Hillary Walks: #ExtremelyCareless Justice
Hillary Walks: #ExtremelyCareless Justice
FBI Director, James Comey covered his bases yesterday. In discussion of the investigation into the Clinton e-mail probe, explained that the organization took a methodical approach into analysis of whether or not the former Secretary of State committed a crime. Where was she? Campaigning with Barack Obama, of course.
We watched, we listened and waited only to hear Comey give Mrs. Clinton a mere slap on the wrist. She was “extremely careless”. Her handling of this information was “especially concerning”. She “should have known” to protect this information. The “secretary culture” of our state department was “generally lacking” per Comey and that her practices led to “hostile actors” and “sophisticated adversaries” to gain access.
"Secretary Clinton and her colleagues were #extremely careless with handling of highly classified information." – FBI
— Dēmus ♻ (@mindOFdemus) July 6, 2016
#extremely careless,Hillary walks we r now living in twilight zone
— Robert Duley (@BobbyDuley53) July 6, 2016
— LISA KONZELMAN (@lisaakonzelman) July 5, 2016
Our very own Kim Quade shared her personal take on Hillary’s extremely careless behavior. I too can attest to knowing of a few people who lost their security clearances for seemingly minor (in comparison to Clinton’s) violations. A military service member can lose a TS clearance for anything from too many speeding tickets to bad credit to marital infidelity (seems former President Bill Clinton squeaked by on THAT one). After retirement, my husband spent a few years going back and forth overseas as a contractor. He saw some of his colleagues lose their jobs over simply having their cell phones (not using them, mind you, just carrying them) in certain restricted areas.
And what about Navy reservist Bryan Nishimura? This from Zero Hedge:
According to court documents, Nishimura was a Naval reservist deployed in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008. In his role as a Regional Engineer for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Nishimura had access to classified briefings and digital records that could only be retained and viewed on authorized government computers. Nishimura, however, caused the materials to be downloaded and stored on his personal, unclassified electronic devices and storage media. He carried such classified materials on his unauthorized media when he traveled off-base in Afghanistan and, ultimately, carried those materials back to the United States at the end of his deployment. In the United States, Nishimura continued to maintain the information on unclassified systems in unauthorized locations, and copied the materials onto at least one additional unauthorized and unclassified system.
Nishimura’s actions came to light in early 2012, when he admitted to Naval personnel that he had handled classified materials inappropriately. Nishimura later admitted that, following his statement to Naval personnel, he destroyed a large quantity of classified materials he had maintained in his home. Despite that, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Nishimura’s home in May 2012, agents recovered numerous classified materials in digital and hard copy forms. The investigation did not reveal evidence that Nishimura intended to distribute classified information to unauthorized personnel.
The U.S. Code Section 793, subsection (f),”Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information”,reads:
Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
Nishimura was sentenced to two years of probation, a $7,500 fine, and forfeiture of personal media containing classified materials. Nishimura was further ordered to surrender any currently held security clearance and to never again seek such a clearance.
Nishimura, like Clinton, was “careless” but also, apparently, did not violate with “intent”. Clinton, according to Comey’s statement, committed he same crime and violations that stripped Nishimura of ever holding a security clearance ever again. Will she have her security permissions revoked? It’s doubtful. Instead, we have a woman who is running for the highest office in the United States who “should know better”, whose actions were “extremely concerning” and who “inadvertently” shared information with “hostile actors” and “sophisticated adversaries”? For shame, Hillary. You were careless. We’ll give you a pass because we know it’s an election year and how much you want this Presidency. So, we’ll schedule a special Saturday meeting with you, slap your wrist and you can get back to business on Air Force One with BHO on Tuesday as if nothing happened.
People can judge me for what I’ve done. And I think when somebody’s out in the public eye, that’s what they do. So I’m fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for, and what I’ve always stood for.-Hillary Clinton
See, all? Hillary Clinton knows that she’s being judged. And you know what? She does not care. She is comfortable with what she stands for. Even if it is #ExtremelyCareless.