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Krauthammer: On DOJ Scandal, ‘Real Issue Is the Double Standard’

The key issue in the Department of Justice scandal, said Charles Krauthammer on Special Report, is the double standard in the treatment of leaks.

“I think you have to distinguish between the demand for a leak investigation and doing the unprecedented of naming a reporter as a co-conspirator,” said Krauthammer. To investigate the former because of a serious potential threat to national security is understandable, but the administration has treated “the other type of leak, the type that would pump up the president,” very differently.

“The issue is, was there a double standard? Was there any investigation of [politically convenient leaks]? Did anyone look into the obvious place where this would originate in the White House? Was anybody looked at? So I think that the double standard is the real issue here.”

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