Wednesday, July 6, 2016
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
The federal Government has always been a strong enforcer of keeping secrets a secret.
Those who were even the least little bit in violation have always been punished in the harshest and most excessive manner.
I myself kept secrets from my own wife, family, and closest friends for over forty years; (until I learned for sure that they had been declassified) even though I knew they were no longer of much importance.
For those of you who may not know, there are three different levels of classification; top secret, secret, and classified, with classified being the lowest level of importance. Divulging any classified information, regardless of the class of classification, is in fact a felony. It does not matter if it was done intentionally or accidentally through carelessness or mishandling, it is STILL a felony, although the penalty would probably be much more severe if intentional. People have been hanged for intentionally divulging top secret information.
It is interesting to note that the Obama administration has prosecuted more violations under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined. See following link: http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/jan/10/jake-tapper/cnns-tapper-obama-has-used-espionage-act-more-all-/
Do you not find it just a bit strange that this extreme, unforgiving record of prosecution for the mishandling of classified information suddenly came to a halt just in time to save Hillary?
This is nothing less than a slap in the face to everyone who is expected to play by the rules and obey the rule of law. This country is based on rule of law, and everybody is expected to obey rule of law. The Constitution requires equal enforcement of the law for everyone. Without rule of law and equal enforcement of the law, we have nothing.
FBI Director James Comey, in a press conference, condemned Clinton saying that she and her colleagues were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” including Top Secret material. See following link: https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-by-fbi-director-james-b.-comey-on-the-investigation-of-secretary-hillary-clintons-use-of-a-personal-e-mail-system
Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee said: We are in a crisis because Hillary Clinton, if the voters do not stop her, will be the next President of the United States. She will, in fact, on Day One say, “Pardon me,” and she’ll mean it. She’ll have pardoned herself. She will have, in fact, gone from being a criminal involved in a criminal enterprise (I think he was referring to Clinton Cash ) and somebody who flaunted the security laws, the privacy laws, the presidential and the Federal Records Act, and gotten away with it.