White House Leaks Private Trump Transition Communication To CBS News…

The front of the story is that President Elect Donald Trump’s transition team requested security clearances for Donald Jr., Ivanka, Jerrod and Eric Trump.

The reason for the request is simple: in order to see the executive dossier’s and backgrounds of some governmental officials -who are under consideration for Trump administration positions- you must have a security clearance.

Almost everyone on the transition team needs a security clearance in order to see details of the candidate backgrounds.  It is no big deal, and has nothing to do with anything except the ability to review information, candidate experience, qualifications and provide an opinion.

However, that said – the bigger back story issue as outlined in this tweet from CBS is far more concerning. It would appear the Obama administration is leaking private discussions to CBS news:


Now ask yourself:

Answer below:

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376 Responses to White House Leaks Private Trump Transition Communication To CBS News…

  1. they call me sweetheart says:

    Do y’all remember..during the primaries..during the general elections when you doubted PRESIDENT-ELECT Trump?

    This is no different. The subject of the thread is that a “news outlet” leaked, etc…is that difficult to believe? Hell no. Is it difficult to believe that President-Elect Trump would want his adult children (whom he is personally and professionally close) to be on his board? Hell, no. Is it difficult to believe the Obama administration leaked anything?


    Liked by 23 people

  2. Tazz2293 says:

    Did any of you really believe in your heart of hearts that the obamamao administration would play by any rules.

    Gird your loins because the fun has only just begun

    Liked by 34 people

    • Raven says:

      Gird your loins is absolutely right and what we must do with all the lies and evil swirling around us — evil that knows no rules.

      I should start thinking of it like you do — the “fun” has begun!


    • Libertyvibe says:

      Did Gmail have Top Security Clearance when Hillary put high level government secrets on it? NO! I can’t believe the hypocrisy of these people. Well, actually, I can.


  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Trump can’t trust the WH? Who knew?!! Hm. I imagine Trump knew, along with at least half of the American people.

    Liked by 33 people

  4. jupitercomm says:

    Not sure which thread this belongs in but – the negative feedback over the possibility of John Bolton as Secretary of State has reached critical mass. The arguments for & against are enough that I regret initially dismissing it. Thoughts?

    Liked by 5 people

    • they call me sweetheart says:

      Go Bolton!

      Liked by 7 people

    • quintrillion says:

      Reddit is saying Sos will be Rudy.

      Liked by 4 people

      • jackphatz says:

        Yep. A/P is claiming ‘an unnamed source’…That’s according to a senior Trump official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source isn’t authorized to speak on the record.

        The official says there’s no real competition for the job and that it’s the former New York mayor’s if he wants it.

        I Trump didn’t say it, it isn’t true.

        Liked by 6 people

        • The only reason for Rudy to go to SoS is to fire all the traitors.

          Liked by 9 people

          • jupitercomm says:

            Another thing to consider is State is a swamp to be drained. It’s basically taken over the role the CIA used to play as far as espionage, intelligence, & covert ops. Lots of vipers lurking there. The Chinese & Russians infested Clinton’s state department in the 1990s, especially the Chinese. Just think Wag the Dog “you never won an Oscar, but how about being an ambassador?”

            Liked by 7 people

          • ufferndan says:

            State Department is the most corrupt of all.

            Liked by 4 people

          • Actually, there is a very good reason for Rudy to go to State. The foreign relations world is a minefield of Saudi influence now. And Rudy knows how to stand up to them.

            I am 100% on board with a 9/11 New Yorker, and specifically Rudy, being Secretary of State.

            Liked by 4 people

            • Benson II says:

              I think the State department has been so tarnished and downgraded in so many peoples minds they feel it a step down for Rudy to take that post. Many including myself don’t have enough understanding of the functions of the State Department to know how important it is. To many Americans it’s just photo ops and statements for TV, the inner workings are a total mystery. On the other hand the DOJ only needs to be understood as the department of law and order for all so seems to have more prestige. Whatever Rudy does I think we can count on him to do it right and in America’s best interest. He does know how to clean out nests of vipers.

