Defining Hypocrisy: Democrats Warn Steve Bannon Against Publishing Classified Info On Breitbart

Tyler Durden's picture

Now this is rich.  After nearly 9 months of Democrat operatives leaking every piece of sensitive and/or embarrassing information they could get their hands on to the New York Times and Washington Post, they're now suddenly worried about Steve Bannon doing the same.  We guess it's one of those 'do as I say, not as I do" sort of things.

As McClatchy points out, Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, seems to be particularly worried about what Bannon might publish in his renewed role at the helm of Breitbart.

"Steve Bannon has an ongoing obligation to safeguard our nation’s secrets, and he does not gain some kind of extra Constitutional protection just because he is now returning to a position in the media,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee.


Cummings said lawmakers closely watch people in such positions after they leave high level security positions. He said Bannon should not guide Breitbart to publish information based on classified material he learned while working for the president.


“If he or anyone else in a similar position fails to meet this obligation and provides classified information to someone who is not entitled to have it, he could and should be brought to justice,” he said.



Of course, this is the same Elijah Cummings who relentlessly defended the "extremely careless" Hillary Clinton during her email scandal which revealed numerous classified documents being illegally stored on a private server...not to mention the 1,000's of State Department emails that ended up on the computer of Anthony Wiener.  Per the Washington Examiner, Cummings thought Hillary's misuse of confidential information was simply a "desperate onslaught of frivolous attacks" from Republicans and should be ignored.

House Democrats slammed their Republicans colleagues Thursday for issuing 17 subpoenas and sending 54 letters in pursuit of information related to Hillary Clinton's private email server.


Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called the congressional investigation a "desperate onslaught of frivolous attacks."


"House Republicans have focused more on their obsession with bringing down Secretary Clinton than on any other issue facing Congress," Cummings said in a statement. "This is an outrageous abuse of taxpayer dollars for partisan political purposes, particularly when Republicans are ignoring so many pressing issues facing the American people."

Meanwhile, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee also decided to weigh in on Bannon's new role outside the White House:

Rachel Cohen, press secretary for Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Bannon faces strict limitations.


“Bannon is subject to all the same legal restrictions on sharing classified information to which he was exposed in his role at the White House as any other former government employee,” she said. “Those who violate those restrictions can be subject to prosecution.”

Perhaps Mr. Warner could also provide his thoughts on Comey leaking his controversial memos, which were technically stolen property belonging to the FBI, to the New York Times?  We presume that leak was ok for some reason?

Ironically, despite the bluster from Democrats, the folks inside the White House may have the most to lose from Bannon's new position.  As we pointed out just yesterday, Bannon has declared war are on the "globalists" in the White House which seems to include Ivanka, Jared, Gary Cohn and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, among others.

Bannon’s main targets are the West Wing’s coterie of New York Democrat “globalists”—Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn—as well as the “hawks,” comprised of National Security Adviser H.R McMaster and his deputy, Dina Powell. “He wants to beat their ideas into submission,” Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow told me. “Steve has a lot of things up his sleeve.”


The chaotic, war-torn West Wing of the past six months will be prologue, but the coming struggles will be as personal as they are ideological, waged not with leaks but with slashing Breitbart banners. On Sunday, Breitbart took renewed aim at McMaster, with a headline claiming he advocated “Quran Kissing.”


But the biggest target of all is squarely on the back of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law who Bannon affectionately describes as a "dope" with "highly questionable political instincts."


But most of all, there’s a deep animosity between Bannon and Kushner, amplified by a lack of respect. Bannon finds Kushner’s political instincts highly questionable. “He said Jared is a dope,” one Bannon ally recalled.

Finally, perhaps Doc Holiday summarized the Democrats' faux outrage the best...

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Bill of Rights's picture

Oh fuck off....pretty please. Democrats are the biggest scum bags, oh wait these are not Democrats, these are globalist cunts. The other third party.

subversion's picture

no sense is saying please.....liberals don't understand kindness

giggs's picture

Great.  And who precisely is charged with bringing Mr. Bannon to justice should such disclosures occur?  The executive branch led by none other than the swamp himself.  Ughhh.

God Emperor's picture

Bannon is the man that made the king.

