Steve Benen (MSNBC/MaddowBlog) voices suspicions about Trump’s claim to know more than the entire US intelligence community. Benen is - and we are - Waiting for Trump to share his secret sources of information. I am not holding my breath. Here is some of Benen’s post.
On New Year’s Eve, Donald Trump once again said he’s skeptical about the information from U.S. intelligence agencies pointing to evidence of Russian hacking during the 2016 election. But in this case, the president-elect went a little further, telling reporters, “I also know things that other people don’t know.”
And what might that be? “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday,” Trump added.
Well, today’s Tuesday. What, pray tell, will the president-elect tell us about his secret sources of information, which gives him special insights U.S. intelligence agencies lack?
Evidently, not much. Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said yesterday Trump doesn’t necessarily have anything new to reveal. The president-elect, Spicer explained, is only prepared to “talk about his conclusions and where he thinks things stand.” As Politico noted, Kellyanne Conway made similar comments last night.
Trump’s media mouthpiece, Kellyanne Conway said to Anderson Cooper "everybody should be very happy that the president-elect is open to receiving that briefing. He’s very much looking forward to that …”
First, let’s not set the bar for public satisfaction too low. “Everybody should be very happy that the president-elect is open to receiving that briefing”? Really? When it comes to Donald Trump, Americans should be delighted the incoming president is willing to listen to public officials with sensitive information – which he may ultimately ignore?
Second, based on comments from two of his top aides, when Trump declared, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday,” he didn’t mean a word of it.
Of course not. Trump lies. All the time. About everything.
In response Nathan–1680585 posted this comment:
Trump’s secret sources of secret information, in descending order of credibility:
The Voices In His Head
An Ancient Textual Cypher Created By The Freemasons And Applied To Mein Kampf