Topic category: Elections - Politics, Polling, etc.
Hillary must think her supporters are fools
We're all familiar with Hillary's difficulty telling the truth. Her past savagery of women who came forward with testimony about Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct has little impact on many women voters. Her inability to tell the truth about Benghazi, a lie she continues to spin, is becoming legendary. Now she cannot tell the truth about her email scandal where she has clearly violated FOIA law and just as certainly violated national security.
Hillary will never improve the perception that she is an accomplished liar. It simply isn't in her nature to be truthful.
Remember the Whitewater scandal?
How about the cattle futures scandal?
Or her scandalous activity as chief strategist for the "bimbo eruption" squad during Bill Clinton's presidency?
Her inability to tell the truth to Ken Starr? Oh, that's right, she just couldn't rememberanything. Can't blame her for a bad memory, right?
Now, when asked by Brett Baier (FOX News) about classified email received or originating on her private mail server, she gave a classic Hillary Clinton response: "Nothing I sent was marked classified or that I received was marked classified..."
Think about her statement. It does not deny that classified email originated or was received by her email server. Her statement only claims that classified email was not marked, not that it wasn't classified!
How do we know Hillary is dissembling?
Well, remember, she has said (on more than one occasion): "Nothing... I received was marked classified".
Well, in Hillary-ese, that is being "honest" because she instructed her subordinate to REMOVE all classified markings BEFORE sending a classified document via nonsecure email!
How do we know she did this?
Because her email server told us:
The above image (read from bottom to top chronologically) shows redacted copies of a series of email communications between Hillary Clinton and her subordinate, Jake Sullivan (her Chief of Staff at the time), in which Clinton illegally instructs Sullivan to remove classification markings from a classified document and then send the document by nonsecure email to her nonsecure email server.
"Turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure"
Clinton instructed her subordinate to (1) scan the document, (2) remove all classification markings, and (3) send the altered document by nonsecure email to her private nonsecure server!
These instructions violate federal law in several ways:
Clinton instructs her subordinate to illegally remove classification markings from a copied classified document (depending on the document, the act of merely copying it may also be illegal).
Clinton instructs her subordinate to create a "nonpaper" (i.e., computer file) copy of the illegally unmarked document, itself an illegal act if done on a nonsecure computer.
Clinton instructs her subordinate to send the document via nonsecure email to her nonsecure email server, further violations of security law.
In these instructions, both Clinton and Sullivan violated federal security law multiple times, exposing the subject document to every nation that, by that time, had found a portal into Clinton's nonsecure server.
This was done because the classified fax machine was out of service. Sullivan broke security law by following her instructions.
Now we know what Hillary really meant when she claimed, "Nothing ... that I received was marked classified..."!
There is yet another side to Clinton's dissembling.
According to investigators, several of the most sensitive documents were originated by Hillary on her nonsecure computer and sent by email on her nonsecure email server. Because they originated with Clinton, she may not have marked them with proper classification so that she could claim that they were not classified when she sent them.
But her claim that they were not yet classified cannot be true for several reasons:
Newly created information is classified by its nature, not by whether or not it is properly marked. If someone creates a new document that has any possibility of being classified, they are required to treat it at it's highest potential classification until such time as its classification is officially determined. For Clinton to originate highly classified information, she had to know its nature and that it, indeed, was highly classified by its very nature. Consequently, she was required to handle that information as highly classified. She did not.
Clinton violated security law by originating classified documents on her nonsecure personal computer. She compounded her illegality by sending highly classified material by nonsecure email, regardless of its markings.
Clinton violated national security law and likely State Department procedures as well.
Yet Clinton has suggested she may have inadvertently violated State Department procedures in order to further obscure the actual truth of her national security violations.
What difference does it make, you ask?
Well, according to investigators, one of the TOP SECRET items contained in a Clinton email chain revealed the name of a high-ranking Afghan official, Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of then-Afghan president Hamid Karzai, as being in the employ of the CIA. Subsequent to that email chain, Ahmed Wali Karzai was assassinated in 2011 by the Taliban.
Anyone acquainted with the facts and the magnitude of Hillary's security breaches could not, in good conscience, consider Hillary Clinton a trustworthy individual.
Clinton is loose with the truth and accomplished at dissembling. She has no business being taken seriously as a candidate for President of the United States.
These are the facts with respect to national security law and the behavior of Hillary Clinton.
Evidently, Hillary believes that American voters are fools. How else to explain her apparent belief that she can lie her way to the presidency?
During my 30-year career with the Department of Defense (Navy and Army) I was instructed annually (as was every other employee with clearance to handle classified material) on the security requirements for handling classified material. I am very familiar with security procedures and the strict requirements for handling classified documents electronically.
Biography - Bob Webster
Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, 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.