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8/28/2015

The “Extremely Serious” Investigation Into Hillary Clinton

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:50 pm

[guest post by Dana]

I just have a couple of minutes to throw this up…

While Hillary Clinton was getting testy at a press conference today because that nervy Ed Henry dared to ask her about a report this morning that cited Bill Clinton’s “eyebrow-raising requests for information from her top aides while she was secretary of state in 2012,” it was also being reported that:

An FBI “A-team” is leading the “extremely serious” investigation into Hillary Clinton’s server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information,” an intelligence source told Fox News.

The specific provision in question is 18 USC Sec. 793.

A separate source, who also was not authorized to speak on the record, said the FBI will further determine whether Clinton should have known, based on the quality and detail of the material, that emails passing through her server contained classified information regardless of the markings. … It is not clear how the FBI team’s findings will impact the probe itself. But the details offer a window into what investigators are looking for–as the Clinton campaign itself downplays the controversy.

Uh-oh.

No doubt Clinton is standing by her carefully worded defense:

“I have said repeatedly that I did not send nor receive classified material and I’m very confident that when this entire process plays out that will be understood by everyone,” Clinton said.

‘“It will prove what I have been saying and it’s not possible for people to look back now some years in the past and draw different conclusions than the ones that were at work at the time. You can make different decisions because things have changed, circumstances have changed, but it doesn’t change the fact that I did not send or receive material marked classified.”

We are already being told that this isn’t really an email scandal, and you can just blow it off, because:

“Is it a crime? Technically, perhaps yes. But it would never be prosecuted.”

So stop making such a big deal about it. (Note: the source defending Clinton at the linked report is somewhat, questionable, to say the least.)

Exit question: Do you think Hillary Clinton will suspend her campaign, or just keep on keeping on with her denials and lies??

–Dana

86 Responses to “The “Extremely Serious” Investigation Into Hillary Clinton”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Hillary Lies. Nothing will change. She will not quit.

    Steve Malynn (b5f891)

  3. I agree, Steve. At this moment she is furious that any would dare suggest she, of all people, has to follow the law and be held accountable like the every day people she claims to champion.

    Dana (3cddfd)

  4. It’s that bad Ed Henry who’s to blame for this. No soup for Ed.

    f1guyus (9cbd15)

  5. Does Obama’s DOJ “misplace” her server and thumb drive or, given Obama’s in-the-open lack of support for her (and assumed support of Biden), do they now push ahead with serious intent?

    Dana (3cddfd)

  6. (Note: the source defending Clinton at the linked report is somewhat, questionable, to say the least.)

    Well, that is a shock. Never heard of that guy in my life.

    Reason for that reaction is the simple fact that my actual name is Jeffrey Smith.

    (It is actually rather common. Years ago I learned the public library had 36 Jeffrey Smiths listed as card holders, and that was just Broward County!)

    kishnevi (294553)

  7. Like French President Chirac, her only chance to avoid prison is to be elected.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  8. I imagine Hillary surrounded by private nurses three decades from now, cursing the fate that denied her the White House.
    I do sort of pity Bill. He is the one who will have hire the nurses and choose the insane asylum.

    kishnevi (93670d)

  9. Exit question: Do you think Hillary Clinton will suspend her campaign, or just keep on keeping on with her denials and lies??

    Patterico, I think she’ll keep on going until the democrat party tells her to quit. Then she will “withdraw” from the race or perhaps have a “health event” and throw her support to Biden. She will do it for “the country”, or the party or the children or some such nonsense. Then she will fade into another $200 million a year charity and retire. She then becomes a very valuable player as she can dash around calling every Republican a terrorist, misogynist, racist, sexist, homophobe, islamophobe, gun nut and whatever without actually representing the democrat party. And all the media will put her face all over and they don’t even have to grant equal time.

    She really screwed the pooch. The democrat party has been aiming for decades for just this time. The democrats today have absolutely no relation to our father’s democrats. These guys are the radical reds from the 60’s who went into academia, the media, entertainment, lobbying, community organizing, unionization and politics. They’ve been striving al their lives to get a real, true Red in the White House. They have Obummer, now they need a follow up to secure the ant-American future. Look who’s running and once again ask: what’s the difference between a democrat and a socialist? We are talking about the party that put socialists and communists in office guys. We’re talking about the party that booed God, three times I believe. We’re talking the party who refuses to call Islamic terrorists, terrorists yet manages to call Republicans terrorists.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  10. Good question. Party or self? … They have to throw her under the bus.

    htom (4ca1fa)

  11. Her “defense” is laughably lawyerly, and only hits on a tiny portion of what she has been shown to have done wrong.

    JD (c15cfc)

  12. yet manages to call Republicans terrorists.

