Does character and morality even matter anymore?
From 18 U.S. Code § 798 – Disclosure of classified information
(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—(1) concerning the nature, preparation, or use of any code, cipher, or cryptographic system of the United States or any foreign government; or(2) concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States or any foreign government for cryptographic or communication intelligence purposes; or(3) concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government; or
More info is practically coming out daily about Hillary Clinton’s email account, stored on her private, unsecured server during her stint as the Secretary of State. It has been revealed that these included classified material up to the possibility of highest levels of security marked “Top Secret.”
Originally Hillary Clinton and her camp were claiming that she was never in possession of “classified” material but in pure Clintonian fashion they have changed the language. Notice the nuance from Mrs. Clinton “I never sent classified material on my email, and I never received any that was marked classified.” Even MSNBC has picked up on the change in language.
Let me state up front that I absolutely believe that Mrs. Clinton has broken federal laws. I base this on listening to people that had security clearances and how it was protected along with the penalties for breaking this protocol.
One of these is The Blaze Radio’s Buck Sexton, a former CIA officer serving in and specializing in the Middle East. He discussed her account on his August 12 show that can be heard below. Several called in during the show, stating that they also had government security clearances, agreeing that what Mrs. Clinton had done was criminal. When asked if they had committed similar offenses what would happen to them the consensus was that they would now be incarcerated in Leavenworth.
Another example of this is from CNN’s Security Analyst and former CIA operative Bob Baer who recently was on CNN and had this to say: “Seriously, if I had sent a document like this over the open Internet I’d get fired the same day, escorted to the door and gone for good — and probably charged with mishandling classified information.”
Hillary’s trust gap
Cartoon by Rick McKee/Cagle cartoons
Recently a Facebook friend of mine posted this question in a Facebook group that I’m a member of:
“I’ve been thinking about the “no love lost” relationship between the Obamas and Clintons lately. We’ve heard the opinion so often that she won’t be charged for her felonious actions, but I’m starting to wonder if the Obama DOJ will let the chips fall where they may without sticking their necks out. A conviction could be held up as an example of democrat accountability and (gag me) integrity to garner support for the party. Even if a conviction made the party look bad, at least Obama could stick it to her–I’m not convinced he’d put party interests above his own. Thoughts?”
The responses were mixed on whether or not Mrs. Clinton will have to face the consequences for her transgressions but the question itself made me very sad about the state of our country under this Administration.
We have reached the point where, since Eric Holder became Attorney General, that the Justice Department is less about dispensing “justice” but more about serving political purposes. The attitude inside of the Department was outlined by former DOJ Attorney J. Christian Adams in his 2011 book “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department.”
Other examples of this are the lack of action from Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups, including refusing to investigate Lois Lerner plus Eric Holder being able to ignore the fact that he was considered in Contempt of Congress for his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal, the first time Congress has taken such a dramatic move against a sitting Cabinet official.
I am hopeful that the time will come soon that this type of lawlessness will no longer be accepted or tolerated. This is all the more reason that we must elect someone to be our next President who will take his Oath of Office seriously.
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.