As the unprecedented amount of leaks and acts of sabotage against the administration of President Trump have been flowing freely, with the assistance of the mainstream media, the American people have taken notice and are not as pleased as anti-Trump forces are with these illegal actions.
A Rasmussen poll conducted earlier this week found that 53% of likely American voters believe the media leaking classified information is an act of treason, while only 30% disagreed.
When politics is the name of the game, one man’s treason is another man’s service to the nation. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just over half (53%) of all Likely U.S. Voters still consider the leaking of classified information to the media to be an act of treason. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, while 18% are undecided.
But while 73% of Republicans consider the leaking of classified information which plagues the Trump administration as treasonous, only half as many Democrats (36%) feel that way now. Voters not affiliated with either major party agree by a 50% to 27% margin that the leaks are an act of treason.
Unsurprisingly, Democrats did not feel as strongly as Republicans that the leaking of classified information was treasonous. However, I’d wager that if these leaks were occurring under the Obama administration, liberal’s would be calling for the death penalty for those behind the leaking (despite their typical opposition to capital punishment).
GOP voters were also more likely than Democrats to believe that the media reporting on leaks are hurting national security.
A closer look finds that 56% of GOP voters and 49% of unaffiliated believe the media is hurting national security when it publishes government secrets, but Democrats by a 42% to 36% margin say it is doing a public service. In 2010 with a Democrat in the White House, 61% of voters in his party said the media was hurting national security by releasing secret government information, and 84% of Republicans and 72% of unaffiliated voters agreed.
As is common with the left, when an illegal action plays in their favor or is committed by their political leaders (Hillary Clinton), they downplay the horrific nature of these crimes. However, if such crimes were hurting the Democratic party, such as with Wikileaks during the election, the outcry from the media would be heard around the country and pundits would be calling for the scalps of those who committed them.
It appears President Trump has had enough, especially since British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her shock over the American media leaking classified details of the Manchester bombing, which was shared with US intelligence services. Now, rumors abound that Trump will be taking legal action against such leakers and considering a massive shake-up of White House staff.
Let’s hope this happens, as the draining of the swamp cannot commence while Obama holdovers and those who wish nothing but harm on Donald Trump’s administration are still present in the government.