Hillary Clinton dodged a legal bullet because the Director of the FBI dodged his responsibility, not wanting to affect Presidential politics. On Bill O”Reilly’s show last night, the WSJ’s Bret Stephens had this to say:
“In any normal political season this would destroy her candidacy,” Stephens declared, “because the evidence that James Comey laid out shows that she has been telling untruths consistently for fifteen months. This ought to play into Trump’s sweet spot, his view that the system is rigged, except that in a week when he should be gaining strength he’s talking about Saddam Hussein being terrific in the war on terror.” Stephens also accused James Comey of being less than principled, saying, “This was a purely political decision.”
Watch the entire interview. Without a doubt it was a purely political decision but it leads to other concerns.
We know for a fact that Hillary Clinton lied to the public and repeatedly. We know for a fact that Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” with top secret information. Normally, this has consequences- like prosecution. That’s not going to happen now, but there are other concerns- including loss of security clearance. The evaluation for security clearance includes the following:
Allegiance to the United States
Possible Foreign Influence or Preference
Financial Considerations – Credit Reports and Rating
Alcohol Use and Drug Involvement
History of Handling and Use of Protected Information
Other Personal or Political Activities
See anything interesting in there? Here are six ways to lose your security clearance:
Spending too much time shopping and not enough time paying down your debts is a surefire way to getting your security clearance revoked. Not only does it show signs of laziness, but also lack of responsibility.
Being a slob at work or even revealing classified information will immediately red flag you for clearance removal. No one wants to work with someone who can’t take care of their desk or office, so why would you want to give them private information?
3. Associate with the wrong people
Beginning friendships with criminals or those who lead destructive lives will not go over well with security clearance reviewing officials. Even if you are friendly by nature, be cautious to who befriend, you never know who they are and what they are capable of.
4. Foreign Influence
Giving the government any doubt as to your country allegiance will give them reason to invalidate your security clearance. Make sure you report any overseas trips, not matter the length or friendships/relationships with those of a foreign allegiance.
5. Inappropriate Sexual Behavior
Engaging in perverted or lewd and vulgar behavior will bring up serious character issues with the security clearance review board. Not only does it raise personality and reputation questions, but if the controversial behavior gets into the wrong hands you could be blackmailed.
6. Alcoholism and Drugs
Lastly, partying like a rockstar does not show signs of responsibility and will ultimately end with your clearance being rescinded. Additionally, DUI and DWI’s or any additional criminal charges relating to drugs and alcohol are not taken lightly by the review board.
“Being a slob at work or even revealing classified information will immediately red flag you for clearance removal.”
That is, unless you’re a Clinton. In fact, security clearances can be stripped without even informing the holder of why. Again, his name isn’t Clinton. So here’s the question:
When does someone in government who is found to be “extremely careless” with top secret information and lie about it repeatedly get to keep their job or security clearance, let alone run for President?
One wonders how it is that Clinton and her minions still maintain security clearances. The State Department won’t comment on it, which means nothing has been done.
James Comey has done a great disservice to the country. In choosing to avoid a precedent, he has established a precedent. He has solidified a two tier system of justice and decriminalized the gross mishandling of top secret information.
See how the obama regime treated a Marine who it accused of “mishandling” classified information:
A senior Navy Department official decided Monday to force a Marine Corps officer out of the service for his handling of classified information, three years after he was first investigated after sending a warning to deployed colleagues about an Afghan police chief whose servant later killed three Marines.
Maj. Jason Brezler will be separated from the Marine Corps following a decision by acting Assistant Navy Secretary Scott Lutterloh, said Michael Bowe, Brezler’s attorney. The case grabbed attention in Congress and among highly decorated senior officers in the military, some of whom advocated on Brezler’s behalf to let him stay in the Marines. Other service officials maintained that retired Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps’ top officer when the investigation began, and other generals involved handled the case well.
“We will now proceed to a real court and prove that Commandant Amos and his generals illegally retaliated against Major Brezler because they were more concerned with politics and their careers than the lives of their Marines and the service of a good Marine who did the right thing,” Bowe said in an e-mailed statement. “I look forward to their cross-examination.”
A marine who tried to save the lives of his fellow soldiers is punished while a Clinton who abused the system for personal gain is likely to become President, not even having to face any consequences of her actions. What other government employee could do what Clinton and her minions did and not lose their jobs, let alone their security clearances? Lie repeatedly to the public, mishandle top secret information- nothing. Exactly WHAT would she have to do to face consequences?
This is all so very wrong. Mr. Comey, you have a legacy now.