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When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked last week if she has misled the American people on the issue of her failure to safeguard state secrets contained in her emails, she told my Fox News colleague, Chris Wallace, that the

FBI had exonerated her. When pressed by Wallace, she argued that FBI Director James Comey said that her answers to the American people were truthful.

After Clinton recognized that even her strongest supporters doubted her statement, she attempted to walk it back. In doing so, she repeatedly lied again, but offered as an excuse a bizarre claim that she had “short-circuited” her answer.

Who knows what that means? She claimed that she and Wallace were talking over each other and her answer had been misunderstood and misconstrued. Yet, Clinton said that Comey exonerated her as being “truthful” to the public when in fact he stated that she had been truthful during her three-hour, closed-door, unrecorded interview with the FBI.

Clinton told a group of largely pro-Clinton journalists that she had short-circuited her remarks. Then, she acknowledged that Comey had only referred to whatever she told the FBI as being truthful. Then, she lied again, by insisting that she told the FBI the same things she has told the press and the public since this scandal erupted in March 2015.

But that cannot be so, because she has issued a litany of lies to the press and to the public, which the FBI would have caught. In her so-called clarifying remarks, she again told journalists her oft-stated lie about returning all work-related emails to the State Department. She could not have told that to the FBI because Director Comey revealed in July that the FBI found “thousands” of unreturned work-related emails on her servers, some of which she attempted to destroy.

On the state secrets issue, she has told the public countless times that she never sent or received anything marked classified. She could not have said that to the FBI, because even a novice FBI agent would have recognized such a statement as a trick answer. Nothing is marked “classified.” The markings used by the federal government are “confidential” or “secret” or “top secret.” When Director Comey announced last month that the FBI was recommending against indictment, he revealed nevertheless that his agents found 110 emails in 52 email threads containing materials that were confidential, secret or top secret.

The agents also found seven email chains on her servers that were select access privilege, or SAP. SAP emails cannot be received, opened or sent without knowing what they are, as a special alphanumeric code, one that changes continually, must be requested and employed in order to do so. SAP is so secret that the FBI agents investigating Clinton lacked access to the code.

Could Clinton have legally received, opened, stored or sent a secret or top secret email without knowing it, as she has claimed? In a word: NO.

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That’s because, on her first day in office, Clinton swore under oath that she recognized her legal obligation to recognize state secrets and treat them according to law — that is, to keep them in a secure government venue — whether they are marked as secrets or not.

This past weekend, we learned how deadly the consequences of Clinton’s failure to secure secrets can be.

Last Sunday, Iran executed a scientist who sold Iranian nuclear secrets to the U.S. The secrets were eventually passed on to Secretary of State John Kerry for his use during the negotiations that led to the recent U.S.-Iran nuclear accord. But the sale of the secrets and the U.S.’s payments for them (several million dollars) were consummated under then-Secretary Clinton’s watch. The scientist was lured back to Iran, fearing harm to his family. Upon his return, he was arrested, tried and convicted of treason.

One email sent to Clinton, from Richard Morningstar, a former State Department special envoy for Eurasian energy, referred to this scientist as “our friend.” The fact that Clinton’s aides referenced this spying scientist as “our friend” shows a conscious awareness of their duty to hide and secure state secrets — his name and what he had done for the U.S. Yet, at the same time, Clinton put these state secrets at risk by having them sent to her via her nonsecure home servers. This “our friend” email was a top-secret email, which Clinton failed to keep secure. It was either one of the 110 that the FBI found on her servers or one of the work-related emails she did surrender.
Could this email have been used as evidence in the treason trial of the now-executed scientist?

That is not an academic question. Most of the intelligence community seriously mistrusts Clinton, as her recklessness has jeopardized their work. Some feared that many of their undercover colleagues were compromised or even killed due to Clinton’s emails.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has established a clear and unambiguous record of deception. Her deceptions are not about the time of day or the day of the week; they are about matters material to her former job as Secretary of State and material to national security.

