May 18, 2017
Bradley Manning was released from imprisonment today. He was convicted of leaking millions of classified military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks. Monday evening, the Washington Post quoted anonymous sources as saying that the president disclosed classified information with the Russian Ambassador and Foreign Minister. Although the Director of National Security denied anything improper was done at the meeting, and although the President has the authority to declassify any information he chooses, it’s set off a firestorm of self-righteous indignation with Democrats in the media and Congress. But it gets weird. Many of these same people condemning the president are also the one’s praising Bradley Manning.