I would like to put this into perspective… Years ago, during our final phase in Navigator Training, one young Second Lieutenant was caught removing information classified as Secret from the building. The Air Force had invested a full year into his training, at a constant dollar (adjusted for inflation) cost to the American taxpayers of approximately $1.6 million. He could have been court-martialed, convicted of felonious violations of federal law, and sentenced to prison.
The nature of the circumstances, however, did not involve espionage. Rather — EXACTLY like Clinton — it merely involved the issue of convenience. He was relocating the classified information from an authorized location (the secure facility in which it was kept and where students had access and were able to study it) to his barracks, where he intended to study it in preparation for a test. He was was unceremoniously stripped of all rank and booted out of the Air Force, never to return to any position in any of the Armed Forces, and an appropriate red flag was entered into his permanent FBI file, which would probably prevent him from ever obtaining a security clearance for the remainder of his natural life.
That’s the appropriate response for mishandling information that is classified as “Secret.”
“Information is classified Secret when its unauthorized disclosure would cause “serious damage” to national security.”
Hillary, Clinton, however, committed far more serious crimes. Not only was the information Top Secret (a whole other level altogether), but it was also SCI (more on this, below). Furthermore, both her and her aids were fully briefed on the proper handling of departmental e-mail and classified information. She KNEW that creating a home server was huge, massive No-No, but she did so anyway. Finally, her server was hacked, not once, but several times, resulting in the leak of TS/SCI material.
Now, follow this conversation:
Rep. Will Hurd: The former Secretary of State had an unauthorized server — those are your words — in her basement, correct?
FBI Director Comey: Correct.
Hurd: Who was protecting that information? Who was protecting that server?
Comey: Well not much. There was a number of different people who were assigned as administrators of the server.
Hurd: And at least 7 email chains, or 8, that was classified as TS/SCI?
Clinton had access to Top Secret information and beyond, specifically, information classified as “SCI,” which stands for “Sensitive Compartmented Information.”
“Top Secret shall be applied to information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.”
“Sensitive compartmented information (SCI) is a type of United States classified information concerning or derived from sensitive intelligence sources, methods, or analytical processes. All SCI must be handled within formal access control systems established by the Director of National Intelligence.”
When then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton elected to receive, store, and transmit both Secrete and Top Secrete-SCI information on her personal server, in direct violation of the formal access control system requirements established by the Director of National Intelligence, she MOST CERTAINLY committed a crime, a FELONY, in fact, and one punishable by YEARS in prison. I know that. You know that. We the People know that. Yet Washington thinks it can just get away with flagrantly lying to the American People.
No. In fact, NO WAY.
Then there’s the matter of her willful and flagrant violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2071, an act which requires none of the slippery “intent” and “gross negligence” requirements in order to send her to prison for three years and bar her from holding any public office — including the presidency — for life.
The fact that the FBI admitted that Hillary Clinton committed such heinous and felonious behavior while simultaneously recommended no charges against her could only be the result of one of two things:
1. They’re unbelievably incompetant and should be immediately disbaned en toto.
2. They were ordered to do so by their boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, head of the U.S. Department of Justice, their boss’ boss, Barack Obama, Usurper in Chief of the White House, or both.
I seriously doubt it’s the former, and strongly recommend Congress latch on to this incredibly display of gross disdain for our national security and the system of justice that protects it, and throw Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton in prison.