Rep. Chris Stewart says Trump needs to be careful with classified information

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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 17, 2017 12:11 p.m.

    Well DUH!

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    May 17, 2017 11:57 a.m.

    I want a bumper sticker to rub it into the faces of the TRUMP people that simply reads:

    "Think, What IF this was Pres. Hillary?"

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    May 17, 2017 11:44 a.m.

    LOL! Good luck with that. His tendency to be impulsive and braggy about the world at his fingertips is off the chart. He is a bully little kid bragging about and showing off his "classified information" toys, to another bully equal.

  • IceCreamGhost Sandy, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:37 p.m.

    I watched FOX last night and they tried to spin this as no big thing, but I guarantee you if Hilary did it they would be crying for her resignation.

    Revealing information can put our operatives in the field in danger. This is very serious.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:08 p.m.

    I have questioned CS on many issues.

    I admire his first baby steps toward sort of, kind of, well maybe actually admonishing djt.

    Thank you CS.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 5:17 p.m.

    "I fear for the future of this country -- the level of corruption is insane."

    Yeah, the massive amounts of financial conflicts of interest, nepotism, hypocrisy, trying to bury investigations, and oh wait never mind, whatever Trump does is okay.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    May 16, 2017 4:52 p.m.

    "and Hillary Clinton could just use a private server in a bathroom with no security FULL of classified intel that we already know that Russia hacked into"

    Does perpetuating a false statement magically make it true eventually?

    From Director Comey's testimony:
    "With respect to potential computer intrusion by hostile actors, we did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked" - james comey

    Comey did mention it was possible, but that's not the claim you're perpetuating now.

  • a bit of reality Shawnee Mission, KS
    May 16, 2017 4:50 p.m.

    @Herbert Gravy

    Barack Obama is an incredibly intelligent, hard-working, conscientious, politically moderate, Harvard-educated Constitutional scholar. He was eminently qualified to be president.

    In contrast, Trump has some serious psychological issues with narcissism, controlling his impulses, concentrating, and in general acting like an adult. I'm positive that if he were being psychologically evaluated for a position with the FBI, he would be denied the job because he simply doesn't have the temperament to be trusted with classified information.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    May 16, 2017 4:45 p.m.

    @mightyhunterhaha "First off Trump broke no laws. Second it is he judgement what to share with other governments."

    That this combination might be a problem never crossed our minds until Republicans nominated Trump as their presidential candidate

    America has 240+ years of successful separation of powers, and the modern Executive Branch is vast, complex, and powerful. As such, a U.S. President has significant discretion in when/how he or she exercises the power of the office. Few if any criminal statutes constrain the vast majority of those big and small decisions.

    Until Trump, we not-unreasonably assumed that a candidate that survived the winnowing of a national party primary could be trusted with the baseline judgment and maturity upon which this discretion depends.

    The WH insiders who spent yesterday denying this release even occurred are now providing what seems a truer but more disturbing assurance. Specifically, Trump's lack of sound judgment is irrelevant if his lack of interest, intellect, and attention-span ensures he simply lacks any knowledge of any value for use by any enemy. Cold comfort if you have any expectation for competent leadership of America.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 16, 2017 4:19 p.m.


    Sorry, but Donald Trump is much for "fit" to be President than Barack Obama ever was.


  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 4:06 p.m.

    @patriot ".....and Hillary Clinton could just use a private server in a bathroom with no security FULL of classified intel that we already know that Russia hacked into....but that's just fine. "

    Please understand there are many of us on the real left who get it: in large part we have President Trump because a very corrupt DNC tried to force Hillary Clinton down our throats with a very corrupt campaign.

    But the Trump crisis persists. This man is not fit to be president. We must deal with this NOW.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    May 16, 2017 3:30 p.m.

    This is like telling your 10-year old that he really should come to a full stop at the stop sign at the end of the street.

    The advice itself is not unreasonable, and in fact, something every driver should know and practice.

    The problem is in not recognizing how/why this conversation should not even be happening.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    May 16, 2017 3:28 p.m.

    ...and Hillary Clinton could just use a private server in a bathroom with no security FULL of classified intel that we already know that Russia hacked into....but that's just fine. I fear for the future of this country -- the level of corruption is insane.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 16, 2017 3:09 p.m.

    We have politicians who created a twenty trillion dollar national debt, and a huge American welfare state.

    The problems of America were not caused by Donald Trump. He's done his part by supplying tens of thousands jobs prior to becoming president..

    Please My Steward! Save your advice for someone else. Trump's level of intelligence is higher then his critics.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 2:50 p.m.

    @mightyhunterhaha "First off Trump broke no laws. Second it is he (sic) judgement what to share with other governments. "

    This is a true statement, but that is not the main point. The main point is: Is Trump rational? Does he know what he's doing? Does he know truth from falsehood? Can he be trusted with the nuke football?

    The answer - urgently - is NO!

  • Thimk Preston, ID
    May 16, 2017 2:38 p.m.

