By now, you must’ve heard about the sensitive and highly classified information Donald Trump passed on to the Russians after reportedly receiving it from Israel, or was it from Jordan? Anyway, the intel is said to have “jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State”. Shortly after the story broke, White House staff had to turn up TVs to “drown out yelling between Spicer [and] Bannon,” which either means Bannon was cheating on a tic-tac-toe match up, or they were worked up about the PR mishandling of the news. After National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster denied Trump’s passing of sensitive intelligence to the Russians, Trump himself took to Twitter to contradict McMaster, confirming and justifying the passing of the intelligence.  But why are we talking about this scandal when a far bigger Trump scandal is in the news, namely the former FBI Director James Comey’s memo saying the president had asked him to drop the investigation against former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia. And who else to be appointed to investigate the Russia scandal other than a former FBI Director (no, not the same one just fired, though that would’ve been interesting). Robert Mueller is on the case, which Trump has called “the single greatest witch hunt” in US political history. I mean, the only thing that could distract from a scandal this big is… another scandal? At this rate, the next one can’t be too far off (hint: the next item might set the stage for one).

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