              Liked by 1 person

        • 1stgoblyn says:

          And another tweet from P-E Trump was do not believe anything from ‘an unnamed source’. Remember?

          Liked by 4 people

      • dbobway says:

        I like Bolton and Rudy for those very spots.

        DOJ District Attorney? Young and rabid. A woman with balls!


        Yeah, I’m one of us, that would love for Milo to be press secretary.

        It would revolutionize WH press conferences.

        Put it on pay TV? Revenue on steroids.

        They would have to put it on a 5 second delay to censer Milo’s cuss words.

        The press would all sweat and look at the floor,

        Realizing how misinformed they are!

        Personal Bliss!

        Liked by 6 people

    • KBR says:

      Negative feedback from whom?
      What is critical mass in this instance?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Andrew E. says:

      Is Bolton really the best we can do? What about William Lind?

      Liked by 3 people

    • psadie says:

      Bolton is a Neocon. He did do well at the UN maybe he should go back there. Rudy should be AG at DOJ. SoS involves a lot of traveling and I am not sure he would be up for that…he likes to prosecute so let him have full authority to “drain the swamp.”

      Liked by 15 people

      • Summer says:

        Agree completely. Rudy for AG.
        No BOLTON. Or Gingrich. Bolton is a warmonger who wants to police the world. Gingrich is a loose canon with questionable loyalties.

        Liked by 7 people

      • angryduc says:

        I prefer we leave the UN, and remove their powers to place migrants in the United States, in their ongoing effort to pea soup our country into some sort of Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attempt at achieving an Annunaki level slave class. Forced multicultural seed planting is a failure, and subversive to the nation state, and contrary to ideas of a free society.


    • wanthetruth says:

      Good humor! The new “this is off topic but….” has transitioned to…”not sure which thread this belongs in but…” Really, if that thought is crossing your mind, the daily political thread is your thread of choice – not hijacking the one you’re posting off topic in (just a hint for the confused).

      Liked by 2 people

      • jupitercomm says:

        Where the confusion comes in, at least for me, is in the timing. Events are happening at such a pace that I am usually torn between commenting on something centripetal & timely and posting in a thread that’s gone quiet.

        Liked by 6 people

        • justfactsplz says:

          When in doubt always use the general political thread. If it isn’t a political topic post it in the daily thread but only if it isn’t political. Sundance doesn’t like this sort of stuff. It disrupts the flow of the thread.

          Liked by 2 people

      • justfactsplz says:

        Thank you. I am getting weary counteracting this. How soon they forget Sundance’s post about this very thing. I wondered if anyone else noticed. It is happening quite frequently. The trolls we were getting during the campaign were experts in doing this.

        Liked by 1 person

    • snaggletooths says:

      Until Trump announces it himself its hearsay , people are entitled to their opinions on appointments not sure what critical mass means you sound concerned……..

      Liked by 7 people

    • jupitercomm says:

      Bolton is perceived by the critics as a neocon, a warhawk, member of the war party, etc. I think it’s more nuanced to say he appears to be a “cut-out” for those groups. He is hawkish towards Russia & many believe he would interfere w/ Trump’s desire to foster good relations w/ Russia. He was critical of Trump’s stance on NATO as well. The best argument for him that I’ve seen (it’s not that wonderful) is that he has disdain for the UN & the Muslim Brotherhood.

      The AP story about Rudy does seem to be legit.

      Liked by 1 person

    • unseen1 says:

      Bolton. Would set back US/Russia relations too far

      Liked by 2 people

      • It’s a worry. Bolton’s a sharp guy, and a good representative of the neocon view (as in, slightly knee-jerky, but honest, and not slimy or tricky). But maybe UN is safer. Although I like the 2A activist gay conservative under discussion for the UN.

