Trump tweets Fox report based on intelligence leak after threatening reporters who publish leaks

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Just days after his administration threatened to clamp down on the media for reporting on leaks out of the White House, the leaker-in-chief Donald Trump retweeted a Fox & Friends story that cites anonymous sources discussing classified U.S. intelligence assessments.

The Fox article says U.S. intelligence agencies “detected the rogue communist regime loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s east coast just days ago” according to “U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region.” Which would appear to be classified intelligence, now just confirmed by the president. But I guess it’s okay when it’s Fox reporting the leaks.

But here’s a good point from Adam Blickstein, former Pentagon Public Affairs Strategic Planner, National Security Network Communications Director and Press Secretary for Rep. Adam Schiff, the Ranking Member of House Intelligence Committee:

Trump tweeting about classified info again is your surest sign John Kelly doesn't really have true control over POTUS activities/actions

— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) August 8, 2017

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As long as his stubby little fingers are capable of grasping that phone, no one will be able to control him.

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