psu_dad wrote:OK. That makes more sense. Giving someone access to classified information when they have no clearance (temporary or otherwise) is suicide.
It's a felony. But, the access was temporary and at the request of the White House, presumably so they had time to replace him. The FBI had closed the file in January and in February the WH tells the public the investigation is still underway and not to presume judgment. But judgment had been rendered already. And, Trump's comment about a "mere allegation" was made after it was known not to be a mere allegation. Per what has been made public, the FBI concluded that he abused his 2 ex-wives. And, his defense to the charges are ludicrous. When confronted with pictures of his one ex-wife with a black eye, he apparently said that they were in a hotel, had an argument, she picked up a glass vase and was going to throw it on the ground, he went to grab it from her and in the ensuring scuffle "accidentally" hit her a few times and left her with a black eye and facial bruises. I'm paraphrasing but that is his story spoken from his mouth.
His explanation to his other wife's charges about how he smashed a window and broke into their house is even more ridiculous. See, he was "tapping" on the window when suddenly his knuckle just broke the glass! That can happen to anyone! And, of course, once that happened, it was only natural that he would reach through the knuckle size hole he made and open the door as he simply wanted to collect his belongings and had no intention of terrorizing his ex wife.
Sounds completely legit, right? And, this is the explanations that Trump uses to defend his "he denied" comments. Please. They have protected, and lied for, a guy who beats up women. Period. And, they continue to lie to the public about it. But, it seems members of the WH staff are getting anxious about it. I was reading Huckabees comments from yesterday to the press and she has clearly stepped back and made comments along the lines of "as far as I was told". That is a far cry from her normal "everything we say is true/everything you report is a lie" demeanor. She's probably not happy having to defend this or try to sell it to the public. I suspect she knows she's been had by Kelly.
The whole thing is just amazing. And, it may be that Trump didn't know. But, as usual, he has to be right and will defend the position while the ground caves in around him. Like I said earlier - his fellow Republicans must be loving all this attention.