Update: Add Marine Reserves Major Jason Brezler to my list of people who don’t get the special “Hillary Exemption to all laws”. Unlike Hillary, Brezler had entirely honorable intentions, reported his actions, and the data he had was not compromised. Read about it here and here. You can also read about Lt. Gen. Richard Mills who put serious effort into nailing Brezler. Hat tip to Maggie’s Farm.
Update: Bryan Nishimura is another person who didn’t get the “Hillary Exemption to all laws”. He had classified information on private devices. He didn’t distribute them or get hacked but he also wasn’t Hillary. Hat tip to The Gormogons.
David Patraeus blabbed classified information to his girlfriend. He copped a plea and got probation and $100,000 fine. Wimp!
Scooter Libby (Updated: Libby got buried in a coverup. Richard Armitage spilled the beans about CIA operative Valerie Plame to Robert Novak. Novak publicly outed her. Libby was convicted of lying to investigators during the ensuing circular firing squad. Libby was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, a fine of $250,000, and two years of supervised release, including 400 hours of community service. George Bush commuted his sentence. Which makes me wonder what kind of salary can cover a quarter million dollar fine?) Loser! (Update: Libby was also disbarred. If you’re keeping score, Bill Clinton is also disbarred but Hillary’s law license is merely suspended. The suspended thing is definitely not as bad as disbarred.)
Laws are for the little people. Hillary Clinton knows this and has the huge brass balls to act like the untouchable “made” woman she is.
Hillary routed 30,000 + e-mails that belonged on secure State Department servers. She stuffed them on a private server for the purpose of subverting FOIA and deleted them when they became evidence in a trial. Of course the Russians have a full set of everything.
That’s pretty bad. Mere mortals go to jail for half that. Not Hillary. Laws don’t apply to her. The FBI looked into the abyss, the abyss looked back and said “bring it bitches”, and the FBI pussied out.
And that’s how Hillary skated.
Oh, by the way, Hillary sent an innocent man to jail. Did I mention that? His name is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Hillary bravely blamed him for her decisions (taking responsibility for your actions is for the little people… aren’t you paying attention?). America’s Secretary of State nailed an internet video nerd. I mean how great can the power differential get? What’s next, punching a kitten?
Of course the “internet made me do it” thing was bullshit. Everyone (including Hillary) knew it. We have proof in black and white: “on the night of the deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed her daughter by email that the attack had been staged by an “Al Qaeda-like group”“. Note; her daugher’s alias on the unsanctioned e-mail system is Diane Reynolds. An alias on an unsanctioned e-mail system? That’s Jason Bourne shit right there.
Unfortunately Hillary fucking up is not all fun and games. There’s outed intelligence operatives world wide. There’s the deaths of J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone S. Woods, and Glen Doherty. But you know what? They were doing dangerous shit in a dangerous place and my heart really goes out to a innocent stooge. Hillary really succeeded at sending an innocent man to jail and that’s more like bad fiction than real life. Hillary’s lies led to that poor bastard sitting in the tank for a year; September 27, 2012 through August 15, 2013. Yep. Jail.
Repeat it slowly. Think about the words. Say it aloud if you must. Hillary sent a man to actual non theoretical jail. She did it on purpose. She did it because it was politically useful to ruin someone else’s life. That’s straight up evil. If there’s a hell, that’s why it was created.
But you know what? This is all old news. Giving a shit is for the little people. Here’s an article full of classified info, because who even gives a shit anymore? Read it. It’ll take the sting away. It’ll soothe the cognitive dissonance of people calling the hairball a terrible candidate and then comparing him to a straight up evil, unindicted co-conspirator* who sticks random dupes in the clink. As far as I know Trump never got an innocent man jailed. (Also how low can we as Americans set the bar? “Never did something as morally reprehensible as framing a loser”? Is that the hurdle one must clear? Good grief! I never fire-bombed an orphanage. Do I get a medal?)
