by Jeff Davis
Many conservative websites have been abuzz about the possibility of Hillary going to jail over her blatant violation of the law regarding e-mail-gate. Unfortunately, that’s never going to happen. The Hildebeest has been in more tight corners than a feather duster, including defying a federal grand jury and contempt citations, and the law has never managed to lay a glove on her.
The New York Post reports: “The FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unsecured e-mail account is not just a fact-finding venture–it’s a criminal probe, sources told The Post on Wednesday. The feds are investigating to what extent Clinton relied on her home server and other private devices to send and store classified documents, according to a federal source with knowledge of the inquiry. ‘It’s definitely a criminal probe,’ said the source. ‘I’m not sure why they’re not calling it a criminal probe.'”
Anyone, who has worked on a secret government project knows that taking classified documents from government offices home with you is a no-no. The most junior bureaucrat at the state department gets this. It’s drilled into them. So why was the Sea Hag incapable of assimilating the concept? The most rational theory about why Hillary did her Secretary of State business on a private e-mail server is that she was arranging international bribes for herself and wanted to keep that part of the communications hidden from federal watchdogs.
The article continues “The Department of Justice and FBI can conduct civil investigations in very limited circumstances, but that’s not what this is, the source stressed. ‘In this case, a security violation would lead to criminal charges. Maybe DOJ is trying to protect her campaign.’”
“Clinton’s camp has downplayed the inquiry as civil and fact-finding in nature. Clinton herself has said she is confident that she never knowingly sent or received anything that was classified.”
In other words, she’s telling the investigators to go bugger themselves and she’s playing dumb, just like she did back in the 90s with Congress and that grand jury looking into Whitewater and the Rose Law Firm.
“The inspector general for the intelligence community has told Congress that of 40 Clinton e-mails randomly reviewed as a sample of her correspondence as secretary of state, four contained classified information. If Clinton is proven to have knowingly sent, received or stored classified information in an unauthorized location, she risks prosecution under the same misdemeanor federal security statute used to prosecute former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, said former federal prosecutor Bradley Simon. The statute — which was also used to prosecute Bill Clinton’s national security adviser, Sandy Berger, in 2005, is rarely used and would be subject to the discretion of the attorney general.”
“Still, ‘They didn’t hesitate to charge Gen. Petraeus with doing the same thing, downloading documents that are classified,’ Simon said. “The threshold under the statute is not high — they only need to prove there was an unauthorized removal and retention’ of classified material, he said.”
Why is no one able to understand one simple thing in all this? Hillary Clinton is above the law. Why? Because she’s Hillary Clinton.