    I think you are picking out the wrong message there. She fid not actually do that, but something actually worse.

    She said opposing abortion is an extreme position. In faxt, that being disgusted by the fetal body parts trade is extreme and barbaric.

    And that is the position of the Democratic Party. The ad against any Democrat who does not come out against PP should write itself, and have impact even among MSM faithful.

    kishnevi (93670d)

  13. she’s become swampbeast
    foster ashamed he knew her
    future’s in sh*tter

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  14. defames donald trump
    “he’ll put brown peeps in boxcars”
    colonel klink in drag

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  15. tell me i’m lyin’
    she’s toast and biden’s rested
    trump versus gump

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  16. clinton needs to go
    no get out of jail free card
    it’s “caged heat” for her

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  17. >“Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the President of the United States. Yet, they espouse out of date and out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We’re going forward. We’re not going back.”

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423166/hillary-clinton-republicans-women-terrorists-ohio

    That is Hillary’s! quote above. This is mine from #9: “We’re talking the party who refuses to call Islamic terrorists, terrorists yet manages to call Republicans terrorists.” Where did I go wrong, kishnevi?

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  18. And yet her foundation is full of pelf from the gulf, her interventions in Libya and aiding certain factions in syria, have empowered the salafi

    narciso (ee1f88)

  19. She will claim it is the great right wing conspiracy that’s the problem. And she will continue to deny it until the definition of “is” becomes relevant.

    Jim (b6b06c)

  20. “Technical crimes” that CIA chiefs John Deutsch and David Petraeus both pleaded guilty to after similar charges.

    Ed Henry really hit the target today asking if any other cabinet secretary had seperate servers outside the government ones.

    Readily expect Hillary! will skate. But clear this is belng run by Jarrett and Obama. We can hope that the Clinton and Obama ganags go nuclear on each other in a brilliant epic cataclysm. She may be done. A man can have his dreams. No great surprise Biden’s son’s Ashley Madison account suddenly became public today.

    Bugg (137ba5)

  21. ” Where did I go wrong, kishnevi
    You picked up the wrong element in her statement.
    She did not say the GOP are terrorists. She said the views about women held by the GOP are as extreme and unmodernised as those held by ISIS .

    kishnevi (91d5c6)

  22. Chopping babies up is 21st century.
    Objecting to it is medieval.

    nk (dbc370)

  23. Even Mark halperin, the most sycophantic of democrats, found it objectionable. Stevens Doherty woods and Smith were unavailable for comment

    narciso (ee1f88)

  24. I’m stealing that one, nk!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  25. I’d like to put Hillary! on a bus or – better yet – a boxcar and tell her mama, tell her pa, then send her ass back to Arkansas.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  26. Well, I did steal it from Hillary, Haiku.

    nk (dbc370)

  27. Kishnevi hits on a very good point. She tries to claim that a majority of Americans share views with terrorists, though I suspect that terrorists views of abortion are dramatically different than the majority of Americans.

    JD (3898b3)

  28. Dodging sniper fire on that airport tarmac in Bosnia during her stint as First Lady has obviously affected her ability to accurately recall past events and impaired her judgment.

    Hillary needs everyone’s undying love and compassion.

    Mark (dc566c)

  29. Hillary Rodham.
    Ass as wide as all Texas.
    Getting Shi+canned.

    Gus haiku (7cc192)

  30. Dodging sniper fire
    Bing bang boom goes the sniper.
    Thanks for the flowers!!

    Gus haiku (7cc192)

  31. is it inner rage
    that motivates this harpy
    bill can’t tame that shrew

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  32. Billy Jeff loves pooooooosy.
    The royal thigness bone dry
    Has been for decades.

    Gus haiku (7cc192)

  33. “Technical crimes” that CIA chiefs John Deutsch and David Petraeus both pleaded guilty to after similar charges…

    Bugg (137ba5) — 8/28/2015 @ 7:38 pm

    You can’t really call these charges similar, as Deutsch and Petreaus plead guilty to violating 18 U.S. Code § 1924, which is a misdemeanor.

