HILLARY’S INDICTABLE OFFENSES

A good prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich”

–Saul Wachler  

BILL & HILL MAKE BONNIE & CLYDE LOOK LIKE PENNYANTE CROOKS
HILL & BILL THE NEW UNTOUCHABLES

 

 

By now the dust has settled from FBI Director’s half-hearted whitewash of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server instead of following established protocols which have been in place for over a decade and which were required by law.  As even many mainstream media pundits have observed, even though Comey ostensibly said “no reasonable prosecutor would indict her” based on the evidence, he followed that patently false claim by citing the numerous things she did which WOULD have gotten any other citizen of the United States sent away for a long time. 

 However, Comey did give Clinton enough of a “get out of jail” card that Hillary shills have subsequently descended on the media to spin the “non-indictment” as an exoneration.  It was not, and as several jurists have gone on various media outlets to proclaim, there are numerous statutes, serious offenses under Federal law, which a “reasonable” prosecutor would indeed have indicted her on and, all things being equal, easily obtain a conviction on.  However, when formerly respected Senator Clair McCaskill went on MSNBC, looked into the camera and lied straight faced to the nation that Hillary “did not break the law” and was absolved of any charges and that, in effect, we can all just move on.  Any lifelong Democrat should understand that Claire McCaskill is a liar and that she is covering for a modern day “Untouchable”—Hillary Clinton. 

 Of course, this is an election year, so independents and Democrats, who are used to tuning out the usual Republican hyperbole and just plain fabrication may assume the comments about Clinton culpability regarding her abuse of her office with regard to the private email servers is just part and parcel of election year bullshit.  Unfortunately, this is a classic case of “crying wolf.”  The GOP shills have fabricated so many non-scandals for the last eight years to cover their own egregious bungling and criminality during the Oh-Oh Decade, that it is easy to assume that the calls for Hillary’s indictment by the Repugnicans is part and parcel with that. 

 Moreover, the GOP’s leading goon/buffoon Donald Trump’s modus operandi is to engage in name calling without backing up his insults with facts.  Mere repetition of “Crooked Hillary” over and over, without explaining WHY she is crooked, is not only juvenile, it causes both independent non-Republicans and honest Democrats alike to tune it out as just so much Trumpiness. 

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 This is most unfortunate, since there are quite concrete reasons why former Secretary of State Clinton SHOULD be indicted and, by extension, why she should never EVER be considered for the highest political office in the land; hell, she can’t be trusted with being elected dogcatcher without turning it into some kind of shady operation.  Be that as it may, rather than just engage in one liners and epithets, American voters need to understand exactly what crimes Hillary Clinton committed while in office and the serious nature of her offenses.  What follows, therefore, is a brief summary of the criminal offenses she committed as Secretary of State, especially with regard to her use of a private, unsecured, email server.  It is by now means an exhaustive list and I have tried to restrict it to just her actions with regard to the abuse of emails and not the other, far more extensive, criminal actions she committed while in office.  So here goes:

 18 USC Code § 1924: Prohibits putting Classified information into a non-Classified setting.  Her private servers (she used several, it turns out, not just one) were at no time approved for the use of Classified documents.  Worse still, FBI Director Comey characterized her private email system as being less secure than a standard gmail account!  Not only were Classified documents so transferred, Top Secret and SAP information was also put on this “leaky sieve” private system.  This was not accidental, it was not unintentional and it certainly wasn’t convenient for anyone concerned, including HRC. 

Another count on 18 USC 1924 makes the very act of transferring information to a private server (or rather servers) located in her home, or any other location not within an authorized Federal facility was, by its very act, a crime.  This is, on a much smaller scale, is what General Petraeus did with just one document; he was convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor, and while he got very lenient treatment, no one contests his guilt.  Hillary Clinton did this on a massive scale.  18 USC 1924

 An additional count under this same law also applies to her use of an unsecured Blackberry mobile phone, from which she texted and phoned ALL of her official business.  She was offered a secure government Blackberry which had special encrypted software built into it but she refused.  Because the floor of the State Department which her office was on has heavy anti-hacking and cyber security protection, Hillary Clinton had to actually go downstairs to an unsecured area to receive all her calls—if that doesn’t sound like willful flaunting of basic security protocols, I don’t what does.  I suspect a first year law student could prove intent on this count alone.

