But this transgression was the basis for the "Lock Her Up!" chants at you-know-who's rallies, and in fact they continue. This was the issue that was the basis for three front page stories in the New York Times on a single day. This was the horrifying scandal that threw the election.
Now it turns out that the current Resident uses an unsecured i-phone to talk with his buddies at Faux News and other pals from Wingnutistan, that U.S. intelligence knows that the Chinese are listening to these conversations, and have told him so, but he refuses to stop doing it. Apparently the White House staff and intelligence community are at least somewhat reassured that "he was not spilling secrets because he rarely digs into the details of the intelligence he is shown and is not well versed in the operational specifics of military or covert activities." In other words he's too ignorant to give away important secrets. As Chait concludes:
There is so much gross misconduct in this administration, it’s not clear Democrats will even bother holding hearings on this issue if they gain control of Congress. That is itself telling: Trump has clearly exceeded his opponent’s culpability on her worst scandal, and it’s probably not even one of the 100 worst things he’s done, so far.Well yeah, maybe we won't have congressional hearings. But will we ever hear about this again from the New York Times? I vote No.
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