originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: tigertatzen
Ok, I'm confused...we were talking about her ability to serve as a supreme court justice if she were to be disbarred, weren't we? And in the OP's
hypothetical, she would lose the election, get indicted, subsequently get a pardon from Obama before he bails, and then he would appoint her to the
supreme court. Plausible? Yes. So that would be the pardon you mentioned.
Now...as far as her security clearance and this umbrella that you alluded to...presumably the one Comey said he was sure she still retained...the
POTUS and all of Congress are not required to obtain a security clearance. The fact that they were elected by the people exempts them from that. And
the POTUS is really who decides what is classified and what is not. So he or she automatically holds the highest security rating, simply by virtue of
Does any presidential nominee automatically have that same clearance? No, they don't even get a clearance because they don't need one. So I'm not
clear on why you assert that she is still under that umbrella...she's a private citizen, and according to the director of the FBI, she might still
have her clearance anyway. So unless he got his wish and it has been taken, that umbrella doesn't matter one whit in this case.
Now if you're referring to after she completes her term in office and at that point leaving the safe umbrella, I think she's protected there
too...she's automatically "pardoned".
Other than those obstacles, in order to require a pardon at all, she'd have to be convicted of a crime. The official government decision has already
been made that she was not guilty of anything, which Comey stated himself.
So...they would have to open a new investigation and bring new charges against her, and they'd have to get it past a judge for indictment. Then they'd
have to prove the new charges at trial.
It's always within the realm of possibility that she could lose the election, and someone out there would have another go at her once she was
considered to be fair game. Personally, I don't see it happening.
If none of the above are what you were getting at, please elaborate...sorry, but I can't readily discern what you meant.
Once she is out of the protective executive umbrella.
She CANNOT hold a security clearance anymore ,without a pardon.
Anyone who TRIES to brief her as result can be prosecuted for it.