Tuesday, July 5, 2016

FBI Comey’s Complete Statement: Hillary Clinton Above the Law!

 ** IMPORTANT NOTICE**
The spin is that  Hillary's email use was careless- It  is stated it was criminal- and if it was anyone else there would be repercussions,  but no one will prosecute the case against Hillary. Read the facts. Ignore the lying spin doctors in the msm

 Upon reflection I changed the title to more accurately represent the Comey's statement regarding Hillary being UNPROSECUTABLE- Therefore NO CHARGES to be laid

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell

The already chosen next President in the US (in my opinion) Hillary was NEVER going to face justice for this crime or any of her other many crimes! I will highlight the parts that tell me Hillary and her crew knew what they were doing was criminal!!!

FBI Director James Comey's statement on Clinton emails, as prepared for delivery at Tuesday's press briefing:

Good morning. I’m here to give you an update on the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State.

After a tremendous amount of work over the last year, the FBI is completing its investigation and referring the case to the Department of Justice for a prosecutive decision. What I would like to do today is tell you three things: what we did; what we found; and what we are recommending to the Department of Justice.

This will be an unusual statement in at least a couple ways. First, I am going to include more detail about our process than I ordinarily would, because I think the American people deserve those details in a case of intense public interest. Second, I have not coordinated or reviewed this statement in any way with the Department of Justice or any other part of the government. They do not know what I am about to say.
I want to start by thanking the FBI employees who did remarkable work in this case. Once you have a better sense of how much we have done, you will understand why I am so grateful and proud of their efforts.

So, first, what we have done:

The investigation began as a referral from the Intelligence Community Inspector General in connection with Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail server during her time as Secretary of State. The referral focused on whether classified information was transmitted on that personal system.
That's key- Wether or not classified information was transmitted on that personal system.
The FBI finds that yes it was, but, Hillary didn't do anything wrong. Really... cause she's just a stupid woman...whose head is full of fluff, and she made a very, very bad mistake. That's all just a mistake.

Our investigation looked at whether there is evidence classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on that personal system, in violation of a federal statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way, or a second statute making it a misdemeanor to knowingly remove classified information from appropriate systems or storage facilities.
Important: in violation of a federal statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way
Consistent with our counterintelligence responsibilities, we have also investigated to determine whether there is evidence of computer intrusion in connection with the personal e-mail server by any foreign power, or other hostile actors.
I have so far used the singular term, “e-mail server,” in describing the referral that began our investigation. It turns out to have been more complicated than that. Secretary Clinton used several different servers and administrators of those servers during her four years at the State Department, and used numerous mobile devices to view and send e-mail on that personal domain. As new servers and equipment were employed, older servers were taken out of service, stored, and decommissioned in various ways. Piecing all of that back together—to gain as full an understanding as possible of the ways in which personal e-mail was used for government work—has been a painstaking undertaking, requiring thousands of hours of effort.
For example, when one of Secretary Clinton’s original personal servers was decommissioned in 2013, the e-mail software was removed. Doing that didn’t remove the e-mail content, but it was like removing the frame from a huge finished jigsaw puzzle and dumping the pieces on the floor. The effect was that millions of e-mail fragments end up unsorted in the server’s unused—or “slack”—space. We searched through all of it to see what was there, and what parts of the puzzle could be put back together.
FBI investigators have also read all of the approximately 30,000 e-mails provided by Secretary Clinton to the State Department in December 2014. Where an e-mail was assessed as possibly containing classified information, the FBI referred the e-mail to any U.S. government agency that was a likely “owner” of information in the e-mail, so that agency could make a determination as to whether the e-mail contained classified information at the time it was sent or received, or whether there was reason to classify the e-mail now, even if its content was not classified at the time it was sent (that is the process sometimes referred to as “up-classifying”).
From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification. Separate from those, about 2,000 additional e-mails were “up-classified” to make them Confidential; the information in those had not been classified at the time the e-mails were sent.
The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014. We found those additional e-mails in a variety of ways. Some had been deleted over the years and we found traces of them on devices that supported or were connected to the private e-mail domain. Others we found by reviewing the archived government e-mail accounts of people who had been government employees at the same time as Secretary Clinton, including high-ranking officials at other agencies, people with whom a Secretary of State might naturally correspond.
This helped us recover work-related e-mails that were not among the 30,000 produced to State. Still others we recovered from the laborious review of the millions of e-mail fragments dumped into the slack space of the server decommissioned in 2013.
 

By reviewing archived government email accounts...
With respect to the thousands of e-mails we found that were not among those produced to State, agencies have concluded that three of those were classified at the time they were sent or received, one at the Secret level and two at the Confidential level. There were no additional Top Secret e-mails found. Finally, none of those we found have since been “up-classified.”
I should add here that we found no evidence that any of the additional work-related e-mails were intentionally deleted in an effort to conceal them. Our assessment is that, like many e-mail users, Secretary Clinton periodically deleted e-mails or e-mails were purged from the system when devices were changed. Because she was not using a government account—or even a commercial account like Gmail—there was no archiving at all of her e-mails, so it is not surprising that we discovered e-mails that were not on Secretary Clinton’s system in 2014, when she produced the 30,000 e-mails to the State Department.
So Hillary intentionally passed around literally thousands of emails that were top secret, classified or confidential- Hillary as Secretary of State simply deleted or purged emails like everyone else does- Nonsense! No one else is Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State! That's absurd!