Do you know any rational person who continues to trust her?

Copyright 2016 Andrew P. Napolitano. Distributed by Creators.com.

 
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  1. If the lamestream media were not fully in the bag for the harpy, questions would be being asked about the mysterious death of the man whom Assange says was the leaker to wikileaks of the Democratic National Committee emails. Others have noted that several other people have died mysteriously during the last few weeks including a UN figure who died from a suspicous home weightlifting accident and an anti-Clinton researcher who unexpectedly committed “suicide.”

    The Libya thing is still on record as a war crime and the fact is indisputable that Clinton was the spearhead who convinced Obama, who has indicated it was against his better judgment, to carry through on the overthrow. Meanwhile, we have on record Clinton’s barbaric gloat, “we came, we saw, he died” with a horror movie type cackle. Also on record is the fact that the jihadi element Clinton sponsored in the overthrow effort committed a crime against humanity, a mass liquidation of Sub-saharan Africans Khaddafi had settled in the city of Sirte in the wake of their seizure of that city. It has been documented again in an article in this week’s blackagendareport by their regular reporter, Danny Haiphong.

    Of course Trump is accused based on an ambiguous off-the-cuff comment he made about 2nd amendment rights that he suggested violence against the harpy. The media’s cashing in on this issues makes relevant the harpy’s own statement in July, 2008 when she had been beaten by Obama but before the convention which would confirm that defeat, that she was staying in the race in case a “Robert Kennedy” incident occurs. This is a much more unambiguous statement which could be construed as hoping for something favorable. Her status as a major party candidate is a disgrace, particularly now that the wikileaks disclosures have revealed the fraud engaged in to secure it. Sanders, meanwhile, appears craven in light of these new disclosures. If she triumphs, the last shreds of legitimacy will be gone from the yankee imperium.

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  2. Napolitano:

    “Hillary Rodham Clinton has established a clear and unambiguous record of deception. Her deceptions are not about the time of day or the day of the week; they are about matters material to her former job as Secretary of State and material to national security.

    “Do you know any rational person who continues to trust her?”

    The American sheeple are decidedly irrational when it comes to electing
    Presidents. . . .

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    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
    Almost everyone is decidedly irrational when it comes to embracing government.
  3. Completely apart from the issue of Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness, at this point, why would any sane person trust the U.S. government to keep a secret?

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  4. Hillary Clinton absolutely can be trusted to advance the values that are important to her voters. If your outlook on life revolves around getting free government money, seeking physical pleasure in unnatural ways, overturning every last vestige of Christian influence in the West, and then leveling the United States with third world hellholes, then “you’re with her.”

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  5. state secrets – just the words give me the creeps. reminds of police states. state secrets keep the people, the employers of the united states government, in the dark. criminal regimes everywhere flourish without sunlight. states secrets are used as a cya tactic, as well. if the citizens don’t know what their government does, they can’t object. we, the people, are kept ignorant, which allows corruption to proliferate and produce people like bill & hillary clinton.
    hillary lied to congress, didn’t she? why isn’t she prosecuted?
    donald trump is a braggart who lies so often and so much, the mind reels. hillary clinton is a serial prevaricator, part-time criminal, thoroughly corrupt, massively entitled, political hack who should have been yesterday’s news 25 years ago.
    trump or clinton.
    try not to cry.

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    "donald trump is a braggart who lies so often"

    I haven't run across many of his lies. Have any links?
    , @MarkinLA
    And which of the others who didn't get the nomination are more trustworthy?
  6. Another excellent article, sir. As I have said before, you still regard America as a First World Nation, where the rule of law will, however belatedly, be applied. Hillary Clinton treats America as a Third World Country: bribe enough proles and get their votes.
    Depressingly, this female criminal may be the next President. This may be appropriate. The American Economy will almost certainly collapse during her Presidency. She may well get the Ghaddaffi treatment as a result.

