For John, BLUF: This looks like people who abrogate to themselves the authority to do things for which they would condemn others. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Ace of Spades, 31 May 2019.
At InstaPundit Mr Ed Driscoll declares this as the Quote of the Day. This is from Attorney General William Barr being interviewed by CBS’s Jan Crawford:
I’m amused by people who make a living disclosing classified information including the names of intelligence operative wringing their hands about whether I can handle classified information…. Sometimes people can convince themselves that what they’re doing is in the higher interest, the better good. They don’t realize that what they’re doing is really antithetical to the democratic system that we have. They start viewing themselves as the guardians of the people that are more informed and insensitive than everybody else. They can– in their own mind, they can have those kinds of motives. And sometimes they can look at evidence and facts through a biased prism that they themselves don’t realize.Would this include former FBI Director James Comey?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff