The indictment of Hillary Clinton

The indictment of Hillary Clinton

Or the next President of the United States

Depending on who you ask you are either on her side or you are not, plain and simple. No one seems to be on the fence it’s either you believe her or you don’t.

As far as the vast majority goes she is guilty…of something.

I personally do not dislike her for her ineptitude, I dislike her because she relies on her ineptitude as an excuse rather than own up to things, for instance, she once claimed to not really understand modern technology or how it works so she can’t possibly have understood this whole pesky ordeal over personal servers vs a secure server…yet she wants to run our nation.

Maybe someone should inform her that we are attempting to move forward as a nation and we cannot endorse a leader who is inept, inadequate, incompetent, incapable and unable to move us forward as a nation.

What I truly in all honesty don’t like Hillary for is that she has been cold, uncaring, lacks any and all forms of empathy and sympathy for the families of the men who died in Benghazi. She would prefer that, that entire incident be swept under a rug and forgotten about and I simply cannot respect her for that.

Yet at the end of the day the FBI has to answer two questions if they are to charge her with anything:

Did Hillary Clinton knowingly break the law and if so, what law (s)?

It would appear that she violated rules involving government procedure and retention practices, but in doing so, did she break any Federal laws?

Violating workplace rules are not the same as violation of the law. Let’s be honest here, many employers now allow for employees to work from home.

Guess what, they answer emails, save, send and store secure documents etc. While that is not the same as the Federal Gov, the Fed’s should pay attention here, I know of contractors who work for the Federal Government through companies that have contracts with various branches of our Government. They allow the men and women they employ to work from home.

Once at home, the guarantee of a secured network is off the table if the Fed’s did not secure that employee’s home connection into that particular branch of the government’s network themselves, which means that certain documents, emails and  other sensitive things might be stored on something other than a government server through contractors of the government. 

The public are not the only one’s divided over this, the legal community is equally just as divided. Some experts strongly feel that Hillary blatantly broke the law and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent, while others question whether or not she knowing set out to intentionally break any federal laws.

Professor Stephen Vladeck said “In Secretary Clinton’s case, then, the fact that some of the emails contained information that might be classified today does nothing to prove that the information was classified (and was known by her to be classified) at the time it was discussed over unsecured networks.”

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey has said “…from her direction that classification rules be disregarded, to the presence on her personal email server of information at the highest level of classification, to her repeated falsehoods of a sort that juries are told every day may be treated as evidence of guilty knowledge—it is nearly impossible to draw any conclusion other than that she knew enough to support a conviction at the least for mishandling classified information.”

While others feel she might be guilty of a misdemeanor, but not a felony. In my mind, I always have to look at the things in black and white. Did she knowingly set out to conspire to mishandle classified information or was it more a matter of really poor judgement?

So whether you like her or not, feel that she lies, dislike how she responded to Benghazi, or feel she knew of the attack before it happened, none of that, not any of it means that she broke any laws regarding government procedure and retention practices.

The FBI is investigating the potential mishandling of sensitive information after all…

Not liking someone does not make them a criminal, not liking the choices or behavior of someone also does not make them a criminal.

But, this is America after all, we love this type of drama especially during an election year. It truly, in the simplest of ways demonstrates the very reason why so many would decide to vote for a man like Donald Trump over someone who has been politics his or her entire life.

The public is growing weary of the old political ways and hunger for something more…we will have to wait and see what the future holds… Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Cristal M Clark


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