No one can claim that this wasn't a serious leak. So no one can say he's overreacting.Polygraphs are widely used in the intelligence field, so, hell ya, why should the big shots at the top of the heap be immune? Even the thought that you could be polygraphed would serve as reminder not to do things you might be questioned about. They may not be terribly effective though, especially with people who grew up in the intelligence trade.
But then, that's exactly what they're saying. Because they want those ticks to stay burrowed in deep in flesh.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told associates he wants to put the entire National Security Council staff through a lie detector test to root out leakers. It's unclear whether this will ever happen, but Sessions floated the idea to multiple people, as recently as last month.
Sessions' idea is to do a one-time, one-issue, polygraph test of everyone on the NSC staff. Interrogators would sit down with every single NSC staffer (there's more than 100 of them), and ask them, individually, what they know about the leaks of transcripts of the president's phone calls with foreign leaders. Sessions suspects those leaks came from within the NSC, and thinks that a polygraph test -- at the very least -- would scare them out of leaking again.
One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Reason #5699 That Trump Was Elected
Jeff Sessions Floats Idea of Administering Lie Detector Tests to All 100+ NSC Members, To Find Who Leaked the Transcripts of Trump's Calls with Foreign Leakers
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All of the NSC staff members should already have gone through a TS/SCI Lifestyle Polygraph. It is a normal thing to have to undergo another, especially if there is the possibility of compromise of National Security information. LTG McMasters can make this happen without the AG getting involved in the process. That it hasn't happened is a strange thing.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid the answer might be that if they asked everyone on the NSC if they had leaked, they would all answer yes, or fail the test.ReplyDelete