and his army despite being accused of carrying out horrible chemical attacks against his own people.

Some individuals see a positive side in this situation in that the Trump administration, through slip-ups and deduction, are one of the most transparent in the history of the United States when it comes to political action regarding other countries.

The bottom line is that one week after the firing of Comey, for supposedly for investigating ties to Russia, Trump gives away information from a no-longer-secret informant about the Islamic State that not even allies of the United States had been told. Although this was completely legal, it may be considered morally unethical since it jeopardizes the reliability of the source and puts them at risk from Russia.