    The FBI is investigating Hillary! for violating 18 U.S. Code § 793, which is a felony.

    It actually looks to me that “the smartest woman in the world” didn’t know about 793, specifically (f)(1) and (2). Because it looks like her “very lawyerly” public defense of her actions was crafted to fight any charges she’d face under 1924. Which is why she seems to be hanging her hat on the idea that as long as she didn’t knowingly spill any classified she’s safe.

    But that isn’t the standard under 793. The standard is gross negligence, and it seems like her public statements about how nothing was marked classified are designed to defend against the charge that she didn’t knowingly send or receive such information. But that defense just screams “I am guilty of gross negligence.”

    She’s made a lot of stupid statements trying to lie her way out of all this trouble she went to a great deal of time and effort to get into. Such as her initial press conference at the UN on the matter. She said emphatically that “there is no classified” and that she was well aware of the classification requirements.

    As she would have been. Everybody with a clearance knows how to recognize classified information. At least in your own specialty. Moreover Obama issued E.O. 13526 on December 29th, 2009 that designated her the Original Classifying Authority for the State Department. So she has no excuses for not recognizing classified information when she sees it. Whether it’s marked or not.

    Even if she just had received the information she’s guilty of failing to report the breach. Which is the felony she’s guilty of under 18 U.S. Code § 793 (f)(2). It is a felony both to transmit classified information to unauthorized persons on unclassified networks and to receive it and fail to report it. But then Hillary! did transmit the information “in violation of her trust” to safeguard it when she gave copies of her emails to her attorneys and turned the whole thing over to that rinky dink Colorado tech company. Which makes her guilty of violating paragraph (f)(1) as well.

    I don’t see how she gets out from under this. This has to be one of the most egregious violations I’ve ever even heard of. She actively took steps to actually dismantle every single safeguard designed to protect against compromising classified information, and to contain the damage if she were to accidentally leak classified. If that’s not gross negligence I don’t know what is.

    But I expect her to keep running her mouth, to keep coming up new and less believable lies, to keep digging her hole, and to never quit until she’s dragged off the stage in handcuffs.

    Steve57 (3b2e7d)

  34. Steve. She’s a liar. She has always been a liar. None of that matters. She is like David Blaine. People will continue to believe her shit, because they WANT to believe her schit. She is a disgusting PIG, and anyone with an ounce of honesty or an i.q. of 100 or better knows it. Our Problem is that THE left has gone THE FULL COMMIE. It’s about THEM, not about AMERICA.

    Gus haiku (7cc192)

  35. bill and his wife are swindlers deluxe.

    mg (31009b)

  36. #33: what Steve said…

    assuming, of course, that anyone actually enforces the law on this.

    (or anything else anymore, unless they’re a conservative.)

    redc1c4 (dab236)

  37. Hillary has taken too much bribe money to stop. Obama will have to put her away, one way or another. Court proceedings and unsealed data are his past style. Then we get to see what Hillary’s retaliation is. Some say it will be Fast and Furious, but who cares? The Republicans won’t impeach or jail him after office like they should.

    luagha (9cee5e)

  38. She did not say the GOP are terrorists. She said the views about women held by the GOP are as extreme and unmodernised as those held by ISIS .

    So the views of the GOP are the same as the terrorists of ISIS, a terrorist group, but the GOP itself is not terrorist? It’s just a coincidence they hold the same views? How does one separate the two? Are you being coy or don’t you see what she was saying? Or just trying to give her one more excuse? Kishnevi, it is way past time we start calling idiots out for calling, inferring or associating evil names, parties and people with us conservatives. That’s how they end up framing the discussion and changing the meaning of words. She took being opposed to murdering a million babies a year for birth control and made it into “extreme views about women”. See what they do?

