Tuesday, July 5, 2016

In Fact, Mrs. Clinton Did Lie to the American People©

Introduction: The debate about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal brought forth from her numerous categorical denials. Her opponents have claimed that she lied in many of these instances while her supporters, among them a friend of mine, maintain she has been honest throughout the ordeal.  This morning FBI director James Comey issued a report on their investigation and flatly contradicted Mr. Clinton and showed her to in fact be lying to America about six issues which I have listed below.

1.  She said: she never received any email that was marked classified.

Comey said: “From the group of 30,000 emails returned to the State Department in 2014, 110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was top secret at the time they were sent; 36 of those chains contained secret information at the time; and eight contained confidential information at the time. That's the lowest level of classification.”

2.  She said: she turned over all work-related emails to the State

Comey said: “ The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not among the group of 30,000 e-mails returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014.”

3.  She said: she never knowingly sent or received classified information on her server.

Comey said: “...there is evidence that they [Clinton and staff] were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.

For example, seven e-mail chains concerned matters that were classified at the top secret special access program at the time they were sent and received. Those chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails about those same matters.

There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about the matters should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.

In addition to this highly sensitive information, we also found information that was properly classified as secret by the U.S. intelligence community at the time it was discussed on e-mail. That is excluding any later up-classified e-mails.

None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system.”

4.  She said: she only used one device and had one server

Comey said: “It turns out to have been more complicated than that. Secretary Clinton used several different servers and administrators of those servers during her four years at the State Department, and she also used numerous mobile devices to send and to read e-mail on that personal domain.”

5.  She said:  her personal server(s) were secure

Comey said: "We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent.

She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside of the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account."

6.  She said: she did not violate Federal law

Comey said: “ there is evidence of potential violation of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information”

Let’s think together again, soon.

Note:  You may read Comey’s complete statement here: