The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday.
The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.
Hillary Clinton brazenly and deliberately used a private, unsecure email system to unconstitutionally avoid congressional oversight of her actions as Secretary of State, knowing full well that it would compromise classified information.
News today comes that her attorney is in possession of a thumb drive with an archive of her emails (though it is unclear what format that archive is in). That means he is unlawfully in possession of classified information.
“In most situations like this you’d expect that a warrant would be issued and that the Marshals and the feds — FBI, somebody would go and get that thumb drive and take it somewhere where it would be considered safe by the government,” said Edward MacMahon Jr., an attorney who has handled major national security cases including the leak investigation of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling.
Under 18 USC 1924, the unlawful removal and storage of classified information is described as when a person “knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location.” The law sets punishment of a fine or prison term of “not more than one year.”
That Mr. Kendall and especially Mrs. Clinton have not been served with search warrants (hell, arrest warrants!) tells you everything you need to know about the fecklessness of the entire federal government under the Obama regime. The law simply does not apply to them. They are not only above the law, they are above any pretense to adherence to the law.