Trump's war on leakers has neutered the intelligence community's whistleblower program, which diverts leakers


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This is the one place where saying “Yeah, but Obama!” actually works.

George Bush Minor, not Trump, started the war against whistleblowers, and Obama, not Trump, turned it up to eleven.

We can (and should!) criticize President Trump (and Obama) for not reversing this trend - but it’s not Trump’s war on leakers - it’s continuation of bad policy.



Unfortunate, but true. I do think that there was pushback on Obama’s war on whistle blowers by people who care about the issue. I suspect that it will get more backing from mainstream democrats now, though. Which is good.

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