One would think the media would be cautious about leaping to Rice’s defense here. After all, if they argue that her activities were perfectly legal, then there will be no reason for the Trump administration not to engage in the same behavior, and leak the names of Democrats whenever they happen to come across them while spying on legitimate foreign targets.
Vox is astute as usual. Obamacare administration played this hand knowing Hillary would win. When that blew up in their face Obama changed the law to make his actions legal. This is enough cover for our shit media to obfuscate.
The Obama admin made two major mistakes/
- New media wouldn’t pick up the scent
- Trump admin would be too bogged down plugging leaks and staying on course to punch back