Is only normal to have him replaced as well...since neocohens took control.

We need something better than Trump. Someone with no tribe baggage.

Now That Kelly is Chief the Days Of Ivanka ‘Crying’ to Daddy ‘Are Over’, According to Bannon

The Cooler King's picture

If u publish crassify infomation ~ Guam gunna tip ovah!

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Defining Hypocrisy: Democrats Warn Steve Bannon Against Publishing Classified Info On Breitbart

My response: Now we know for certain that the MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have MUCH TO HIDE!!!


froze25's picture

He doesn't have to leak anything,  all he has to do is very pointed FOIA request. 

Chupacabra-322's picture

Bannon wouldn't print anything everyone & their mothers already know.

And, then theres election rigging, voter fraud, violence incitement, pay to play with the CF, SUPER PAC violations, arms transfers to ISIS, 6 billion USD missing from the State Department, Benghazi.


The Awans & Pakistani ISI are only "sub contractors" for Hillary (CIA since young/operative/ratline field commander) & Israeli Mossad (Debbie Wasserman, Weiner, Shumer & any other affiliated Zionist Jews). Both the CIA (Rockefeller>Kissinger down the line to CIA-op Hillary/all presidents except Trump) + Israel (Rosthchild) & Mossad (Rothschild private intel/military army) have compromised and co-opted the White House/US Presidency, US Congress, US Senate and much of state government.

Both CIA & Mossad farm out dirty work ops to other international Intelligence agencies & military, as well as criminal organizations in order to created a spider web of hard to prove 3rd, 4th, 5th party connections to their illegal operations in order limit their exposure to being outed by real journalists like the dead Michael Hastings.

Pakistan ISI, the Muslim Brotherhood or any other seemingly bad actors have 'not' infiltrated and taken over Congress nor anything else. The Awans and the Pakistani ISI were 'invited' & brought here by Mossad-Anthony Weiner & Mossad-Debbie Wasserman-Schultz here to run operations for CIA-international-crime-boss-Hillary Clinton.?

Suck on that RIP Dick for a while you Deep State Scum Fucks.

gmrpeabody's picture

"If he or anyone else in a similar position fails to meet this obligation and provides classified information to someone who is not entitled to have it, he could and should be brought to justice."

Now THAT is rich.., coming from a Democrat.

Kayman's picture

You would have thought those coat tails of MLK would have been worn out by Elijah Nobody by now.

Keyser's picture

This is quite funny coming from the party of leaky diapers that have beenl leaking since before Trump was elected... Dirty deeds done dirt cheap should be the new war chant from the left... 

DWD-MOVIE's picture

I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do…

JRobby's picture

Elijah Cummings should be investigated by Mueller and his crack squadron of Democratic donors / lawyers so the charade can be complete.

I would say he has some "skeletons lined up in the closet waiting to sing" 

The Cooler King's picture

Frankly ~ I doubt he's even 'smart' enough to know how to get PIZZA HOME DELIVERY (even though he's prolly in the closest proximity of the Congressional pizza delivery service that you'll ever find).


Until 'CORNBREAD' & 'WATERMELON' show up on the pedophile verbage list, EC is just a RED SKINS (slave to jewish rabbis & their donors like Daniel Snyders) fan and has zero clue what he's doing.

Dammit Walter's picture

...or pity, or remorse, and antifa will not stop until...

doctor10's picture

and so Hillary and the CGI are allowed to actively retail 'pay-for-play" while Bannon is the one receiving Federal threats?

jus_lite_reading's picture

Eli Cummings is going down for his involvement in the IRS scandal that targeted conservatives. He's an example of everything wrong with African politics. ZH should cover how the shit is hitting the fan in South Africa as we speak!

Thought Processor's picture





Because Seth Rich.  Exposer of the D.C. Pedo Rings and outright DNC voter fraud.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Maybe we should ask him what classified information the Awan brothers stole and then shared with their Pakistani friends?

Abaco's picture

Elijah Cummings goes down on the white power structure in Baltimore that put his fat, stupid ass into congress.

khnum's picture

third party dont you mean only party?

