Charles Krauthammer on the Hypocrisy Over the Bradly/Chelsea Manning Commutation vs. Wikileaks Hacked Emails (VIDEO)
The hypocrisy of Barack Obama and the LEFT that they would consider the Wikileaks embarrassing, hacked emails of Team Hillary damning and the reason why she lost a presidential election, while Manning’s release of documents and information of America’s actions in on going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the identities of individuals who were working for us, many of whom are probably now dead as they were hunted down and killed as nothing and only worth a slap on the wrist.
People’s lives were put at risk, but Obama trumped national security issues vs. an individual with a gender issue.
Barack Obama Looked to Reduce Manning Sentence He Viewed as ‘Nuts’ as Common Sense Americans See Obama and Manning’s Actions as Damage to America
ON HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR, OBAMA PROVES TO ALL THAT HE IS THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF AND OUT OF TOUCH WITH MAINSTREAM AMERICA …
In what can only be described as the perfect metaphor to personify the Barack Obama presidency, Obama and his minions looked upon the 35 year sentence handed down to Bradly/Chelsea Manning as “nuts,” while others that like to refer to as those that live on this place I call Earth, looked upon the crimes that Manning committed as an extreme danger to the United States. Barack Obama and those in his ear would have us believe that Manning has already served enough time as the lame duck president commuted Manning’s sentence by 80% from 35 years to 7. Obama’s own Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter recommended against commutation, but Obama did it anyhow. Why? What would possess a President of the United States of America who took an oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, to do such a thing knowing the damage that Bradly Manning did? Maybe, just maybe we are seeing the real Obama and his agenda in his last days and his legacy of not only failure but intended damage and division to America.
The key question for the president was how much time Manning should serve. He and his advisers looked at other government leak cases, which indicated that 35 years was the longest sentence ever imposed for a leak conviction. By the time the second request came in, Manning had served six years, much of that time subjected to harsh treatment and solitary confinement.
In his decision to commute Manning’s sentence, made public this week, Obama knew he would face criticism, the person close to the president said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. “But he felt strongly it was the right thing to do.”
Most people think Barack Obama is nuts and much worse for commuting a sentence of an individual that committed an act of treason against the United States. Andrew McCarthy at National Review provides the basis of the damage caused not only by Bradly Manning, but Barack Obama as well. Obama’s actions are breathtaking when one considers that in a different time and generation, Manning’s actions would have been cause for the death penalty. But as Instapundit opines, “look at the way Obama treats America’s friends and compare it to the way he treats America’s enemies, and it’s obvious that Obama’s interests and America’s only rarely coincide.”
- First, it is also disgraceful for the New York Times to report without balance that “Prosecutors … presented no evidence that anyone was killed because of [Manning’s] leaks.” As the Times well knows, in cases involving classified information, the government frequently cannot reveal – let alone prosecute – the damage done.
- Second, there is a logical way to deduce the damage caused. I laid it out in a column about Hillary Clinton’s reckless mishandling of our nation’s secrets:
- Third, the degree to which Obama has wielded executive power in favor of America’s enemies and against his own political opponents and scapegoats is breathtaking. The treasonous Manning gets an 80 percent shave off his sentence. Now we learn Oscar Lopez-Rivera, an unrepentant FALN terrorist convicted of waging war against the United States, has also had his sentence commuted.
ASSANGE CLAIMS RUSSIANS NOT THE SOURCE OF WIKILEAKS PODESTA HACKED EMAILS …
In an exclusive interview with FOX News Channel’s Sean Hannity, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange said that Russia was not the source for the DNC and John Podesta hacked emails. Barack Obama and Democrats have blamed Russia for interfering in US elections with the hacks. Or is it that Democrats are looking to shift blame from themselves and Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing 2016 presidential election loss to Donald Trump? The WikiLeaks founder said that the Obama administration trying to ‘delegitimize’ Trump and his electoral landslide victory.
“They’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House,” Assange said during an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity airing Tuesday night, according to a transcript of excerpts from the network.
“They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president,” Assange said during the interview, which was conducted at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been staying.
HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta’s emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?
JULIAN ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.
ASSANGE: Our publications had wide uptake by the American people, they’re all true. But that’s not the allegation that’s being presented by the Obama White House. So, why such a dramatic response? Well, the reason is obvious. They’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House. They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate President…
ASSANGE: Our source is not a state party, so the answer for our interactions is no. But if we look at our most recent statement from the US government, which is on the 29th of December, OK, we had five different branches of government, Treasury, DHS, FBI, White House presenting their accusations to underpin Obama’s throwing out 29 Russian diplomats. What was missing from all of those statements? The word WikiLeaks. It’s very strange.
Wikileaks Leaked Transcript: Bill Clinton Says ‘Political System Is Rigged’ And Hillary ‘Deserves’ The White House
HMM, BILL CLINTON SAYS THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IS RIGGED …
From The Daily Caller comes the following: in a leaked transcripts from a closed-door fundraiser reveals former president Bill Clinton privately agreeing with one of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s major campaign themes, the political system is rigged against working class Americans. Imagine that? When no one is looking or the masses are not privy to, Clinton agrees with Trump, the political system is rigged. Bill Clinton also stated that Hillary “deserved” to be elected. Deserved, really? Like she is entitled. The transcript of Clinton’s remarks were published by WikiLeaks alongside thousands of emails sent and received by Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.
Leaked transcripts from a closed-door fundraiser reveal former president Bill Clinton privately agreeing with one of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s major campaign themes: the political system is rigged against working class Americans.
Clinton also appeared to tell the audience of Democratic donors that Hillary Clinton “deserves” to be elected president.
Clinton’s comments took place at an October 2015 private fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Cheseapeake, Maryland.
The transcript of Clinton’s remarks were published by WikiLeaks alongside thousands of emails sent and received by Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.
In the speech, Clinton admitted that “there are lots of people in the Democratic Party and lots of working people all over the world who are sick and tired of working their heart out and never getting a pay raise.”
Clinton then conceded that, “to some extent,” the political system is rigged against the working class.
WikiLeaks: DOJ Official Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik Gave Clinton Camp ‘Heads Up’ About Email Filing
HMM, AND YOU WONDER WHY THE DOJ DID NOT INDICT HILLARY CLINTON … ITS TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!
The Politico is reporting that a senior department of Justice official gave the Hillary Clinton campaign a “heads up” about new developments related to Clinton’s email use as secretary of state. From Wikileaks hacked emails, in May of 2015, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik emailed Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta to tell him about potential developments at an impending congressional hearing, as well as about a new development in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for the emails Clinton turned over to the State Department from her private account. The collusion and corruption runs deep between Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration.
What Difference Does It Make that I am Corrupt
A senior Department of Justice official gave Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman a “heads up” about new developments related to Clinton’s email use as secretary of state, according to hacked emails published Wednesday by WikiLeaks.
In May of 2015, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik emailed Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta to tell him about potential developments at an impending congressional hearing, as well as about a new development in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for the emails Clinton turned over to the State Department from her private account.
In an email from Kadzik’s personal account titled “Heads up,” he wrote: “There is a [House Judiciary Committee] oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails. Another filing in the FOIA case went in last night or will go in this am that indicates it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails.”
Podesta forwarded the email to a cadre of top Clinton aides, adding: “Additional chances for mischief.”