It could also be that some of the additional work-related e-mails we recovered were among those deleted as “personal” by Secretary Clinton’s lawyers when they reviewed and sorted her e-mails for production in 2014.

The lawyers doing the sorting for Secretary Clinton in 2014 did not individually read the content of all of her e-mails, as we did for those available to us; instead, they relied on header information and used search terms to try to find all work-related e-mails among the reportedly more than 60,000 total e-mails remaining on Secretary Clinton’s personal system in 2014. It is highly likely their search terms missed some work-related e-mails, and that we later found them, for example, in the mailboxes of other officials or in the slack space of a server.
It is also likely that there are other work-related e-mails that they did not produce to State and that we did not find elsewhere, and that are now gone because they deleted all e-mails they did not return to State, and the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.
The lawyers (for Hillary?) cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery. That reads as an intentional/criminal act to hide emails doesn't it?
We have conducted interviews and done technical examination to attempt to understand how that sorting was done by her attorneys. Although we do not have complete visibility because we are not able to fully reconstruct the electronic record of that sorting, we believe our investigation has been sufficient to give us reasonable confidence there was no intentional misconduct in connection with that sorting effort.
And, of course, in addition to our technical work, we interviewed many people, from those involved in setting up and maintaining the various iterations of Secretary Clinton’s personal server, to staff members with whom she corresponded on e-mail, to those involved in the e-mail production to State, and finally, Secretary Clinton herself.
Last, we have done extensive work to understand what indications there might be of compromise by hostile actors in connection with the personal e-mail operation.

That’s what we have done. Now let me tell you what we found:

Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.
So deleting and disappearing emails is not clear evidence that Clinton and her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information????

For example, seven e-mail chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received. These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters. There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. In addition to this highly sensitive information, we also found information that was properly classified as Secret by the U.S. Intelligence Community at the time it was discussed on e-mail (that is, excluding the later “up-classified” e-mails).
None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail.
Surely Hillary Clinton and her staff knew these emails were being passed about inappropriately! And yet, no charges are being laid!

Separately, it is important to say something about the marking of classified information. Only a very small number of the e-mails containing classified information bore markings indicating the presence of classified information. But even if information is not marked “classified” in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it.
Hillary failed to protect that classified information
While not the focus of our investigation, we also developed evidence that the security culture of the State Department in general, and with respect to use of unclassified e-mail systems in particular, was generally lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government.

With respect to potential computer intrusion by hostile actors, we did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked. But, given the nature of the system and of the actors potentially involved, we assess that we would be unlikely to see such direct evidence. We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.

So that’s what we found. Finally, with respect to our recommendation to the Department of Justice:

In our system, the prosecutors make the decisions about whether charges are appropriate based on evidence the FBI has helped collect. Although we don’t normally make public our recommendations to the prosecutors, we frequently make recommendations and engage in productive conversations with prosecutors about what resolution may be appropriate, given the evidence. In this case, given the importance of the matter, I think unusual transparency is in order.

Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past.
There is evidence of violations of the statutes but no reasonable prosecutor will take the case. Hillary is above the law- No surprise

In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.

To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.
Comey states: If another person engaged in this activity there would be hell to pay! But not for Hillary Clinton- Because she is above the law

As a result, although the Department of Justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.
Hillary is above the law- The uber criminal that she is..
I know there will be intense public debate in the wake of this recommendation, as there was throughout this investigation. What I can assure the American people is that this investigation was done competently, honestly, and independently. No outside influence of any kind was brought to bear.

I know there were many opinions expressed by people who were not part of the investigation—including people in government—but none of that mattered to us. Opinions are irrelevant, and they were all uninformed by insight into our investigation, because we did the investigation the right way. Only facts matter, and the FBI found them here in an entirely apolitical and professional way. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this organization.
Yup, the FBI did the investigation the right way. They looked the other way, for Hillary! When that would not be the case for others- Comey stated that quite clearly "To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now"



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16 comments:

  1. I've read and listened to many spinning the Hillary FBI story as Hillary was careless, oh it was accidental
    That was stated NO WHERE in the FBI Statement- No where
    Good god, do people actually read what is said- or do they just regurgitate the spoon fed media memes!

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    1. "That’s what we have done. Now let me tell you what we found:

      Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."

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    2. How is he defining clear evidence? Of course he isn't. Because even unclear evidence is still evidence. That statement is what is known as spin- Obfuscation- Muddying the waters

      A gift to Hillary, the obfuscating media and those like yourself who take it as anything but cover up

      Comey contradicts his own rhetoric several times directly below:

      Clear evidence:

      "There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation"

      He is saying implicitly there is indeed evidence that Hillary (any reasonable person) should have known these emails did not belong in this system.

