Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Hillary's Emails Confuse Me

So Hillary received a bunch of Secret and Top Secret emails on her Unclassified server. There's an air gap between the networks which means that someone had to deliberately, physically move data from one network to another to get it to Hillary's server. Intentionally moving data from a higher classification level to a lower one is a crime. Period.

No indictments are forthcoming even though the classified systems have logs which would show who did the deed. My only conclusion is nihilistic.

Update: Never mind, it all makes sense now. Here's part of what FBI Director Comey had to say.
To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.
 The Rule of Law is a fantasy. Whew. I feel a lot better now.


Jedi Master Ivyan said...

I'm thinking that they know the doj wouldn't prosecute anyway. They may leave it lie until a less corrupt president takes office. So, they'll never prosecute her.

tom said...

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

But no reasonable prosecutor would act on these charges, so whatever.

Ohioan@Heart said...

Although I am registered as a Republican, I have voted for nearly as many Democrats over the years. This event however has made me a single issue voter...

Here is the issue: the constitution states that "We the people" formed this government for a set of purposes including "provid[ing] for the common defence". The president swears to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Material which has received a classified designation has been determined to be such that "the unauthorized disclosure of [such information] reasonably could be expected to cause serious damage to the national security. "
Therefore and political party that can nominate a candidate for the office of the president who was "extremely careless" with classified information, when the law says it is a felony to simply mishandle classified information intentionally *or in a grossly negligent way* [my emphasis], has now and forever more ensured that I will NEVER vote for any candidate of said party.

IlĂ­on said...


There is no such thing as "voting for the man, not the party"; when one votes for *any* candidate, one is *always* simultaneously voting for his party and its platform, his *entire*, every last one of them, and the party's entire platform.

Since for most of my life -- and yours -- the Democratic Party has been the Party of Criminality, Treason and Abortion, ... well, as the saying goes, you do the math.