What the FBI had to do to basically look the other way on Hillary’s email


The big news story of the day is that Hillary Clinton will not face any charges for her blatantly illegal email practices. I don’t know what we live in anymore, but it’s not the America I grew up in.

This came the day after Independence Day, it’s as if the government is telling us in no uncertain terms that they have nothing but utter contempt for us.

So she’s not going to see criminal charges. What that should mean to everyone right-of-center is that even if you are #NeverTrump, you should change your mind on your de facto support of her, if for no other reason than to just let this criminal the Democrats are forcing on us know that she can’t have EVERYTHING she wants.

Beyond that I don’t know what else to say other than bandits are running the country.

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.

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