Skip to comments.FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook
Posted on 07/06/2016 11:23:35 AM PDT by Jim W N
There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was extremely careless and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services.
Yet, Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to harm the United States. In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
18 U.S. Code § 793(f) - Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information
(f) 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.
Intent means jack. What you did, does.
“Chelsea” Mannings lawyers are going to demand a new trial.
Again? Because they re-wrote it several times just yesterday.
FBI doesn’t blame Hillary for her arrogance and negligence.
FBI doesn’t get blamed for the Orlando massacre because of its negligence.
How would EXEMPT Comey measure “intent”?
By the payoff and threats to his family by EXEMPT Clinton.
Yesterday it was Breaking News. Today it is Headline News.
And oh BTW, Hillary’s going down, sooner of later, but before the general election IMO.
What must be observed is that had “intent” been the standard ( it wasn’t) it was easy to prove her intent. Did she intend to jeopardize the national security? Probably not because she is to stupid to understand hacking but the issue was did she intend to put government documents on her off premises serverS?
Oh hell yes!!Easy
The FBI now has the credibility of the STASI.
Headline, Breaking.. still a duplicate.
More unwelcome thread policing.
If they can do this, they can rig the election.
So wish to remain ignorant of the comments on the previous threads
and to promote the posting of the same thread multiple times?
And who asked you, anyway?
Obama and the Clintons: the Road to Serfdom and Totalitarianism.
Trump vs. Obama and the Clintons: Trump’s got ‘em outnumbered and will take them down to Chinatown.
Thank you for your eagle-eye, Deputy Dawg.
Man, are you tiresome.
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