(National Sentinel) Media: As the Trump administration works to tamp down the deluge of leaks from the Deep State and even some White House operatives to the disgusting “establishment” media, Americans have spoken on the issue: Most think publishing such information constitutes treason.
A new survey by Rasmussen Reports found that 53 percent of Americans believe that, while less than one-in-three (30 percent) thought so and 18 percent had no opinion.
More - not surprisingly, it’s a partisan issue:
But while 73% of Republicans consider the leaking of classified information which plagues the Trump administration as treasonous, only half as many Democrats (36%) feel that way now.
Still, Rasmussen found, “Voters not affiliated with either major party agree by a 50% to 27% margin that the leaks are an act of treason.”
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters said in February that the leakers should be prosecuted.
Our position on this is clear: It is treasonous because very often the information published directly helps an adversary - provides them with “aid and comfort,” if you will.
On May 26 we reported one of the most recent examples:
A pair of reports published by The New York Times this week proves once again that in the era of #NeverTrump, Americans of all political persuasions are being put at risk by the irresponsible “mainstream” media.
In this story, the Times published alleged comments that President Donald J. Trump made in a conversation with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte, in which the president said the U.S. Navy has “two nuclear submarines” parked off the coast of North Korea.
If you’ve been following developments there regarding the deployment of U.S. military assets, you know that an Ohio-class cruise missile submarine, the USS Michigan — one of four nuclear-powered subs carrying up to 154 Tomahawk missiles — docked in South Korea in late April, bolstering the strike power of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group.
Now, however, thanks to the Times, the North Koreans now know that at least twoof those submarines are actually deployed to the region.
The Times went on to note that the comments it published came from a Philippine transcript of the April 29 call that was “confidential.” What’s more, the paper even admitted that the U.S. also keeps transcripts of these kinds of leader-to-leader calls, “but they are routinely kept secret [emphasis added].”
The Times also recently divulged sensitive information in the Manchester terrorist bombing of the Ariana Grande concert, a breach so bad the UK government said it would consider withholding intelligence information with the U.S.
The American people did not have “a right to know” the plans for the D-Day invasion or those of thousands of intelligence operations that have taken place since then. Why? Because publishing details of those ops would compromise them and get Americans killed.
Just because the Left-wing media has “decided” it doesn’t like President Donald J. Trump is no good reason to compromise the country’s national security by publishing every sensitive detail discussed in his presence.