• Four Important Things the FBI Didn’t Say About Hillary Clinton’s Email

    July 6, 2016

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    Posted in: Democracy, Post-Constitution America

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    My thoughts on the FBI’s decision not to indict Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information are posted elsewhere today.

    Have a look at Reuters.com to see what I have to say!








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    • John Poole said...

      1

      What appears to be a double standard doesn’t apply to a Secretary of State who is the end user of secret information.Hillary Clinton can leak the nuclear codes to North Korea and it would still be a question of whether her actions were purposeful and not carelessness.

      Those jailed or fired for purported national security breaches were functionaries not part of the small end user team.

      07/6/16 2:31 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      2

      She’s an idiot. It’s only a matter of time that she does something that even the idiots in the FBI and DOJ will not be able to ignore. All that aside, she is the perfect presidense to represent the Dumbest Country on the Planet.

      07/6/16 4:53 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      3

      rich bauer said…
      “She’s an idiot.”

      Rich, I want to congratulate you on your astute analysis of Ms. Clinton and her future role. BINGO!!

      As for Comey…
      In another, parallel universe, thousands of armed to the teeth citizens of this country would be gathering enmass on the steps of the DOJ, ready to drag Comey AND Lynch out of their granite palaces and hang them from lamp poles. In this universe..meh. Who cares. When’s the pizza gonna be here? C’maaan..I ain’t got time for this shit. After all..World of Warcraft is coming on. Fuk. This. Clinton/FBI. Shit. Besides..I’ma voting for Trump anyway.

      07/6/16 8:47 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      4

      Meanwhile, emptywheel lays out what a scum sucking rat Comey really is.

      https://www.emptywheel.net/2016/07/06/only-facts-matter-jim-comey-is-not-the-master-bureaucrat-of-integrity-his-pr-sells-him-has/

      Btw Peter. I read your Reuter’s article. Great stuff…as usual. Too bad it ain’t gonna make a goddamned difference.

      07/6/16 8:50 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      5

      btw…
      quote”While Comey maintains there was no intent or gross negligence by Clinton to violate the law, it is difficult to reconcile her actions and his statement.”unquote

      No intent. Hahaahaa…. says Comey. Apparently..the SCOTUS says that doesn’t matter one fucking iota.

      http://www.captainsjournal.com/2016/07/05/concerning-james-comey-hillary-and-guns/

      07/6/16 9:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

      6

      It IS abject Abrogation of JUSTICE and will probably Prove TREA$ONOU$ to US’ Sovereign people .

      07/6/16 9:31 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      7

      The big misconception is Comey didn’t tell anyone what he had decided about Hillarious. The truth is Comey did what he was told.

      07/6/16 9:45 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

      8

      She decided to use a private server and a personal email system to circumvent the requirement of using the State Dept. system. How is that anything but willful intent?

      When caught, she deleted tens of thousands of emails and tried to have the server scrubbed. How is that anything but willful intent?

      She had access to highly classified information and allowed it to be removed from its secure custody (the state dept. secured systems) and sent it to people not authorized to have it. How is that anything but willful intent?

      She knowingly mingled State Dept. business with Clinton Foundation business; how was that anything but willful intent?

      What an embarrassing banana republic this place has become.

      07/7/16 4:16 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

      9

      I just can’t get over the primary act; that by choosing to use a private server and account, she bypassed the record-keeping abilities of the State Dept.

      And then, no statement from Comey about the fact that she self-selected the emails to hand over and simply destroyed the rest? Does anyone realize she destroyed pretty much the entire record of 4 years of the Sec of State?

      We and the FBI will never know how much was erased, because some of the stuff on the server simply cannot be restored and read.

      And no indictment. Fuck these people.

      07/7/16 5:20 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      10

      teri said… “Fuck these criminals.”

      There..fixed it.

      Speaking of which

      quote”Tony Blair says world is better as a result of Iraq War”unquote

      http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36733979

      A better place. Insert double face palm smiley here.

      Yes. Fuck these war criminals. Comey and Clinton included. And yes..Comey is a domestic AND war criminal. He signed off on torture as temp AG. And to this day, to keep the FULL Senate report on Torture from seeing the light of day, has kept it locked up, and refuses to read it, as if he does, it will then be FOIAable. Notwithstanding his complicity in war crimes, but his attempt to keep other war criminals named in the report, from being disclosed, is now complicit in a coverup,..

      https://www.emptywheel.net/2016/07/06/only-facts-matter-jim-comey-is-not-the-master-bureaucrat-of-integrity-his-pr-sells-him-has/

      ..notwithstanding his complicity in covering up Clintons own crimes…

      … notwithstanding his outright INTENT to circumvent 18 U.S. Code § 4 – Misprision of felony,
      https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/4

      ..notwithstanding malfeasance of office and willful disregard of Departmental rules and regulations by virtue of holding a press conference to publicly disclose the FBI’s recommendation to the AG, to not indict Clinton.

