Holder now cleared hot to go after the Washington Post
The story is disturbing: Chinese hackers have compromised U.S. weapons systems including missile defense (the PAC-3, THAAD, and Aegis systems), aircraft (the F/A-18, the V-22, the Blackhawk helicopter, and the F-35), as well as the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship.
But imbedded within the story is another angle, the fact that Eric Holder would now appear to be cleared hot to tap the phone lines of the Washington Post, the private cell phones of its reporters, as well as their texts and e-mails.
How so? The report the Chinese hacking story is based on information that is not intended for public release (emphasis added):
Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board.
As such, the President’s war on the press should be set to continue unabated.
If consistency counts for anything, one would expect the Administration to go after the Washington Post.
Will they have the stones to do so? Don’t count on it. The Washington Post does not equal Fox News.