Friday, May 06, 2016

Security Risk

Is Donald Trump a security risk?  That's the question being asked.  Go to PJMedia for an article that asks pertinent question.
“My concern with Trump will be that he inadvertently leaks, because as he speaks extemporaneously, he’ll pull something out of his hat that he heard in a briefing and say it,” said a former senior U.S. intelligence official who has participated in the process of briefing presidential candidates.
Yeah, that could be a problem.  National Security briefings, I suppose, are classified, and you don't want to go "off the cuff" when you're talking about national security.

But, there's a larger donkey in the room. A large Democrat donkey. One with a documented history of security problems. She is, in fact, currently under an active FBI criminal investigation stemming from her use of a private email server.  I still wonder why she's not in jail for that little ploy.  Hopefully soon, but any security professional who trusts her does so at his own peril.

So, the question remains.  What happens if we elect a president who has documented security problems and cannot get a security clearance?  If Mr. or Madam President can't be trusted to not spill secrets inadvertently?  I suspect that those concerns are giving our national security team nightmares.


Bob said...

The situation already came up in the Obama administration, when at least one advisor had a criminal drug history that would have prevented him from getting a security clearance; he was granted a waiver, as power always trumps security.

Judy said...

We have already had a President who couldn't pass a security clearance. Anybody remember Slick Willy.

Jerry The Geek said...

A President who can't keep a zipped lip?

Like .. we have a CHOICE?