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  39. I assume kishnvi, Hillary’s! use of “boxcars” was not an attempt to compare Republicans to Nazi’s, rather to compare us to Choo-Choo Charlie.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  40. The most important part of speech is the audience. kishnevi and I think she was calling the GOP barbarians, you, Hoagie, think that she was calling the GOP terrorists, her feminist followers think underarm deodorant is a frivolous waste of money.

    nk (dbc370)

  41. I guess, nk. I just read her differently than you and kishnevi. Although I’m hard pressed to differentiate between a barbarian and a terrorist especially when I consider modern terrorists both. But I do get your and kishnevi’s point. Especially about the deodorant.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  42. Perhaps the most shocking thing here is Ms. Clinton’s defense, that she never sent or knowingly received classified information on the only email system she used. How can a Secretary of State do her job without sending or receiving classified information? Was she getting it orally?

    David Pittelli (b77425)

  43. Shillary’s defense would seem to be that she isn’t criminal, she’s a bungler. Were I her opponent, the campaign ads would practically write themselves.

    “Hillary Clinton says she did not knowingly violate important security laws while she was Secretary of State. So, if we believe her, she’s incompetent, and if we don’t she’s a criminal. And either way she has compromised American security.”

    C. S. P. Schofield (ab2cdc)

  44. Obama has her by the short hairs and she knows it. Sure he approved the leaks as a warning shot across the bow.

    Gerald A 11/2006 (2c96c6)

  45. It appears that the Hilary defense is that she wasn’t sending or receiving emails that were marked classified “at the time.” Clearly there were emails that subsequently marked classified. Is this a good defense? The post of Secretary of State is at the top of the food chain. It should be anticipated that her emails would become classified. It is all foreseeable. Her defense is bogus.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  46. I suppose it depends on getting it orally means.

    Donald (92b23c)

  47. right now hillary and trump split the white trash vote

    if she bails it’s all over

    happyfeet (831175)

  48. The more I ponder the relationship between Obama and Hill-and-Bill, the more I’m reminded of Lenin and Trotsky.

    It didn’t end well for Trotsky.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  49. I don’t think Hillary will ever quit. But I think the only person who has the unquestionable ability to deny her the Democratic nomination is Obama. And unless he does so, she’s still the overwhelming favorite to get it.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  50. I’ve said it before, but if I were Bill I would find a deep and very secure bunker to hide in until 2016 is past. The way this is going, Hillary’s best shot at winning the White House is if somebody assassinates her husband and she can ride the sympathy vote.

    C. S. P. Schofield (ab2cdc)

  51. the whole Clinton Foundation scam is on the line is Hillary bails

    but it’s even more on the line if she’s totally humiliated or has to go to jail

    it’s a conundrum

    happyfeet (831175)

  52. *if* Hillary bails I mean

    happyfeet (831175)

  53. I agree with Beldar. Hillary should be very worried about Obama.

    DRJ (1dff03)

  54. “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics….”

    Then there are statements made by The Clintons, that readily and consistently break all previous human attempts at absolute dishonesty.

    Because, after all:
    It depends on what you mean by ‘no’ — and doesn’t it always?”

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  55. The more I ponder the relationship between Obama and Hill-and-Bill, the more I’m reminded of Lenin and Trotsky.

    It didn’t end well for Trotsky.

    Don’t you mean more Stalin and Trotsky (it was Stalin and Trotsky fighting after Lenin died).

    I’d say that the real question that comes to mind, is which one is Stalin, and which one is Trotsky…?

    Because I’m not so sure the T-men guarding Obama are quite as willing to jump in front of a bullet for him as previous officeholders. And she could ride in on a sympathy vote for an assassinated racist-victim Obama ticket, too.

    Remember, I noted the possibility first.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  56. Was she getting it orally?

    you’d have to ask Huma… 😎

    redc1c4 (b340a6)

  57. and, let’s not forget that any messages she might have sent or received that dealt with the statements, opinions, positions, etc, of members of foreign governments are classified from the get go, by statute, even if they are not so marked, and she would have been briefed in on that when she took office.

    you can’t tell me she never sent or received such information during her tenure as SecState.

    redc1c4 (b340a6)

  58. You’re talking Stalin, Lenin, and Trotsky, where I see Gangster Squad. Clinton and Obama could be the first scene, where one ties the other to two cars and the cars play tug-of-war, or they could be this scene

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s5C-6cV61Y

    where one accuses the other of being too big for his britches, and the other says “you’re done”.

    But the point with using Gangster Squad is, we still might have a chance to come out of it bloodied and with casualties, but victorious.

