Why The Hell is Don Jr. Getting NSC Memos?

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Foreign Policy has a story up about the NSC Memo that got Flynn’s Alt-right associates on the NSC shit-canned by H.R. McMasters.

This seven-page piece of creative writing, titled “POTUS & Political Warfare.” is a conspiracy laden missive outlining that…

“Trump is being attacked, the memo says, because he represents “an existential threat to cultural Marxist memes that dominate the prevailing cultural narrative.” Those threatened by Trump include “‘deep state’ actors, globalists, bankers, Islamists, and establishment Republicans.”

The author of the memo, Rich Higgins, was fired by McMasters – who was accused of complicity in the feverishly imagined plot – after the memo was discovered on Higgins’ PC.

Trump had a sad about the firing because he enjoyed Higgins’ fiction, in which he was the embattled Hero.

Foreign Policy has the entire memo at the link.

But the real news here is that Don Jr. was an addressee of the NSC memo, which would of course be classified…

”In the meantime, however, the memo had been working its way through the Trump White House. Among those who received the memo, according to two sources, was Donald Trump Jr.

Trump Jr., at that time in the glare of media scrutiny around his meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower during the presidential campaign, gave the memo to his father, who gushed over it, according to sources.

In a comedy of errors, Trump later learned from Sean Hannity, the Fox News host and close friend of the president, that the memo’s author had been fired. Trump was “furious,” the senior administration official said. “He is still furious.”

Last I heard Uday was not a part of the White house and has no clearance.

Matthew Yglesias asks the most pertinent question:

Why are NSC memos being sent to the president's son? https://t.co/6CK7iAPPka

— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) August 10, 2017


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