Saturday, June 11, 2016

THE SINS OF HILLARY WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT HER

Rest assured that Donald Trump is salivating with delight at having Hillary Clinton rather than Bernie to take on in this election.



To anyone in politics Hillary would be a gift that keeps on giving when it comes to scandals; petty and serious ones are abundant.



Now that POTUS has thrown his endorsement at Hillary; a favor that he surely promised to get her support with his election, we can be assured that the Obama run DOJ and it's minions will do whatever it takes to protect, rather than prosecute her for the crimes we all know she committed.



It's unlikely, however, that all the kings horses and all the kings men will be able to protect Hillary from the fly in the ointment; Trump.



There's no doubt that Trump is a master at destroying opponents as he so eloquently demonstrated in the Republican primaries. All the money and brand names were ground into dust and in the end only the Donald was left standing.



No one else has going for them what Trump has; angry voters who want change more than anything else. Unlike Bernie, who to a fault at times, refused to play dirty pool with Hillary, Trump relishes it.



The tragedy is that Democrats had the opportunity to nominate a candidate that all indicators showed would defeat Trump but failed to take advantage of it and opted for the worse of 2 choices.



You don't need to be a fortune teller to know that Trump will bring out the worse in Hillary and is almost certain to end her political career.



To all those gullible Hillary fans out there who think otherwise let's remind them that Trump received over a million votes in the California primary where he ran unopposed. Ask yourself; self - why would all these people come out to vote if for no other reason that to show their support for Trump?



Young Democrats, Independents,  coming out for Hillary? Not so sure.




Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in a legal pickle over her careless email practices – in that she appears to have endangered national security secrets including the identity of covert CIA officers and done so for selfish reasons (personal convenience or keeping her documents out of reach of transparency laws).

The facts of the case would seem to merit criminal charges against her, since Clinton’s situation is analogous to problems faced by other senior officials, including former CIA directors John Deutch and David Petraeus who were accused of mishandling classified information, Deutch by having secret material on his home computer and Petraeus for giving notebooks with highly sensitive information to his lover/biographer.

Deutch agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor but was preemptively pardoned by President Bill Clinton; Petraeus pled guilty to a misdemeanor in a plea deal that spared him from jail time and was widely criticized as excessively lenient, especially since the Obama administration had jailed lower-level officials, such as former CIA officer John Kiriakou, for similar violations.

In 2012, faced with a multiple count indictment, Kiriakou agreed to plead guilty to one count of violating the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act for giving a reporter the phone number of a former CIA officer whose work for the spy agency was still classified. Though the reporter did not publish the ex-officer’s name, Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

The Intelligence Identities Protection Act was also a factor in the “Plame-gate affair” in 2003 when officials of George W. Bush’s administration disclosed the CIA identity of Valerie Plame as part of a campaign to discredit her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who had challenged Bush’s claims about Iraq seeking yellowcake uranium for a nuclear program, one of the falsehoods that was used to justify invading Iraq.

Right-wing columnist Robert Novak blew Plame’s undercover identity but a special prosecutor chose not to indict anyone, including Bush’s aides, under the 1982 law. He did, however, convict Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, of obstructing justice. However, Bush commuted Libby’s sentence so he avoided jail time.

The recent State Department Inspector General report makes clear that Clinton blithely disregarded safeguards designed to protect the most highly classified national security information and that she included on her unprotected email server the names of U.S. intelligence agents under cover.

In other words, there is legal precedent for Hillary Clinton to be charged in connection with her decision to handle her State Department emails through a personal server in her home in Chappaqua, New York, rather than through official government servers. But there’s political precedent as well for the well-connected to be either slapped on the wrist or let off the hook.