      He then goes on to state and I quote

      "None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system"- That's a statement of fact!

      He then goes further and states!

      " even if information is not marked “classified” in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it"

      More clear evidence:

      Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.

      Still more clear evidence found

      " We also developed evidence that the security culture of the State Department in general, and with respect to use of unclassified e-mail systems in particular, was generally lacking

      Hell Comey even cites instances of Hillary's lawyers getting rid of evidence

      " and the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.

      By ignoring spin and reading the stated facts it is clear Hillary committed the crime but no one will prosecute her- my choice of wording regarding Comey's statement was poor- but correct- despite his spin he stated multiple timesthere was EVIDENCE to support Hillary's crimes and that she should have known these emails should not be on a public server and that if it was anyone else there would be repercussions, but, no one will prosecute Hillary
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      Sure reads to me as if Comey found plenty of evidence- ignoring gift to Hillary spin

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    3. As you say, Penny, clearly crimes have been committed by Clinton and this is admitted by the FBI chief. So charges should be laid.

      Determining Clinton's level of intent to commit crimes would come into play during the trial as mitigating circumstances or whatever by the defense lawyers. Intent will also come into play at the sentencing stage after she has been found guilty.

      But intent is not a determining factor as to whether a crime has been committed. That is determined by actions taken.

      Perhaps the FBI should take a poll at any prison to see how many inmates are being wrongfully imprisoned because they did not intend to hurt the people they mugged etc.

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    4. absolutely james!

      as hubby was saying if you bought stolen goods, unknowingly, you would still be found guilty of possessing the stolen goods, because obviously you would have stolen goods in your possession - intent would come into play as you have rightly stated when being sentenced

      I've also read that assessing 'intent' was not required as a condition of this investigation, as in the case of stolen goods intent would not form part of the investigation, but Comey threw Hillary a get out of jail free card



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    5. The legislation specifically excludes lack of intent or knowledge of the crime as an excuse of a "get out of jail free" card.

      I think Comey should be charge with something.

      Anyone paying attention or anyone who has read Sibel Edmonds book, Classified Woman, will know that the law does not apply to the rich and privileged and they will change the law if they have to to suit themselves.

      The day is getting closer when people will stop going to the police or the courts to seek redress.

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    6. "The day is getting closer when people will stop going to the police or the courts to seek redress"

      Can't come soon enough!

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  2. http://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/crown-prince-seeks-to-allay-fears-after-triple-bombings

    An attack on Saudi or the crown prince in wake of dept crown prince and economic slash yemen "architect" Us tour. Coup rumors weeks ago, again

    Bangladesh bombing then an Indonesia explosion. Bangladesh Italians and Japaneses (recalling the Japan ole in the Turkish Erdogan oil operation). A bunch of upscale bombers like Atta and linked to Malaysia which just came out and opposed the arbitration in South China Sea (like its go slow approach to the TPP). MH17 investigators in Russia inquisring no dobt about that Russia and Malaysia cooperation agreed at the ASEAN summit Sochi?

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    1. Zeid said there was a list of 643 missing men and boys, as well as of 49 others believed to have been summarily executed or tortured to death while in the initial custody of Kata'ib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia
      read more: http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.729136


      Noted previous thread the Hezbollah announcement of more deployments to Iraq (after traveling months ago that fighterswere in Iraq). Likewsie the US quietly deployed more Marines to Iraq within hours of the Hezbollah footnote.


      23JUN
      http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Jun-23/358596-us-military-leaders-discuss-extra-troops-in-iraq-official.ashx

      27JUn
      http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160624/1041908700/hezbollah-iraq-daesh.html

      Yazidis again
      http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Jun-21/358035-yazidis-unearth-mass-graves-to-document-daesh-slaughter.ashx

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    2. Those coup rumors will not go away. Impromptu talks?
      https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/07/06/Saudi-FM-Kerry-hold-impromptu-talks-on-ISIS.html

      Like Aleppo is burning
      https://english.alarabiya.net/en/media/digital/2016/07/05/Muslims-PrayForMadina-in-a-social-media-outpouring-of-grief.html

      https://twitter.com/rt_com/status/728349429317652480

      The Kennedy curse and Nayef?
      http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/06/2012616103457470447.html


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    3. Reminder on MEK camp attack.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_attacks_on_Israeli_diplomats

      http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-s-mossad-trained-assassins-of-iran-nuclear-scientists-report-says-1.411945

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    4. thanks anonymous- gotta catch up on my reading

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  3. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell

    With a wink from Gallier the elder

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    1. absolutely Gallier the elder!

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    2. oh and gallier the elder, I added that to the post
      it was perfect!

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    3. The old Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell was a witty man. I'm allways very astonished how a short sentence can express such a complex Topic.

      Best regards from Gallier the Elder in old Germany

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