When Brandon Friedman took to Twitter to plant the seeds for another attack on Bowe Bergdahl’s whistle-blowing platoon mates, his bio proudly announced his role as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

What if [Bergdahl’s] platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” he tweeted, before calling for everyone to “withhold judgment” about allegations that Bergdahl deserted. “I’m not a fan of such speculation,” he added. Uh huh.

And then Friedman scrubbed his Twitter bio. Here’s the Google cache from Jun 3, 2014:


Here’s how it appears now, after his “blame the platoon” tweets:


The Twitter bio still links to Friedman’s Tumblr “About” page, which includes his work for HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs and, as well as his U.S. Army service.!/BecketAdams/status/474541978718572544

Gosh, we wouldn’t want to speculate.!/seanagnew/status/474544265373429760

Chicago-on-the-Potomac’s attacks on those who served with Bergdahl just get more and more unreal. And yet, is anyone truly shocked?!/iowahawkblog/status/474527855133880320

"What kind of scum would slander this fine brave patriotic US soldier!"
"His platoon mates."
"And you actually believe those baby killers?"— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 03, 2014

"I need volunteers to call Bergdahl's entire platoon psychopaths."
"Reporting for duty, SIR!"
#WHsuicidemission— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 05, 2014


Obama administration official Brandon Friedman floats ‘psychopaths’ smear of Bergdahl’s platoon mates

‘Wow!’ And so it begins: White House smears vets, claims ‘swift boating’ of Bergdahl

Read more:!/jrsalzman/status/522928847722119169

Iraq War vet and wounded warrior J.R. Salzman, on hearing the news that Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserves earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, was anxious to play “What if this was a Republican?” with the mainstream media.

Seriously though, how big of a shitbag do you have to be to do cocaine while you're in the military when you know you get random drug tests?

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

To answer my own question, only giant shitbags, or privileged brats would do cocaine while in the military. Biden's son was serving for show

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

According to the CNN report, Biden's son made it a whole month before testing positive for cocaine. A MONTH.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

The fact that both Biden's son and daughter have been caught doing cocaine explains a lot about his behavior. No one sober acts like that.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

You mean Joe being Joe?

That makes two children of @VP who have been caught doing cocaine. But yeah, that Palin is a terrible parent.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

Come on you media hacks. Give Biden's cocaine snorting son the same treatment that you would if it was Palin's.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

Remember, Biden's son needed a waiver to get in the military because of drugs.Then he made a whole month before testing positive for cocaine

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

Come on, media. As you just established with the Palin brawl, politician's families are not off limits. Cover Biden's cocaine snorting son.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

If this were one of Palin's kids caught doing cocaine the media would dive into it right down to the guy who grew the coca in Colombia.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

Before you accuse me of being a Palin lover, I'm not. I just really really hate media double standards.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

How many media outlets knew Joe Biden's son was kicked out of the Navy for cocaine back in February but refused to report on it?

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

Which media outlet will start the narrative that Bidens son is a victim and we should leave him alone to his Ukrainian gas company position?

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

By next week mentioning Biden's son got booted from the Navy will be dishonestly characterized as an attack on everyone with an addiction.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 17, 2014

If not by tonight.

Ok..I'm pissed now! ADDICTION is a "disease". Stop giving VP Joe Biden's son all these hateful comments! It can happen to anyone you love

— Lynnie (@TweetThisBabe) October 17, 2014


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