BandGap's picture

Got some 12 gauge BB shot if he publishes the names of the pedophiles. Give them till the count of three.

ReZn8r's picture

Fuck that democrat nigger in the mouth and the ass!

EuroPox's picture

Maybe but more likely #Pedogate.  Bannon wanted to avenge Andrew Breitbart's murder... this is more than just a problem for the DNC.

EuroPox's picture

Doing it 'for' the children...

JRobby's picture

All these pedos end up in GOVT or the Priesthood

FoggyWorld's picture

And stick with George Webb on Youtube because not surprisingly he is under attack.

lew1024's picture

A very important investigative journalist and a reality TV show all in one.

George is a marvel, I watch every video.  Also Jason and Trish on CrowdSourceTheTruth.  These guys are leading the 'news' of legacy media by about 6 months, on average.

I send every major development to my 'liberal' friends who supported Clinton, just to let them know what is coming. The genuine, idealistic Progressives already watch, e.g. the front-desk guy at the cannabis store I go to who sits rolling joints all day, watching Youtube while he rolls, know about 9-11, etc.

George, Trish and Jason are idealistic Progressives, Bernie supporters, they are the people bringing Clinton Crime Cabal, the Deep State and associated oligarchs down, down, down.

me or you's picture

Coward Americans deserve this government. 

Anunnaki's picture

Democrats have become a fucking parody.

Reminds me of my Dad's philosophy on child rearing: Do as I say, not as I do.

Kayman's picture

So did you quit incest?

MsCreant's picture

Little bitchies runnin' scared. God I hope he can dish some good dirt by corroborating what he knows by going to outside sources. Cobble the stories together without leaking directly.

A boy has to have a source of inspiration and imagination from somewhere, right?

Follow your muse baby boy. I don't give a shit if you have a white nationalist streak. Spill it baby, spill it.

chunga's picture

Rohrabacher is also getting veiled threats for going over to talk to Assange who, as we know, says he can prove the Russian hacking story is fake, and all the shit was leaked, probably by the murdered DNC staffer.

The question is will Trumps talk to the guy? Will we have to wait until US conquers Afghanistan before anything happens with that?

tripletail's picture

Nice thought. But Trump has been fully compromised by the deep state. He just takes orders now - same as the last puppet. We can no longer rely on purported white hats to save us from the deep state. We must take down the deep state. And quite possibly Bannon can give us a voice.

lew1024's picture

I am not sure. I still have hope for Trump. There are many indications he has more than a clue, is acting to get in position to drain the swamp.

His big problem is he didn't know anyone in DC, has not had trusted people selecting trusted people. Stone could have fixed that, I don't understand what happened there.

But I still think Trump's side is winning, that there is too much information coming out to be covered up.  It won't take many honest judges and prosecutors to unravel their network of crime.

Fredo Corleone's picture

Bannon ought first select and expand upon the dope with highly questionable political instincts.

Kayman's picture

"I don't give a shit if you have a white nationalist streak."

Don't forget one of the first trades came from the early Globalists as they bought and sold human beings in slavery.

Of course, when the English abolished slavery, they invented indentured servitude- slavery with a kinder and gentler name.

Umh's picture

The problem is that when you have been told something (a secret) you can be charged with divulging what you were told even if a rational person can deduce the secret.

MsCreant's picture

What if you point other reporters to places where they can dig up information that could ALSO lead to the story? Not a leak. A case put together without anything Bannon knows (but what he knows inspires the hunt?).

lew1024's picture

The FBI calls that 'parallel construction'.  Sauce for the gander.

MsCreant's picture

Of course. This is doable then...

I hope he collected a shit ton. 

Mike Masr's picture

Fuck the Democrats!!!



BetterRalph's picture

It's hard to ARGUE with that vulgar slang, but I will try. Indict " "

lew1024's picture

It is not a Democrat vs Republican issue. It is not a black vs white or any other color issue.  It is not a Muslim vs Christian or Christiian vs Jew issue. It isn't a Left vs right issue.

It is a good vs bad, crime vs law issue. It is anti-freedom vs freedom.  It is war vs peace.  It is graft and corruption against every one of us.

Don't let them frame the issues. Don't let them make you think simple.