Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) explained the reality of the leaked Trump tape in two sentences that debunks all of the GOP excuses.
Trump stole military secrets and shared them with anyone who would listen.
* If you say anything other than that, you are complicating a simple crime.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 27, 2023
Republicans want to make the tape complicated because they are trying to excuse Trump. As Rep. Swalwell states, there is nothing complicated about what Donald Trump has done. The former president stole military secrets and shared them. Trump took classified documents belonging to the United States government and shared them with people who also lacked the proper security clearances.
It’s a very simple crime that the former president confesses to on tape.
There’s already a lot of Republican hemming while trying to change the subject for Hunter Biden, but Hunter Biden stole state secrets. Hunter Biden has not shared classified information with anyone else. The threat to US national security and military lives is not Hunter Biden.
The threat is Donald Trump, and anyone who tries to minimize or explain away that threat is enabling a threat to national security and putting the lives of Americans at risk.
Donald Trump has committed a crime. He is recorded confessing to the crime, and anyone who tries to alter the frame of the situation for partisan political gain is betraying his own country.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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