The Washington Post published a story alleging President Trump shared classified information with the Russians, and there’s something majorly wrong about the timing of it.
The fact the article is based upon anonymous “sources” calls its legitimacy into question from the start. However, this story, like other hatchet jobs from the liberal media in the past, seems to follow an all too familiar timeline, which further discredits the validity of its contents and suggests it’s merely more fake news to undermine the President.
For starters, nobody from the Washington Post contacted anyone at the White House for comment before they published it, which is not standard practice for such a story. In fact, reporters almost always contact the subject of their pieces to get some sort of comments about what topic at hand, so it’s hard not to wonder why WaPo refused to do so this time around.
WH source with direct knowledge just told me @washingtonpost didn't talk to ANY U.S. official at mtg w/ Lavrov. "It's Fake News"
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 15, 2017
It’s worth noting that the three people who were actually in the room with President Trump during the meeting, National Security Advisor HR McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Senior Adviser for policy, Dina Powell, have all issued statements categorically denying the story was true as it was published.
Additionally, The Last Refuge detailed how the story followed the same timeline as others in the past that were designed to harm the Trump administration.
Below are their observations:
First indication is the timing of the Washington Post news release (5:02pm EDT).
Third indication – Same exact pattern as Flynn intelligence leaks. Identical timing.
Fourth indication – Same use of entirely anonymous sources: “former American government official” ie. an Obama official.
Only 3 U.S. Officials actually in the room with first-hand information: National Security Advisor HR McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Senior Adviser for policy, Dina Powell.
Publication motive/intent – The Washington Post never contacted anyone in the White House for questions, nor did they ask McMaster, Tillerson or Powell for comment before publication. All three call the Post article – fake News.
On top of the odd timing, the story itself is contradictory. The same official who raised alarm over the President allegedly sharing information with the Russians turned around and shared the same information with a Washington Post reporter.
If it was such a grave national security threat, why are they telling someone without any sort of security clearance whatsoever?
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the WaPo story broke just under an hour after another, and much more important story, broke about the murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was mysteriously gunned down in the early morning hours on the way to his Washington, D.C. apartment. The story revealed that Rich, who worked as a data analyst for the DNC and is believed to have been the source of the damaging email leaks, was in contact with Wikileaks in the weeks before his murder, which would confirm the theory that he provided the organization with damaging information, thus disproving the claims that Russia was responsible.
Individually, the facts laid out above would seem innocuous to most, but when they’re all put together it’s hard not to wonder if the WaPo story, which is really a giant nothingburger, as the article itself admitted, was published to bury the headlines that would come from the new details in the Seth Rich case.