Tag: Email Scandal

Quick Thought on Comey

 

I think that Comey has now been wrong twice. First, he didn’t have the authority in the summer to decide whether to bring charges based on the evidence that the FBI had gathered on Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server. That is up to the Justice Department’s prosecutors. He was also wrong on the reading of the criminal statute on misusing classified material, which is why that decision is up to the prosecutors, not the investigators.

Second, Comey is wrong to disclose the restart of the investigation over the weekend into the evidence — he has apparently violated DOJ internal guidelines and historical practice. The only similar example that I can think of was Lawrence Walsh, as independent prosecutor, naming Caspar Weinberger as a criminal suspect right before the 1992 elections — an example which shows why current guidelines are right.

Comey and the Classified(?) Emails: An Imperfect Guide to the Perplexed

 

tdy_andrea_hillary_150305Peter Robinson has asked a question that is on everyone’s mind. Should the FBI be required to release the Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner emails? The answer to that question is no.

There are at least two serious difficulties. The first is that out of the cache of over 650,000 emails, only some fraction of them is relevant. The ones that are unrelated to the Hillary Clinton server are obviously out of bounds. But the more difficult issue is that the FBI cannot release those emails that are classified without creating some serious national security complications.

The same is true, moreover, for Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, assuming that they still have these emails in their possession. They could surely release them if they contained no classified information. But they surely cannot release these emails if they do contain classified information.

Breaking: FBI Releases Clinton Email Info

 

FBIWhat’s that? It’s a Friday before a holiday weekend? Time for a Clinton document dump!

Today the FBI is releasing a summary of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s July 2, 2016 interview with the FBI concerning allegations that classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on a personal e-mail server she used during her tenure. We also are releasing a factual summary of the FBI’s investigation into this matter. We are making these materials available to the public in the interest of transparency and in response to numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Appropriate redactions have been made for classified information or other material exempt from disclosure under FOIA. Additional information related to this investigation that the FBI releases in the future will be placed on The Vault, the FBI’s electronic FOIA library.

The Clinton campaign thanks you for your timing, FBI. You can view the documents here. Feel free to let us know what you find.

Member Post

 

The Hillary Clinton email investigation has finally come to its foregone conclusion. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as expected, has kept her promise to abide by the recommendation of Bill Clinton the FBI. Nonetheless, FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend indictment of Clinton over her mishandling of classified materials has sent shockwaves throughout the American […]

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IG Report Finds That Hillary Violated Government Records Act

 

hillary_orange1The email scandal grows:

Politico reports that the State Department inspector general has concluded that Hillary Clinton violated State’s recordkeeping protocols. The finding is contained in a much anticipated report provided to Congress today.

Significantly, the report also reveals that Clinton and her top aides at State — Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, Huma Abedin, and possibly others — refused to cooperate with the IG’s investigation despite the IG’s requests that they submit to interviews.

Investigators, State Department Release New Hillary Emails

 

Hillary-Clinton-angry3Reach deep into the darkest recesses of your memories — way back in the distant past of August 8. A film called Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was in the theaters, there was a war going on in Syria, and Donald Trump was making rude comments about reporters and Republicans.

Back in that sepia-toned era, Hillary Clinton issued a sworn declaration that she had turned over all her work-related emails to the State Department. Yes, she might have wiped her server free of Groupons from Chipotle and Bikram Yoga, but under threat of perjury she promised to have been completely forthcoming in her official communications.

Yeah, about that:

Hillary Laughs at Joke about Email Scandal

 

Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack endorsed Hillary Clinton at a small ceremony Wednesday. As he delivered his bland statement, he made an impromptu joke about Clinton’s growing email scandal, calling it “Trumped up charges.” (Get it? “Trump?” You can see why Tom chose a life in politics instead of comedy.)

But Hillary thought the joke was a laugh riot:

Aesop on Hillary Clinton

 

Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party met on the brink of a presidential election. The Clinton asked the party to carry her on its back to the nomination. The party asked, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The Clinton said, “Because if I do, I will go down with you.”

The party was satisfied, so they set out. But in midstream, the Clinton stung the party. The party felt the onset of defeat and began to panic, knowing they both would go down. It had just enough time to gasp “Why?”