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  7. @Orville H. Larson
    Napolitano:

    "Hillary Rodham Clinton has established a clear and unambiguous record of deception. Her deceptions are not about the time of day or the day of the week; they are about matters material to her former job as Secretary of State and material to national security.

    "Do you know any rational person who continues to trust her?"

    The American sheeple are decidedly irrational when it comes to electing
    Presidents. . . .

    Almost everyone is decidedly irrational when it comes to embracing government.

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  8. @Lawrence Fitton
    state secrets - just the words give me the creeps. reminds of police states. state secrets keep the people, the employers of the united states government, in the dark. criminal regimes everywhere flourish without sunlight. states secrets are used as a cya tactic, as well. if the citizens don't know what their government does, they can't object. we, the people, are kept ignorant, which allows corruption to proliferate and produce people like bill & hillary clinton.
    hillary lied to congress, didn't she? why isn't she prosecuted?
    donald trump is a braggart who lies so often and so much, the mind reels. hillary clinton is a serial prevaricator, part-time criminal, thoroughly corrupt, massively entitled, political hack who should have been yesterday's news 25 years ago.
    trump or clinton.
    try not to cry.

    “donald trump is a braggart who lies so often”

    I haven’t run across many of his lies. Have any links?

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  9. MarkinLA says:
    @Lawrence Fitton
    state secrets - just the words give me the creeps. reminds of police states. state secrets keep the people, the employers of the united states government, in the dark. criminal regimes everywhere flourish without sunlight. states secrets are used as a cya tactic, as well. if the citizens don't know what their government does, they can't object. we, the people, are kept ignorant, which allows corruption to proliferate and produce people like bill & hillary clinton.
    hillary lied to congress, didn't she? why isn't she prosecuted?
    donald trump is a braggart who lies so often and so much, the mind reels. hillary clinton is a serial prevaricator, part-time criminal, thoroughly corrupt, massively entitled, political hack who should have been yesterday's news 25 years ago.
    trump or clinton.
    try not to cry.

    And which of the others who didn’t get the nomination are more trustworthy?

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  10. I trust Clinton45 to ram the USS Titanic into the debtberg so hard that it’ll sink like a chunk of neutronium. I live in Mexifornia, so she doesn’t need my vote. But if she did, I’d vote for Hiligula 1, 2, 3, many times. Clinton45 is the answer to a hardRight’s prayer

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  11. @Drapetomaniac
    "donald trump is a braggart who lies so often"

    I haven't run across many of his lies. Have any links?

    if you believe in donald trump, give him your vote.

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  12. colm says:

    The world needs someone who can be trusted. At least the world knows what to expect from her.

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  13. Rehmat says:

    Whose interests does James Comey serve? In April 2015, James Comey revealed that he had made it mandatory for FBI recruits to visit Washington’s Holocaust Museum.

    Last year James Comey refused to call Dylann Roof who killed nine worshippers at the Charleston church, a terrorist. Why? Because the term ‘terrorist’ is reserved for Muslim extremists.

    “Comey’s kowtow to the partisan political interests of the Obama Administration and its powerful elitists will add to the erosion of faith in the American system and embed a bitter partisanship that will take a decade or more to bridge. I am certain he expects an angry reaction, and he should also expect sustained anger. Public trust in the federal government is near an all-time low, and Comey’s decision is a heavy blow. Elitists should prepare for sustained disrespect of laws they favor. A large slice of the American population, fed up with crony government and crony capitalism, will begin experimenting with civil disobedience. As a former community organizer, President Obama is no position to object,” commented professor Austin Bay (University of Texas in Austin) on July 5.

    The US Justice Department is headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, whom Bruce A. Dixon, managing editor Black Agenda Report, described as Condoleezza Rice with a law degree .

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/07/06/fbis-comey-dont-indict-hillary-for-her-crimes/

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