Friday, July 15, 2016

And So It Begins

Hillary got away with “extremely careless” behavior that would have resulted in criminal charges for anyone else. Her defense? She 'didn't intend to' violate regulations regarding the transmission and storage of classified material. (here and here)

Absurd? Without a doubt. Effective? Most certainly. After all, she got away with it.

Not only does this allow a dangerously unqualified person to quite possibly become the next President of the United States, it sets a dangerous precedent for other cases involving national security.
“I intend to use the Hillary defense,” said Sean M. Bigley, a lawyer whose firm handles dozens of cases a year involving national security clearances. “I really question how any agency can say someone is a security risk if the president of the United States did something similar.”

He added, “We’ve had people lose 20-year careers for doing less than what she did.”

Mark F. Riley, a former military intelligence officer who became a lawyer defending those accused of national security violations, said he, too, would invoke the Clinton recommendation.

“I’m going to use it every chance I get, particularly in oral arguments. I’m going to bring it up over and over and over,” Riley said, adding that he thinks Clinton and her team engaged in “an egregious, egregious security violation.”

“Any other person would have had their security clearance revoked,” he said.

Kel McClanahan, another national security lawyer, said the FBI had not pursued an important line of inquiry: whether Clinton violated the law merely by setting up private servers and diverting government records. Someone who “conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates or destroys” government records can face a fine and up to three years in prison. The Justice Department has sent defendants to prison for such a crime, McClanahan said.
Oh, great. Not only is there a strong possibility that classified information was stolen from hillary's unlawful and unsecured email server, but now the 'hillary loophole' will be used to help foil prosecution in other instances of compromised national security. And yet this creature continues to be a viable candidate for president... and somewhere around half of Americans support her.

When will we wake up from this national nightmare?

In related news, the 'Hillary Defense' is already being invoked in sleazy criminal cases.
A lawyer for one of the NYPD cops accused of doing favors for bribes — including mile-high sex with this hooker on a free trip to Las Vegas — said his client’s behavior was no worse than Hillary Clinton’s.

“It’s similar to what the FBI said about Hillary Clinton, and why she wasn’t charged,” said John Meringolo, a lawyer for James Grant, who pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday.

Meringolo described his client’s alleged actions — swapping police favors for expensive gifts like the wild trip with prostitute Gabi Grecko — as mere violations of police conduct.
Gabi Grecko

Here's some more examples of the 'Hillary Defense' in action.


Old NFO said...

You're right, and that WILL be the default defense, but I doubt it will work, especially in cases where military folks are involved... sigh

CenTexTim said...

Double standards - one for us, one the 'elites'...