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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Hillary Clinton Wrote 104 Of The Classified Emails On Her Illegal Server

by JASmius

Knowingly and willfully:

Hillary Clinton wrote 104 emails that she sent using her private server while [Commissar] of State that the government has since said contain classified information, according to a new Washington Post analysis of [Mrs.] Clinton’s publicly released correspondence…

In roughly three-quarters of those cases, officials have determined that material [Mrs.] Clinton herself wrote in the body of email messages is classified. [Mrs.] Clinton sometimes initiated the conversations but more often replied to aides or other officials with brief reactions to ongoing discussions…

The Post analysis is based on an examination of the 2,093 chains of [Mrs.] Clinton’s email correspondence that the State [Commissaria]t decided contained classified information. The agency released 52,000 pages of [Mrs.] Clinton’s emails as part of a court-ordered process but blocked the sensitive information from public view. The Post identified the author of each email that contained such redactions.

The analysis raises difficult questions about how the government treats sensitive information. It suggests that either material is being overclassified, as [Mrs.] Clinton and her allies have charged, or that classified material is being handled improperly with regularity by government officials at all levels — or some combination of the two.

Actually, the analysis raises sublimely simple and straightforward questions about which party We the People keep putting in charge of handling classified material.  But seeing as how we're hurtling towards making that same mistake for the third consecutive presidential election cycle, raising that issue constitutes pissing into the wind.

In legal terms, the Dragon personally authoring over a hundred of the illegal emails - and I have to think there were more than that many - is a distinction without a difference, as her even having a "homebrew"/"privatized" server for official Foggy Bottom business is a blatant violation of federal law making her criminally liable for every last bit of classified information on it - which was ALL of it since she never used encryption-protected government networks for the entirety of her State tenure.  But the fact that she did personally write and send classified emails proves mens rea (criminal intent), and further, almost redundantly, discredits her flippantly alternative claims of ignorance, "inter-agency disputes," and that Emailgate is "no big deal," "much ado about nothing," and yet another sortie of the "Vast Rightwing Conspiracy".

But she'll never stop playing any of those cards, because they're the only ones she's got:

Hillary Clinton said there’s “no basis” for indicting anyone after one of her former aides was reportedly granted immunity in the U.S. investigation of her use of a private e-mail server when she was [Commissar] of State.

The Democrat presidential [candidate] put a positive interpretation Sunday on reports that Bryan Pagliano, who helped set up the e-mail server in [Mrs.] Clinton’s New York home, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors.

“I’m delighted that he has agreed to cooperate,” [Mrs.] Clinton said in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation. “I think we’re getting closer and closer to wrapping this up.”

Delusionalism, senility, early-onset Alzheimer's, or the arrogant certitude of crypto-royalty confident that the fix is already in?  Happily or depressingly, but eventually, we're going to find out.

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