      Folks..if this display of blatant criminality doesn’t prove that the “rule of law” is a fucking myth..nothing will. Of course..the Dumbest Fucking Country on the Planet can’t wait to vote for Clinton.

      Ya know, I’m glad I lived to see this. I can now honestly say, that everything I was taught in school regarding the “rule of law”, US exceptunalism, and the Pledge of Allegiance..was a PROVABLE, goddamned, bald faced lie.

      07/7/16 7:30 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps.. In a parallel universe where sanity and rule of law prevailed, Jim Comey et al, would spend the rest of thier lives in prison. Unfortunately, as we all know..in this universe, insanity, criminality, and money prevail. Now I know why Revelations was written.

      07/7/16 7:38 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      12

      btw..include AG Loretta Lynch in the above named “et al”.

      07/7/16 7:40 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      13

      One last observation…

      rich bauer said…

      “All that aside, she is the perfect presidense to represent the Dumbest Country on the Planet.”

      It doesn’t matter who wins. Murika deserves either one.
      The only difference is which way Murika burns. From the inside out, or the outside in.

      07/7/16 7:44 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      14

      Pitch,

      To the Wall Street War Party it DOES make a difference. IF Trump is to be believed -and it is very difficult with each passing day – he is a threat to the endless war profiteers and Wall Street fuckers. Hillary has been bought and paid for. Comey is just following his orders from the same crowd. That crowd also owns the whores in congress, so good luck expecting them to stand in the way.

      07/7/16 7:54 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      15

      These were the “personal” emails Hillarious didn’t want US to see:

      http://www.ibtimes.com/clinton-foundation-donors-got-weapons-deals-hillary-clintons-state-department-1934187

      07/7/16 8:06 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      16

      “The Department of Justice policies are you don’t comment on people you don’t indict. You don’t punish them in the press,” said an ex-Connecticut public defender. “The other thing is the DOJ policy is you don’t do things to affect elections, period. I don’t see anybody questioning this. Everybody thinks the FBI is sacrosanct.”

      Everybody who hasn’t read a newspaper in the past twenty years. The FBI and DOJ MO is to smear the reputations of lots of people who are never indicted.

      07/7/16 8:32 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      17

      Hillary is not the only idiot skating on thin ice:

      http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36733979

      07/7/16 9:44 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      18

      Don’t start the next Civil War without me: think things are bad in Amerika now, just wait until Hillarious starts her war against all those black “super-predators” –

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/minnesota-police-shooting-1.3668185

      07/7/16 10:04 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

      19

      HELL: ‘Nuff sed ’bout ma E-mails! HornDog/DogHorn diversion – 0′ look!! Two “Niggas” (h/t Barry-0/Larry Wilmore) shot dead to start up the DEM distractions, agin !!! But, Ah don’ feel NoWays DED; so, PRAY fer gun con … fiscation, Volks (German pronunciation, bitte!!).

      07/7/16 12:52 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      20

      Comey just bought himself a presidential pardon in case his illegal spying activities are ever revealed. Either that or Slick Willie told him Hillarious gives outrageous blowjobs.

      07/7/16 4:12 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

      21

      Comey testified that Hillarious was not sophisticated enough to understand classification markings. God help US if she can’t understand the Nuclear Code markings: DO NOT TOUCH !

      07/7/16 5:09 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      22

      rich bauer said…

      These were the “personal” emails Hillarious didn’t want US to see:…”

      While those should be enough to burn her at the election stake, the CIA is using it’s SOP to keep most members of Congress from learning some of Hillary’s emails were classified “TopSecret/ Special Access” pertaining to Drones.

      https://www.emptywheel.net/2016/07/07/the-cia-is-preventing-congress-from-learning-that-the-worst-allegations-against-hillary-pertain-to-drones/

      “Comey testified that Hillarious was not sophisticated enough to understand classification markings.”

      Secretary of State. Not sophisticated enough. Well, I have to admit, Comey really does understand how fucking stupid Murika really is…notwithstanding those buffoons in Congress. However, that scumbag of scumbags..Eliah Cummings..he takes the prize for the most ass kissing fuckface prick on the entire planet.

      Meanwhile, the Dumbest Country on the Planet LOL..while continuing to play Game of Thrones.

      07/7/16 7:42 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

      23

      Thank you, Peter, for your article and being the voice of sanity

      There are alot of ironies here.

      First, woe to any would-be whistle blowers if HRC is elected. Anyone who worked at State and went through a whistle blowing experience knows already.You’ll be tarred as a right winger, in it for the money, or to be malicious. (Sorry if I missed any Clinton crusader smear-tactics but only so much room).

      Second, isnt it another kind of irony that HRC devises this server method to bypass scrutiny of her actions at State and maintain a veil of secrecy; whistle blowers get the wall of silence precisely trying to DRAW ATTENtION to a serious problem that needs to be fixed

      07/7/16 9:21 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

      24

      Thanks to all the commenters too. Was hard watching the “COngressional hearing” – it reminded me of the former Soviet Union, just in English.

      07/7/16 9:23 PM | Comment Link

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