Hillary Testified That, DUE TO CONCUSSION, She Could Not Remember Having Had Any Security Briefings, or Instructions on Preserving Records, Claimed She Didn't Know Files Marked "C" Meant Classified
This woman was in charge of the State Department.
Now she wants to be President of the United States of America.
Hillary Clinton told the FBI she did not recall all the briefings she received on handling sensitive information as she made the transition from her post as U.S. secretary of state, due to a concussion suffered in 2012, according to a report released Friday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released a summary of the July 2 interview it conducted with the Democratic presidential candidate, as well as other details of its investigation into her use of a private email server while heading the State Department.
Clinton, who is challenging Republican Donald Trump for the White House in the Nov. 8 election, has been dogged by the fallout from her private email account for more than a year.
Republicans have repeatedly attacked Clinton over the issue, helping drive opinion polls that show many U.S. voters doubt her trustworthiness.
Clinton has said that in hindsight she regretted using a private email system while secretary of state.
Said the report, “Clinton said she received no instructions or direction regarding the preservation or production of records from (the) State (Department) during the transition out of her role as Secretary of State in 2013.
“However, in December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot (in her head). Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received,” the report said.
According to the report, Clinton told the FBI that she did not set up a private email server to sidestep the law requiring her to keep her business communications a matter of public record.
Report: Clinton Told FBI She Didn’t Understand Classified Intel – Thought “C” Marking Was For Alphabetical Order…
After NYT First Reported On Clinton Private Email AND House Subpoenas Issued, A Big Wipe Of Her Emails Occurred
Ace of Spades comments:
For the sake of the nation, to preserve the Rule of Law, the corrupt crony-protecting cover-up apparatchik James Comey must be impeached. Even if he cannot be removed from office, his reputation should be blackened forever with an impeachment from the House.
First: James Comey knows full well that the "I didn't know breaking the law was illegal" defense is most often bullshit, and even where it is not bullshit, ignorance of the law is no defense.
He has prosecuted CEO's, I'm sure, for failing to make legally-required disclosures, and I'm sure those CEO's offered up the Clinton Special defense: "We didn't knowingly know what we doingly did."
He has, I'm sure, made judgment calls about how plausible such self-interested self-exculpatory excuses were.
If a CEO, who is sophisticated as to both finance and the laws regarding finance, claims he does not know something elemental -- something a total naif and outsider to the field would know -- I'm sure James Comey has deemed such a claim implausible and not declined to prosecute based soley on such a self-created Defense of Implausible Ignorance.
Does James Comey believe it's plausible that the CEO of the State Department did not know that "NOFORN" meant "NO FOReigN exposure"? Or that "(C)" means classified?
And she's claiming she can't remember the details of her security briefings, which covered all this, because of a convenient patch of brain damage which arrives to grant her an alibi but then departs in time to permit her to be Commander in Chief?
That is not plausible. That is a clear lie.
And yet James Comey falsely testified to Congress that there was "no indication" that Clinton had lied in her interviews.
Second: The safekeeping of foreign intelligence is so critical to this nation's security that the law itself specifically removes the "I didn't know the most basic things about the law" defense. That's the whole point of the charge only requiring a showing of negligence in handling secret information -- not intent.
The law forbids such a defense -- by not requiring the government to prove intent -- because it is so easy to claim "Oh I didn't know," and concommitantly so hard for the government to prove the contrary
If someone is testifying, essentially, that they are an ignorant careless individual who is shit at reading the basic employee handbook for his job, how do you disprove that?
Congress therefore specifically made the charge provable without proof of intent -- it only requires mere negligence.
But James Comey, to finagel a Get Out of Jail Free card for Mrs. Clinton, read such a demand into the law anyway, on his own alleged authority.
And furthermore, this most be read alongside the first point made above: He not only claimed the law required intent, but then he gave credence to Hillary Clinton's utterly implausible "I didn't know I couldn't just fling SAP intelligence around like I'm sending Cat Gifs through my email" as sufficient evidence to prove her lack of intent.
James Comey must be impeached.
America will not survive Congress' failure to punish such an obviously corrupt individual for failing in his most basic and most important function -- patrolling govermnent officials for corruption and safeguarding America's secrets.
The FBI is, after all, the nation's counter-intelligence service, the service charged (more than any other) with protecting American secrets from foreign pilferage.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.