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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:19 PM

McMaster wasn't aware of White House's foreign call "lockdowns"

Source: Axios

Three former administration officials tell Axios that former national security adviser H.R. McMaster did not authorize and was not aware of the "locking down" of transcripts of conversations between President Trump and foreign leaders that were politically damaging but didn't pose national security risks.

Why it matters: Congressional investigators want to learn how, when and at whose direction transcripts were moved out of the typical computer system and into a classified system meant for highly sensitive security matters.

That process was described in the whistleblower's complaint about the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukraine's President Zelensky.

Details: Early reports suggested the practice might date to McMaster's tenure (February 2017ľApril 2018).

After calls between Trump and leaders of Mexico and Australia were leaked in 2017, the National Security Council did tighten a once-larger circle of staff and interagency officials who got access to foreign leader call transcripts by default, two of the former officials said. But that's not the same as whisking transcripts away to a classified system.


Read more: https://www.axios.com/hr-mcmaster-trump-foreign-leader-classified-system-e6057c09-da01-4a37-9908-05da980b624a.html

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Reply McMaster wasn't aware of White House's foreign call "lockdowns" (Original post)
Julian Englis Oct 13 OP
2naSalit Oct 13 #1
bronxiteforever Oct 13 #4
Evolve Dammit Oct 13 #2
NotHardly Oct 13 #3
PSPS Oct 13 #5
flibbitygiblets Oct 13 #6
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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:21 PM

1. Pompeo...

he was head of CIA for a while before becoming Sec of State. He would have known about and had access to the server.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:22 PM

4. +1000 great point.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:29 PM

2. Brad Parscale. IT Director. Subpoena his ass.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:20 PM

3. He's a real master-of-the-Universe, isn't he ... LOL putz another failed ex-military type

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Response to NotHardly (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:50 PM

5. Your posts will get alerted with your signature

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 10:12 PM

6. Sounds like he was really on top of things.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 11:03 PM

7. Chances are good

He's lying his ass off - hoping he gets to keep it.

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