And now the Left has no room to talk about Russia hacking the election.
Since November, all I’ve heard is Russia hacking the election. Russia hacking the election and giving it to Wiki-leaks.
Now, today, Obama commutes the sentence for Manning from 35 years down to 7. What did Manning do? Well, the most favorable position you could take is that he was guilty of espionage. At worst, he was guilty of treason.
So, back in the day, there was a sizable portion of the Left that called for leniency for Manning. After Bradley decided to become Chelsea, that increased.
But…then the hacking of 2016 happened! Hillary lost!!!!! Wiki-leaks baaaaaad.
Let’s compare the two:
Bradley Manning stole military documents and gave it to a foreign entity to be distributed to anyone with an internet connection–including our enemies. Personally, I believe that he was a weak-willed person (as further proven by his sex-change operation) that was taken advantage of by Julian Assange, particular after Snowden’s fame as a whistle blower. Even if the military did something wrong, Manning needed to take that to the press, not a foreign entity. Of course, no one trusts the media anymore, but back then, that may have been acceptable. These leaks gave away classified information and put agents at risk. This, further, put American interests at risk.
Russia hacked the DNC. What did they find out? Hillary is out of touch. Well…we knew that. She disdains Joe Six-pack. Well…we knew that. She’s entitled. Her team thinks low of Americans. She sells influence. At every turn, we knew or suspected everything that “was leaked.” And they were all TRUE. They could not deny it.
Manning’s betrayal revealed state secrets to our enemies. The DNC hacks merely confirmed what many suspected.
So…what’s Obama’s logic? Hacking personal emails is tantamount to undermining our very democracy, but giving away state secrets is no big deal? He has lost any credibility on the leaks.
Long Live the Constitution!