There’s a lot of discussion these days about indicting Hillary Clinton for a whole variety of crimes related to her handling of her email while she was Secretary of State.
Democrats like to point out that other Secretaries of State including Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell used private email to communicate with their staff. While they may have sent a handful of emails to their staff through private email they didn’t set up a server in the bathroom of their home and run all of their email through that unsecured server.
The issue boils down not to an occasional email to staff the issue boils down to a flagrant disregard for national security and for the Freedom of Information Act. It’s obvious to anyone who knows the Clintons that they have a case of total paranoia related to their communications and their affairs in general. There’s no question that Hillary set up her private server to be able to avoid Freedom of Information Act requests such as the one from Judicial Watch that may eventually sink her.
The big question is whether or not she will be held accountable by the Obama administration. Judge Andrew Napolitano thinks she will.
The Democratic Party is between a rock and a hard place. I think the judge is right. I believe the FBI will recommend an indictment and I think the Clinton administration’s political arm in the Justice Department will sink the indictment. And then all hell will break loose.
The Director of the FBI, James Comey, has shown a remarkable degree of independence all the way back to his years in the Bush administration when he threatened to resign over an issue that was nothing compared to Hillary’s latent disregard of national security. If she’s not indicted I’d bet my last nickel he resigns. I’d also bet that the FBI agents who worked on the investigation will see to it that all but the most classified information is made public.
The laws dealing with classified information are very clear. Unlike most crimes where the state has to establish intent crimes related to mishandling of classified information do not require intent. There’s no question that she not only mishandled seriously classified information but that she did it knowing it was against the law.
It’s going to be a fun summer.
Sign up to get alerts from Joe!