Israel Reportedly Source of Trump's Leaked Intel, a Tale of Slavery in Seattle: P.M. Links

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    Israel provided the intelligence that President Trump inadvertently shared with Russian officials, The New York Times reported.

  • Much ado about avocado toast.
  • Must-read story of the week: for decades, a first-generation immigrant's family kept a woman in their house who could credibly be described as a slave.
  • Sen. Rand Paul feels misled by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
  • Union Station accidentally showed a pornographic video on a giant screen.
  • I'll take one in teal, please. (Just kidding!)

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  1. Israel provided the intelligence that President Trump inadvertently shared with Russian officials…

    It’s always ultimately the Jews’ fault, isn’t it, Reason?

    1. Hello.

      Trump. Still not worse than Obama.

      Despite all the hysterics and soiled underwear.

      1. Hello, sweet Rufus. I would like to point out that, technically, avocado is a fruit and if you put in on rice, you got fruit sushi.

        1. WHAAAAA?

          All this time I’ve been using avocado as soap!

      2. Any color but black will do for you human farts, huh?

        1. Tony, if your farts are black, you probably have upper GI bleeding. Probably a prog ulcer or something.

          1. The really sad part is that you know that everyone with any dignity or sense looks at you and your fellow 30% of Trump hangers-on with total embarrassment, yet you insist on licking his boots anyway, knowing full well that you’re the kid who crapped in the pool.

            1. yet you insist on licking his boots

              A littler higher up, actually.

              1. But in a totally non-homo way.

                1. You’re the one who keeps bringing up homosexuality, S=C.
                  Has anyone ever told you that heteros suck dicks too?

        2. Absolutely, Tony. Because I’m the raciest of the raciest racists. My hatred for all things black, brown and yellow is well-documented and without apologies. I have used up all my white pillow sheets to make sure my neighbours are well aware that I – a white demon of superior culture and IQ – will not tolerate niggers, Jews, gays and little furry forest creatures. May as well throw in women in there because what are they good for, right? Women. Can’t live with them…pass the fucken BEER NUTS, Tony.

          Keep it going. I dare you.

          /puts hood on.

          1. You have bigger problems than racism if you think that Trump is a competent president relative to Obama. Though racism is probably among them.

            1. It’s not what I said avocado brain.

            2. Tony, meet kettle. Kettle, meet the racist in the room.

            3. competent president

              This tends to be in the eye of the beholder. Obama was not what I would call very competent, especially in his first year. I’m not saying Trump is particularly competent either, but least he isn’t going around the world bowing to kings. Obama had the full-throated support and backing of the media too, so it was easy for him to look good most of the time, even when he did totally boneheaded shit. Trump gets an extra scoop of ice cream and it’s a scandal.

        3. Tony – what is your compulsion to always bring up race? Seems a little obsessive, no?

          1. He’s a leftist. It’s what they do.

          2. Everything in American politics is about race.

            1. This is a keeper.

              1. I’d be happy to expound.

                1. Yes, please do. I want to hear your exposition of how you white knight People of Color. Please describe your Noble Burdon in loving detail.

                  1. Without racism we’d have a robust social safety net. That’s minimum wage, basic income, healthcare, decent public schools, you name it. The only reason we don’t is because crackers don’t like niggers getting free shit, a bit of scaremongering that has paid more dividends than the Republican party could ever possibly have hoped for. What we have we got by excluding black people in practice. This also happens to be the genesis of libertarianism, which I really hate to break to you.

                    Foreign policy certainly distinguishes between the brown and not brown and always has.

                    1. The only reason we don’t is because crackers don’t like niggers getting free shit,

                      You seem to be blissfully unaware of the fact that we have minimum wage laws and labor unions “because crackers don’t like niggers getting free shit” as you so wokefully put it.

                      I completely fail to see, given that early 20th-century Progressivism, which championed so many of these things you find good and holy, was so extremely racist, that the statement “Without racism we’d have a robust social safety net” has any meaning whatsoever.

                      It makes more sense to say “without racism we wouldn’t” have a “robust social safety net.”

                      in all seriousness, consider what you’re saying:

                      You’re saying that People of Color (i.e. “niggers,” to use your term) can’t make it in the world without assistance from White People (i.e. “crackers,” to use your term), and that only racists don’t understand this.

                      Seems legit.

                    2. You’re saying that People of Color (i.e. “niggers,” to use your term) can’t make it in the world without assistance from White People (i.e. “crackers,” to use your term), and that only racists don’t understand this.

                      Tony often falls back on this argument then quite unselfconsciously turns around and calls the rest of us racists. Complete lack of self reflection.

                    3. Progressive policies are ROOTED IN RACISM.

                      That they did it for the ‘greater good’ is the great lie of the 20th century.