Here’s a sample:
If you think we’re going to spill the Colonel’s secret blend of herbs and spices, you’re out of your god damned mind.
If we couldn’t laugh we’d cry. So laugh dammit!
P.S. When I use words like evil and unindicted co-conspirator people laugh (perhaps looking nervously over their shoulder in case the NSA is listening) but they’re the best words I can find. Look it up: “…a person or entity that is alleged in an indictment to have engaged in conspiracy, but who is not charged”. Technically Hillary was investigated and not indited and the FBI chose to stop investigating because they couldn’t or wouldn’t establish intent. What else do you call that? “Unindicted co-conspirator” is the closest phrase I can find. If you’ve got something more precise submit it in the comments. (Incidentally unindicted co-conspirator was used for Richard Nixon, who was investigated, impeached, indicted, and never convicted. Nixon also ate shit over 18 minutes of missing audio tape which seems small potatoes compared to fomenting a breach of 30,000+ potentially classified documents. On the “evil” front, Tricky Dick’s actions did not land some random flunky in jail as part of the cover up.) As for “evil”in general, what other word should I use? Morals are a tricky thing but it’s generally accepted that lying a sin. Even agnostics and atheists don’t seem to think lying is a good idea. Nor am I just politically biased. There’s ample supporting evidence that Hillary really did (and still does) the things I bitch about. (If I made it up it would be unbelievable anyway.) If I tried to dance around words like “evil” and “conspirator” what would the right words be?
Update: A fine quote that sums it all up: “it looks very like we are going to hand the keys to the oval office to someone who would have had the book thrown at her if she’d been a GS-11.” Read it here.
I find it impossible to believe that, out of 30,000 emails, only 110 of them had any classified info on them. As a Staff Sergeant in the Army I saw more classified info in my emails in a week than she apparently did in her ENTIRE TENURE AS SECRETARY OF STATE!?
It stretches the bounds of credulity. It is ungrokable. I can believe six impossible things before breakfast, but I can not believe that.
If there was a segment of the media that wanted to sink Hillary, this might be worse than an announcement that she should be prosecuted. Look; based on the facts as we know them, either Hillary was a crook endangering critical documents, or she was a gormless idiot.
People have voted for politicians they believed were crooks. Very few will vote for somebody they consider an imbecile.
I’ve watched and studied the way that the USA conducts its elections and the way that candidates need to do deals with various factions for campaign funds and the inevitable compromise of principles. Which is why I believe Trump is succeeding. He hasn’t needed to make promises to various political sponsors because he’s a self funded candidate.
I can’t say if he will be a good president (Lawdog sums it up niclely here:
However, if the Hildebeast makes it into power, then they might as well just sell the POTUS to the highest bidder and have done with the pretence of democracy.
Interesting times ahead (as in the ancient Chinese curse of “May you live in interesting times”).
Thanks for a great synopsis AC.
Richard Armitage outed Valerie Plame not Scooter Libby.
Libby was just a run of the mill spy for Israel.
Heeeey, wait a second..
Libby did not “out a CIA operative.” Colin Powell’s deputy, Richard Armitage did, and later admitted it. Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald knew this before Libby was charged, and suppressed the evidence. Powell knew it was Armitage, and kept silent.
Libby was convicted on obstruction of justice and perjury charges.
Actually, Scooter Libby did not “out” Valerie Plaime – that was Richard Armitage. Libby was convicted of the Martha Stewart felony – lying to the FBI.
D’oh. Though it was lying about Valeria Plaime incident.
As usual, you summed it up quite well.
LOL! Decades ago my spy brother told me the very same very thing, in so many words.. Especially speaking about the general public, the boobousie (skeerdy cats) and their pet mass psychosis.
He said .. ‘bro, there really are no secrets, it’s just that no one really gives a shit’
I remember laughing all those years ago, just like now. It’s good medicine. LOL!