Hillary Clinton will likely never be held accountable for the email scandal that reportedly put the national security of the United States at risk while she was secretary of state.
On Sunday Clinton told NBC’s Meet the Press she is “not worried at all” about an FBI investigation into the scandal. Clinton also said she does not expect the issue to be settled before the convention this summer.
“I don’t think anything inappropriate was done. And so I have to let them decide how to resolve their security inquiry, but I’m not at all worried about it,” she added.
Clinton is in direct violation of 18 USC 793, a statue covering “information respecting the national defense” that potentially “could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation.” Section F specifically makes it a crime for anyone “entrusted with… any document… or information relating to the national defense… through gross negligence (to permit) the same to be removed from its proper place of custody.”
Corporate media reports on Clinton’s role in the scandal have ignored this statue. NBC certainly did not bring it up when Clinton declared she is not worried about prosecution.
“One suspects that many reporters and commentators have not bothered to read the actual law or are hesitant to blow the central defense of the Clinton campaign out of the water,” USA Today reported on Monday.
According to former Justice Department attorney Ronald J. Sievert, Clinton will never be indicted.
Sievert notes the Justice Department “has not always had a reputation for being strong and aggressive, especially in the face of an intimidating defense” and is “hamstrung by endless memos, briefs, meetings and approvals from multiple levels and divisions.”
It seems more likely the Justice Department has decided to not pursue the case because Clinton is the preferred choice of the establishment and is slotted to take the nomination and win the presidency.
In February former Inspector General Howard J. Krongard told the New York Post Hillary Clinton will never be prosecuted for storing classified and top secret documents on her private email server.
“It will never get to an indictment,” said Krongard, who headed up the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State under President George W. Bush.