A mist of lies hung over Obama’s final press conference. Slippery and boringly professorial as always, he said commuting the sentence of one of the worst traitors in America history was a just decision because Manning “took responsibility” and his sentence was “disproportionate.” He said the commutation doesn’t “contradict” the recent bleating of the Dems about leaking and the horrors WikiLeaks supposedly unleashed upon the election. He even resisted the suggestion that he has been a strong critic of WikiLeaks. Asked about the boycotts of Trump by his party, he evaded the question and attempted a weak joke about the weather. (There was, of course, no mention of his wife’s subversive tweet giving a shout out to John Lewis on Martin Luther King Day, which signaled her support for his anti-Trump antics.) About his retirement plans, he said that he will continue to espouse progressivism but stay off any “ballots.”
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