Glen Ford on The Real News Network In its last months in office, the Obama administration facilitated massive leaks of Trump team members’ telephone conversations and other raw intelligence. The operation succeeded in creating great clouds of innuendo intended to buttress the totally unproven allegation that Russia and Trump operatives collaborated to meddle in the election process. In deliberately encouraging leaks, former president Obama probably committed impeachable offenses –- that may still be indictable.
BAR executive editor Glen Ford on The Real News Network
There is no proof that Russia had anything to do with the Wikileaks revelations about the Democratic National Committee's sabotage of Bernie Sanders' campaign. However, even if the Kremlin did interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections, the actions don't match the scale of America's interference in elections across the world, according to Glen Ford.
U.S. incarceration levels remain so high because this country hands down longer sentences than anyplace else in the world. People sentenced to life serve twice as much time behind bars as they did in the 1980s. The Trump administration, not give to the token gestures of his predecessors, is not expected to change this.
Jesse Jackson Calls for Clinton Pardon But None For Manning, Shakur, Peltier or Political Prisoners
by the Real News Network
Rev. Jackson displays loyalty only to himself and his patrons. In his eyes political prisoners like Mutulu Shakur, Leonard Peltier, Chelsea Manning or Rev. Edward Pinkneydon't deserve pardons, but Hillary Clinton does.