        Liked by 3 people

    • Marc says:

      Bolton is the swamp, the warmonger, the Neocon, and the very ideology we want out of the Trump administration. The Bush Era is dead and gone and may it never rear its ugly head again. Unneeded foreign conflicts don’t put America first. Wasting $6 trillion in the mideast as well as hundreds of thousands of lives isn’t a good thing.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Jimmy Jack says:

      Bolton has been right about the Muslim invasion of Europe through his wok at The Gatestone Institute. I love him on Redeye. That’s all I got.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sayit2016 says:

      Rule of thumb…whomever the liberal’s caterwaul about the most; that is the man or woman you hire…..just saying


  5. matrix says:

    And so it begins ,the never trumpers and anti trumpers nave now moved there efforts to the electoral college to deny trump the white house.


  6. quintrillion says:

    This tweet thread inside the demise and restraint of the lush known as H

    Liked by 18 people

  7. Publius2016 says:

    A Security clearance requires that the applicant to fill out comprehensive information…the sacrifices they are doing for our country will be recognized by all Americans in due time…outrageous that a maid can print classified information and the MSM is silent.

    Liked by 12 people

    • KBR says:

      Perhaps that needs to be tweeted to the idiots who reported this.

      “Oh, are you saying that the Trump kids shouldn’t get clearances, in your opinion… they should just act like Hillary’s maid?”

      “Unlike Huma Abedin, the Trump family has no ties to Saudis, the Muslim Brotherhood nor AlQueda. Are ties like these necessary to get US clearance, in your opinion?”

      There’s two for tweeters to utilize, or make up your own. Go for it. I would but feeling sickly tonight and heading off to bed.

      Liked by 15 people

      • Sherlock says:

        And Huma, incredibly, was given a Top Secret clearance, per information in her FBI interview.

        Liked by 7 people

        • Sherlock says:

          Oh, forgot: When they get a clearance, they have to give information about their spouse. Breitbart reported a while back that Huma never did that, despite being repeatedly told to do so my the State Dept. In the real world, no one married to a notorious and public sex pervert would ever be given a clearance.

          Liked by 11 people

          • Kroesus says:

            only their personal information and if they are a US citizen (born or naturalized)….you have to give far more about yourself (international travel, connections, financial data, etc)


      • justfactsplz says:

        Feel better soon. We need all of the Wolverines we can get.

        Liked by 1 person

    • mopar2016 says:

      Hillary’s maid (Marina Santos) is an immigrant from the Philippines.
      And of course she’s a muslim too.

      The dems really like that cult of islam.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Kroesus says:

      not too much involved in a Confidential clearance but Secret and above require a many page disclosure document AND an FBI background check for approval

      Liked by 1 person

  8. ALEX says:

    I like how Trump has all these people penned up in the lobby of Trump tower and he just sends someone down to correct the record. They are desperate.

    He has been very smart playing it cool with Obama and the sixty minutes interview. Their time will come. I hope he does something like an one hour special with Lou Dobbs at 7pm.

    Liked by 20 people

  9. youme says:

    Hey Libs…plan your protest events now…

    Liked by 18 people

  10. julegate says:

    So when President Trump reconfigures the White House Press Corps he does it include CBS. End of story,

    Liked by 4 people

  11. dianeax says:

    I hate Barack Obama and CBS.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. jackphatz says:

    Apparently the request for clearances is not true.

    Liked by 11 people

    • asawasa says:

      BTW even if it were true it is still just a request, that implies it can be denied. compared that to just giving someone a clearance it is a nothing burger.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Pam says:

        I don’t think that is right. There is law and policy in place that applies to the whole transition thing. The candidates are even allowed to submit requests for security clearances for prospective transition team members BEFORE election day, so that there will be a smoother transition and transition team members will be able to get things done before the inauguration. It takes time to do security clearances, especially the higher-level ones. The law directs that all the investigations, etc be completed, “to the fullest extent practicable,” by the day after election day. As far as I know, the government cannot deny a request for a security clearance investigation from a candidate. So, the Trump campaign was able to get these security clearances going while he was still campaigning, for any of the top people he was thinking about making a part of the transition team. Some of the people on his transition team no doubt already had clearance. And from what I read, it appears everyone doesn’t need a clearance, only those who will have a need to access classified information.



