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  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    May 19, 2017 6:00 a.m.

    I hope it is wrong. I think that Trump's policies are more liberal than Hillary's would have been. He is actually protecting religious freedom.

    In any event, the difference between Hillary and Clinton is that Hillary knew better. I don't think that Trump would know the implications.

    But neither should be president.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 17, 2017 1:49 a.m.

    Amazing how folks can be scammed without knowing it.

  • RJohnson Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 5:27 p.m.

    @Herbert Gravy

    So, that's your defense for Trump's actions? Hillary did it?

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 16, 2017 2:23 p.m.

    Hillary Clinton did much more to put this country at risk by playing fast and loose with classified information.

    Private server, actually destroying hardware, etc., etc.

    Where was the liberal outrage then?

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    May 16, 2017 1:27 p.m.

    Proof that Trump was a horrendously bad choice to be president:

    While we've been distracted with the Comey firing fiasco, and now Trump's hosting the Russians in the White House and giving them Intel that betrays allies - after the Russians attacked our country 6 months ago, the topic Comey wouldn't stop investigating - China has announced a massive economic and trade initiative involving most of Asia and Europe that they're committing $200 Billion toward.

    2017 is not going to be kind to American History.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    May 16, 2017 11:53 a.m.

    @worf: "What kind of mindset do people have for believing this rubbish?"

    People who pay attention to what Trump has said and done up to this point believe he would have no problem revealing top secret information that came from allies and was not his to divulge and let me in danger both the allies and field agents.

    Trump wants desperately to look important to people, be it by bragging about getting away with sexual assault or endlessly prattling about crowd size or by sharing classified information like Ward gossip.

    Then he denied it. Then he prevaricated about it. Then he admitted it.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 16, 2017 11:00 a.m.

    vermonter,
    " . . . . The president can declassify information anytime he wants to. This is what Harry Truman did in July 1945 when he told Soviet leader, Josef Stalin that the US had an atomic bomb. . . . "
    ______________________________
    Truman and Winston Churchill in a private meeting at Potsdam jointly decided to inform Stalin about the bomb.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 10:42 a.m.

    He shared with subordinates, not even directly to Putin. Vladimir would never puff himself up to an ambassador. Sorry, this can not be positively spun whatsoever.

  • RC in WJ WEST JORDAN, UT
    May 16, 2017 10:29 a.m.

    Poster Craig Clarke writes: ". It’s the same Donald Trump who began revealing himself two years ago. What’s incredible is that his supporters refuse to see it even now."

    IMO his supporters ( more like cult worshipers) see it but are too embarrassed to admit they were duped, or too ill informed to care!

    The Republican party spawned, nurtured and now own Donald Trump, lock, stock and barrel.

    Trump IS the face of the Republican Party. Unfortunately Trumpism is starting to circle the drain, and unless Republican Politico's grow a spine real fast, he will take them down with him.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 16, 2017 10:15 a.m.

    To a narrow low information mind, this would be horrifying news.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    May 16, 2017 10:09 a.m.

    The president can declassify information anytime he wants to. This is what Harry Truman did in July 1945 when he told Soviet leader, Josef Stalin that the US had an atomic bomb.

    One can question the wisdom of Truman sharing that information with Stalin. But, it was perfectly legal for Truman to tell Stalin.

    And, perhaps we should understand what Trump shared with Lavrov before we condemn him to impeachment proceedings.

    This makes the mainstream press look "out-of-control" and simply unintelligent. And, perhaps they don't simply look that way.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 16, 2017 9:21 a.m.

    When Trump starts talking, take cover. He blathers on and on without awareness of the implications of what he says. When he’s called on it, he denies he said it, accuses others of lying including the news media, and blames everyone but himself. This is no surprise to me. It’s the same Donald Trump who began revealing himself two years ago. What’s incredible is that his supporters refuse to see it even now.

  • JMHO Kanab, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:20 a.m.

    I might be the ignorant one but...wouldn't one head of state share information about Islamic terrorists with another head of state? I think we keep making things what they are not.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    May 16, 2017 9:19 a.m.

    @xert.
    I do appreciate your thoughts.

    However, you mischaracterized my post, quoting me out of context. Specifically, as to America being in danger I said, "not really."

    Additionally, I am not a "nervous Trump voter." I'll readily admit to being a reluctant Trump voter. This is where I still feel at home in the Republican ranks. There are quite a lot of reluctant Trump voters there. Their loyalty is to ideals (primarily those found in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence), not charismatic personalities.