    John Hitchcock (32b2f1)

  59. Legal Insurection has been following the FOIA suit that opened up this can of worms to begin with…

    this country owes a debt of gratitude to Judicial Watch

    redc1c4 (b340a6)

  60. Bupkis, fair point. The fued with Trotsky started with Lenin, but Stalin finished it.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  61. And yes, actually most of the feud was with Stalin. I stand fairly corrected.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  62. hillary is boring

    all she has is her smelly old lady boobies

    that’s her whole campaign aside for her weirdo negative attacks where she compares everyone to the sort of terrorists her herpes-ridden husband pardoned

    you can put me in the “unenthused” column

    happyfeet (831175)

  63. “Is it a crime? Technically, perhaps yes. But it would never be prosecuted.”

    Damn, but can we please have David Petraeus comment on this? WHile we are at it, how about Dinesh D’Souza commenting on technical crimes in general, and how they are [almost] never prosecuted, and certainly never result in jail time.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  64. What are you hearing about the Harris County deputy’s shooting, Beldar? One report I read quoted the suspect’s neighbor that he has a learning disability, which seems like a curious thing to say. Is that the current euphemism for mentally impaired or retarded?

    DRJ (1dff03)

  65. The press conference by the Harris County Sheriff and DA was very blunt that this was an unprovoked assassination. I applaud both, especially the Sheriff when he said it’s time to change the rhetoric because Cops Lives Matter, too, so let’s just say “Lives Matter.”

    DRJ (1dff03)

  66. I used a moderated word in an earlier comment, so my last comment doesn’t make much sense. It was an off-topic comment to Beldar asking about the shooting of a Harris County deputy last night.

    DRJ (1dff03)

  67. My wife bought 10 lbs. of popcorn. She must know something.
    clinton vs obama tag team

    mg (31009b)

  68. #48, Beldar: I don’t think Hillary will ever quit. But I think the only person who has the unquestionable ability to deny her the Democratic nomination is Obama. And unless he does so, she just might win the election and will then have the ability to make sure Obama and his motley crew of serial miscreants spend their golden years behind bars. FIFY.

    So, either Obama takes her out in a preemptive strike now, or he, Michelle, Valerie Jarrette, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, et al live in fear of The Revenge of the Hilldabeast.

    ropelight (b338ce)

  69. blaming rhetoric for random violence is never not a totalitarian impulse

    but that’s just failmerica for you anymore

    happyfeet (831175)

  70. 43. Obama has her by the short hairs and she knows it. Sure he approved the leaks as a warning shot across the bow.

    Gerald A 11/2006 (2c96c6) — 8/29/2015 @ 6:25 am

    Actually it looks more and more like Obama/Jarrett set Hillary! up from the start.

    Steve57 (3b2e7d)

  71. speaking of trains
    throw bill’s wife from the train

    mg (31009b)

  72. DRJ, I haven’t been following the Harris County shooting story — but I ought to, and I’ll start.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  73. Beldar,

    I think the shooting happened at a Chevron at West and Telge by Cypress Falls High School. I don’t know much about the neighborhood but it’s not a bad neighborhood, as far as I can tell. The local authorities are clearly linking the national rhetoric to what happened last night.

    DRJ (1dff03)

  74. i grew up in cy-fair a lot when I was little there was a giant potato there

    you could climb inside it and make it spin around and around!

    my goodness but what a potato that was

    i’m sure it’s gone now

    nothing gold can stay

    happyfeet (831175)

  75. They’ve had the guy in custody since about 2:30 AM and have now charged him. A gun was recovered and the ballistics confirmed it was the murder weapon. Shannon Miles has been charged with capital murder. Another report said his mother turned him in.

    DRJ (1dff03)

  76. looks like another one of Obola’s sons…

    #Unexpectedly

    redc1c4 (a6e73d)

  77. I wonder where this man and his family are from. This is the Katrina anniversary and many New Orleans’ refugees fled to Houston. I don’t have any reason to think they/he are from New Orleans but it’s hard not to speculate.

    As an aside, the Sheriff says he was found based on his vehicle which was located in the neighborhood. He was not turned in by his family.

    DRJ (1dff03)

  78. I put up a post about the killing of Deputy Goforth.

    Dana (86e864)

  79. She has said the only email she used was the one she controlled.

    She has said she never received or sent classified emails on that server.

