Tuesday, May 2nd, during the Women for Women International’s annual luncheon in New York, Hillary Clinton said she is ‘taking responsibility’ for her 2016 election loss but believes misogyny, Russian interference, and ill-timed decisions by FBI director James Comey also influenced the outcome of the election.
“It wasn’t a perfect campaign. There is no such thing,” Clinton said in a question-and-answer-session, “But I was on the way to winning until a combination of (FBI Director) Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28, and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off.”
While Hillary whines and opines about losing the election (remember she also lost to Obama, who indicated Bill and Hillary were racists), many Americans still want to know if she will ever be indicted, or own up to, or ‘take responsibility’ for the ongoing e-mail fiasco and her breaking of numerous federal records laws.
Lest we forget…recovered government e-mail records indicate the American people were deliberately lied to in several instances by Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, the Obama Administration and by top government agencies. We used to call this kind of nefarious behavior, conspiracy and cover-up. But, under President Obama, it was just, ‘business as usual.’ We now have witnessed historic criminal behavior in numerous government agencies and possibly in tandem with the executive and judicial branches of government! I’m pretty sure this amount of lawlessness is unprecedented, except maybe with FDR’s Administration.
Also Tuesday, Judicial Watch released new State Department documents with a declaration from FBI Special Agent E.W. Priestap, the supervisor of the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret, illegal email activities. The declaration is a response to Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeking to force current Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to “recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other State Department employees. The lawsuit was originally filed to the previous Secretary of State, John Kerry, who appears to have simply ignored the order. The Trump State Department’s new filing includes details of the agency’s continued refusal to refer the Clinton email issue to the Obama Justice Department, as the law required of them. To those of us outside the ‘special privileges’ of government officials, this agency-refusal looks and smells like conspiracy and collusion, or at least, operating above the law.
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Back in April 2015, Judicial Watch sued John Kerry and the State Department for failing to preserve the e-mails, which are by law required to be archived. The FBI, the State Department and the Justice Department under Obama, however, appeared to be providing cover for Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and the Obama Administration.
Since then, the FBI, using forensics, has uncovered ‘thousands’ of undisclosed e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s undisclosed illegal email server. Each one of those undisclosed emails represents violations of federal law. Sources close to the investigation said that Secretary Clinton’s team:
“Was informed in 2009 that she had an obligation under the records law to forward any government-related records contained in private email to a new record preservation system known as SMART, but Mrs. Clinton purposely chose not to comply with federal law because her office wanted to keep ‘secret control’ over any sensitive messages.” Hillary Clinton and her team were warned again in 2011 about obeying federal records law.
Even the technician working on Clinton’s unsecured home server questioned whether this was legal and appropriate. The technician was assured by the Clinton team that there was no need for concern. After being caught, Hillary said, she regrets using private email to conduct official State Department business. Her former chief of staff Cheryl Mills also expressed regret as well.
However, Hillary’s husband, Former President Bill Clinton, (who was previously convicted of lying to Congress, the American people, and to a Federal Grand Jury, while he was president) strongly dismissed any criticism of his wife. This, coming from a guy who is not only a stranger to the truth, but who was also ‘impeached’ as a sitting president and had his law license suspended. A retired federal prosecutor said the FBI and DOJ could easily have brought a case against Hillary Clinton if the evidence pointed toward being able to legally prove intentional violations. “If you get enough instances of people violating the Federal Records Act and if it’s a group of folks then you could look at things like a conspiracy, or a criminal enterprise, that could bump it up to a felony,” said Matt Whitaker, who previously served as U.S. Attorney for Iowa.
The Clinton’s have a history of mishandling classified records. Remember when Bill Clinton was president and over 900 FBI files mysteriously turned up missing – only to turn up several weeks later in the White House, in plain view? Remember when Clinton advisor Sandy Berger was caught stealing Clinton files from the National Archives? And again, just recently, more Clinton files have been discovered missing at the National Archives. Are you noticing a pattern here?
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said “These newly released emails show Hillary Clinton is a serial violator of various laws concerning the handling of classified material.” So, the collecting of evidence continues, but, will Hillary and all those connected to the cover-ups ever be brought to justice? And how about the Clinton Foundation scandal – this looks as though, the whole family; Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea could be indicted if justice is carried through. Still patiently waiting…
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