Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 31 Times the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents COMBINED

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And Obama Is Arguably More Hostile Towards The Press Than Any President In History

The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined.

This administration has also obtained much longer jail sentences against whistleblowers than previous presidents.  

ACLU legislative counsel Gabe Rottman noted last October:

The Obama administration has secured 526 months of prison time for national security leakers, versus only 24 months total jail time for everyone else since the American Revolution.

(So – as of October – Obama had thrown whistleblowers in jail for 22 times longer than all otherpresidents.)

In January, whistleblower Barrett Brown was sentenced to 63 months in prison. And today, CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 42 months in jail.

And Jeremy Hammond – regarded by many as a whistleblower – was sentenced by Obama to 120 months in prison.  So now we’re up to 751 months whistleblowers. That’s 31 times more time meted out against whistleblowers by Obama than all other presidents combined.

But even that stunning figure understates the savagery of the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers …

If Edward Snowden or Julian Assange are ever caught, the government will seek very lengthy sentences.

And the government would have obtained lengthy prison terms for high-level NSA whistleblowers Thomas Drake and William Binney – and even “framed” them with false evidence – but they were brilliant enough to able to prove with bulletproof evidence that the government was lying.

Top mainstream reporters also say the Obama administration is more hostile to the free press – the folks who spread whistleblower leaks – than any other in history.

Indeed, the Obama administration is treating reporters like criminals … or terrorists:

  • The government admits that journalists could be targeted with counter-terrorism laws (and here). For example, after Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, journalist Naomi Wolf, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and others sued the government to enjoin the NDAA’s allowance of the indefinite detention of Americans – the judge asked the government attorneys 5 times whether journalists like Hedges could be indefinitely detained simply for interviewing and thenwriting about bad guys. The government refused to promise that journalists like Hedges won’t be thrown in a dungeon for the rest of their lives without any right to talk to a judge
  • In an effort to protect Bank of America from the threatened Wikileaks expose of the bank’s wrongdoing, the Department of Justice told Bank of America to a hire a specific hardball-playing law firm to assemble a team to take down WikiLeaks (and see this)


3 thoughts on “Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 31 Times the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents COMBINED

  1. so much for “transparency”

    this is a terrorist act .. he just effectively shut anyone up that knows anything , and doesnt want them to tell the TRUTH about his LIES

    I thought we were supposed to protect the whistle blowers, because of how they have the inside TRUTH

    basically this just proves rogue government at its finest

  2. I honestly believe most if not all who have been “prosecuted” or “persecuted” by the administration are completely controlled opposition as they have deep long-term ties with media and have been part of disseminating propaganda in the past.

    Why would I trust them now? Have they suddenly become “honest” zio-presstitutes?

    And yes, my opinion is heavily biased as the majority of those being “persecuted” by the joo administration are joos.

    If you were or are a threat in msm you, and you somehow magically made it to national level, you would be suicided or disappeared. We wouldn’t have a dog and pony show to create a made for tv drama of “good” guys are exposing the few and far between evil deeds committed by a few bad apples that are smearing the “good reputations” of the rest of the barrel.

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