    Had a Democratic president done what Trump is alleged to have done, every single federal Utah elected official would be calling for heads to roll, beginning with the president. But since he's a party guy, he should probably "be more careful". Has a week gone by without some sort of ethical "challenge" in this admimistration? Enough already.

  • mightyhunterhaha Layton, UT
    May 16, 2017 2:23 p.m.

    First off Trump broke no laws. Second it is he judgement what to share with other governments. Stewart needs to mind his own business. Obama, Bush, Clinton may have shared things other other governments and we will never know. Why because some traitor in the government did go running to the media. Hillary when she allow top secret information on personal e-m ail was not the president. Top secret information is shared with other governments ALL the time. look at history. Once again this is the President's call. Not congress, not the media and definitely not traitors in the government.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    May 16, 2017 2:22 p.m.

    "Chris Stewart says Trump needs to be careful with classified information"

    Gee. Thanks Mr. Stewart for stating the blatantly obvious.

    Perhaps you can make some of the following obvious public statements about our current POTUS.

    "trump shouldn't walk into beauty pageant changing rooms"
    "Trump shouldn't be making profit from his secret service protection"
    "Trump shouldn't enrich himself off the backs of taxpayers"
    "Trump shouldn't set records for signing executive orders"
    "Trump shouldn't make weekly golf trips to his resorts"

    Or, alternately, Stewart could actually do something to prevent any/all of this Trump blunders.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 16, 2017 2:15 p.m.

    Well, I presume all he needs to do is follow Hillary Clinton's example of how to treat classified information.

    The hysteria over this issue is downright laughable


  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    May 16, 2017 1:11 p.m.

    I read Stewart's words differently.

    Just a couple of months, it seems Stewart might be saying "the President can de-classify information at any time, therefore - by definition - there's no comprising of information going on here".

    Now Stewart is (mildly) admonishing Trump. That's an enormous shift.

    Stewart is about as well insulated from Trump shenanigans any Republican could hope to be, but if Trump starts flirting with approval ratings in the mid to low 30s, it could impact even Stewart.

  • Spangs Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 1:06 p.m.

    A clear candidate for understatement of the year.

    I am thoroughly impressed by the strong leadership exhibited by Utah's congressional delegation.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    May 16, 2017 12:59 p.m.

    Stewart should be careful about a lot of things..

  • JBs Logan, UT
    May 16, 2017 1:00 p.m.

    Ya think? He and our entire Utah delegation should be shouting for the president to be disciplined in his speech and behavior, which will never happen, not by Trump or our "representatives". As mentioned before, if this were Hillary, Republicans would be hopping mad and demanding an investigation. Our esteemed Senator Hatch said that Trump's behavior wasn't that bad. It takes REAL leaders, like John McCain, to sound the alarm. Grow a backbone, Mr. Stewart! Please!

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 16, 2017 12:57 p.m.

    Stewart is a piece of work. Had this been a Democrat, he would have been calling for impeachment. He made a video ab out Hillary Clinton, and the worst she could be accused of is carelessness. Trump's disclosure was open and blatant, directly to the highest level, in the Oval Office, and U.S. media was excluded while Russian media was present. This is mind-boggling, and Stewart is "Be more careful, Don...." It makes me want to hurl.

  • MCFD Superior, AZ
    May 16, 2017 12:52 p.m.

    I think we are waiting for Trump to hit his stride and run smoothly, but that does not appear to be happening. He seems to take one step forward and two back. I sure hope he and his administration can get a handle on things because I cannot watch the news if all they ever talk about is his most recent blunder.

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 16, 2017 12:37 p.m.

    Chris Stewart, Republican Representative, said "this president needs to be more careful". Clearly, Trump is making his own party nervous.

    Is this supposed to be a surprise. Republicans got what they asked for!

    Disclaimer: I am a registered Republican, but did not vote for Trump (or Hillary).

    It is probably true that Trump can share whatever he wants as president and it isn't breaking the law. But that doesn't mean it's not foolish of him to share some types of intel with foreign governments.

    Would Trump win if the election were held tomorrow? I think there are many independents who would switch their vote.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:58 a.m.

    And as a former Air Force officer Mr. Stewart, wouldn't it make you a bit nervous if your president was sharing classified information with an enemy and YOUR life was being jeopardized?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:43 a.m.

    "Needs to be more careful??" "Something Inappropriate hasn't happened yet?"
    Why isn't he standing in front of the white house right now leading the 'lock him up' chant, along with the rest of Congress? Where are they?
    They need to do something about this, and denial isn't it.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:43 a.m.

    Rep. Chris Stewart says Trump needs to be careful with classified information


    Chris Stewart needs to grow a SPINE and show some integrity!

    Does ANYONE seriously believe for one split second that IF this was Hillary Clinton he'd be tip-toeing around and coddling this a simply stating e - 'the President needs to be more careful'?!

    Makes me want to puke!

    I reckon not all "Mormons" - such as my close neighbor Mr. Stewart -
    aren't even trying to be "honest" or "seek the Truth" anymore since this election.

    It's now - Party of Principles!