Obama has Prosecuted More Whistleblowers than All Other Presidents COMBINED

Obama Aggressively Prosecutes Whistleblowers … But Refuses to Go After White Collar Criminals

Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton each prosecuted financial crime more aggressively than Barack Obama.

But that doesn’t mean that Obama is failing to prosecute. He is just aiming at a different type of target.

The New York Times reported last year:

In President Obama’s 26 months in office, civilian and military prosecutors have charged five people in cases involving leaking information, more than all previous presidents combined.

Andrew Kreig notes:

[Government Accountability Project's] Homeland Security and Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, a well-credential ethics advisor in 2001 at the Bush Department of Justice [said] “Obama … has brought more prosecutions against whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than any previous president and all presidents combined.”

The former head of the National Security Agency’s global digital data gathering program – William Binney – confirmed to Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman:

AMY GOODMAN: [T]he number of people who have been indicted are more than all presidents combined in the past.

WILLIAM BINNEY: Right. And I think it’s to silence what’s going on.

And see this interview with former CIA intelligence asset Susan Lindauer.

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  • Jay Rowland

    I don’t think I would use Amy Goodman as a reference on anything.

    • Zachary Smith

      The woman was quoted as saying “[T]he number of people who have been indicted are more than all presidents combined in the past.”

      If you doubt the assertion you really ought to provide a speck of evidence of the facts in the case. Or evidence she’s either deranged or lies about virtually everything else.

      Anyhow, I just saw a report that the US Political Hierarchy is outraged Russia arrested, tortured, then killed a whistleblower.

      http://www.npr.org/2012/04/20/151058720/bill-could-complicate-u-s-russia-relations

      It’s just AWFUL when other nations abuse whistleblowers. But the US of A is so special the rules we declare others must use are routinely ignored here. As the blog post says, Obama doesn’t prosecute hardly anybody except whistleblowers. Not Bush the Lesser, not Cheney, and not a one of the torturers they authorized. The bankers have looted the country, and not a single one of them has had anything worse happen to them than being hassled when the free truckloads of baled $100 bills overwhelm them with storage problems.

      And the killings here? So far they’re at the lower levels. Cops tase hundreds of people to death, and nothing whatever happens to them. Goons at the border murder illegal aliens, and nothing happens to them.

      http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/323436

      Thugs and perverts at the airports bully passengers and look at their naked bodies. Great fun, and you’d better not object.

      If there were any Christians among the DC Power Elites, they really ought to open their New Testaments to Matthew 7:5

      “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

  • Steph

    And why not?
    …………..

  • MVP

    Yes – much better to stick to state-controlled media sources only…

  • MVP

    Besides, when even the southpaw extremists expose it, you know it must be bad.

  • LocalHero

    As much as I loathed the Bush administration, Obomber makes those scum-bags look like Mother Theresa. There is a heart of darkness there that is breathtaking in its utter ugliness.

  • LIGHTEREDKNOT

    Z Smith: Your phrase ” The Lesser Bush and Chaney” references RE.: Torture. If a terrorist has a dog sniff his arese and talks or he is warterboaded and he talks or womans panties are placed on his head and he talks; its not TORTURE. As long as dog does not bite I could not careless. Has waterboarding injured, deformed or handicapped ANY One? What about christians in DC. Hell there is a muslim in the Whitehouse and I hope he is voted out in NOV 2012.

  • poorhardworker

    Well, of course…Obama gets money from white collar criminals!!! That was a “DUH!” moment. He cares not a whit focover what is morally right! That is why he is using our tax dollars ($8.3BILLION!!!) to cover up a short-fall in Medicare prior to the electrions…because he does not want independents and seniors to know what ObamaCare will do to the system. The GAO said this ruse is a bad idea…and they will not cancel this theft! So, regardless of what you think about Obama…our tax dollars are going to re-elect him. This is an OUTRAGE and should not be excused!

    I will be e-mailing everyone I can think of to lay this deception in front of We the People! I hope you will join me. Here are two links:
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/an_billion_trick_ImTBFfz7MeuZLJY7JzXEIJ
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/health/policy/gao-says-medicare-test-project-is-wasting-8-billion.html?_r=2&ref=us

  • Shaking my head in disgust

    Does this really come as a surprise to anyone? With all the other policies that OBAMA has pursued to bring this country to it’s knees, with the help of the liberal media, of course, is it surprising that his administration would come down hard on those who wish to expose the truth in the bloat that has become the Federal Government?

  • hbenioff

    When the tea party congress agrees we need jobs and votes for them we will get them . Up to now all they do is obstruct and vote NO to everything to make Obama look bad and RUIN THE ECONOMY so that we think it is OBama,s fault. They LIE THROUGH THEIR teeth . Also, there is NO liberal press. Most of it is owned by the right wing and very little to the rest of us. The Repugnicans want to cut most programs for us ordinary people and turn all things over to corporations to RAISE rates. All they want is tax cuts for the rich.

