Monday, May 22, 2017

Judd Gregg: Trump and the Chaos Theory

From The Hill by Judd Gregg

The chaos theory of mathematics — to the extent I understand it, math not being my strongest subject — in essence holds that a small event can lead to many really big events.

The same idea applies to politics. It’s the seemingly little things that come back to hit you in the side of the head, hard. They create political chaos.

When President Trump told Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that we had intelligence that could help both countries fight the Islamic State, he may have felt he was simply making a small offering.

It may have been part of an attempt to open the door to greater cooperation in the fight against Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. It was classified information that he thought could be used to gain some trust from the Russians and show the sincerity of his desire to cooperate.

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