Throwback Thursday with Bayrack
The Washington Post reminded us all very early in the Trump administration that while Trump called the media "fake news" and verbally criticized leakers, "Obama quietly prosecuted them.” Yes, the Washington POST. WaPo reminded us that Obama went after leakers using the Espionage Act.
Today, Democrats who were hypocritically silent during the Obama years, are blasting Trump for less. Who's surprised at LIB hypocrisy?
Adam Schiff, one of the greatest liars of all during the Russia Hoax, says that Trump’s description of the “whistleblower’s” source as a “spy” amounts to an “incitement of violence.” Short and selective memory. Schiff has been silent about Obama using the Espionage Act to target whistleblowers.
Obama's DOJ targeted whistleblowers for leaking information to journalists and even attempted to prosecute the reporters who received and published the data. Obama called for the prosecution of at least 8 leakers under the Espionage Act. That is more than all 43 previous presidents combined.
Before Obama left office, he did all he could to make life easier for whistleblowers and members of the IG community. Obama wanted them protected better before he left office.
Mr. Obama’s Department of Justice and FBI spied on The Associated Press, secretly wading through their reporters’ phone records, in an effort to chill potential federal whistleblowers. His administration targeted Fox News reporter James Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator under the Espionage Act for simply talking to one of his sources in the State Department and reporting on it.
What an interesting coincidence.
Throwback Thursday with Hillary
Remember when Hillary asked the Chinese Communists for Trump's tax returns? Yeah, I bet you forgot. There's always an aggressive lack of curiosity when it comes to things that Democrats have done.
Hillary told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC that since Senate Republicans declined to pass Democrat-sponsored bills to secure American elections against foreign interference, the Left should openly enlist the aid of Chinese Communist espionage.
Forgot that? Yeah. Thought so.
It's all just more selective outrage and pearl clutching by the undisputed Champions of Unintended Consequences.