Monday, July 10, 2017

Voltaire Network — Just who is organizing the leaks against Donald Trump?

During the first 126 days of Trump’s presidency, 125 pieces of classified information have been illegally leaked to 18 press agencies (the majority of the leaks being directed to CNN). The rate, it would appear, is around a leak a day, seven times more than the number of leaks during the corresponding period in the four preceding mandates. The majority of these leaks concern the inquiry into possible interferences by Russia during the last Presidential electoral campaign....
The existence of these repeated leaks makes us think that there is a conspiracy a-brewing within the high-level administration, 98% of whose officials voted for Clinton rather than Trump.
Ya think?

Voltaire Network
Just who is organizing the leaks against Donald Trump?
Translation by Anoosha Boralessa

3 comments:

Bill said...

Leaks at that scale make somebody suspect that they are the result of an organized conspiracy? Au countraire, Voltaire. Leaks at that scale do not require a conspiracy. 98% oppose Trump? Think about it. No conspiracy necessary.

Tom Hickey said...

Conspiracy or group think?

Bill said...

The latter is more likely, no? (Except that it is a pejorative term.) And there are other options.

According to the article, "The majority of these leaks concern the inquiry into possible interferences by Russia during the last Presidential electoral campaign." It is easy to see a shared motivation for those leaks in preventing a coverup. Even if the leaker did not support Clinton. And, once several such leaks have occurred, a potential leaker might feel emboldened to make a leak of his or her own. For instance.

As for the headline of the article, it assumes too much and reveals bias. It invites a witch hunt.