Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Hillary Chronicles ^ | September 17, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano

Posted on 09/17/2015 7:45:43 AM PDT by Kaslin

The bad news has continued to cascade onto the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, and none of it has anything to do with Clinton's opinions on issues. It all is about her fitness for office.

Since Labor Day, we have learned that the folks into whose hands Clinton reposed her computer server for safe keeping do not believe it has been wiped clean of all emails, as her lawyer told a federal judge it was. That means the 33,000 emails she thought she destroyed probably still could be recovered. What will they reveal?

And we learned earlier this week that of the emails released thus far -- those Clinton did not attempt to destroy -- there is a five-month gap for which no emails were produced. For a government official who sent or received about 15,000 emails a year, five months of silence is not believable. Two of those months followed the assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Libya in Benghazi. Where are her emails from that time period?

Why should you care about this?

It is now well established that when she was secretary of state, Clinton refused to use government computers or servers for any of her emails -- governmental and personal. She kept all of her emails from the government. That constitutes theft of government property, as it violates a federal law that mandates that the government owns the emails its employees generate in their work, and if an employee commingles her personal emails with the government's, the government owns those, as well.

Clinton said she did this because she believed it would be easier to do all emailing from one hand-held device, even though she eventually used four devices. Instead of accepting a secure government-issued BlackBerry, she had aides buy an off-the-shelf BlackBerry. We now know she was trying to conceal her Middle Eastern escapades -- secret wars and personal approvals of arms dealings to terrorists -- from the president, from FBI investigators, from State Department colleagues and from history.

But her most serious crime is her failure to safeguard national secrets. The secretary of state is the nation's chief diplomat. She deals with military, diplomatic and national security secrets every day. One of the reasons government employees are required by law to use a government-issued hand-held device and a government-owned and secured server for their official work is to safeguard the national security secrets that pass to and from them by securing their emails with government software and encryption.

Why should you care about this?

When she became secretary of state, Clinton told the president she wanted to hire her friend Sidney Blumenthal -- whom the press has nicknamed 'the prince of darkness' and 'grassy knoll' -- to work as her senior adviser. The president himself blocked the toxic Blumenthal from working for the State Department, whereupon Clinton had her husband's foundation hire him. She then proceeded to engage with him as if he were a senior adviser and to share top-secret emails with him. Blumenthal did not have any national security clearance, and it was a felony for Clinton to share government secrets with him.

Why should you care about this?

You should care about this because Clinton is running for president. Yet, she is uniquely unqualified for the presidency because she is the moral equivalent of a common crook.

Like a crook, she breaks the law, lies about why she broke the law, sees no wrongdoing in her ways and expects to get away with it. Though millions of Democrats have dreamed of her in the White House, and are apparently willing to overlook her crimes, her support is beginning to erode.

How can a person with the morals of a crook be the chief law enforcement officer in the land, the commander in chief of the military and the repository of more lawful power than any person on the planet? How can she be entrusted with national security secrets in the future when she has failed to safeguard them in the past?

Because Blumenthal lacked the government's encryption on his email devices and server, he was hacked by foreign agents. Because he was hacked, Clinton was hacked. Because she was hacked, some of the nation's military, diplomatic and national security secrets in a dangerous world are now in dangerous hands.

A sailor faces 20 years in federal prison for taking a selfie in front of a radar screen and sending it to his girlfriend, and a courageous Marine who used his Gmail account in an emergency to warn his superiors of the near proximity of an assassin faces 20 years for failing to keep the email about the assassin in a secure venue. Then-CIA Director David Petraeus kept secrets in an unlocked desk drawer in his home, which was guarded 24/7, and he pleaded guilty to failure to safeguard secrets.

Clinton's crimes are far worse, but is she any different legally? Can she get away with her crimes because of her last name? She seems to think so. Last week she apologized for making poor choices -- not crimes, but poor choices. And she has given no coherent legal justification for all this.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections

1 posted on 09/17/2015 7:45:43 AM PDT by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

This will be a telling case. Telling as to just how corrupt our government is...keeping in mind that the number one responsibility of the government is the security and safety of the American people.

When will the indictments begin? When will we see justice for the American people and proper justice applied to HRC and her accomplices??

2 posted on 09/17/2015 7:57:26 AM PDT by EagleUSA (Liberalism removes the significance of everything.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Meanwhile Rotten is still FREE after defying Federal Subpoenas!

Don't try this at home kids!

3 posted on 09/17/2015 8:07:50 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Let us start with both the physical fitness, and the mental fitness, of Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless.

Herself is almost eligible for retirement on a physical basis alone, what with suffering the effects of a stroke (brought on by the effects of the fall in December 2012), and the nerve damage from years of excessive alcohol consumption. This has taken a toll in many ways elsewhere, including a serious problem with edema (necessitating the wearing of pantsuits), which shows to some degree in Herself’s face, and in body movements. There may also be some degree of aphasia, even with all the therapy Herself undertook in the months after the fall.

There are also the underlying mental problems, again caused in part by excessive alcohol consumption, and a generally poor social acclimatization, the inability to project anything like warmth or a genuine degree of empathy. After all, how many times has Herself “reset” the campaign since first actively announcing the run for the Presidency? Herself has been derailed before, obviously because of failure to please the puppetmasters of the Left.

4 posted on 09/17/2015 8:07:54 AM PDT by alloysteel (If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? - Will Rogers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Why the HELL hasn't she been INDICTED for giving Sid Vicious TOP SECRET INFO???? ANY Republican would be in PRISON BY NOW!!!

The "Just Us" Dept. is CORRUPT to the CORE!!

5 posted on 09/17/2015 8:48:08 AM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin


6 posted on 09/17/2015 8:56:35 AM PDT by seawolf101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Hillary continues to bring out new personalities for the voters’ edification.

In fact she’s become the new textbook case for “The Three Faces Of Eve.”

Have you ever sought professional care for a personality disorder?

Were you ever forced to kiss your dead grandmother?

7 posted on 09/17/2015 9:42:33 AM PDT by Liz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

I’m betting that Ambassador Stevens had the phone number to Hillary’s private, off-the-shelf Blackberry. I’m betting that he had that phone number on his cell phone.

I think our enemies captured Ambassador Steven’s cell phone when they captured him at Benghazi.

Our enemies then made a phone call to Hillary with demands.

Hillary called Obama and told him about our enemies demands.

They asked for time.

Our enemies killed Ambassador Stevens to prove their seriousness and then threatened to kill the 40 CIA employees in Benghazi.

That’s why there was no rescue attempt.

That’s why there was to retaliatory attack.

Hillary and Obama are dirty on this whole Libya escapade and they are being blackmailed.

8 posted on 09/17/2015 10:10:06 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Thanks for posting this!

9 posted on 09/17/2015 10:56:59 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (The federal government retards me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: alloysteel
This has taken a toll in many ways elsewhere, including a serious problem with edema (necessitating the wearing of pantsuits), which shows to some degree in Herself’s face

10 posted on 09/17/2015 2:14:13 PM PDT by henbane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: henbane

Is that a real picture?

11 posted on 09/17/2015 2:14:53 PM PDT by I Hired Craig Livingstone (DT16. Deal with it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: I Hired Craig Livingstone

You tell me.
Part of a set.

12 posted on 09/17/2015 2:37:47 PM PDT by henbane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6

...and Bill was back at the Foundation looking through his rolodex thinking....”how can we make a buck on this?”...

13 posted on 09/17/2015 2:39:40 PM PDT by Liz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
A PIAPS bump.


14 posted on 09/17/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson