Sebastian Gorka, member of a Nazi-allied group, fake national security expert and Trumper, compared Hillary Clinton to convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, then announced “and those people got the chair.”
Media Matters has the exact quote:
SEBASTIAN GORKA: If this had happened in the 1950s, there would be people up on treason charges right now. The Rosenbergs, OK? This is equvalent to what the Rosenbergs did and those people got the chair. Think about it. Giving away nuclear capability to our enemies, that's what we're talking about.
There is no comparison to the Rosenbergs. As I’ve previously explained, there is no there there in this Uranium One baloney. Susie Madrak has a good explanation as to why, even if Clinton had desired to deviously “give away nuclear capability to our enemies,” the scheme would not have worked.
Fox News is still desperately trying to pretend that Hillary Clinton is the president who needs to be impeached while hoping you’ll forget that Donald Trump is the reckless guy in the Oval Office whose instability and unsuitability for office is being called out by his own party.
Meanwhile, Gorka is hardly a model American. In fact, he’s the kind of guy any decent presidential administration would probably keep out of the country. From a March, 2017 exposé by the Forward:
Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s [then] top counter-terrorism adviser, is a formal member of a Hungarian far-right group that is listed by the U.S. State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II, leaders of the organization have told the Forward.
The elite order, known as the Vitézi Rend, was established as a loyalist group by Admiral Miklos Horthy, who ruled Hungary as a staunch nationalist from 1920 to October 1944. A self-confessed anti-Semite, Horthy imposed restrictive Jewish laws prior to World War II and collaborated with Hitler during the conflict. His cooperation with the Nazi regime included the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Jews into Nazi hands.
Gorka’s membership in the organization — if these Vitézi Rend leaders are correct, and if Gorka did not disclose this when he entered the United States as an immigrant — could have implications for his immigration status. The State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual specifies that members of the Vitézi Rend “are presumed to be inadmissible” to the country under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Gorka’s national security credentials are rather suspect as well, the Forward notes:
Adrian Weale, who served as a British Intelligence Corps officer in the 1980s, traced how Gorka’s claims to have worked on counter-terror issues for British Military Intelligence in Northern Ireland and on collecting evidence for the war crimes tribunal set up after the collapse of Yugoslavia are unlikely to be true. According to Weale, Gorka “has never been an operational practitioner of counter-terrorism.”
At the same time, Gorka’s credentials as an academic expert in terrorism have been widely questioned. His doctoral dissertation has been dissected by various academics who say he is not an expert in their field, has never lived in a Muslim-majority country, does not speak Arabic and has avoided publishing any serious, peer-reviewed academic research.
But Gorka’s politics match Fox’s, especially Sean Hannity’s, so little things like belonging to a Nazi-aligned group and making up credentials are no barriers to being welcomed as a respectable pundit on Fox.
Watch Nazi-aligned Gorka’s phony patriotism below, from the October 26, 2017 Hannity, via Media Matters.
Keep in mind that the Pence White House has a record of almost total failure for the year in the major things they pledged to accomplish. True, they did steal a Supreme Court seat, but that wasn’t anything Pence or Trump can take credit for – that was the vile work of Mitch McConnell last year, when he refused to do his job out of sheer spite. And it’s true that they have pretty much destroyed the ACA and systematically bulldozed every Obama Administration program and policy they can – but they’ve had to do this as Executive Orders, not as acts of Congress. Which means that much of the damage they’ve done could be halted or undone if people actually show up to vote next year and in 2020. (By the way, I found it interesting that Fox News and AM radio tried to make a lot of hay out of Jeff Sessions surrendering in court regarding the nonsensical suits about the IRS and the tax deductible groups. Fox News ran it as a headline that the IRS had admitted guilt and that everyone on the Right was vindicated. Except that’s not what happened. The reality is that the Pence appointees at the IRS were told to admit guilt and did so, and the Sessions Justice Dept attorneys were told to drop the existing contests and they did so too. It will be the same when Sessions tells his attorneys to drop their contests about ACA subsidies – assuming he hasn’t done so already.)
At this point, Trump is now clearly desperate for Congress to give him a massive tax cut for the wealthy, while simultaneously punishing Dem voters in Blue States. If and when that effort stalls out, just as the attempt to legislatively kill the ACA did, Trump and Pence will be looking for somewhere for their base to find solace. We’ve been talking about this for nearly 11 months now, and the conduct of Fox News and Limbaugh of late makes clear that these guys are gearing up to make sure this happens. In the event that Trump cannot claim any legislative win this year, don’t be surprised to see Jeff Sessions announcing that the “evidence” surrounding these nonsensical charges is just too compelling and he’s filing criminal charges against the Clintons. Even if the Trump base cannot claim any real victories this year, they’ll at least get to see that video of the Clintons being frog marched into the police station. The base will forgive the Pence White House almost anything if they get that.
Is there any doubt that FOX is purely propaganda and treasonous to the United States of America?