Does Hillary Clinton possess the integrity and honesty to be president of the
United States? Or are those quaint and irrelevant considerations in electing
a head of state in 21st-century America?
These are the questions put on the table by the report from FBI Director James
Comey on what his agents unearthed in their criminal investigation of the Clinton
Clinton dodged an FBI recommendation that she be indicted for gross negligence
in handling U.S. security secrets, a recommendation that would have aborted
her campaign. But Director Comey dynamited the defense she has been offering
Comey all but declared that Clinton lied when she said she had State Department
approval for the email server in her home.
He all but declared that she lied when she said she had only one server, and
that no classified or secret material was transmitted. He also implied that
she lied when she said she had used only one device and had turned over all
of her work-related emails to State. The FBI found “several thousand”
Clinton said her emails were stored in a secure area. This, too, was false.
Hostile actors and hostile regimes, said Comey, had access to email systems
of those with whom she communicated.
Comey said he found no criminal “intent” in what Clinton did.
Yet, he charged her with having been “extremely careless” with U.S.
national security secrets, a phrase that seems synonymous with the gross negligence
needed to indict and convict.
While recommending against prosecution, Comey added, “This is not to suggest
that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face
no consequence. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security
or administrative sanctions.”
Translation: Were Clinton still the secretary of state and were such recklessness
with secrets to be discovered, she could have been forced to resign and stripped
of her security clearance forever.
Yet if Clinton is elected president, our commander in chief for the next four
years, and her confidantes Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, will all be individuals
the FBI has found to be reckless and unreliable in the handling of national
We will have security risks running the armed forces of the USA.
Nor is this the first time Clinton’s truthfulness has been called into question.
Twenty years ago, she fabricated a tale about crossing a tarmac in Bosnia “under
sniper fire,” and running with “our heads down.” Photos showed
a peaceful arrival featuring a smiling little girl.
Family members of the dead heroes of Benghazi’s “13 Hours” say Clinton
told them she would see to it that the creator of the anti-Islamic video that
incited the mob that killed their sons would be run down, all the while knowing
it had been a planned terrorist attack.
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