                    4. Without racism we’d have a robust social safety net.

                      We do. Maybe a bit too “robust.” There are many reasons it doesn’t work as intended, like the fact that you lose most benefits when you get a job and things like that.

                    5. Without racism we’d have a robust social safety net.

                      We do. Maybe a bit too “robust.” There are many reasons it doesn’t work as intended, like the fact that you lose most benefits when you get a job and things like that.

                    6. Without racism we’d have a robust social safety net.

                      We do. Maybe a bit too “robust.” There are many reasons it doesn’t work as intended, like the fact that you lose most benefits when you get a job and things like that.

                    7. Well, fuck.

                2. I don’t think you could or should.

                  I doubt it’ll end well.

        4. Well, yes, I always prefer to take the first move in chess.

        5. You just hate New Yorkers, dont you.

    2. “”””according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. “””

      So we have found the unauthorized leaker of secret information. Sounds like time to raid the NYT’s

    3. Think this will stop them from providing future intel on their adversaries in the Middle East (which is just about everybody)?

      Nah, me neither.

      1. Yup. And give credit to the Israeli intelligence services – they are a helleva lot better than ours.

  2. …for decades, a first-generation immigrant’s family kept a woman in their house who could credibly be described as a slave.

    Apparently she did get a nice set of dentures out of it.

    1. These good-natured Seattle progressives saved a woman from oppressive capitalism, and all you guys can do is criticize them??

  3. Well, at least now we truly know the real reason why the government/media/Deep State/leftist democratic party complex is so fully invested in the “Russia hacked our committees and leaked our emails!” pile of bullcrap. It’s because they’ve all known almost from day one that poor idealistic Bernie supporter Seth Rich was the actual guy who leaked over 44,000 emails to Wikileaks because he was so pissed that the primary was essentially rigged in favor of Hildog. And the murderous, vicious psychopaths most certainly can’t ever admit that they were “betrayed” by one of their own now, for what I think are rather obvious reasons. They’re just way too far down the rabbit hole of the Big Lie to ever go back now, so we’ll just continue to get served lie heaped upon lie heaped upon lie. It’s officially our domestic version of the Benghazi attack.

    Sometimes I wish there was actually a hell so that these monsters involved in his cold-blooded murder could spend the rest of eternity there. And hopefully one day Wikileaks themselves will confirm that he was indeed the true source, if there’s a way in which they can do so without endangering the rest of his family (though I’m not sure that there is, as these bastards will clearly do anything).

    1. Has his murder been investigated? Have journalists looked into it?

      1. There is no time for that while Putin is hiding under our beds!!!!!!

        1. You misspelled ‘poutine.’

          1. Which is much worse that that Russian guy with the similar-sounding name.

            1. Your joking, right?? French fries, cheese curds, gravy… what the hell isnt there to like about that?

      2. Has his murder been investigated?

        Not by any law enforcement agency. The D.C. Metro police were ordered to “stand down”, by who exactly we don’t know, but it’s probably safe to assume someone pretty high up in the federal apparatus.

        Have journalists looked into it?

        Most journolists (though there are a few exceptions) worship Obama and Hildog and are more than content to push the bullshit that Rich was shot in the back at close range by some rando street thug and that it was the Russians who hacked and leaked all those D.C. emails to hand the election to Trump. It’s a far more comforting narrative for them and creates much less cognitive dissonance.

        1. the bullshit that Rich was shot in the back at close range by some rando street thug

          And IIRC, he was about testify against HRC, no?

          1. Yeah, and most have forgotten that his then lawyer 38 year old Shawn Lucas rather conveniently “passed away” too shortly after.

            1. Well, maybe they can get some information from the WikiLeaks guy that he was supposedly leaking the emails to.

              Oh, wait – he’s dead, too.

    2. And your evidence for all this is?

    3. Called it! It’s a fucking travesty though.

  4. Sen. Rand Paul feels misled by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    You just can’t trust senators, Dr. Paul.

  5. Union Station accidentally showed a pornographic video on a giant screen.

    Sue everyone who saw it for copyright infringement.

  6. Fox News’ Tammy Bruce: Sorry I Called an Autistic Boy a ‘Snowflake’

    His mother, Dr. Ingrid Herrera-Yee, appeared Monday on CNN’s The Lead, telling host Jake Tapper, “Michael is 10 years-old. He is on the autism spectrum. He’s a military child. And he loves the White House.”

    1. Sooooo, he’s a snowflake.

    2. Why is calling him a snowflake a bad thing?

      1. Because you shouldn’t insult ten-year-old children for cable tv snark.

      2. Because snowflakes are white and white is a pre-existing condition.

        1. Tony is a pre-existing condition.

      3. Because “snowflake” is for adults who act like autistic 10 year olds, not actual autistic 10 year olds.

    3. What the fuck does being a military child have anything to do with anything? Stop making excuses for your boy lady and let him grow up without you hovering over him.

  7. Why We’ll Always Be Obsessed With Lena Dunham’s Weight

    As long as she continues to be outspoken about her body, she should expect that her fans and critics will be outspoken in turn?and that tabloids will feature pap shots of her alongside weight-loss tips for their legions of body-image obsessed readers.

    1. Because she is fat and she likes to show it off?

      If she wasn’t fat nobody would care about her weight.

    2. Not clicking through. Who’s the ‘we’ in this story?

      1. All of us, Paul. Everyone. Accept it.

    3. Crusty, a serious question. Have you ever pleasured yourself to climax using primarily Lena Dunham images as inspiration?

      1. I have a thing for topless ping-pong.

    4. Who’s “we,” kinosake?

      1. Lizzie Crocker – a pretty lady, and Crusty Juggler, a pretty fella.

  8. There was once a time when rompers were considered a fashion faux pas, but not today ? today, one brand has launched their own vision of the onesie designed specifically for dudes.

    All the inconvenience of overalls with none of the dignity.

    1. Eh, it looks like you can just undo a couple buttons to go the bathroom, which is a vast improvement over the women’s version, where you essentially have to strip down to butt naked. But it does slightly resemble little boys’ pajamas though.

  9. Police: Teacher Caught With Teen In Back Seat Of Her Car

    Investigators said the car was parked, not near the roadway, but on it, obstructing traffic. The deputy said when she approached, she saw Stigger inside with the teenager, who was nude from the waist down.

    Initially, Stigger told the deputy that the teen was trying to seduce her. According to Carter, her story then changed.

    “She did say that she was in the process of mentoring this past student of hers, even though it was two o’clock in the morning, and they were in the back seat of a car,” said Carter.

    1. When you’re having an inappropriate relationship with a teenager, you always engage it parked in the middle of a road, blocking traffic.

    2. What’s with these teachers? Any half decent looking woman (and not a few butterfaces) can get laid just about any time they want. Why put your career on the line??

  10. Former Putnam County substitute teacher sentenced to 2 years in prison for sex with teen

    I accept full responsibility for him drinking and for not saying no,” she said. “I do feel it was consensual. It was not forced. That’s where I came in saying this should be between my husband and I, my priest and God.”

    Basinger questioned her on the teen being at her house multiple times and being provided with alcohol multiple times.

    “Alcohol was at my home. I did not force him to drink it. I allowed him,” she said.

    The teen’s father spoke in court saying his son has tried to commit suicide twice.

    “He is trying to make his way out of this,” the father said. “Our son is going to have to live with this for the rest of his life.”

    A representative of Crime Victim’s Services read a statement in court written by the teenage victim. He said he has been harassed at school, bullied online, and is the subject of gossip by adults.

    Is “oh my God this lady blew you!” bullying?

      1. I think they got her on “in loco parentis” where as a teacher she is responsible for protecting the child and not having sex with him

        1. A hot teacher having sex with an 18 yr old boy IS protecting him.

    1. Where was this epidemic of hot female teachers banging their students when I was one?

    2. Yeah, he’s suicidal because he was tapping that experienced ass and now all these busybodies put an end to it.

      1. It does seem the reaction and not the act was the problem.

    3. Now she can have sex in women’s prison.

      1. Oh, SIV, always hatching some outrageous statement or other.

    4. Better that than to Putnam on.

  11. Must-read story of the week: for decades, a first-generation immigrant’s family kept a woman in their house who could credibly be described as a slave.

    I heard about this on NPR this morning. Very interesting.

    I’ll have to read the story to see if there’s background that wasn’t answered in the NPR piece. Like how did they get their house maid (slave) papers to enter the country? Like, how does that work? Can you move to another country as a family and say, “Uh yeah, and we need our maid too.”

    1. B-1 Visa. Temporary business visitor includes maids and servants.

      1. Well ok then. But wait… ‘temporary’. So there must have been some pathway for permanent status for her. ‘Cause she was with them until she died as I understand.

        1. If you actually read the article, it says she was in the US illegally from 1969 (when the initial temporary visa expired) until the amnesty law in the 1980s. With the amnesty she was able to get citizenship in the 1990s.

  12. I’ll take one in teal, please. (Just kidding!)

    I’ll take mine in paisley mauve, thank you very much (not kidding).

  13. Much ado about avocado toast.

    It’s helpful that our outrage addiction can be fed by such trivialities.

    1. “As Mic has pointed out before, shaming millennials about food or drink purchases is rarely helpful.”

      Because delayed gratification is for squares.

  14. re: the porn on Union Station screens:

    “What the hell is this?” proclaimed one man, pointing at the screen.

    Wants to know the video link so he can watch from home.

    “Oh my God!” yelled a woman who watched from afar.

    Is horrified by sex and nudity.

