Entrapments R US
By Janet Phelan
Recent actions by the Trump administration have commentators wondering if Trump’s pursuit of whistleblowers is simply a continuation of the prior administration’s War on Revealers. The Trump administration’s decisions to attempt to extradite WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and to repeatedly jail Chelsea Manning in an effort to coerce her testimony against Assange may only be the most visible manifestations of a policy which protects, rather than exposes, Deep State agendas.
In fact, the Trump administration has exceeded Obama’s administration in its pursuit of whistleblowers. Last week, ex-CIA analyst Daniel Hale became the latest target of this endeavor.