In the 1980's (before many of you were born) there was a big scandal regarding the United States dealing weapons to Iran to free hostages. This week, we free-up 1.5 billion in Iranian assets, and five hostages are freed? I suppose if we give them the money to buy / make their own weapons, it's OK. And we must have stipulated that the paying of ransom is now an appropriate and just US policy. Unless, it was simple blackmail: Give us our money or we build nukes.
A respected general is publicly humiliated for an affair, and divulging secrets to a reporter. He is convicted, and forced to resign. A politician violates the same US law, hides the fact, lies to the public and is given a pass? I'm sure, there will be a closed-door, back-room deal, and "justice" will be served. Two sets of rules: One for servants, one for royalty.
I know. Caring about this stuff make me a kook. Old fashioned values. How droll.