Obama must think Wikileaks is super-serious. He’s pardoning Manning with all the other felons.
Democrats had a LOT of nasty things to say about Julian Assange through this last election cycle. They REALLY hated him. Especially when the dirt about Hillary and Podesta’s dirty dealing came to light.
Bob Beckel, who went on to be Hillary’s advisor, called for him to be killed. (Apparently, that is not enough to disqualify someone’s judgment as an advisor to Hillary.)
And then we heard reports that John Kerry got directly involved, pressuring Equador to cut off Assange’s internet connection. (here)
So, Wikileaks are a BAD thing. (Even if Hillary’s trashing of an illegal private server with Bleach Bit after it is subpoenaed is ‘not’ a ‘bad thing’.)
[It’s Democrat logic. Don’t expect it to add up.]
If WIKILEAKS is soooo bad, what’s up with Obama’s latest pardon?
In an eleventh-hour surprise, President Obama commuted most of Manning’s remaining prison sentence Tuesday, just days before he hands the keys to the White House to Donald Trump.
Manning, who was serving a 35-year sentence for leaking a trove of documents about the American military to WikiLeaks, will officially be released on May 17. She will have served a total of seven years.
Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, worked as an intelligence analyst in Iraq and stole hundreds of thousands of classified documents and turned them over to the website.
Manning said she hoped the release of the information would ignite “worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms.” But while it uncovered misdeeds of the US government, it landed Manning in jail, where she began the process of transitioning to a female. — New York Post
So, to recap:
Assange (a foreigner) is an existential threat to America that must be stopped.
An American giving away THOUSANDS of classified documents to that very same Wikileaks doesn’t even rate as serious enough to even complete a Prison sentence.