It was a matter of time. CIA director Mike Pompeo has just went further from his original position. Recall that early this year, Pompeo informed United States senators he would “aggressively seek to ensure we have the most effective programs for identifying insider threats.”
As mintpressnews expained, “It was a pledge to pursue the same anti-leaks policies that discourage whistleblowing that President Barack Obama’s administration pursued. Since President Donald Trump has expressed his fervent support for torture, which is against the law, and a draft executive order has circulated suggesting the Trump administration will restore the CIA’s rendition, detention, and interrogation program, the prospect of Pompeo intensifying efforts to clampdown on leaks is all the more concerning.”
Pompeo came back with fresh statements, showing that he is determined to hunt fiercely the Whistleblowers movement. From Independent:
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fuelled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden.
“In some ways, I do think it's accelerated,” Mr Pompeo told MSNBC. “I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandisement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase.”
Mr Pompeo said the United States needs to redouble its efforts to stem leaks of classified information.
Mr Pompeo said the Trump administration is focused on stopping leaks of any kind from any agency and pursuing perpetrators.
“I think we'll have some successes both on the deterrence side — that is stopping them from happening — as well as on punishing those who we catch who have done it,” Mr Pompeo said.
We all understand what a CIA head means by "pursuing perpetrators" and "punishing those who we catch". It means brutal interrogation and torture for anyone who will dare to expose the dirty secrets and endless crimes of the US empire.
So far, the 'anti-establishment' Donald Trump actually hired Goldman Sachs to run USA. The 'anti-establishment' Donald signed a bill to deregulate again Wall Street, so that the parasites of the financial mafia to be able to play their games at the expense of the majority, as happened so many times in the past, causing big financial crises. The 'anti-establishment' Donald quickly aligned with the neocon agenda and bombed Syria. In fact, the 'anti-establishment' Donald did even more than the puppet of the establishment, Barack Obama, by provoking dangerously war games in Asia-Pacific. The 'anti-establishment' Donald kept US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, continued the US interference in Yemen and elsewhere. The 'anti-establishment' Donald pursued a totally unacceptable health care program that - in case it will pass - will push millions of Americans further to the cliff, without even a rudimentary social safety net.
Only one thing was left for Donald to preserve a little more the myth of the 'anti-establishment' candidate: pardon Whistleblowers. Well, guess what: all the people around the Trump regime and especially the CIA director are slipping fast towards the positions of the corporate Dems like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Recall that a year ago, Clinton strategist, Bob Beckel, called for WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to be assassinated, as WikiLeaks reported on twitter.
It is obvious that the Trump regime has quickly become another tool of the establishment to maintain its domination over the American people. Whistleblowers are in great danger, but not alone. They are supported by an increasingly large number of individuals worldwide who seek truth and justice. The battle for these values will be long and hard.