It is truly amazing that the FBI has not yet slapped the cuffs on Hillary Clinton. While she is entitled to a trial to assess her guilt, it is obvious at this point that her actions were not only illegal, but divorced from any semblance of commonsense.
Though she has worked very hard to duck and dodge, Clinton is directly culpable for the thousands of breaches of national security that has endangered American lives.
Still, President Obama, on Sunday, insisted that Clinton did not intentionally jeopardize national security and just moments later, contended that she did not jeopardize national security.
Sitting down with Chris Wallace on “FOX News Sunday,” Obama defended his former secretary of state who transmitted thousands of classified and top-secret documents via an unsecured private email server. Doing so is a violation of not only commonsense, but of her state department contract that she signed outlining national security protocols.
Discussing Clinton’s actions, Obama claimed that Clinton was “careless,” but that she did not intentionally jeopardize America’s national security.
“Here’s what I know,” Obama began. “Hillary Clinton was an outstanding Secretary of State. She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy.”
Obama also excused Clinton’s transmission of over 2000 classified and top-secret documents over an unsecured server by saying, “There’s classified and then there’s classified.”
“You were prepared to say she didn’t jeopardize,” Chris Wallace pointed-out.
“I continue to believe she has not jeopardized America’s national security,” Obama said. “Now what I also said is that — and she’s acknowledged — that there’s a carelessness in terms of managing e-mails that she has owned. And she recognizes that. But I also think is important to keep this in perspective. This is somebody who served her country for four years as Secretary of State and did an outstanding job and no one has suggested that in some ways as a consequence of how she’s handled e-mails that that detracted from her excellent ability to carry out her duties.”
However, Clinton’s “acknowledgment” of her wrongdoings has been abysmal. She has alternated from denying wrongdoing, to blaming subordinates, to offering flimsy excuses to asserting that she is the victim of a witch-hunt. She has not “owned” anything.
Further, Benedict Arnold also “served [his] country” until the day that he didn’t. Clinton may have been Secretary of State, but that does not excuse her from her role in leaving unsecured America’s highest national security secrets.
The conversation then switched to Obama’s objectivity. The president claimed that he would not interfere with the federal investigation of Clinton.
“Some people, I think, are worried whether or not the decision whether or not how to handle them will be made on political grounds and not legal grounds. Can you guarantee to the American people? Can you direct the Justice Department to say, Hillary Clinton will be treated as the evidence goes, she’ll not be in any way protected?” Wallace asked.
“I can guarantee,” Obama boldly stated. “I can guarantee that not because I give Attorney General [Loretta] Lynch a directive, that is institutionally how we have always operated. I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line and always have maintained it.”
“I guarantee it. I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI, not just in this case but in any case. Period,” Obama reiterated.
“Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department because nobody is above the law,” he continued.
“Even if she ends up as the Democratic nominee?” Wallace asked.
“How many times do I have to say it, Chris? Guaranteed,” said Obama.
Obama’s correct. Nobody gets treated differently on his watch. You know, except disgraced former Attorney General Eric Holder and disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner and the multitude of disgraced bureaucrats who condemned American veterans to death in a mismanaged VA system.
Never, in the history of our republic, has a president been so corrupted and willing to wield the power of his office against political opponents and to protect political allies.
Still, we are expected to believe that Clinton will receive impartial treatment from the radical administration…