Hillary Clinton will soon face questions under oath about the reasons she set up and maintained a private email server during her four years as secretary of state.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told the Washington Examiner that his group is preparing a set of written questions for Clinton as part of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that has already extracted hundreds of documents from the State Department.
Fitton said the questionnaire, which Clinton will be forced to complete within 30 days of receipt, will drill down on the Democratic nominee’s shifting stories about why she relied on an unauthorized email network.
Clinton once said she set up the server system for convenience, in order to carry just one device for both personal and work-related communications.
After the FBI discovered she used multiple servers and devices, Clinton told investigators she had used private email at the behest of Colin Powell, after the former secretary of state advised her to do so at a 2009 dinner party.
But Powell has since rejected that statement, and said he has no recollection of the conversation with Clinton. The controversial email system was already in place at the time Clinton said she spoke with Powell.
Published on Aug 24, 2016
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Published on Aug 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s campaign secretary, Brian Fallon, joins NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to responds to the reports that are blasting the Clinton Foundation and the special access given to donors of the foundation.
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WASHINGTON – Why was Hillary Clinton communicating with her daughter Chelsea via email using a fake name? WikiLeakshas uncovered at least 67 emails between Hillary and Chelsea using the alias “Diane Reynolds”. You can find archived copies of all 67 emails using the fake “Diane Reynolds” name here
BY ONAN COCA
Apparently, the Hillary Clinton defense only works for Hillary Clinton.
In a beautiful example of the tremendously grotesque hypocrisy that is the modern American system of government, this past Friday a young Navy sailor was sentenced to a year in prison for taking photographs of himself inside a nuclear attack submarine.
Kristian Saucier will be spending the next year in prison, followed by 6-months of home confinement and then 3 years of supervised release once he is released from prison.
He pleaded guilty in May to unauthorized detention of defense information and had faced five to six years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.
Saucier admitted to taking six photos of classified areas inside the USS Alexandria in 2009 when it was in Groton and he was a 22-year-old machinist mate on the submarine. The photos showed the nuclear reactor compartment, the auxiliary steam propulsion panel and the maneuvering compartment, prosecutors said.
Saucier readily admits that he took the pictures, but just like Democrat presidential candidate, he argues that he mean know harm in doing so. His lawyer, Greg Rinckey was sad to see the result, “It was a foolish mistake by a very young man. It’s a very sad case because Kristian Saucier is a fine young man. We don’t believe this was really his true character.” Saucier said that he meant no harm by taking the pictures, he only wanted to be able to show his family and future children what he did during his time in the Navy.
Saucier’s lawyers compared his case to that of Mrs. Clinton’s, arguing that the FBI chose not to charge the Democrat presidential nominee because it could not prove malicious intent behind Hillary Clinton’s bad behavior, so the same standards should be used in Saucier’s case. Investigators could not prove malicious intent, or that anyone else ever saw the pictures, and yet Saucier will now spend a very difficult year in prison. Which is actually a small mercy for Saucier…
Prosecutors asked the judge to hand down a much stiffer sentence — five years in prison, to be exact. Why? Because prosecutors argued that his behavior put our national security at risk. Can you fathom the depth of insanity that would see a sailor who took a few personal pictures of a submarine that most of our enemies probably already know all about sent to prison for putting our “national security at risk,” but Hillary Clinton, who put years’ worth of our nation’s biggest secrets at risk, won’t even be charged with a crime.
It’s utter insanity.