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Jul 8, 2017

FBI Clears Clinton

Well, I can’t say I am surprised. FBI director, James Comey, answered questions yesterday about the FBI’s investigation into the e-mail scandal, and surprise, surprise, Hillary Clinton is getting away with knowingly giving non-cleared people access to classified information and then trying to cover her tracks.

Chaffetz: “Did Hillary Clinton give non-cleared people access to classified information?”

Comey: “Yes.”

To add to this, some of the e-mails – that she made available to non-cleared people – are classified so highly (named Special Access Programs) the agency that owns them can’t even be named in public. Even the Inspector General of the ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) didn’t have the requisite clearance to read them. SAPs contain information on any subject so sensitive that the release of which would trigger an instant national security crisis. It can be anything from the whereabouts and identities of CIA assets overseas to locations of nuclear armed submarines, and Hillary didn’t just store such information on an unsecure system but knowingly allowed access to it for people who had no security clearance.

The argument is that she had no intent and that she was just negligent. Well:

8 USC §793(f): “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing...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 (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody…and fails to make prompt report…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”

Being guilty does not require intent, but rather requires gross negligence. 


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