Another leak from the White House just made headlines.
Portions of a secure conversation by the President were released and may prove to cause issues with foreign affairs.
The new leaks affirm the ongoing witch-hunt against the Trump administration.
The Washington Post released transcripts of conversations President Trump held on separate occasions with the Prime Minister of Australia and the President of Mexico.
The conversations were in large part related to immigration and border safety.
The Daily Caller reported:
The release of the transcripts is likely to anger Trump for two reasons. First, the transcript of the phone call with Peña Nieto shows that Trump views construction of the border wall more as a political necessity than as a security issue. Trump has also fumed about sensitive leaks coming from his administration, which he sees as an attempt to undermine his presidency. Last week, Trump publicly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not doing enough to find and punish the leakers.
There is no indication in the Post report of who leaked the call transcripts. But the newspaper notes that read-outs, which are compiled from notes taken during the phone calls, are often shared among White House staff and policymakers.
The leak may prove to be a major security threat for several reasons.
The call transcripts reveal President Trump arguing about the border wall with Mexican President Pena Nieto — and when taken out of context, Trump’s conservation makes it seem that the border wall plan is crumbling.
Furthermore, the conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed the United States may be accepting dangerous refugees, thanks to a deal made by former President Barack Obama.
The Daily Caller continued:
“This is going to kill me,” Trump told Turnbull, according to The Post. “I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people,” he added, inflating the number of refugees being allowed into the U.S.
“I hate taking these people,” Trump said later in the 24-minute conversation. “I guarantee you they are bad. That is why they are in prison right now. They are not going to be wonderful people who go on to work for the local milk people.”
Turnbull attempted to appeal to Trump’s experience as a businessman.
“There is nothing more important in business or politics than a deal is a deal,” Turnbull told Trump. “You can certainly say that it was not a deal that you would have done, but you are going to stick with it.”
President Trump recently criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not doing enough to find the source of the White House leaks, which continue to cause issues for the President, as well as reveal government information that seems damning when taken out of context.
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