CNN propagandist Christiane Amanpour asks if FBI should have shut down chants of ‘lock her up’ in 2016

On Tuesday, CNN propagandist Christiane Amanpour asked disgraced former FBI Director James Comey if the FBI should have shut down chants of “lock her up” during the 2016 campaign, claiming that such chants constituted “hate speech.”

“Do you, in retrospect, wish that people like yourself, the head of the FBI, the people in charge of law and order, had shut down that language, that it was dangerous potentially, that it could have created violence, that it’s kind of hate speech? Should that have been allowed?” she asked.

Fortunately, Comey didn’t take the bait.

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“That’s not a role for government to play,” he said. “The beauty of this country is people can say what they want, even if it’s misleading and it’s demagoguery. The people who should have shut it down were Republicans, who understand the rule of law and the values that they claim to stand for. Shame on them, but it wasn’t a role for government to play.”

Of course, the idea that Americans have the right to engage in something called “free speech” doesn’t seem to matter to Amanpour.

The Washington Free Beacon noted:

Trump fired Comey in 2017, and the president has since called him an “untruthful slime ball” as well as a “liar and a leaker” for discussing their private conversations. Comey likened Trump to a mob boss in his book A Higher Loyalty, calling him morally unfit to lead and a serial fabulist.

Comey, a former Republican, has called on Americans to vote Trump out of office in favor of the Democratic candidate in 2020. He posted an April Fool’s joke about running for president on Monday.

Trump’s firing of Comey has been front-and-center of Democratic accusations that Trump obstructed justice in the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Comey said Attorney General William Barr deserved the benefit of the doubt over what the Justice Department ultimately redacts from the Robert Mueller report.

Here’s video of the question, courtesy of the Daily Caller:

This. Is. CNN.

Let that sink in…


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