Rss@dailykos.com (laura Clawson) · Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:18 pm
Donald Trump didn’t just ask then-FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn after Flynn resigned in disgrace as Trump’s national security adviser. Trump had another target in mind for investigation—and more. Reporters.
Alone in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr. Comey’s associates.
This is the same person who blithely passed along classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador—information that, according to Jake Tapper, Trump regime officials had asked CNN not to report because it might endanger lives.
But sure, classified information was Trump’s key concern in wanting reporters imprisoned. It had nothing to do with wanting to suppress reporting on all the ways he’s doing terrible things and the incompetence that is his only barrier to doing worse things.