Huckabee Sanders Pronounces Media A Danger To National Security
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, spokeswoman for the man who spent over a year shouting “Lock Her Up!” at his rallies in order to express displeasure for Hillary Clinton mishandling some classified information in their fever dreams, scolded media today and claimed they were a danger to national security.
It was a classic, “Not the leaker, you’re the leaker!” moment.
NBC’s Kristen Welker was asking Sanders some pretty reasonable questions about why Rob Porter was allowed to have access to classified documents when he did not have the clearance to do so. As the questioning became more pointed, Huckabee Sanders got more defensive.
Finally, she let fly. “I think we’re doing and taking every step we can to protect classified information,” Sanders snarled. “I mean, frankly, if you guys have such concern with classified information, there’s plenty of it that’s leaked out of the Hill, that’s leaked out of other communities, well beyond the White House walls. If you guys have real concerns about leaking out classified information, look around this room. You guys are the ones that publish classified information and put national security at risk,” Sanders said, taking aim at every reporter in the room.
To be clear, Rob Porter had access to every document Donald Trump had access to. This wasn’t a small matter. It is a HUGE breach of security protocol, and it’s why this story hasn’t died as quickly as it otherwise would, Trump’s abusive qualities notwithstanding. Porter had access to everything and clearance for nothing.