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Hampleman: Double standards

What is more concerning is not that dozens of documents that were marked secret, top secret and confidential that were recovered from a general storage room and from Donald Trump’s office at Mar-a-Lago.

What should be of more concern to everyone is the 48 empty folders that were found. Not even Trump with his massive brain would make the effort to abscond with empty folders.

We are left with two scenarios. The first is he did take empty folders, maybe to recycle them and help save the planet. Or two, they had information in them, but it has subsequently been hidden, sold or destroyed.

In 2017 Ms. Reality Winner was arrested for distributing NSA gathered confidential information pertaining to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, the election that made Trump president. For her offense Ms. Winner, under Trump’s watch, was arrested immediately, denied bail, and was ultimately sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison, and three years’ probation after her release.

Wikipedia quotes an August 24 tweet by Trump: “Ex-NSA contractor to spend 63 months in jail over ‘classified’ information. Gee, this is small ‘potatoes’ compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff (Jeff Sessions, attorney general). Double Standard.”

Hundreds of documents stolen and missing, many marked as top secret. Double standard? Without a doubt.

Richard Hampleman


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