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Left unanswered is what civil or administrative penalties would be normally applied to someone who treated classified information the same way that Hillary has.
Would such as person even be considered for a national-security clearance if she wasn’t elected President in November?
I doubt it. Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that he’s seen thousands of background checks and that Hillary would never be given national-security clearance with her record.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
After much pondering, I think I have a theory regarding the puzzling press conference, and Comey's apparent contradictory statements and conclusion.
If he was going to indict, he likely would not have been able to say much more. A prosecutor would call the case tainted if the FBI publicly said what he said. We should have known as soon as he started hitting her so hard that he was not going to indict.
If anything, we would have known the FBI recommended charges, it would have quietly gone to the prosecutors. In this administration, it might have died there. The most that would have happened is perhaps a misdemeanor charge, she pleads guilty, Obama pardons her, and it all goes away. Then they could claim it was all done fairly. And in this case, she could never be charged again.
Comey is a genius. He knew the outcome. She was never going to face justice. So he took his one opportunity to make public as much as he could. He exposed her lies. He exposed her incompetence. He made a point of that no one in government knew what he was going to say, and I assume he is now experiencing harsh admonishment from the administration.
He could never have made this information public in any other way.
Now, her opponents have ammunition. The only way to stop her is if Americans take to heart what he tried to tell us.
And if Trump is elected, they could suddenly find more evidence, which they already have, and justify indicting her. With a new Attorney General, she would face a fair trial. It is the only hope for bringing her to justice.
(I touched on this in an earlier post, but now fleshed my ideas out a bit.)