Let’s Hope the Leak Investigation Does Not Dig Too Deep

Let’s Hope the Leak Investigation Does Not Dig Too Deep

First there is Mick Mulvaney, Director of OMB, leaking that he wrote the budget, from Trump’s vague and overhyped campaign statements.

Then, there was Kellyanne leaking the existence of the Bowling Green massacre, something so secret that it had been kept from everyone else at the White House and the Cabinet. It had never even been mentioned in the Daily Intelligence briefing.

How can we forget Trump publicly leaking “what happened in Sweden last night”. That event or events, were even kept secret from the Swedish government. When revealed, they were so secret that they were vigorously denied, even until this day.

Back to Kellyanne, and her leak that there was an alt-fact universe that only the administration knew about. Actually, that was also the source of Fox News during the campaign.

Then there were the real leaks. Trump connection Roger Stone leaked that something big was coming from Wikileaks, and also about John Podesta.

Rudy Giuliani predicted announcements from the FBI about Clinton’s emails.

Trump himself is known from leaks that nobody else knew, such as that Obama was not born in the US. Recently, there was the largest inauguration crowd of millions. Also, that he won the popular vote except for from three to five million illegal immigrant voters. Then, that he had the largest electoral vote victory since Reagan.

I, and others, have been suspicious that Trump himself was the leaker of his state tax returns, when his $900 million loss guaranteed him years of federal tax deductions. Then the leak of his federal tax front pages of 2005, when he paid a large amount of taxes.

The leaks of the moment are the claim that Obama tapped Trump Tower, or, that the Brits did it, or that “tapping” was really keeping an eye on the Tower, like TV does every day, and shows the comings and goings to their viewers.

We finally learned that Trump’s golf handicap is an amazing 2.8. Is this another Trump self leak? And is it real, or hyped, as everything about Trump is.

So much to distract us from real stories such as the health care replacement, the extreme and unjustified budget cuts, the constitutional fights in the courts, and the opinions of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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