    • Patty

      Obama doesn’t need anyone’s help to look bad, he’s doing just fine all by himself. He has TWO council members giving American jobs away overseas, and one of them is on the Jobs creating council and his company pays very little in taxes. I know about the second council member because she gave my job to someone overseas. She’s laying off people left and right, she’s just doing it in small enough increments at a time to keep it off the radar. She makes 9.9 million a year. Thanks to her and Obama’s other council member, a whole lot of people are on unemployment, that money isn’t coming out of Barack’s or his council members pockets, it’s coming out of taxpayers like YOURS, assuming you pay your taxes. Obama is getting a $24,000 tax refund this year, how much are YOU getting? Obama is the first president to ever lose America’s AAA credit rating. He’s almost through with a four year term and campaigning for a second, when does HE start taking responsibility for the condition of the country. And it doesn’t seem to matter what the “Repugnicans” think or do, because Obama and his administration do whatever they want anyway, with no repercussions. On behalf of my self and my fellow ex coworkers, thanks for the unemployment checks. As much as I hated my job, I hate being unemployed more. But when we’re a socialist country, that won’t matter.

    • Kevin Beck

      No one, not even you, has established that Obama’s proposed programs (that the Tea Party Congress-members seem to oppose) would have the results he says when he rattles his gums about them. Heck, Obama even went so far as to say that his reason for raising tax rates was “for fairness, not about funding the legitimate operations of government.” So when a person who’s an economic boob makes a statement that his “plan” will solve the economic problems of the world, are you telling me you believe what he says? Really?

      You know, someone could make a fortune as the village idiot in your town selling you these ideas every day. You have proven yourself to be a regular customer.

  • Dave

    I read somewhere (don’t recall where unfortunately) that Obama was described as a “champion of whistleblowers”. Yeah, sure.

    “Champion of smokeblowers” appears more likely.

  • lol

    let’s support our local crooked politicians and businesses by showing our support for the prosecution of whistleblowers! obama makes crooks far too proud.

  • Nooge

    The Gulag Archipelago has been resurrected…oh s**t it’s happened again

  • Nooge

    The prosecuted are the lucky ones I guess, just tortured and imprisoned. The rest are on the kill list, you know the constant high profile “suicides”.

  • Nooge

    Mao instituted “reforms” each of which killed 20 million Chinese. Obamacare will kill 20 million Americans. Enforced gun confiscation will kill 20 million Americans. Here we go again.

    • mb

      citations? How will The Affordable Care act kill 20 million? Who’s confiscating guns and how did you arrive at your estimate of the dead?

      • angelsinca

        “How will The Affordable Care act kill 20 million”

        When you spend your last $3,500 on mandated health insurance premiums, you won’t have the money for the co-pays much less the deductible. So, in th normal course of a stressful day, the heart begins to murmur. You decide to call the doctor to have it checked out but he can’t see you for 6 weeks. It’s not really an emergency, just a concern. You don’t have the money for an e-room visit anyway, so you wait. Two weeks later you are dead from a heart attack. The ppACA…great for ‘free’ gynecological check ups. Not so good if you are in a hurry and on the edge, financially.

        • pete

          hmmm except for the fact you don’t need to buy the mandated health insurance if you already have insurance. And if you didn’t have insurance your co-pays would have been insane amounts anyway. Why will i have to wait 6 weeks? can you explain this baseless accusation?

          • Heaterman

            Angels, seriously, you don’t get it? Obamacare is all about revenue for the government, not healthcare. Surely you must be able to see the connection given that the IRS is running Obamacare rather than some agency that actually knows and understands healthcare. No?
            The wife and I just met with our insurance agent and learned to our dismay that despite our below $50K combined income our health insurance was now going to cost us over $1,050 per month or about 25% of our annual income. We previously bought insurance (high deductible and both in good health) for about $5,300 annually. So…….I am more than a little ticked off. I repeat. Obamacare has never been about healthcare.

          • pete

            First off, most of the Affordable care act is not yet in effect and won’t be until January 2014. Secondly, did you stick with the same insurance you currently have or were you forced to switch? My guess is you stuck with the same insurance you currently have, not sure how that was caused by Obamacare. Care to explain how a new competitive health insurance being offered to millions of people somehow made your premiums rise at the private company you receive health insurance through?

    • Michael

      You, need help!

  • batmanroxus

    We should be rewarding whistleblowers. In fact there should be a none profit organization dedicated to that.

  • heatherGirl

    It seemed to me that Democrats liked whistleblowers when they leaked info on the Bush administration, they only seem troubled by them when they leak information on the Obama administration.

  • Elvisguy

    Roses are Red,
    Violets are BLUE
    Abortions is WRONG
    Profit$ to WHO?

 

 

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