US Justice & HillBill gang

7-5-16    In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require.  The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense:  The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing.  The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant.  People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.


5-7-16    So even if Hillary Clinton never “intended” for sensitive information to be exposed, keeping it outside of the normal storage and safeguards of the government is more than sufficient for a case to be prosecuted.  But the fundamental premise of saying there was no malicious intent is still dishonest in and of itself….Whether she cared for it or not, Secretary Clinton was aware that there was a State Department email system in place and available for her use.  She was intentionally doing public business on her private server and it doesn’t require a psychic to figure out why.  She didn’t want the public or the press to know about it or have any traceable records.


Hillary and her lieutenants were doing Clinton Foundation & Clinton Initiative business all the time that she was Sec. State–THAT WAS WHY SHE DIDN’T WANT TRACEABLE RECORDS.  SIMPLE, OBVIOUS FRAUD!  That of course was the Clinton system across decades.


House Oversight Committee member Trey Gowdy, who has seen the notes taken during an interview conducted by the FBI with Clinton about her private email servers, agents didn’t ask the former Secretary and current Democrat presidential nominee about intent at all.

“Remember James Comey said she was not indicted because he didn’t have sufficient evidence on the issue of intent? I didn’t see any questions on the issue of intent. There’s no question she handled them [classified emails] negligently or extremely carelessly, he said he didn’t go forward with charges specifically because he didn’t have criminal intent. I didn’t see any questions on that,” Gowdy said


8-21-16    Negligence is a crime of power. The weak, low-ranking (and low-born), however, do not and cannot commit crimes of negligence, by definition.  When whistleblowers draw attention to a problem by leaking it to the press, this is not an act of negligence ― it is a deliberate act.  The Obama administration has been ruthless with whistleblowers, throwing the book at Chelsea Manning and destroying the career of Thomas Drake. John Kiriakou received a 30 month sentence for leaking details about the CIA’s torture program.  There are many other cases.

Gross negligence, by contrast, is a crime that can only be committed by a pattern of bad behavior ― looking the other way, ignoring red flags or demanding impossible results in the face of obvious legal barriers.  Low-ranking people can’t do this.  They can only follow orders.  Managers and directors and secretaries and executives can.  When Comey says that the government hasn’t prosecuted people for gross negligence, he’s using technical legal language to elide something much more frightening:  In the United States of America, we do not prosecute rich and powerful people for serious crimes.


9-30-16      Kim Strassel’s always-excellent Potomac Watch column is especially good in today’s Wall Street Journal, as it breaks down and exposes clearly how the FBI caught Hillary crony Cheryl Mills in a gigantic lie – and then let her completely off the hook for it.

Mills told FBI investigators that she never even heard of Hillary’s schlock, homebrew e-mail server until after both she and Hillary had left the State Department, and that in fact during the time she worked at State she wasn’t even sure she knew what a server was.

If that sounds like a whopper, well, you know darn well that it is. And so did the FBI, as Jason Chaffetz demonstrated undeniably during his questioning yesterday of FBI Director James Comey. …

Strassel in her detailed article wrote:

The FBI added: “Mills stated she was not even sure she knew what a server was at the time.”

Which brings us to the hearing’s second revealing moment.  Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) pointed out that the FBI’s notes from its interview with Clinton IT staffer Bryan Pagliano expose this lie. In late 2009 or early 2010, Mr. Pagliano told investigators, he approached Ms. Mills to relay State Department concerns that the private server might pose a “federal records retention issue.” According to Mr. Pagliano, Ms. Mills told him not to worry about it, because other secretaries of state had used similar setups.

More damning, Mr. Chaffetz held up an email that Ms. Mills sent in 2010 to Justin Cooper, whom the Clintons personally employed to help maintain the server. The email reads: “hrc email coming back—is server okay?” Mr. Cooper responds: “Ur funny. We are on the same server.”

To be clear:  When Mrs. Clinton had an email problem, Ms. Mills didn’t call the State Department’s help desk. She didn’t call Yahoo customer service.  She called a privately employed Clinton aide and asked specifically about Mrs. Clinton’s “server.”  She did this as chief of staff at the State Department.  Mr. Chaffetz asked Mr. Comey why the FBI wrote that Ms. Mills was ignorant about the server until later.

Mr. Comey suddenly sounded like a man with something to hide.  “I don’t remember exactly, sitting here,” he said, in what can only be called the FBI version of “I don’t recall.”



REP. TREY GOWDY, R-S.C.: Secretary Clinton said she never sent or received any classified information over her private e-mail. Was that true?

COMEY: Our investigation found that there was classified information sent.

GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails, either sent or received. Was that true?

COMEY: That’s not true.

GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said I did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail.  There is no classified material.  Was that true?

COMEY: There was classified material e-mailed.

GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said she used just one device.  Was that true?

COMEY: She used multiple devices.

GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said all work-related e-mails were returned to the State Department.  Was that true?

COMEY: No. We found work-related e-mails.

GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said her lawyers read every one of the e-mails and were overly inclusive. Did her lawyers read the e-mail content individually?




9-19-16    If James Comey needed intent, it looks like internet slueths have just located the smoking gun the FBI was unable to locate on their own.

Last week Paul Combetta pleaded the fifth and refused to answer questions before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Paul Combetta pleads the fifth to Congress

According to Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, the following email exchange occurred between Combetta and another undisclosed Platte River Network staff member back on 8/19/15:

Wondering how we can sneak an email in now, after the fact, asking them [the Clinton camp] when they told us to cut the backups and have them confirm it for our records.  Starting to think this whole thing is really covering up some shady shit.  I just think if we have it in writing that they told us to cut the backups then we can go public with our statement saying we’ve had the backup since day one when we were told to trim to 30 days would make us look a whole lot better.

Platte River Network used BleachBit to remove all traces of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails.  As mentioned Paul Combetta refused to answer any questions from the committee.


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