        • asawasa says:

          the government can deny a clearance if the background check shows for example someone with financial problems, links to foreign organizations or criminal groups, etc. it is true that most likely they would get the clearance if Trump really put pressure on them, but my point was it is just a request and means nothing until they actually have it. of course this is all moot since they reported it was just a rumor leaked by one of Obama’s sycophants.


  13. LBB says:

    Was wandering around Wikieaks trying to get more familiar with the Rhodes. One dinner said besides Ben Rhodes there was a James Rhodes . Father? Benjamin James


    A NYT bio article made it sound like Ben may of gotten his job due to his mother’s best friend being with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (seen ref in a Sundance 2014 article)

    “I immediately developed this idea that, you know, maybe I want to try to write about international affairs,” he explained. “In retrospect, I had no idea what that meant.” His mother’s closest friend growing up ran the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which then published Foreign Policy. He sent her a letter and included what would wind up being his only piece of published fiction,……


    Possible name running Carnegie -Jessica Tuchman Mathews

    Liked by 2 people

  14. AndrewJackson says:

    Even if it were true, like someone posted above, I would take someone lawfully applying for security clearance in order to do a proper review of candidates than have the maid print out top secret documents.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. youme says:

    RepStevenSmith “And they say we’re the ones who are uncivilized? Our OWN PRESIDENT is running around saying the next one is “unfit” for office! Disgraceful!”

    Liked by 3 people

  16. racerxx says:

    I hope President Trump knocks these jokers silly.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. youme says:

    .@PressSec on Obama previously calling Trump unqualified: “The president’s views haven’t changed.”

    Liked by 6 people

  18. Obama said, “We are going to have the smoothest leaky faucet transition… that the United States has ever Witnessed. I will personally see to it that George Soros phee…yucks up the Administration of Donald Trump… at every turn in the road. Being phee..yucked from behind on the golf course…is what I do best.
    I’ve done it to the entire country for eight years now”

    Liked by 1 person

  19. RedBallExpress says:

    Can you imagine upside down cross wearing Chelsea Clinton getting any kind of clearance?

    Liked by 2 people

  20. youme says:

    “I know Steve Bannon to be a fierce warrior, patriot, and intellectual powerhouse. We know what of Valarie Jarrett?”

    Liked by 11 people

  21. Sloth1963 says:

    Pillow talk in Rhoids land? I’m shocked! These leaks might require some extra strength draino to clean ’em out before the pipes get replaced.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Hillbilly4 says:

    Fox News guest says 57 of 59 major media outlets supported Hillary, just 2 for Trump. CBS, CNN, and MSNBC might find themselves sitting on a curb waiting for a few crumbs. The MSM was rebuffed by the likes of sites like CTH, Drudge, Savage, Breitbart, WND, Alex Jones, etc.

    What a day for Citizen-inspired journalism, Independent heroes, American Patriots, the Founding Fathers would be proud of this New Coalition. It was a long, stress filled Nov 8th, but the Revolution could not be stopped.

    Almighty God is merciful. In this Year of Mercy praise God from sea to shining sea.

    But, the work has just now begun. Never give up, never give in, never give an inch.
    Vigilance, eternal vigilance.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Tejas Rob says:

      The MSM was rebuffed by the likes of sites like CTH, Drudge, Savage, Breitbart, WND, Alex Jones, etc.

      What a day for Citizen-inspired journalism, Independent heroes, American Patriots, the Founding Fathers would be proud of this New Coalition.

      WE are the media now!

      Liked by 4 people

  23. youme says:

    Gee, what’s up with the Washington Post?? Jeff Bezos running scared?
    If you rule by executive fiat, then you should not be surprised if the next executive undoes your fiats.

    “The fall of the house of Obama is coming, and it’s his own fault”


    Liked by 4 people

  24. In AZ says:

    These commie excrement just can not get any lower or classless.


