Originally posted by @sonhouse to MetalBrain
The part where she said in her notebooks 'I want to burn the white house down' and association with known Islamic terrorists played into that.
What I want to know is how does this play into your defense of Trump whom you claimed you never voted for but continue to defend as if you were Manafort.
Let's try to ignore Sonhouse's perpetual obsession with US partisan politics.
(I would write no differently if the US President were still Barack Obama rather than Donald Trump.)
Reality Winner may be described (like Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden) as a 'whistleblower'.
"Reality Winner: NSA contractor jailed for five years over classified report leak
Winner, who leaked report on Russian election interference, is first person Trump
administration charged under Espionage Act."
"Free speech advocates have warned that the Trump administration’s use of the
Espionage Act – instead of less harsh laws that are crafted to penalize people for leaking
government information – in Winner’s case perpetuates the aggressive attacks on
whistleblowers seen under Barack Obama’s administration.
The Intercept’s editor-in-chief, Betsy Reed, said Winner “should be honored, not punished”
in a statement after the sentencing.
“Selective and politically motivated prosecutions of leakers and whistleblowers under the
Espionage Act – which dramatically escalated under Barack Obama, opening the door
for the Trump justice department’s abuses – are an attack on the first amendment that
will one day be judged harshly by history,” Reed said."
Does the jingoistic American Sonhouse believe that Edward Snowden (now in Russia)
should be condemned as a 'traitor' to the USA or even be executed, if that were legally permissible?