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Whatever You Think of the Trump-Russia Investigation, Whistleblower Reality Winner Deserves Your Support


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Whatever You Think of the Trump-Russia Investigation, Whistleblower Reality Winner Deserves Your Support

Trevor Timm

Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor accused of releasing national security information to the media, will have been in jail for more than a full year without being convicted of a crime. Her trial, originally scheduled for October 2017, has been pushed back multiple times and is now on the docket for October 2018. It’s anyone’s guess whether the case will drag on even longer.


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The Supreme Court is going to make union representation for public workers even more unlikely this month. We will see how far their decision goes. Combine that with a president who thinks he can do whatever he wants, and you’ve got an ugly mix. But it sounds like a good time to yell at Democrats as if they are all the same. Yelling at socialists and center left parties worked well in the end for the communists in Germany in the 1920s and 30s, after all.


#3

A bit touchy today, KC?


#4

Good point! Today’s reality is very analogous in many ways to the late 1920’s and early 1930’s.
The catalyst of massive economic downturn will likely produce similar results, only this time all the major players have nuclear weapons. It looks to be a dark and stormy decade ahead!


#5

No, just making the obvious point. I mean, Trump’s lawyers say he can do whatever he wants. With the right justices in place and a compliant Congress, he’s right. We have an opportunity to change that dynamic.


#6

Me too, Skeezyks. It’s getting scary!


#7

It got scary on November 22, 1963. But I agree it keeps getting scarier all the time. 9/11 anyone?


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In our system, to reduce this scariness, we can vote to check the president. There’s one way to do this. It’s time for progressives to accept 1) we have a pay-to-play president in office, for real, who likes dictators and strongmen; 2) does not give two-shits about what we care about at all; and 3) may fundamentally change our system if he remains unchecked. What I find amazing is that there are notable conservatives that recognize this and are deciding to exercise their votes in a pragmatic and truly pro-democratic way, while lots of progressives play yesterday’s game thinking a revolution will take Trump’s hard right toys away. The thing they miss is we could be on the cusp of a revolution now, one that’s the opposite of a democratic and progressive one.

Laws don’t matter, after all, if a president can do whatever he wants. He almost has the Supreme Court completely and is close having the lower courts. If he sweeps the DOJ, what are we going to do? Yell at Democrats more?


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It’s time to protect whistleblowers. They are sticking their necks out for us. Not the 1%.

Show your support any way you can.


#10

Has Reality Winner’s lawyers even petitioned the court for a speedy trial? If not, why the concern over the length of incarceration pending trial? The decision to keep her incarcerated was made by a judge, so don’t know what good protesting would do. People can carp until the cows come home.

On the other hand, one of the companies indicted by Mueller had requested a speedy trial. Mueller has tried to quash the request, but the right to speedy trial belongs to the defendant, not to the prosecution.


#11

But wait gentleman-------------I think that perhaps it’s time for a military level #ME TOO. She’s getting screwed! And again… no one even wants to listen. Reality Winner-------interesting name--------make it so! : )