Just the idea of Hillary Clinton having access to our nation’s most sensitive and highly classified secrets is disturbing enough. But her flippant attitude and those of her staff toward the safeguarding of these documents is outrageous. More than that, if it isn’t criminal, it certainly ought to be.
What would it have taken for Hillary to get charged with a crime in this scandal? Be seen handing a hard drive to agents of some foreign nation? No doubt she would say it just contained Clinton family movies and pictures, a revolting thought for sure, and MSNBC and CNN would claim her statement to be the truth and that would be that.
On the other hand, perhaps Hillary is not out of the woods on this one yet. The country, including the State Department and the Department of Justice are under new management, and perhaps they are not eager to compromise their reputations by running interference for Hillary. So, the State Department has re-opened the investigation into Hillary’s handling of classified email and electronic documents.
“Fox News reported that the State Department has opened the investigation anew, though Clinton and her associates will retain their security clearance designations.”
“The department’s investigation aims to determine whether Clinton and her closest aides violated government protocols by using her private server to receive, hold and transmit classified and top-secret government documents. The department declined to say when its inquiry began, but it follows the conclusion of the FBI’s probe into the matter, which did not result in any actions being taken against Clinton or any of her aides.”
While it’s always a delight to see a Clinton under investigation, why does this woman and associates such as Huma Abedin still have security clearances? What government purposes does this serve? Do they get to keep their clearances for life?
Senator Grassley is a bit more encouraging.
“Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) confirmed the existence of the investigation to Fox News even as his committee conducted their own probe into Clinton’s carelessness. Grassley said there appeared to be ‘evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information.'”
No doubt Grassley has to play some of his cards close to his vest, and perhaps Hillary will finally get charged for one of the myriad of offenses she has no doubt committed.
Still, the question that begs to be asked and answered is very simple: “Suppose some average employee of one of our intelligence agencies with top secret clearance kept such documents on his or her computer at home, even if it could be proven that there was no deliberate divulging of those secret document to anyone else. What would happen to that person?”
Would some committee please haul the head of the CIA or NSA before a Congressional committee and just ask that one simple question?
Source: The Blaze