    Would that the mainstream press at least appeared honored those same ideals. Would that liberals and Democrats could also find common cause with the ideals of the reluctant Trump voter. But, alas it seems to be loyalty to "the cause" or "social justice" or loyalty to Bernie or Barack or Elizabeth Warren that seems to dominate the "loyal" opposition in America today.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    May 16, 2017 8:34 a.m.

    Read Vermonter post if you want a real look into the nervous Trump voter is thinking right now.

    "I don't trust Trump and I don't trust the American press."

    "Do I think we're in trouble with Trump in the White House? Not really, but I'd rather have someone else in there."

    By next week it will be---"He can't help it. He's got a really tough job to do! The mean ol' press should be more supportive."

    These are the sounds of Trump voters realizing that their vote has put this nation, their children and their grandchildren in real danger. You thought it would be a simple matter of him going to DC and dismantling everything. Well, he's giving it a shot! The Russian's are supportive and so are you. I guess it's always good to make new friends, right?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 16, 2017 8:02 a.m.

    It's time for Congress to step away from its' horrible negligence up to this point and sanction this man.

  • Jeff Harris Edmonds, WA
    May 16, 2017 8:00 a.m.

    The Washington Post reported President Trump revealed secrets to the Russians.

    The next day Trump's surrogates issued carefully worded statements to the effect it wasn't so. Trump fans bellowed, "Fake news," "Snowflakes," "Lamestream media."

    That night , Trump tweeted he did it and so what. He had the right to share classified information with the Russians.

    Don't Trump fans ever get tired of being played for fools?

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    May 16, 2017 7:50 a.m.

    I don't trust Trump and I don't trust the American mainstream press. But, I do trust H.R. McMaster. Nothing was shared with Russians that should not have been shared.

    Mainly I don't trust Trump's tweets. Most of us should have figured out by now that, for the most part Trump's tweets are schoolyard trash-talk, and about as serious. (No to worry about the foreign press and foreign leaders. They've figured it out already. See Australia prime minister for proof.)

    Do I think the country is "in danger" with Trump as president? Not really. But, I'd rather have someone else in the White House.

    But, I also believe it could be a lot worse. If Hillary was president, her mis-steps, legal or otherwise would not garner near the attention the mainstream press is giving to "unnamed sources" reports on Trump.

    The mainstream press just can't seem to help themselves. They seem absolutely determined to get Trump out through some Watergate-style scandal, whether or not the allegations against Trump are true or not. After all, Trump is simply on the wrong team, and he so darned arrogant to boot.

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    May 16, 2017 7:38 a.m.

    @Worf & Ute Alumni
    Mr Trump has admitted on his twitter that he disclosed the information, why are you pretending it didn't happen? It was also probably legal. The real questions is whether it was wise which it was most likely not.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 16, 2017 6:46 a.m.

    Remember Barack Obama's comment to the Russian rep.?

    "I will have more flexibility after the election" or words to that effect.

    And where is the outrage over the Russian uranium deal?

    😁

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    May 16, 2017 6:32 a.m.

    Trump admits he shared secret info with the folks that actively worked to interfere with our election and asserts that he has this right. Except that he doesn't because it wasn't U.S.-generated intelligence. It was from a 3rd party that hadn't given permission to share it.

    He also doesn't seem to understand that his Russian buddies want to destroy us. But maybe they promised to put him in charge of their new territory, Trumpistan (f/k/a the U.S.A.).

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    May 16, 2017 6:28 a.m.

    Hilliary devotees stages of denial
    Illegal server
    Lied about Benghazi
    Incompetent
    She LOST
    get over it

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    May 16, 2017 4:43 a.m.

    Unsubstantiated rubbish from the Washington Post.... But let's run with it because we are fair and balanced in our determination to take this president out

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 15, 2017 11:48 p.m.

    What kind of mindset do people have for believing this rubbish?

    And Trump was arrogant for eating two scoops of ice cream?

    Pathetic!

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 11:16 p.m.

    From "Salon:"

    "On Jan. 27, the day after Yates first warned the White House about Flynn, Trump summoned FBI Director James Comey to the White House for dinner and tried to get him to shut down the investigation of Trump’s Russia connections by asking him to pledge “loyalty” to the president. Three weeks later to the day, Comey went before the House Intelligence Committee and announced that Trump, his campaign and transition team had been under criminal and counterintelligence investigation for more than nine months. Trump began complaining in tweets and interviews that the “Russia thing” was a “hoax” and “fake news.” When his transparent attempt to quash the investigation with public bullying didn’t work, Trump began complaining to aides about Comey and asking what could be done about him. This week, the man under investigation once again fired the man investigating him. Trump generated an entirely false story and used it to justify firing Comey. Tump lied about why he fired Comey, and almost immediately admitted firing him because he wanted the Russiagate investigation shut down, and Comey wouldn’t do it."