18 USC Code § 793 “Gathering, transmitting or losing Defense Information.” Felony. Says you cannot expose National Secrets through gross negligence.  Whether Hillary Clinton INTENDED to expose State Department and other Classified and Top Secret documents to being hacked is irrelevant; her “carelessness” in and of itself is an indictable offense. It calls for ten years jail time. Again, let me repeat, intent is not necessary to prove guilt.  Comey lied.   18USC 793

18 USC Code § 2071: This law stipulates that you cannot destroy government information. Felony.  Does anybody seriously believe that over HALF of the 60,000 emails Hillary Clinton had on her private server were about Yoga classes and how to cookie recipes? Yet she deleted over half her emails without any oversight on the part of any official government agency or previous inspection by either the FBI, the CIA or even the State Department. 18 USC 2071

 18 USC Code § 1519 Obstruction of Justice/Tampering with Evidence.  Felony.  Once the Benghazi Committee subpoenaed her emails, they should all have been turned over to the government and it was up to the FBI to determine what was and was not relevant.  To delete more than 30,000 emails, whatever their content, in the knowledge that they had been subpoenaed is, IN AND OF ITSELF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.  Moreover, Clinton and her lackeys did not just erase the emails the servers were wiped clean in a manner so as to make any of their contents irretrievable; that takes a helluva lot of intent to do that.  18 USC Code 1519

 As it turns out, copies of some of those emails did surface and many, if not most, that survived were not “private” had to do with government business—or at the least mixing government business with personal gain—which brings us to:

 44 USC § 3101 The Federal Records Act of 1950, which makes the Secretary of State responsible for “making and preserving” State Department Records.  When HRC took office in January of 2009 she was made aware of all the rules regarding preservation of official records; moreover, a few months later the rules were updated, which stipulated that if someone used a non-agency email, any documents received via that means must also be preserved: OFR 1236.2244USC 3101 and 36 CFR 1236.22

18 USC § 1001 Making false statements before Congress.  The whole private email scandal became public in the first place because, while testifying before the Benghazi Commission, knowledge of her using a private server first surfaced.  In any case, nine days after the Benghazi attack Congress officially requested all—ALL—information related to the attack in possession of Hillary Clinton or the State Department.  Nothing was handed over; multiple Freedom of Information lawsuits were filed by various parties and Hillary and the State Department deny there was anything to provide.  Congress filed a subpoena, Clinton denied receiving it; moreover her denial of having any documents related to Libya were shown to be a lie by a photo taken of her using her personal Blackberry while on the way to Libya after the attack.  When Sidney Blumenthal was force to turn over his documents about Benghazi, a number of the documents were from Hillary Clinton—proof that she LIED to Congress.  The whole story of her stonewalling Congress and denying having any documents related to the whole affair is far more convoluted than I summarize her; but the main point is, that on multiple occasions she lied to Congress.  18 USC 1001

18 USC § 798 Making Classified information available to a person not entitled to receive it.  This is a Class A Felony.  Huma Abedin, was at one and the same time a paid employee of the State Department, an employee of a private Clinton-connected firm and a member of the Clinton Foundation.  The legality of this triple dipping aside, and the motives behind it, it is clear that Huma Abedin routinely had access to the highest level intelligence, all at Clinton’s behest.  Being an employee of a private company and a non governmental organization clearly disqualified her from having access to any kind of secure information; again, Hillary Clinton knowingly violated the law.  This is a Class A Felony.  18 USC 798

 

 There is one known occasion when one of Clinton’s minions was trying to fax a top secret document to SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED and it wouldn’t go through, because the government machine was programmed not to transmit anything marked Top Secret to an unsecure destination.  Clinton personally ordered the document stripped of its Top Secret markings so it would go through. The document in question had the locations of spy satellites and drones crucial to the government’s war on terrorism. I would say that was pretty clear intent, it was also reckless and that one act alone could well have endangered national security. 

Because of Hillary Clinton’s wanton disregard for the law and putting private gain over National Security, it is clear that she endangered public safety and National security on numerous occasions.  Moreover, although Comey hedged and equivocated whether National Security was in fact breached, there is abundant evidence it was, and on multiple occasions.  First, and most publicly, was the Romanian hacker Guccifer, (or Guccifer 1) whom the FBI went to great lengths to have extradited to the US.

Unofficially, it is widely known that the Russians hacked into Hillary’s private server as well, although they obviously aren’t admitting anything.  Putin, it is reported, is looking at ways to leak her deleted documents in a way that doesn’t directly implicate Russian intelligence. So expect at least some of those “private” emails to begin bubbling up during Her Majesty’s election campaign and even more so if she gets elected. 

Chinese intelligence, who have multiple teams devoted to nothing but hacking into US government computer systems, has undoubtedly also read Clinton’s State Department secrets; there is even a more than even chance that ISIS and other terrorist organizations also accessed her State Department communiqués via her unsecure private server. 

Again, as Director Comey noted, she would have better cyber security had she just used a gmail account.  I can’t begin to count the number of violations of the Espionage Act she violated as a result, but I would warrant even a half baked prosecutor could make a credible enough case.

