FBI director James Comey made his recommendation today to not indict Hillary over the e-mail scandal. Comey did state that virtually everything Hillary said about the e-mail scandal was a lie including: discussing Confidential, Secret, Top Secret, and Secret Compartmentalized Information over her homebrew server (which means some classified documents were moved from secure networks to the bathroom server), discussing classified information with people who had no clearance (like her advisor Sidney Blumenthal), subsequently deleting classified conversations (which makes determining the amount of spillage almost impossible), and that though there was no obvious evidence that foreign governments received her classified discussions (including over a Blackberry she used to do business while overseas) there’s no way of knowing if anyone tapped her conversations, and that not marking a document with classification markings has no bearing on whether a document is classified or not. But no matter, according to Hillary’s website and the self-appointed fact-checking progressives at Politifact no crime was committed. I guess that laws only apply to the little people and low-level employees; honestly this is Banana Republic stuff.
For anyone who’s curious what federal laws are applicable here’s 18 U.S.C. 793 e and f:
“(e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it; or
(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.”
What exactly would you call setting up your own server network in lieu of using government computers to discuss classified information and State Department business? How could a Secretary of State never get any training on handling classified material or never see a non-disclosure agreement? Perhaps Comey didn’t feel like a Jury wouldn’t have one rabid
communist Hillary supporter who wouldn’t care that she recklessly mishandled state secrets? At a minimum, I don’t see how she could be allowed to maintain a security clearance. Funny enough, if I were to take some pictures of a Los Angeles class submarine engine room and reactor compartment on my cell phone and later deleted them I would be thrown in prison for years. For Hillary it’s guilty as hell but free as a bird. Honestly, the response of progressives to this outcome is beyond absurd: