'Daily Show' resurfaces GOP tweets on mishandling classified info.

'Daily Show' resurfaces GOP tweets on mishandling classified info.

"The Daily Show" took to social media on Monday evening, digging up and tweeting a flurry of messages from Republicans criticizing Democrats for their handling of classified information. 

The handle retweeted prominent GOP figures' earlier tweets while adding, word by word, its own commentary.

"How many times will we find Republicans criticizing the exact thing Trump is doing?" the tweets ask.

The Washington Post broke news Monday evening that the president disclosed highly classified information about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to top Russian diplomats in a meeting last week. 

A U.S. official with knowledge of the meeting told the newspaper that Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

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The first "Daily Show" post included a tweet by then-presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE slamming his opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Poll: 51 percent of voters want to abolish the electoral college MORE, for being "extremely careless" for how she allegedly handled highly classified information on a private email server while she was secretary of State.

 

 

It then retweeted a recently resurfaced 2016 tweet from House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanKenosha will be a good bellwether in 2020 At indoor rally, Pence says election runs through Wisconsin Juan Williams: Breaking down the debates MORE (R-Wis.) in which the congressman said individuals who are "careless" with classified information should be "denied" further access to such data.

 

That was followed by a message from White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Priebus, who at the time served as the head of the Republican National Committee, pointed to the consequences individuals with top security clearance have faced after mishandling classified documents. His tweet at the time likely was a jab at Clinton for not facing any charges after the investigation into her email use concluded.

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A tweet by Sen. John CornynJohn CornynThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Liberal super PAC launches ads targeting vulnerable GOP senators over SCOTUS fight Senate GOP faces pivotal moment on pick for Supreme Court MORE (R-Texas) joined the flurry when he denounced government leaks, saying it affects American people too. Cornyn's remarks came a day after Trump acknowledged the leaks in a lengthy press conference in February. 

"The leaks are real, the news is fake," the president said at the time, having warned earlier that leakers would "pay a big price."

 

 

Other Republican lawmakers such as Reps. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears Tim Scott invokes Breonna Taylor, George Floyd in Trump convention speech Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington MORE (R-S.C.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and former GOP presidential contenders like Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes Press: Notorious RBG vs Notorious GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy MORE (R-Texas), Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Pentagon redirects pandemic funding to defense contractors | US planning for full Afghanistan withdrawal by May | Anti-Trump GOP group puts ads in military papers Democrats step up hardball tactics as Supreme Court fight heats up Press: Notorious RBG vs Notorious GOP MORE (R-Fla.), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSecond GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus GOP senator to quarantine after coronavirus exposure The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Trump seeks to flip 'Rage' narrative; Dems block COVID-19 bill MORE (R-Ky.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot MORE (R-S.C.), Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), and others also tweeted critical statements about Clinton's mishandling of classified documents, with some suggesting that she deserved to be prosecuting for mishandling the files and others indicating that her actions prove she is not qualified to be president.

 

The last tweet, in a 15 tweet-long storm, was a message from White House press secretary Sean Spicer questioning whether Clinton could protect the country as a result of violating the State Department's rules about handling classified information.