Somebody Remind Jeff Duncan That Wikileaks is America’s Enemy

On Monday, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan gave the attaboy to Julian Assange’s Wikileaks for “doing the job that MSM WON’T!”

An hour later, faced with “I don’t think you shoulda oughtta done that,” he sort of kind of walked it back, but not really.

And then it was “blame the media for calling me out.”

Then someone told him to go to the press and condemn hacking while professing his gratitude for it at the same time.

But a Duncan spokesman provided The Post and Courier with a lengthy statement Monday afternoon offering further clarification into the lawmaker’s thinking.

“Congressman Duncan does not condone any illegal hacking — end of story,” the spokesman said. “His point is that Americans expect oversight of the executive branch and powerful officials. Tragically, the critical media counterweight against the abuse of power — which makes a government by and for the people possible — is being tilted to one side by those who are connected and in power for their own personal gain.”

The statement added, “It’s unfortunate that illegal hacking is what exposed (Hillary Clinton’s) impropriety and collusion with the media — unfortunate because that only emboldens more distrust of America’s leaders and media elites.”

To get this straight: Rep. Duncan opposes hacking, except when it helps him and his party (and Donald Trump). He also opposes Julian Assange, but praises the organization he almost single-handedly runs. ICYMI, Julian Assange and Wikileaks, are enemies of the United States.

I guess there are two Jeff Duncans, just like Duncan said that there are “two Donald Trumps.”

The Jeff Duncan who praised an enemy of the United States, an accused rapist who is hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, who had his internet cut off because Ecuador believes he is interfering with a foreign election–that Jeff Duncan–should have his security clearance revoked.

Assange hates America, and his only motivation for hurting Clinton (and helping Trump as a result) is to harm America and serve its rivals’ interests.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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