Obama, other Clinton supporters, denying criminal investigation of Clinton
Despite there being an ongoing criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, both the President and Clinton supporters are in denial that there was any criminal activity by Secy. Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. The facts tell a differernt story.
The facts we know:
Shortly after being confirmed as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was given a personal security briefing during which she learned:
All communications that had any relationship to government businesss had to be made through a government computer in compliance with federal Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) law. Violation of FOIA law is a felony.
Classified information at any level could not be kept on any computer that was not part of a secure computer facility approved for the level of classification of such material.
Subsequently, and in blatant violation of what she had learned, Hillary Clinton ordered the installation of a personal nonsecure email server that was not approved for handling any government material, classified or otherwise.
In violation of FOIA law, Hillary Clinton used that personal email server in the routine performance of her duties as Secretary of State.
Disregarding national security and in violation of national security laws, Hillary Clinton both authored from and trafficked classified information through her personal nonsecure email server.
International hackers found Clinton's server easy to hack and were monitoring her email traffic that included highly classified national security information.
Thousands of classified documents were found on Clinton's private nonsecure server including many that were classified beyond "TOP SECRET" at the most highly sensitive classification.
Email traffic through Clinton's nonsecure personal server revealed the desperate calls for additional security at the Benghazi compound prior to its being attacked and overrun in 2012. Clinton's response to those pleas was to reduce security staff at the compound.
Subsequently, after a 13-hour battle the compound was overrun by terrorists, leaving four Americans dead, including the US Ambassador. Clinton and Obama refused to authorize military action in response to the attack despite the availability of military forces in southern Italy. Airborne forces headed to Benghazi in anticipation of rescue instructions were instead instructed to turn back and not to proceed with their rescue attempt.
Rather than admit to the terrorist attack and their refusal to prepare for or respond to it, Obama and Clinton fabricated a story linking an online video to a "spontaneous demonstration" that turned ugly.
Email traffic through Clinton's nonsecure personal server identified a high-ranking Afghan official who was providing information to the CIA. Shortly thereafter, that official was assassinated.
On one occasion, Clinton was expecting a secure FAX from her assistant, Jacob Sullivan, but learned through an email exchange (see below) that the sending FAX machine was not working. Clinton instructed her subordinate to remove the classified markings and send the document to her nonsecure server. This one well-known incident is among the more routine violatioins of a number of federal laws, all of which are felonies. The chronological sequence below is bottom to top.
Every person in government who knew about Clinton's illegal server and/or who used Clinton's private email account to send government-related documents or received email from the illegal server, regardless of whether the email contained classified information, is also guilt of a felony.
President Obama, on at least two occasions, also communicated with Hillary Clinton over her illegal server. It is highly inappropriate for a President to comment on the innocence of the subject of any ongoing federal criminal investigation. Yet that is precisely what Obama did when in 2015 he stated Hillary Clinton was innocent. But then, to acknowledge Hillary Clinton's crimes would be to acknowledge his own crime in using the very same email account to communicate official business with Clinton.
Every person with access to government documents in the course of their work must attend annual security briefings and would be well aware of the illegal nature of Clinton's server, regardless of whether such documents were classified or unclassified.
Any action that exposes classified information to anyone who has no authority to view that information is considered an act of espionage (see below) and constitutes a serious breach of national security.
Hillary Clinton exposed thousands of classified documents during the time she used her personal nonsecure email server.
These facts are all well-documented and likely represent only the tip of the iceberg of security and FOIA violations by Hillary Clinton.
These facts alone represent overwhelming evidence that Hillary Clinton is guilty of the following criminal acts:
Violation of FOIA law.
Espionage (see 18 U.S. Code § 793 - Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information; 18 U.S. Code § 798 - Disclosure of classified information).
If any ordinary citizen working for the US Government did what Hillary Clinton has done, they would have been fired, fined, charged, tried, convicted and would now be serving a very long sentence in a federal penitentiary.
Judge Andrew Napolitano's comments about Hillary Clinton’s email/national security breaches:
“Mrs. Clinton signed an oath on her first full day as secretary of state — after she received a two-hour tutorial from two FBI agents on the proper care and lawful handling of state secrets. In that oath, she acknowledged that she had an obligation to recognize and protect state secrets on the basis of the sensitive nature of the information contained in them — whether they bore classified warnings or markings or not.
“Perhaps she [Clinton] now recognizes how hard-pressed she will be to claim to the FBI or to a jury that she did not know that satellite photos of a North Korean nuclear facility, transcripts from wiretaps of Yemeni intelligence agents’ cellphone calls, the itinerary of the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens in the days before his murder or true names of American undercover intelligence agents — all of which were in her emails — were state secrets.”
What will be Hillary Clinton's fate?
To date, she and her supporters simply lie through their gritted teeth as if she were untouchable. She is now the presumptive nomineee of the Democratic Party!
Should Hillary receive the nomination, she will be the first politician to blatantly commit espionage and routinely violate FOIA rules and go unpunished to become the nominee of a major poltical party! Oh yes, and she is a woman. But is that the kind of woman who should be President?
But that isn't the full story of Hillary Clinton's criminal activities.
When Bill Clinton left the White House at the end of his second term, a term during which he was impeached for lying to a Federal Grand Jury, he commanded premium fees for speaking engagements. This is typical of all ex-Presidents when they first leave office.
As is typical for such individuals, Bill Clinton's speaking fees dropped off after several years as the Bush years unfolded.
Shortly after Hillary Clinton was confirmed as Secretary of State, Bill Clinton's speaking fees skyrocketed beyond what he had been receiving just after he had left the White House! They continued high throughout Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State.
Even more interesting though is the very large donations received by the Clinton Foundation from donors who were dealing with the State Department for special considerations. According to news reports, there exists a clear relationship between massive infusions of cash to the Clinton Foundation and/or large fees for Bill Clinton for a speaking engagement and favorable State Department rulings for those making the cash transfers to the Clintons.
That is known as "pay to play". It is also a serious violation of federal law and a felony.
The FBI is near the end of its investigation of Hillary Clinton's illegal email server. However, the mountain of corruption surrounding Bill Clinton's speaking fees during Hillary's reign as Secretary of State plus the strong connections between massive "donations" to the Clinton Foundation and special favors from the State Department to those "donating" is a current FBI criminal investigation that will likely take some considerable time.
Meanwhile, the "usual suspects" in news disinformation (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, etc.) who act as agents of the Democratic Party, collectively tell the American Public, "move on, folks, nothing to see here" while HIllary boldly lies whenever any question is posed to her about these scandals.
Finally, there is grave danger to our nation if we allow this highly corrupt criminal behavior to go unpunished. And it should be seriously punished if it is to stand as an example to future corrupt politicians. But of greater importance is the message it sends to other nations. If the USA is perceived as not willing to punish such blatant violations of law, then no other country will be comfortable providing sensitive information to the USA. We will become an island apart from the international community because we will be seen as not to be trusted.
There is no excuse that can justify tolerating the criminal actions of Hillary and Bill Clinton by failing to punish them just as severely as any other citizens who committed such crimes.
And to think that President Obama and Hillary Clinton's staunch supporters have the temerity to claim there is no criminal activity being investigated and that Hillary Clinton is innocent of any criminal act!
Author of "Looking Out the Window", an evidence-based examination of the "climate change" issue, Bob Webster, is a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s). He is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.