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    May 15, 2017 9:42 p.m.

    Well, why not?

    Trump would not do this if he was the slightest bit concerned that Republicans would hold him accountable.

    But he's not, because they won't.

    This is the GOP in 2017.

    From the VP down to the rank-and-file, Trump has reduced you all down to slight variations of Chris Christie. He did not have to do a thing. Each of you incrementally self-abased yourselves, each day tolerating one more degree of intolerable treatment. All out of desperate hunger for some crumb that you never will receive.

    For Christie, it was the elusive VP spot...until everyone but he knew he would never get the nod.

    For the more lowly Republicans, it might be some illusory Trump campaign promise that few others still believe will ever be met: Obamacare repeal? Tax reform? Some sort of fence?

    But Trump sure makes you Republicans jump, doesn't he?

    Excuse the inexcusable? Sure!

    Divide allegiance? Okay...which lands and which leaders?

    Coffee? Why of course Mr. Trump...how would you like it?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    May 15, 2017 9:33 p.m.

    Those Republicans that do not realize they are aiding and abetting the Trump WH will be in serious jeopardy in the Fall of 2018.

  • JBs Logan, UT
    May 15, 2017 8:50 p.m.

    The incompetency of this man beggars the mind. Just when I think he can't do anything worse, he does. The thing is, I have tried to find things that he has said that I can actually agree with, then he goes and does this and I'm back at square one. What is the matter with him? He can't seem to get it and I don't see that he ever will.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 7:55 p.m.

    And remember, the Russian press was invited to this meeting in the Oval Office of the White House while American press was excluded.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 7:25 p.m.

    He said something stupid without tweeting it first.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 15, 2017 7:18 p.m.

    I'm not sure what's worse...that he did this or that he did it because he loves to brag so much he simply can't keep his mouth shut. It wasn't so much a deliberate mistake as a dumb one.
    One thing for sure, if this were a Democrat, Congress would be at the white house door tonight with torches and pitchforks. We need them to step up now and put the interests of our nation before party. They stole the supreme court seat and are just going to mess health care up anyway, so rather than do that right now it's time to get to the bottom of this Russia/trump mess.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    May 15, 2017 7:15 p.m.

    Trump Supporter Stages of Denial:
    1. WH says nothing happened.

    2. If it happened, not a big deal.

    3. Maybe imprudent, but not illegal!

    4. Hilary was worse. Email. Bengzai.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 15, 2017 7:13 p.m.

    Trump's indebtedness to the Russians requires Congress to start talking about the 25th Amendment. This man is not doing anything for our country aside from jeopardizing and imperiling it on a daily basis.

    Lee, Bishop, Chaffetz, Love, Hatch, Stewart all need to pull their heads out of the sand. Their silence only compounds the damage.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    May 15, 2017 6:38 p.m.

    You are right kind canot gve up on not disclosing classied information to the Russians, are you saying come nservatives can? Btw no amount of deflection changes the fact that this is Trumps mess.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 6:33 p.m.

    Russian Today, FoxNews, and Pravda all claim this story is fake and that Trump really didn't reveal classified information to Russia's top spy. There you have fair and balanced.

  • fireonthemtn Reno, NV
    May 15, 2017 6:10 p.m.

    The gross incompetence of this administration is mind boggling. By breaching the agreement to not share highly sensitive information unless given clearance, puts our country at risk, as other intelligence agencies will be hesitant to share intel with the current administration.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    May 15, 2017 6:06 p.m.

    OK die hard Republicans. When are you going to realize that Trump is an immediate threat to our country? This isn't a Democrat or Republican issue-this is an American issue and an urgent matter of national security. It's time for all Americans to demand a full investigation in Trump's debts to Russia, his business dealings with Russia and anything else that may compromise Trump. If a Democrat President had done 1/2 of the things Trump has done or said in 120 days, the Republican controlled Congress would have already had multiple investigations-and rightly so. This is a matter of our nation's safety and future.

  • The Meliorist Grande Cache, 00
    May 15, 2017 5:38 p.m.

    The News about the USA used to be about the strength of their military, the success of their economy, and their tech innovations.

    Now it is a constant revolving door of stupid things Trump has done. America has become the laughing stock of the world. Definitely not, "Great again."

    Of course it is entertaining though. Part of me hopes he doesn't get impeached after all. That dark selfish side. The side that hates Darth Vader but thinks he makes the show even better.

  • USA Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 4:45 p.m.

    Jason?

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    May 15, 2017 4:44 p.m.

    Libs can't give it up. I'll bet he is really a Russian spy. Sources apparently are Barry's buddies.