    Liked by 1 person

  25. Mr.Right says:

    I blocked cnn from my cable system and put cnn.com as a blocked site on my computer.

    Nothing from cnn.com is welcome here anymore…

    This channel as nothing to offer.. Its not news. It’s pure disinformation.

    Liked by 2 people

    • mopar2016 says:

      CNN, MSNBC, and these other low ratings news frauds couldn’t stand on their own.
      If it weren’t for cable bundling they would be gone.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Aparition42 says:

        All news channels these days exist only as paid advertisement for the six globalist corporations that own them all. The fact that they don’t make any money no longer matters because it’s just written off as an advertisement expense.


  26. Future Trump Press Briefings may be limited to the 20 most HONEST Organizations and Reporters, based on their records over the prior 180 days. Review and revise Press Credentials quarterly.

    Liked by 7 people

  27. The Recent Republican says:

    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is now sending out single-word tweets to his fellow leftists:


    What is he? One of the alien creatures from John Carpenter’s They Live?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aparition42 says:

      Too bad for Chris Hayes that Trump is in office to do two things-kick ass and chew bubble gum.

      And he’s all out of bubble gum.


  28. TatonkaWoman says:

    Personally, I have problem with the Trump children serving on the transition team. After all this is a team of professionals put together for the purpose of determining personnel and processes for the transition to the administration of President Trump. No one knows Donald Trump as well as his three adult children. They know the types of things that he would want to know, and how to present that to him. They can help everyone on the team get where they need to go more efficiently.

    I don’t have a problem with them having whatever clearance they need to participate in this – any more than for any of the other transition team members. Others have posted the correct information: Top Secret clearances are compartmentalized. That is, your access to information is determined on a “need to know” basis. You have access to what you need to accomplish your job, and that is all.

    (Obviously, with updates saying these reports of their clearance requests are not true, may make this a moot point anyway)

    Finally, what I DO have a problem with is two brothers in these positions sharing information like this. Talk about compromising our national security. This White House – the Obama administration – has compromised us in every way possible.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. SamSteel says:

    Ok, so I have read all of these comments and looked at the different reactions.

    My initial thought on the supposed leaked tweet is that it had a multi-faceted design.

    The first thought was that it was an attempt to criticize or embarrass President Elect Trump, get the useful idiots rioting in the streets to riot some more and cause more general havoc. Create the narrative that President Elect Trump was not trustworthy and attempt to distance his supporters from him.

    Tall order for any of those things to actually work.

    My second thought is that it was a signal for people to start destroying as much incriminating evidence as they could.

    I am not cynical.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mopar2016 says:

      The dems love destroying evidence. That’s why obongo condones it. Typical dhimmicrat.
      He probably instructed hilldog to NOT use a dot.gov server right from the start.
      That way it would be much more difficult to gather facts.

      When a person tries to get information from the Library of Congress under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the info won’t be there because it wasn’t on a Dot.Gov server to begin with.

      It’s obvious that the dems think that everyone else is as simpleminded as they are.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Olorin says:

      They will stir and stir and stir the pot, encouraging the scum and nasty vapors to rise. Then they glean power, money, and access.

      This is what they do while decent men and women are trying to lead decent people to a decent future.

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Olorin says:

    Scabby parasitic actions by members of the scabbiest most parasitic caste.

    Ben Rhodes is a fiction writer who got appointed to Obama’s team precisely for that reason. NYT wrote this pants-wetting thigh-tingling piece on him earlier this year, probably prepping their readers for the inevitable Hillbeast victory when he would be named to an even higher post:


    Sundance will not like me saying this, but Rhodes and Rhodes are (((brothers))). They are not on our side.


  31. Jimmy Jack says:

    One of the things that bothers me most about this is the blatant attempt to turn public opinion against the Trump kids. They know what a potent weapon they are and want to stop that as quickly as possibly.

