By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on americanpbn.com
And so begins a figurative noose tightening around Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations with last week's release by State Department Inspector General Steve A. Linick, of his department's 83-page report detailing their investigation into Clinton's email use. Finding "damaging evidence" regarding her 'highly improper" use of a personal email server during her tenure as Secretary of State...and to be fair and impartial the department reviewed email practices under the past five secretaries of state...the report exposed "persistent" and ongoing problems with ensuring that her records...both classified and otherwise...were preserved according to federal law.
See the entire report here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/politics/state-department-report-on-clintons-email-practices/2039/?tid=a_inl
And with the full report being publicly released coupled with Hillary's having refused to be interviewed for the investigation, and with the total number of emails that contain classified information now being reported to be at least 2,100+, it's important to remember that while other Secretaries of State have used private email addresses, there is a huge difference between them and Hillary in that they did not have private email servers on their private property. So as Hillary's claims that her use of a personal email address on a private server on her private property was "allowed" and that she had broken no rules by doing so, that has been found to be not true by said impartial panel of investigators.
So what does the woman who is guilty of violating not only the Federal Records Act (FRA), but also of violating sections 793, 798, 1001 and 1924 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, otherwise known as the still in effect Espionage Act of 1917...give as her retort to the findings...she not only keeps denying any and all 'perceived' wrongdoings in this case, but now says that Republican Secretary's of State have done what she has done with no accusations being leveled against them.
Fact: no Republican Secretary of State has done what she has done...not Colin Powell nor Condelezza Rice...nor any of the Democratic secretaries interviewed for the investigation.
But as Hillary continues to deny the purpose and intent of the emails in question, the simple fact is that while there are no applicable penalties for violating the Federal Records Act, there are indeed serious ramifications for violating the Espionage Act of 1917...the very act which authorized the state to punish any and all individuals who engaged in expression which undermined the United States economic and political policies, and which also prohibited any individual from undermining the war effort in any way...where a conviction under said Act carries a possible 20-year prison sentence...and I can think of no other woman who is more deserving of a 20-year stay in Gitmo than Hillary Rodham Clinton.
And with so many emails containing top secret information it's plain to see that Hillary...the woman who thinks government's rules do not apply to her...broke this very law by using a high-risk, unsecured home-computer system...a system that indeed was the subject of multiple attempted intrusions...hacks...including by foreign nations....to send emails... emails that indeed have now been proven to have contained classified government information vital to our national security and to our war effort in the Middle East. And Hillary...who of course says the emails weren't classified at the time she sent them...must not only be called to task for doing this, but in my opinion, she must immediately withdraw from the presidential race...from the Democratic nomination at this point in time...not only because of her actions itself but because she lied about covering up said actions.
Serious jail time is indeed in order for the woman who when first informed back in November 2010...at the very time when foreign hackers were busy trying to get into our government's computer systems, and when State Department officials were already warning employees to use only secure internal systems when sending highly sensitive information (SBUs)...Hillary was told that her emails were not being received by those who needed access to them within the State Department itself. Her response, "Let's get separate address or device but I don't want any risk of the personal being accessible." This can be found on page 38 of the report, and it shows that Hillary was deliberately trying to hide what she was sending and also receiving via her personal email address via her personal home unsecured server.
And this very page...page 38...is indeed the proof that Hillary Clinton plotted and planned to try to cover-up her tracks and keep things hidden that she knew she had no legal right to keep hidden...and I still believe it all comes down to information on Barack HUSSEIN Obama's 'questionable' presidency and later on about the true happenings at and cover-up of all things relating to Benghazi.
And in addition to the example cited above, said report also brought to light that when two official staffers voiced concerns about the actual preserving of her records, one of Hillary's personal aides told them that the decision had been reviewed by the state department's attorneys, and warned the staffers to "shut-up" and "never to speak of the secretary's personal email system again." By the way, no such review ever took place.
Now, also let's not forget that in January of this year the State Department had already found that Hillary had withheld 22 top secret emails...classified emails deemed too dangerous to release to the public...with those emails being handled by more than a dozen different accounts...with some of those accounts belonging to the infamous Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines...but more importantly with none of those accounts being a government sanctioned account.
And when questioned about this, their first excuse for those emails was that they were "unsure" whether the information they were sending had to go through an outside network or if their sending of said information could compromise classified material or would open themselves up to hackers.
I guess it never crossed Hillary's minions minds to ask the State Department's team of security specialists for help or advice on this matter. A simple mistake...more likely Hillary herself telling them to do no such thing for to do so would have 'exposed' her illegal doings sooner rather than later, something Hillary nor her minions could ill-afford to let happen especially when Hillary was getting ready to launch her presidential campaign.
Now add to this that when Hillary's low-level aides were questioned their excuse for withholding those 22 emails was that they didn't know that the State Department was trying to "preserve for history" each secretary's record while in office. But I believe it was actually that they were trying to aid Hillary in hiding 'certain parts' of her record from any and all future perusal and scrutiny...any perusal and scrutiny that could prove Hillary's involvement in many illegal and/or traitorous wrongdoings.
And we should not forget that this current email scandal is not the first time that Hillary has been accused of email so-called 'indiscretions.'
And more similarities appear as then career staffers and contractors who testified before then-special prosecutor Ken Starr, who was subpoenaing White House emails during the years 1996 to 1998, said that Callahan had personally "ordered" them to keep those earlier unarchived emails secret, and that she personally "threatened" them with jail time if they disclosed anything to the prosecutors. Sounds just like Hillary's current aides, as I cited above, 'barking orders' to staffers to "shut-up" about Hillary's email indiscretions now doesn't it.
So what happens next...interviews are scheduled that both Hillary and her top aides won't be able to wheedle their way out of as it's part of a court case brought by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. And let's not forget that as the FBI continues its investigation into Hillary's emails, Republican lawmakers are not going to let the matter drop, and rightfully so.
Regarding the Judicial Watch court case, Hillary's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, has already been interviewed under oath in closed-door proceedings as has State Department employee Lewis Lukens, And know that both Huma Abedin and Bryan Pagliano...the man who set up Hillary's private email server in her home and who appears to be cooperating with investigators...will also be interviewed under oath as will Hillary and any others Judicial Watch deems necessary.
And so while the investigation and IG report, to date, remains a civil law indictment and not a criminal one...at least not yet as it's still minus an official FBI indictment... the fact remains...and rightfully so...that Hillary and her bid for the presidency have been seriously derailed, and not by the so-called Trump train. And how so...when the FBI indicts Hillary...and know that they will...it will not be for 'gross negligence' as would be the indictment if she had simply broken the standard national security non-disclosure agreement...but that it will be a criminal indictment for misconduct which takes precedence over what the IG report dealt with.
But don't get too excited even if the FBI does indict Hillary and it sticks as Obama's buddy Attorney General Loretta Lynch has already said she will not bring charges against Hillary, and if by some chance she was forced too, Obama will pardon Hillary of any wrongdoing out of fear of her talking and spilling the beans on him.
So was the entire investigation merely an act of placating the masses who deem Hillary untrustworthy and unworthy of the office of the presidency or is it an investigation that will bring results...only time will tell. But while we wait Hillary best get used to the color orange as it suits her well.
Today my Right Side Patriots partner and friend Craig Andresen is in facebook jail...again. Here is his article for today...A Hollow Hypocrite Exposed...just click on the link and it will take you right to it: http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/2016/05/31/a-hollow-hypocrite-exposed/