Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton largely based on the premise that there was no clear INTENT to violate a law.
Let’s see if we can find some intent for Mr. Comey.
The federal gov is required to use FIPS. These security standards are much more strict than most companies follow. Would you think it was normal if someone at your company set up their own separate email server to talk with other employees and conduct business?
Claim: “Hillary didn’t know!” Hillary Clinton served in public office for at least two decades. It never crossed her mind that she was handling classified information that was restricted to FIPS compliant systems?
Maybe Hillary Clinton was oblivious to the fact that State Department handles classified info. Wouldn’t she have realized when she started receiving classified emails on her personal server? And if she continued, isn’t that intent?
Why host your own email server when you are in charge of a $47.4 Billion annual budget and have government professionals to do that for you? Doesn’t that seem a little strange,
@FormerBu (Reinhold Niebuhr – Jim Comey’s alias on Twitter)? Doesn’t the StateDept have a classified info training class for new employees?
I’m not a lawyer, but this case does not appear to lack intent. If anything, it shows premeditation. Unless Hillary is inflicted with Alzheimer’s, she would be well aware that she was handling classified info and that it was restricted to US Government FIPS compliant systems.
And if anyone assisted her or covered for her, doesn’t that make them an accessory to the alleged crime, Comey? Then she would have something on them… That’s how large criminal conspiracies escape prosecution, isn’t it?
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Mr. Comey, you served as a US District Attorney and as US Deputy Attorney General. If there was any question of intent, then why wouldn’t you call a Grand Jury and let them decide?
Mr. Comey with all due respect, It appears that you did not follow proper procedures or use sound prosecutorial discretion when making this decision. This should have AT LEAST gone to a prosecutor for review. I’m very disappointed by your actions.
The finding that Clinton signed a “Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement,” (SF-312) in which she acknowledged that classified information is classified regardless of whether it is “marked or unmarked”, settles the question.
That poses two problems for Clinton, who signed the document on Jan. 22, 2009, a day after taking office.
Not only does nullify her claim that none of her emails contained information that was “marked” classified, it also calls into question her failure to turn over her work-related State Department emails to the agency in December, nearly two years after leaving office.