    I worry for their security as much as for Trump’s. They all have political futures.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Patriot 1 says:

    I said it the other day. Obama said he wanted to help Trump make a smooth transition. The opposite is true. No morals and no class.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. ed357 says:

    If the Trump children are on the “Trump Transition Team”…..

    They would need a security clearance to complete the transition…….

    After the transition (ie need for a clearance)…..the clearance is pulled…….

    Just like the military…..you only have a clearance for the time that you need a clearance and you only get the level of clearance that is needed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Pam says:

      Right. This is just more trouble-making by the MSM. They are throwing out stuff about the younger Trumps to stir the pot about nepotism and potential dynasty, imo.

      That said, I do NOT like all this talk about the younger Trumps going for political office. Our side has screamed and ranted about political dynasties for decades. For very good reasons we complained about the Kennedys. We complained about Hillary riding the coattails of Bill. We even complained in the last few years about the Bushes and used it against Jeb during his campaign. Now, people are drooling about decades of Trump children being in political office? I believe this sort of talk just gives ammunition to the other side.

      I hope the younger Trumps serve on the transition team, then go back to their other lives and business after the inauguration. Trump said they were going to run his businesses, didn’t he?


  34. floridahoosier93 says:

    So if HRC were elected Chelsea would probably NOT get a security clearance (“Security clearance! Ha! We don’t need no stinkin’ security clearance!”) for same purpose and we’d have to find that out from Wilileaks.


  35. Aparition42 says:

    I love the way they’re trying to pretend this is corrupt. HRC emailed classified information to her daughter who was not granted a clearance using an illegal and unsecure server, tried to hide it from the people, and was found out precisely because her methods were not secure. By contrast, the Trump team is looking into taking the proper steps to avoid this massive violation of national security to ensure that everything is done legally and above board and the Paid Advertisers of the corporate globalist elite are claiming that it’s evidence of “more corruption in four days than Obama’s entire 8 years”.

    Pull the other one, guys. It has bells on.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. BobNoxious says:

    Don’t forget . . . BEN RHODES was THE ONLY member of Obama’s White House transition team who was DENIED a interim security clearance by the FBI. That has to still make him mad.



  37. Risin'Tide says:

    Start feeding them a mix of reality and rumor. Get them on enough leakage and press charges once in office…


  38. amy1212 says:

    Trump should have his children show up in maid and butler uniforms b/c they can have access to confidential files without needing a security clearance according to HRC. In fact, it is known as the “hired help” exception, isn’t it?


  39. John Adair says:

    I’m thinking that Ben Rhodes needs to get his RESUME updated quickly as Mr. Trump puts it. I don’t believe that he’ll be working in a Federal Government job after 1/20/2017. Just a feeling!


  40. Rick Smith says:

    The network news organizations are now nothing more than political propaganda arms of the democrat party, and in FOX case, the globalist republican establishment. USELESS. WORTHLESS.


  41. dogsmaw says:

    Louisiana Election Results 2016

    Runoff Election Louisiana – December 10

    US Senate

    John Neely Kennedy (R) 24.96%
    Foster Lonnnie Campbell, II (D) 17.47%

    U.S. House of Representatives

    CD 3
    Scott A. Angelle (R) 28.56%
    Clay Higgins (R) 26.50%

    CD 4
    James Michael “Mike” Johnson (R) 24.68%
    J. Marshall Jones, Jr.(D) 28.18%

    For the Senate runoff the RNC is moving into the state to support Kennedy, but Im more concerned about CD 3 runoff where Clay Higgins is going up against an entrenched candidate (Angelle) that is likely to start a run for Louisiana Governor again



  42. Nam Marine says:

    Simple…………The White House can NOT be trusted to keep a secret !


  43. Yaupiko says:

    As well they should ask for Security! The entire family has been threatened :(. A Law should be enacted that anyone who threatens the President and his family should be arrested and labled a Domestic Terrorist and be made to serve hard prison times indefinitely!




  45. Rob Jay says:

    Does Moochie have a clearance? Did you read her affirmative action “C+” Princeton thesis?


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