Monday, January 29, 2018
Hypocrisy is not new in politics; , it has just gotten worse
Rep. Devin Nunes, Donald Trump's GOP House member errand boy, was at it again. After having to recuse himself from the Russian investigation because of flagrant partisanship, in a prior stunt. Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, wants to release his "memo" on alleged misdeeds by the FBI. The Trump administration's own Justice Department says it contains classified information and release would be "extraordinarily reckless ", harmful to US security. Nunes is on a thinly disguised campaign to try to obstruct the Mueller investigation by damaging the FBI's reputation and to give a reason to fire Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein who is supervising the Mueller probe. The reason the Justice Department gave : the Nunes memo includes information into FBI secret methods to gather information. No wonder Russian bots are cheerleading for the release of this memo. Russia could learn much helpful to their own attempts to subvert US democracy and learning more about sources and methods used by US security services. The FBI believes also it is misleading. and inaccurate. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/31/fbi-grave-concerns-expected-release-nunes-memo/1083218001/
Of course, after exhaustive investigations led by a GOP Congress into Hillary Clinton's e mails that allegedly contained classified information, those investigations went nowhere because her intent to include them was not proven. Now Nunes intentionally wants to release classified information harmful to the US. Is it OK if the GOP intentionally does release information that hurts US security but it is not OK if Clinton unintentionally did it and with no damage to US security?
It is just boys being boys and locker room talk if the GOP 's flag bearer, the President of the US. admits to sexual assault on starlets and pays off porn stars for his encounters, but it is impeachment worthy when Bill Clinton "did not have sex with that women". Give Trump a "mulligan", White Evangelical religious leader 's exhort while some of their believers believe Trump "was sent by God". Give me a break. How many of the GOP would like their kids to grow up and be like Donald Trump?
I yearn for those simpler days when President Jimmy Carter admitted he had "lust in in heart". But of course, he, a devout Christian, came in for ridicule by his political critics as a hypocrite. How far down the toilet has the country gone?