“We’re living in a time today where journalism is occurring in an environment of extraordinary threat. As official sources of information for the American citizen, the American voter, begin to dry
up, confidential sources, people in government who know the reality of what’s going on, particularly when the actions of government start to go out of bounds, are critical now. This is America. When something goes wrong, don’t we want somebody to stand up and say something about it?”
There are a lot of grey areas in the hypocrisy of this Trump chap and his team.
Trump’s treasonous collusion with Russia is a grey area because no one’s actually at war with Russia.
Trump advocated the hacking of Hillary’s emails in public campaign speeches before the election.
Does that not suggest that he wanted to show how all-powerful he was? That even the Russians were taking orders from him? He in effect said If they are hacking into things, they should hack Hillary’s emails.
And he calls whistleblowers like Snowden – who would speak out against Russia, even from Moscow, if the Kremlin needed to be criticised – traitors?
Sacking Comey and others is a grey area when Trump HIMSELF ADMITS he has sacked people because of the Russia investigation. He wanted people fired because they were investigating the interference of Russians in the election, and Russian links to his campaign. HE has SAID THAT.
People on the campaign team like Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner and Don Jr all said or swore that they had NOT been in contact with the Russians, when they had. The questions put to them did not relate to “improper contacts” – as Kushner has spun it.
The questions related to MEETINGS with RUSSIANS.
Jeff Sessions said he had had no contact with Russia when he had met the Russian ambassador more than once. When you’ve been caught in a lie like that about meeting them bad Russians, you can’t backtrack and say “Well I just mean no improper meetings.” And they were improper. Trump’s team discussed the possibility of setting up a secret channel of communication with the Kremlin from New York. So the Trump administration-elect wanted a channel of secret communications with the most powerful and dangerous government in the world when it comes to acting against US interests, and in spying on the United States and its citizens, over the last 80 years.
Obama pointed out that Snowden’s whistleblowing revelations helped to improve US intelligence services.
But how is any or all of the Trump administration’s collaboration with Putin a GREY AREA?