The President Takes My Suggestion
More thrilling is the bluntness with which he laid out the reason for the leak of the classified National Intelligence Estimate:
"I think it's a bad habit for our government to declassify every time there's a leak. But once again there's a leak out of our government, coming right down the stretch in this campaign, in order to create confusion in the minds of the American people, in my judgment is why they leaked it."The media knew they were handling damaged goods when they ran with the NIE leak, as evidenced by the fact that none of the print Big Three ran a disclaiming quote from the administration in their original stories. It's shameful, it's unethical, and now it's been called for what it is.
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