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January 21, 2016

What Happens if Hillary Isn't Indicted?


Just when we were thinking it couldn't get much worse with Hillary's email scandal,
an inspector general's unclassified letter to lawmakers tells us the former secretary of state was keeping the most classified of all intelligence material -- beyond "top secret" -- on her homebrew server.
[If Hillary isn't indicted what it means is...] that the rule of law will have, for all intents and purposes, ended in the United States. Equal justice flew out the window. How does the public react to that? A good portion of it will roll over, but a certain percentage will not. Their reactions will be contingent on a number of things -- whether Clinton is elected anyway (unlikely at this point, but possible), the steadfastness of opposition politicians and media, etc. | -- Roger Simon

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 21, 2016 9:09 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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No, Hillary's emails were not "beyond Top Secret"

Sorry, folks, Top Secret is as high as it gets. I worked with TS material for quite a long time (nuclear-control orders, nuclear warhead design data, nuclear target-analysis data, operations plans to invade whole countries, crap like that) so I know a little about it.

The media are confusing lock-and-key type security (whether physical security or electronic) requirements, which is what classification labels denote, with access to the material for need-to-know.

The TS/SAP emails in Hillary's file are not "beyond Top Secret," they are simply TS emails with specific access restrictions (or authorizations, if you prefer). See my link, above.

Posted by: plus.google.com/104841162830331053592 [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 12:52 PM

Thank you, Donald Sensing, for your comment. (why your name line shows as a google plus account is beyond me.) And TS material was often more strictly controlled in a SCIF working environment than SCI material, even though SCI is an SAP.

But that notwithstanding, she should go to jail anyway.

Posted by: OldFert [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 1:34 PM

It shows up as Goodle Plus because The Top 40 uses a different sign-in register than Gerard's main blog. And Google Plus is easiest for me to get in here.

Anyway, I had TS/SCI and you are right, but SCI material was sometimes used outside a SCIF because of weird circumstances. Sometimes, not very often.

Posted by: plus.google.com/104841162830331053592 [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 2:26 PM

But there is a level of secrecy above TS. In a criminal run .gov, much of the documentation is criminal. That is what the creep means by "beyond Top Secret".

Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 22, 2016 8:00 AM

Life will go on as usual here on the estancia.
Until we get word of them storming toward one of our borders, they don't exist.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 22, 2016 11:15 AM

Whether HRC gets indicted, convicted, jailed is under control of the POTUS.
By law or executive order or whatever, can the POTUS pardon anyone convicted before they serve jail time?

It was Hillary who referred to General Petraeus testimony as requiring "a willing suspension of disbelief" regarding his comments about the early stage of success of the 'surge' effort in Iraq.
Schadenfreude time re Hillary if she's pilloried.

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 23, 2016 12:04 AM

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