Friday, July 8, 2016

"Hillary Clinton lied under oath during a committee hearing"; What happens if you lie to Congress"

Rarely have 30 minutes of television 
so perfectly encapsulated the decline and fall of the rule of law 
and the extraordinary privileges enjoyed by America’s liberal elite. 

After listing abuse after abuse — and detailing lie after lie 
— Comey declared that ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would prosecute Hillary 
for her obvious and manifest crimes. It’s good to be a Clinton.

National Review’s David French

"Q: What are the rules about lying to Congress?

A: ...there are a two key statutes governing perjury you need to be aware of: U.S. Code sections 1621 and 1001 of Title 18.

Section 1621 covers general perjury, and stipulates that anyone who "willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true" is guilty of perjury and shall be fined or imprisoned up to five years, or both. Section 1001 covers false statements more generally, without requiring an oath. The section stipulates that "whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the government of the United States, knowingly and willfully" falsifies or conceals information, including before a congressional committee's inquiry, may also be fined or imprisoned up to five years.

In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute,
inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. 

The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: 
The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence 
is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation 
to safeguard national defense secrets; 

when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, 
they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. 

The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. 
People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.

Andrew McCarthy
Former assistant U.S. attorney

...Q: Why exactly are Republicans saying Hillary Clinton lied to Congress?

A: During a 2015 hearing on the Benghazi attack, Clinton told Congressman Jim Jordan that, "[t]here was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received." Comey refuted that statement Thursday, testifying that some emails on Clinton's server contained markings that indicated confidential material, although he allowed perhaps Clinton did not understand what the marking meant...

There is no classified material

Hillary Clinton
News conference, March 2015.

“Huma Abedin admits that Clinton burned daily schedules"
"(b)Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States."

18 U.S. Code § 2071 - Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
Current through Pub. L. 114-38

There was nothing marked classified on my emails,
either sent or received.

Hillary Clinton
2015 Benghazi Hearing under oath

"a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both."

(1) Title 18 U.S. Code § 1924 (Misdemeanor)
Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material

There was nothing marked classified on my emails,
either sent or received.

Hillary Clinton
2015 Benghazi Hearing under oath

Kenneth Wayne Ford Jr. was indicted under 18 U.S.C. § 793(e) for allegedly having a box of documents in his house after he left NSA employment around 2004. He was sentenced to six years in prison in 2006.

Hillary Clinton illegally destroyed public records, which means she committed a crime

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are all in on supporting rigged financial markets

"Propaganda, indoctrination, a captive press, and widespread obliviousness and passivity will only take the incompetent and corrupt governing class so far."

Remember the day when Bernie Sanders sold out to Wall Street and a felon

"Hillary Clinton lied under oath during a committee hearing"; What happens if you lie to Congress"

A comment at Susan Ladd's Hillary Clinton / Barack Obama rally which will probably be deleted

Hillary Clinton should not be President of the United States of America. She should be arrested.

The Full List of Companies & Organizations That Bought Hillary Clinton From 2013-2015

More on Clinton emails

"Hillary Clinton [should] be Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges"

"Bottom line: Mrs. Clinton violated the Federal Records Act."

JPM CEO Jamie Dimon Securities Fraud and Insider Trading condoned by Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton condoned Bank of America's Brian Moynihan Insider Trading and Securities Fraud

#HillaryClinton + Criminal Acts + Obama and Warren Endorsements = #BananaRepublic