Why should Hillary Clinton be sent to jail?

by gavypavl 

To start with, we’re going to have to take something as an axiom. It should be self-evident, but it’s safer to state it: that Clinton should know that when something is marked “classified,” it means it’s classified. Similarly, we have to assume that she knows that stripping classified headers of an email and redistributing it is a gigantic no-no. I don’t anticipate that these assumptions should be difficult to swallow, however, as they’re all security clearance 101. (And if you’re saying that Clinton has literally decades of experience, yet she still somehow doesn’t know what “classified” means, then clearly she’s unfit to even be an office assistant.)


[1] She knowingly used an insecure email server

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government’s own systems, according to emails released Wednesday.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7006105d422740f0b4b8675c90f9a154/emails-key-security-features-disabled-clintons-server

Colin Powell to Clinton:

However, there is a real danger. If it is public that you have a BlackBerry and it is government and you are using it, government or not, to do business, it may become an official record and subject to the law. Reading about the President’s BB rules this morning, it sounds like it won’t be as useful as it used to be. Be very careful. I got around it all by not saying much and not using systems that captured the data.

https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/30324

This latest stack of emails also exposed other interesting things… like the fact that Clinton’s private email server was attacked multiple times in one day, resulting in staffers taking it offline in an attempt to prevent a breach.

 

In a blistering audit released last month, the State Department’s inspector general concluded that Clinton and her team ignored clear internal guidance that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff “the matter was not to be discussed further,” the report said.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160623/09170034795/emails-show-hillary-clintons-email-server-was-massive-security-headache-set-up-to-route-around-foia-requests.shtml


[2] She knowingly mishandled and illegally distributed classified information

In Email, Hillary Ordered Aide to Strip Classified Marking and Send Sensitive Material

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/01/08/boom-in-newlyreleased-email-hillary-orders-aide-to-strip-classified-marking-n2101680

 

In one email, Clinton even seemed to coach a top adviser on how to send secure information outside secure channels. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has repeatedly maintained that she did not send or receive classified material on her personal account.

Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has repeatedly maintained that she did not send or receive classified material on her personal account. The State Department claims none of the emails now marked classified were labled as such at the time they were sent.

However, one email thread from June 2011 appears to include Clinton telling her top adviser Jake Sullivan to send secure information through insecure means.

In response to Clinton’s request for a set of since-redacted talking points, Sullivan writes, “They say they’ve had issues sending secure fax. They’re working on it.” Clinton responds “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper [with] no identifying heading and send nonsecure.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/01/08/latest-batch-clinton-emails-contains-66-more-classified-messages.html

https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/12605

The two Republicans said that in her testimony before the Benghazi panel on October 22, 2015, Clinton claimed that she didn’t send or receive emails that were marked classified at the time. FBI Director James Comey, however, recently told Congress that there were three documents on an email server that were marked confidential. The State Department then said that some of those classification marking were the result of human error and didn’t need to be on them.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-republicans-hillary-clinton-committed-perjury-in-emails-testimony/


[3] She knowingly lied under oath and claimed she only deleted personal emails

Because she didn’t use the government system, the department didn’t have her emails on hand when the House Select Committee on Benghazi asked to see them. So in 2014, Clinton’s lawyers combed through the private server and turned over about 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department and deleted the rest, which Clinton said were about personal matters.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/19/politifact-sheet-hillary-clintons-email-controvers/

In total, more than 30,000 emails were deleted “because they were personal and private about matters that I believed were within the scope of my personal privacy,” Clinton told reporters in March of 2015, as the controversy around her private emails was growing.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-deleted-33000-emails-secretary-state/story?id=42389308

1,000 Clinton-Petraeus emails missing from records sent to State, FBI files show

Roughly 1,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus were thought to be missing from the 30,000 emails provided by Clinton’s team to the State Department in December 2014, according to the newly released FBI investigative files.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/22/1000-clinton-petraeus-emails-missing-from-records-sent-to-state-fbi-files-show.html


[4] She knowingly deleted evidence of her crimes, even after being given a subpoena

After Subpoena:

March 4, 2015: The Benghazi committee issues a subpoena requiring Clinton to turn over all emails from her private server related to the incident in Libya.

Between March 25-31, 2015: The Platte River Networks employee has what he calls an “oh s—” moment, realizing he did not delete Clinton’s email archive, per Mills’ December 2014 request. The employee deletes the email archive using a software called BleachBit.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/oct/09/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-hillary-clinton-deleted-33000-em/

Deleted evidence of crimes:

Jen you probably have more on this but it looks like POTUS just said he found out HRC was using her personal email when he saw it in the news.

we need to clean this up – he has emails from her – they do not say state.gov

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/31077

Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik appears to have given Clinton advisor John Podesta a ‘heads up’ that Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails would be discussed at a House Judiciary Committee meeting, according to a new batch of Wikileaks emails released Tuesday.

The email, from Kadzik to Podesta warns Podesta about an FBI superior testifying to the “HJC,” and of developments in a Freedom of Information Act request for Clinton’s emails.

http://heatst.com/politics/wikileaks-assistant-ag-gave-podesta-a-heads-up-on-hearings/


Phew. You asked me to pick one, but I just started going down the list. Surely this should be enough, though I wanted to get to my favorite, which was HRC receiving questions in advance from Donna Brazile, and the two of them lying about it. Cheating in the debates is, to me, even worse than much of the above.

Executive summary versions for the rest:

She knowingly and repeatedly hid her crimes and deceived the American people

Cross-reference the above with all her public comments, speeches, and Benghazi testimony showing she was lying.

She’s orchestrated arms deals in exchange for donations

Bahrain donated $150k to the Clinton Foundation and $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative and then got a secret meeting with Clinton (then Secretary of State). After that meeting Bahrain landed a controversial arms deal.

Algeria paid $500k to the Clinton Foundation be taken off the terrorist watch list and participate in the free trade (including arms) of the TPP.

Saudi Arabia got a $29 billion dollar arms deal for fighter jets. Clinton (then SoS) said it was in the national interest. What she didn’t disclose was that Saudi Arabia donated $10 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation leading up to the deal.

She cheated in the debates

Easy. Donna Brazile sent HRC multiple debate questions in advance. Fun link time, Clinton had the Flint water question in advance. In the debate Sanders answered the question vaguely, and Clinton had facts and figures like she prepared for the question ahead of time.

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