Report: Past lies from DEMS show distinct double standard when it comes to accountability (Video)

(National SentinelPolitical Hypocrisy: Though former national security advisor Michael Flynn was recently forced to plead guilty to misleading the FBI, his threatened indictment represents a distinct double standard when it comes to how official Washington deals with Republicans and Democrats, a report by One American News Network notes.

And while lies told by Democrats “get swept under the rug,” there is a “recurring witch hunt” involving Trump campaign figures, the network reported.

Regarding Flynn, much of the establishment media has failed to point out that his actions in having discussions with Russian officials during the transition period late last year were neither illegal or improper.

What’s more, they fail to note that when Democrats do similar things or worse, they are lightly disciplined if at all — a point not lost on Flynn himself.

“If I — a guy who knows this business — if I did a tenth of what [Hillary Clinton] did, I would be in jail today,” he said last year.

Flynn was referring to Clinton’s email scandal, which occurred during her tenure as President Obama’s secretary of state. The FBI conducted a criminal investigation, turning up several highly classified emails that passed through her unsecured server, a violation of national security statutes.

But she was never charged, and neither were her top aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, who appear to have misled FBI investigators when they said they had no prior knowledge of the existence of Clinton’s server.

Clinton herself lied under oath, OANN reported, when she told a congressional committee that there were no emails marked “classified” that passed through her server.

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That claim was refuted by none other than then-FBI Director James Comey.

“From the 30,000 emails” Clinton turned over to the State Department in 2014, “110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received,” Comey told reporters in July 2016, where he then proceeded to exonerate Clinton as well, claiming her actions were unintentional — which is not legally excusable.

Later, during testimony under oath before a House committee, Comey then appeared to lie about Clinton’s lie, telling then-U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, she was never untruthful with the FBI.

During the hearing, Chaffetz made it clear he believes there was a “double standard” at work.

“If your name isn’t Clinton or you’re not part of the powerful elite, that Lady Justice will act differently,” he said.

On Tuesday, Chaffetz, now retired from Congress, told Fox News‘ Sean Hannity that it was “clear” Clinton lied under oath.

“Clearly Hillary Clinton did lie under oath. When Roger Clemons supposedly lied under oath the Department of Justice indicted him, but Hillary Clinton not so much… The Department of Justice was handing out immunity like candy. And in those immunity agreements they were not required to cooperate with government officials,” he said.

Then there is the case of former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was caught colluding with the Obama Justice Department and FBI, according to documents obtained by government watchdog group Judicial Watch.

An official memo dated October 2010 indicates that Lerner met with officials at the DoJ and FBI to discuss the possible criminal prosecution of conservative non-profit organizations.

Yet another example: Earlier this year Obama’s national security advisor, Susan Rice, requested the unmaking of people connected to Trump’s campaign and transition, but in an interview with PBS denied she knew anything about it.

Subsequent reporting revealed that Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce detailed spreadsheets of phone calls involving candidate- and president-elect Trump and his associates. Later, Rice told House investigators she unmasked senior Trump officials to find out why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York City late last year.

However, former Obama-era Director of National Intelligence James Clapper — who himself lied to Congress but was never held responsible — admitted that he requested the unmasking.

Clapper lied to Congress about the NSA’s mass collection of Americans’ personal information, which was exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Via One America News Network:

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Denzel: Blacks should not blame ‘the system’ for high black incarceration rate

(National SentinelCriminal Tendencies: Mega-star Denzel Washington has some advice for young black men and others who claim the American system of justice is skewed against them: It’s not.

“It starts at the home,” Washington told reporters at the New York premiere of his upcoming film, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

In his new film, Washington plays an ambitious defense attorney whose beliefs begin to be tested in the aftermath of joining a new law firm.

Washington, 62, told the NY Daily News his latest role did not change the views he has on the justice system. Rather, he said the film actually repeated what he’s long believed is the root cause of so much black male incarceration.

“It starts with how you raise your children,” he said. “If a young man doesn’t have a father figure, he’ll go find a father figure.

“So you know I can’t blame the system,” Washington continued. “It’s unfortunate that we make such easy work for them.”

In an interview with Reuters, Washington reflected on the issue during his formidable teenage years.

“I grew up with guys who did decades (in prison) and it had as much to do with their fathers not being in their lives as it did to do with any system,” he said.

“By the time we got to 13, 14, different things happened,” Washington recalled. “Now I was doing just as much as they were, but they went further.”

“I just didn’t get caught, but they kept going down that road and then they were in the hands of the system.”

While progressives like the film’s director, Dan Gilroy, continue to portray the justice system as inherently racist, Washington doesn’t seem to agree.

“It’s about the formative years,” he said. “You’re not born a criminal.”

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Injustice: Traitor Bergdahl gets NO prison time

(National SentinelDesertion: Former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and recently pleaded guilty to desertion, will not serve another day in prison, a military judge decided Friday.

The ruling, which is certain to outrage serving military personnel and veterans, also angered the Commander-in-Chief, who tweeted after the ruling that it was “a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.”

The military judge at Fort Bragg, North Carolina did give Bergdahl a dishonorable discharge, reduced his rank to private and said he must forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. He made no further comments.

Military lawyers wanted stiff punishment for the admitted deserter because of wounds suffered to service members who were sent in search of Bergdahl after he left his post, fearing he had been captured instead.

Shortly after he broke a cardinal regulation for military members and abandoned his post, he was captured by Taliban forces and held captive for five years, though not much about his time in captivity has been publicized.

Following the ruling the White House had no official comment, instead referring reporters back to a statement President Donald J. Trump made several weeks ago. The president said he “expects all military personnel who are involved in any way in the military justice process to exercise their independent professional judgment, consistent with applicable laws and regulations.”

Bergdahl’s defense lawyer, Eugene Fidell, said he will now attempt to have the case dismissed, saying Trump’s comments on the campaign trail last year and again when Bergdahl pleaded guilty in October should serve as the basis for dismissal.

He said Trump had already caused one of the “most preposterous” legal situations in American history.

After Bergdahl entered his guilty plea, Trump said on the campaign trail, “We’re tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who’s a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed.” He added that “thirty years ago, he would have been shot.”

Legal experts disagree over whether Trump’s statements as a presidential candidate who had yet to win the election can be given the same weight as statements made as president.

As to the judge’s sentence, several military experts believe that it sends the wrong message to current members of the armed forces, that desertion — which is a very serious offense — will be tolerated on some level.

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