Obama in 08 would have gone for Clinton's jugular on the emails, and that's one reason he beat her: http://t.co/VesknKVbua
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) October 14, 2015
Nice of outed socialist Bernie Sanders to exonerate Hillary Clinton of her growing email scandal during Tuesday’s GOP debate. When you hate America as most of these Leftist do, national security is just a minor issue.
For Clinton, however, the email scandal is far more serious than the mainstream media portray. Once it became clear that her private email server contained Top Secret emails/documents, she violated The Espionage Act, particularly part F. The test here involves negligence.
“(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer — shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”
The server was not secure and there’s evidence it was hacked. A third party in Colorado handled her servers along with Clinton Foundation servers. Having her IT gear outside of government oversight meant she also could not receive assistance from State Department IT.
— VICE (@VICE) October 15, 2015
The Obama Administration — as it did in the past by making statements in an attempt to influence/intimidate the Supreme Court — has already made statements supporting Clinton.
“I don’t think it posed a national security problem,” Obama said on “60 Minutes.” “This is not a situation in which America’s national security was endangered.”
Obama called Clinton’s decision to use a private server “a mistake” making it out to be something like buying an AMC Pacer back in the 1970’s. Anytime a government employee — particularly the Secretary of State — decides to avoid the Freedom of Information Act by taking their communication outside of government technologies, you have to question their motives.
Clearly this wasn’t a mistake as much as it was a calculated, brazen gamble.
In the end, will this stop Clinton’s campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination? Probably not. Given the friendly nature of fellow Dems during Tuesday’s CNN debate, it looks as though they’re just using the opportunity as an infomercial.
And will Clinton face jail time, fines or any of the punishments described in the LAW. Probably not. If Obama is willing to give her a pass on “60 Minutes” he could easily issue a Presidential Pardon.
A spokesman for the F.B.I. declined to comment. But Ron Hosko, a former senior F.B.I. official who retired in 2014 and is now the president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, said it was inappropriate for the president to “suggest what side of the investigation he is on” when the F.B.I. is still investigating.
“Injecting politics into what is supposed to be a fact-finding inquiry leaves a foul taste in the F.B.I.’s mouth and makes them fear that no matter what they find, the Justice Department will take the president’s signal and not bring a case,” Ron Hosko, a former FBI official told the New York Times.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 14, 2015