  15. Between being ridiculously expensive, “avocado hand”, and the disturbing texture, I’m not sure why anyone’s still eating avocado at this point.

    1. They do remain delicious and one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. And they’re extremely easy to prepare, despite current hysteria.

        1. I guess the nutrition part isn’t false, I just personally find them unappealing.

    2. Because without avocado, there can be no guacamole.

    3. Not me. I have always found it disgusting.

      And I’m afraid to ask what “avocado hand” is.

      *googles, receives 100’s of hits*

      Oh fuck, this is a trend?!

  16. Trump and the Tattlers

    What we’re witnessing is astonishing. I don’t mean Trump’s actions ? including the infuriating accusation that he divulged highly classified information to Russian visitors ? though those certainly qualify. I mean how quickly the details of this latest incident reached journalists. I mean how quickly so much of Trump’s embarrassing and outrageous behavior reaches journalists, as government officials use the very media that he demonizes to expose his recklessness, ridicule his cluelessness, warn Americans about his intentions and head him off at the pass.

    1. What’s really astonishing is watching libertarians take the side of the moron president over the free press.

      1. I will admit it’s refreshing to see the press act free again.

        1. I will gladly acknowledge that the press had googly eyes for Obama if this site would start being skeptical of authoritarian presidential power again. I mean, it shouldn’t really be pulling teeth.

          1. I don’t see this site doing anything BUT being “skeptical of” authoritarian presidential power. I’ve certainly never seen them support it.

      2. What’s really astonishing is watching leftist sockpuppets embrace the intelligence community, and uber-McCarthyism.

        To save you time, I despise Trump. Unlike you, I have principles, and a working knowledge of history, and they mean something to me.

        1. What’s really astonishing is watching leftist sockpuppets embrace the intelligence community, and uber-McCarthyism.

          Quite the jump in the last five years from “The 1980s called and they want their foreign policy back,” and “Mitt Romney doesn’t seem to realize it’s the 21st century,” isn’t it?

        2. I don’t have a black-and-white opinion of the American intelligence apparatus. It’s impossible to have a completely informed opinion of it at all, for obvious reasons. Generally I’m in favor of it on contrast to warfare, though.

          1. ‘I don’t have a black and white opinion’ seems to be your go to excuse for doing 180s these days.

      3. What’s really astonishing is watching libertarians take the side of the moron president

        Hillary derangement. It’s the only plausible explanation.
        Unless they are, you know, Republicans…

    2. I think any administration is always going to have partisan tattletales chomping at the bit to run to the press with any insider information they deem immoral. And I think we do need that to keep authority in line. I just don’t think some of the more overzealous informants realize that President Pence could potentially be worse.

      1. “President Pence”

        Fuck that noise

  17. Pastel Rompers for Men Are Coming to Save Everyone From ‘Basic’ Fashion

    It’s tempting to be insensitive and shout, “That is SO gay.”

    But there is no self-respecting gay man that would be caught dead in that shit. Ever.

    1. I’ve seen it once on a young gay guy. There may be no stopping it. But as a conservative dresser I will likely see it come and go before I ever clear a rack in my closet for them.

      1. Maybe he was closet straight. Look, in my mind, gay men are stylish. Don’t ruin it for me.

        1. He thought he was being very stylish. It read “I came from California where we’re five years ahead on fashion. So buckle up, because the onesie is coming.”

  18. Jesus Christ that avocado toast article was painful – what these smart-asses need is a thump upside the goddamn head if they’re too stupid to realize that “avocado toast” is a stand-in for all the useless pretentious stupid shit they buy. He’s telling you to keep focused on what’s important and pay attention to the goal, assholes. Like when somebody tells you to knock off the avocado toast, he doesn’t mean that literally and nit-picking over the details of avocado toast is getting side-tracked by niggling little bullshit instead of keeping focused on what’s important and paying attention to the goal.

    1. I’m sorry, I wasn’t listening.

    2. The thing that bothered me most was the whole dismissive attitude that went along with the advice… “You’ll only save a couple thousand a year. Not enough for a down payment on a house, so why bother!” and then singing the praises of loans. While loans are definitely helpful, there’s no reason why you can’t start cutting some unnecessary stuff out of your budget and take out a smaller loan.

  19. I’m so glad that (alleged) intel leaks are being handled in a manner appropriate to sensitive intelligence.

    The only thing worse would have been if Israel officially wanted it kept secret, but unofficially wanted Russia to quietly learn it from someone else and work things on their end.

    Just a cursory reading of intelligence agency behavior in the past decades would reveal dozens of little things like this.

  20. Trumps outs a valuable intelligence source, “libertarians” scream B-b-b-but not Hillary!

  21. I’m trying *really* hard to understand why it’s such a horrible thing that the head of our military shared intel on potential terrorism with another state? Is there some reason why I should want for Russia to suffer terrorist attacks that could have been prevented if they had some intel?

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