President Trump wants the federal government to implement “extreme vetting” for people who come to the U.S. from terrorist-ridden countries like Iran and Yemen, but maybe it’s time for the government to start doing some simple background checks on the people that actually…work for the government! It would probably go a long way towards shoring up the sieve-like leaks that have undermined our national security, the most recent of which finally – thankfully – led to an arrest.
Reality Leigh Winner’s name alone should have probably precluded her from gaining employment with an NSA contracting company, but the 25-year-old’s social media history surely should have kept her far, far away from sensitive documents. But since they apparently let just anyone see top secret material these days, Winner – whose Facebook and Twitter pages are a testament to her Trump Derangement Syndrome – was able to steal national security secrets and hand them over to The Intercept, where they were published on Monday.
Here are some choice quotes from this “patriot,” as her stepfather called her Tuesday:
“@kanyewest you should make a shirt that says, ‘being white is terrorism'”
“the most dangerous entry to this country was the orange fascist we let into the white house”
“There are many Americans protesting US govt aggression towards Iran. If our Tangerine in Chief declares war, we stand with you!”
“I’d literally eat the original constitution if that would mean #FourMoreYears of @POTUS”
That last one was about Obama, in case you’re confused.
Another thing that’s interesting: The NSA managed to identify and arrest Winner within ONE HOUR of the story being published on The Intercept. Makes you wonder what the hold up is when it comes to identifying and arresting the rest of the leakers, doesn’t it. Apparently, the intelligence agencies only move when they want to move, not when they are instructed to do so by their boss, the President of the United States.
And another note: We don’t believe for a second that the NSA was unaware of Winner’s social media history when they contracted with her company and allowed her to have access to classified material. And if they were, that’s probably the scariest part of this story. But no, they knew. They knew, and they didn’t care. We wouldn’t be surprised if they actually set this up to be leaked in the first place.
All is not well in Washington. Democracy actually worked in 2016, and there are dark forces in our nation’s capital who are still fuming about it. The question is how far they’re willing to go to get their “rightful” power back. Impeachment? Suspension of liberties? War with Russia?
This story is just beginning…