As for FBI Director Comey’s assertion that there were no precedents for prosecuting Clinton for her wanton disregard of American security, this too is a bald faced lie.  Without going into details, but besides General Petraeus, a number of individuals have been prosecuted and convicted for doing far less than what Hillary Clinton did: Major Jason Brezler; Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning; Naval Reservist Bryan H, Mishimura; CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou; the list goes on and on; but in all cases, their alleged offenses were far less and in most case motivated by patriotism.  Hillary Clinton’s motives are entirely different issue, but suffice it to say, she was motivated more by self interest than public interest.

The above is just a brief summary, and only related to her Email criminality.  In truth, Emailgate is but the tip of Clinton criminal enterprises, most of which spread, like a vast international spider-web, from the Clinton Foundation.  I don’t know what blackmail Bill Clinton used against the Obama Administration and Attorney General Lynch, but apparently it was enough to make them shit themselves in their efforts to obstruct bringing a serial criminal to justice.

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A Terrible Beauty: Easter, 1916

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In consideration of the season, following is William Butler Yeats’ famous poem, Easter, 1916.  It is both commentary on, and witness to, the Easter Rebellion in Dublin of that year.  For those familiar with the events, it needs no commentary; however, I will comment on it nevertheless.

The rebellion occurred nearly two years into the Great War, but the “Irish Question” (so-called) was festering well before the war.  In fact, it could be argued that The Troubles” had more to do with Britain’s entry into World War I than any secret alliances His Majesty’s government had argued prior to August of 1914.

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“A Terrible Beauty is Born”

Consider this: in the weeks leading up to the outbreak of war, trainbands of volunteer “militia” were forming all over the British Isles, large quantities of munitions were being smuggled into the Emerald Isle and the issue of Irish sovereignty was threatening to break out into open civil war.  Add to that the fact that on the eve of war England had a banking crisis and the prospect of a brief war on the continent may have seemed a preferable alternative to the government then in power at 10 Downing Street at the time. 

When Britain did enter the war, both the Green and the Orange factions competed to see who could volunteer for service in greater numbers to prove their patriotism, so in a sense the ploy did work—for a time.  However the Sinn Fein movement, comparatively small to begin with, did not sympathize with this surge of loyalty to King and Country and during Easter Week of 1916 they launched their ill starred rebellion against the Crown.

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The Easter Rebellion was many things: hopeless, quixotic, foolish; but it ultimately proved successful.  It was a blood sacrifice which turned Irish opinion away from loyalty to Great Britain and towards the goal of a Republican government. 

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Eamon de Valera, the only one of the sixteen leaders of the Rebellion not to be executed.  As each leader went to his death, public sympathy for the rebels grew and turned against the English government.  Ultimately, their deaths were a blood sacrifice which led to Irish independence.

But the Easter Rebellion also invoked the terrible specter of civil war in Ireland.  Of course, this was an old ghost insofar as Ireland was concerned; centuries before the English crown had consciously setting two religious groups against each other in Ireland as strategy for maintaining control. 

After World War I, His Majesty’s government would employ the exact same strategy in Palestine to hold on to its conquest from that war—and we can all see how well that worked out.

 Easter, 1916

I HAVE met them at close of day
Coming with vivid faces
From counter or desk among grey
Eighteenth-century houses.
I have passed with a nod of the head
Or polite meaningless words,
Or have lingered awhile and said
Polite meaningless words,
And thought before I had done
Of a mocking tale or a gibe
To please a companion
Around the fire at the club,
Being certain that they and I
But lived where motley is worn:
All changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

That woman’s days were spent
In ignorant good-will,
Her nights in argument
Until her voice grew shrill.
What voice more sweet than hers
When, young and beautiful,
She rode to harriers?
This man had kept a school
And rode our winged horse;
This other his helper and friend
Was coming into his force;
He might have won fame in the end,
So sensitive his nature seemed,
So daring and sweet his thought.
This other man I had dreamed
A drunken, vainglorious lout.
He had done most bitter wrong
To some who are near my heart,
Yet I number him in the song;
He, too, has resigned his part
In the casual comedy;
He, too, has been changed in his turn,
Transformed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

Hearts with one purpose alone
Through summer and winter seem
Enchanted to a stone
To trouble the living stream.
The horse that comes from the road.
The rider, the birds that range
From cloud to tumbling cloud,
Minute by minute they change;
A shadow of cloud on the stream
Changes minute by minute;
A horse-hoof slides on the brim,
And a horse plashes within it;
The long-legged moor-hens dive,
And hens to moor-cocks call;
Minute by minute they live:
The stone’s in the midst of all.

Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice?
That is Heaven’s part, our part
To murmur name upon name,
As a mother names her child
When sleep at last has come
On limbs that had run wild.
What is it but nightfall?
No, no, not night but death;
Was it needless death after all?
For England may keep faith
For all that is done and said.
We know their dream; enough
To know they dreamed and are dead;
And what if excess of love
Bewildered them till they died?
I write it out in a verse –
MacDonagh and MacBride
And Connolly and Pearse
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

—–William Butler Yeats