The War Against Whistle-Blowers Was Severely Escalated by Obama, and Will Very Likely Continue Under Trump

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who President-Elect, Donald Trump, has selected to head the CIA

Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who President-Elect, Donald Trump, has selected to head the CIA

Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump’s New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead.:
https://theintercept.com/2016/11/18/obama-refuses-to-pardon-edward-snowden-trumps-new-cia-pick-wants-him-dead/

(PRESIDENT OBAMA INDICATED on Friday that he won’t pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even as President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick to run the CIA: Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who has called for “the traitor Edward Snowden” to be executed.

Pompeo has supported nearly unfettered NSA surveillance, has blamed Muslim leaders for condoning terror, and is one of the most hyperbolicmembers of Congress when it comes to describing the Islamic State, which he has called “an existential threat to America” and “the most lethal and powerful terrorist group ever to have existed.”

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Of course, Obama wouldn’t. His administration has prosecuted more whistle-blowers than all previous presidents, combined.

Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers [translation: attack on Press and First Amendment Speech] (May 2011 article):
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/05/obamas-war-whistle-blowers/38106/

And, it looks like Trump might be ready to keep Obama’s new tyrannical tradition going…

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