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Dealing With National Security Leaks
It is essential for a Presidential Administration to be to be able to trust those with whom they must interact to tend to the business executing the responsibilities of the Executive branch of Government of the United States. Clearly, if the members of the Executive branch are being spied upon by the security agencies of the United States Government (in violation of these citizens 4th Amendment protections to be "...secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures...") - in order to thwart and/or impede, and/or destroy President Trump's ability to fulfill his agenda, particularly in keeping the citizenry safe "from all enemies, foreign and domestic..." If the men and women appointed by President Trump, or nominated as cabinet posts, are made to hesitate in moments of potential duress - because they are concerned that a word, decision or action may be removed from context, leaked to the Press and utilized by the political opponent (and these are found in Republican ranks as well as Democratic), to waylay the individual personally, or the performance of his/her mission - a National Security breach, which may have been caught, is not.
Subsequent to a calamity - a calamity precipitated/enabled by something of a 5th column in the Government of the United States - politicization will likely allow Trump, and his associates to take the blame for what carnage my result, and an actual etiological investigation will never take place. The traitorous actors will have accomplished their goals; what harm the Nation suffers will matter little to Democratic politicians, and the mainstream Press. Let's be honest; many in the Press and almost all Democrats analogously think - or should we more apropos write: "feel!" - that a Republican caught jay-walking should be painfully executed e.g., Scooter Libby, whereas anyone desiring to hold a Democrat to an account - analogously: one caught red-handed in an armed robbery, with innocent loss of life - should be considered a partisan hack out to score political points e.g., Benghazi, IRS (under Lois Lerner) suppression of conservative advocates, et al.
At the end-of-the-day, it comes down to the "values" which inform their (inform Democrats/Leftists, and most of the mainstream Press) judgments; these are the values to which people like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer so often refer. These values are only about advancing the Democratic agenda and power; to such malefactors as these, weakening the United States of America is fine-and-dandy, so long as their power is increased and/or their enemies (their enemies: any and all that oppose the advance of their power/agenda) are harmed.
So what ought one do? We propose that President Trump do the following:
1.) Publically announce that he believes that there are those in his Government acting at cross-purposes to the National Security of the United States, blinded by political ambitions i.e., in their zeal to harm this Administration, they seem to be willing to harm the United States. Those in the Government that will so callously divulge information - in violation of Federal Statutes - must be found, and prosecuted to the furthest extent the Law allows. To that end...
2.) Ask/appoint Rudy Giuliani - former New York city mayor, and former Federal Prosecutor (he prosecuted the various Mafia Crime families/organizations/syndicates via RICO statutes...) - to head an investigative commission, utilizing the data mining techniques employed by the various United States Government Security Agencies to identify terrorists, and possible terrorist. Giuliani may appoint additional prosecutors (e.g., Michael Mukasey, Joe Degenova, Andrew C. McCarthy) to assist him in finding those in the Government of the United States which are acting to undermine National Security.
3.) Request a number of trusted Leftist Legal scholars (e.g., Alan Dershowitz, Jonathan Turley etc.) along with a number of trusted reporters (e.g., say Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and others) to provide oversight, so as to ensure the commission does not itself trample upon 4th Amendment Rights.
4.) Announce that such hearings may be televised on CSPAN; at least the portions of such hearings which do not divulge National Security.
5.) The Commission will go where the evidence leads, without concern itself with what political Party, or what capacity the malefactor presently holds, or formerly held within the Government of United States...
Thomas J. Donegan