The Make-Believe Media is reporting anonymous leaks deftly timed for the nightly news ratings cuing caterwauling cries for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. But the leaks are not all coming from Never-Trumpers, Democrats or Deep State Obama loyalists.
According to Erick Erickson writing at Resurgent, some Trump-friendly sources are intentionally leaking sensitive information to “give Trump a kick in the butt.” Erickson knows one such source and writes:
And the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016. But the President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how politely it is given. He does not want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack. So some of the sources are left with no other option but to go to the media, leak the story, and hope that the intense blowback gives the President a swift kick in the butt.
There are always options. Sabotaging a sitting president by leaking to his enemies in the media is only one of them.
Erickson goes on to defend the leaking of sensitive information as a bizarro-world political fraternal correction:
You can call these sources disloyal, traitors, or whatever you want. But please ask yourself a question — if the President, through inexperience and ignorance, is jeopardizing our national security and will not take advice or corrective action, what other means are available to get the President to listen and recognize the error of his ways?
Following Erickson’s logic, the lawless leaking of classified information may be a political good to correct Trump because the ends justifies the means. Presumably then, they should be thanked for their selfless act of sabotage.
IF the President is indeed jeopardizing national security, then leaking as a corrective measure will only serve to preserve his ability to further jeopardize national security. To respect the law and the Office of the President, such sources should report any security violations or concerns promptly to the Department of Justice instead of playing politics. Less than that is self-serving, political angling which smacks of placing the party’s interest über alles, further weakening respect for the law itself.
Given Erickson’s report, we may conclude that some inside the GOP are employing Alinksy tactics — and possibly committing federal crimes — to rein in, school or otherwise control the President of the United States and thereby the Executive Branch.