Tenney kowtows to Trump even as he compromises U.S. security

Posted 30 August 2022 at 7:23 am


Representative Claudia Tenney attacked law enforcement for carrying out a legally obtained warrant to search Mar-a-Lago for classified documents, held illegally, that could damage U.S. intelligence gathering capabilities.

“Don’t be fooled. This dirty FBI raid isn’t about ‘stolen documents’ or pee tapes,” Tenney stated on Twitter. She then went on, without evidence, to claim that the search was politically motivated to prevent Mr. Trump from running for office again.

This isn’t the first time Mr. Trump has damaged or demeaned U.S. intelligence agencies, rather this is part of a pattern. It is also a pattern for Republicans like Ms. Tenney to defend Mr. Trump’s antipathy for U.S. intelligence.

In May 2017 President Trump gave sensitive secret Israel information to the Russians in the Oval Office jeopardizing U.S. intelligence gathering ability. A high-level CIA individual in Russia had to be removed for his own safety because of the carelessness of Mr. Trump.

In Helsinki Mr. Trump held a two-hour conference with Vladimir Putin then told a news conference he trusted Mr. Putin over U.S. intelligence. In 2018 Mr. Trump posted video of members of Seal Team Five revealing the team’s location and un-blurred faces.

In 2019 Mr. Trump released classified images of a surveillance photo revealing highly classified U.S. surveillance capabilities which allowed amateur satellite trackers to determine the photograph came from National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite USA-224.

This is only a partial list of Mr. Trump’s compromising U.S. intelligence. Ms. Tenney’s kowtowing to Mr. Trump and his failures to protect and defend the U.S. show how unfit she is to hold office.

William Fine