    If both those statements are true, then she probably never fulfilled the office of Secretary of State.

    A followup question should be, at what email address did you send or receive classified information? If your position is that you never received or sent classified information at any email, how were you able to complete the requirements of the job?

    Loren (1e34f2)

  80. Loren @81, you are preaching to the choir.

    But we already know from the emails that the DoS has already publicly released in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit that she had classified information on her home brew server.

    For instance she had information on the deployment of European NATO fighters during the air campaign against Libya. How the h3ll do you not know that is classified?

    As an aside, how the h3ll did the DoS screeners not know to redact that information?

    As is typically Clintonesque Hillary! is attempting to spin all this as incredibly complicated and just beyond the understanding of the poor knuckledragging voters. But it’s not. It’s simple and very straightforward. When you count current and former military and government employees with clearances, as well as current and former contractors with clearances, there are millions of us who understand just how simple and straightforward it really is. I wonder how they’re going to maintain that lie when all sorts national security/military analysts on contract with the LHMFM will go on TV and explain in three minutes just how straightforward and simple these rules are? And the rules are not classified by the way.

    So it’s clear she violated the law. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the FBI “A-team” clears Hillary! of any violations of law or regulation. Who better than an FBI “A-team” has the credibility to sweep her criminality under the rug? But if they do then millions of us will know that Hillary! is being held to a different standard. The very simple, straightforward laws simply don’t apply to her.

    I don’t see how she gets out from under this if the FBI conducts an honest investigation and the DoJ acts on the results. But on the other hand I won’t be surprised if one or both things simple don’t happen.

    Steve57 (3b2e7d)

  81. Ruh roh indeed:

    https://twitter.com/edhenry/status/638410976040198144

    Ed Henry
    ‏@edhenry

    Just in: State Dept found about another 150 Clinton emails with classified information — more now @FoxNews @GretchenCarlson

    This is in addition to the 63 classified emails the State Dept. has already admitted to finding, and in addition to the 4 of 40 the IC community IG found. So we’re well above 200 classified emails.

    I would also like to link to this infuriatingly dishonest USA Today editorial:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/08/30/clinton-controversy-no-comparison-petraeus-column/71421242/

    USA at least identifies this woman as an attorney in private practice who is a Clinton campaign donor. Note how she lies by ommission on behalf of Clinton.

    Unlike Petraeus, Clinton did not “knowingly” store or share classified information in violation of the law.

    …In sharp contrast, Clinton is not being investigated for knowingly sending or receiving classified materials improperly.

    Indeed, the State Department has confirmed that none of the information that has surfaced on Clinton’s server thus far was classified at the time it was sent or received. Additionally, the Justice Department indicated that its inquiry is not a criminal one and that Clinton is not the subject of the inquiry.

    Here, the inspector general and the Justice Department are following an established protocol when it is determined that there has been an unauthorized disclosure of classified materials — here, by virtue of a potential after-the-fact change in classification. This protocol ensures that any classified information is properly handled going forward.

    Reasonable minds can certainly differ about the wisdom of using a personal server to conduct the official business of the State Department. In recent days, Clinton has taken responsibility for using a private server and admitted that using separate accounts would have been a better choice.

    Her decision not to segregate her email accounts was regrettable, but unlike the actions and prosecution of Petraeus, there has been no evidence of criminal conduct.

    It is in fact a criminal investigation. These investigations always are multi-pronged, and they always include a criminal investigation into possible wrongdoing.

    And this shill excludes several facts, such as what specific statute Petraeus plead guilty to, and the very different statute Hillary! is being investigated under the suspicion of violating (I think it’s an open and shut case). She omits the fact that the crime Hillary! is suspected of committing does not require a knowing violation. Gross negligence is the standard.

    The Hillary! campaign and its supporters continue to insult our intelligence with their transparent lies.

    So she is correct when she says that “based on the known facts, this comparison [between Petraeus and Hillary!] has no merit.” What Clinton has done is far worse. Which is why Petraeus was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, while Hillary! is being investigated for a felony.

    I have never understood what it is about the Clintons that inspires their supporters to crawl into the sewer with them. But that’s what Anne M. Tompkins is willing to do, apparently.

    Steve57 (3b2e7d)

  82. The foundation and her email shared ip’s re breitbart

    narciso (ee1f88)


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