HOLDING COURT AT A TABLE LAST NIGHT AT THE OLIVE GARDEN (WHICH SHE INSISTED UPON CALLING "LITTLE ITALY"), CRANKY WAS CLEAR WHAT HAPPENS TO SONG BIRDS.
"YOU SING LIKE A CANARY," CRANKY SAID IN HER BEST FAILED ATTEMPT AT MARLON BRANDO, "YOU SWIM WITH THE FISHES. THE FISHES. NOBODY TURNS STATE EVIDENCE ON THE ODD MOTHER, NOBODY. I'M THE MOTHER OF ALL MOTHERS, I'M THE MOTHER FIXING TO RUN THIS COUNTRY. I GOT IT ALL PLANNED AND NO LITTLE PISHER WILL BRING ME DOWN. NOW EAT SOME OF MY BREAD. IT'S OKAY. I GOT THE ENDLESS BREAD AND SALAD BOWL. EAT."
Tuesday, War Hawk Hillary Clinton managed to dupe enough people to win the Democratic Party primary in seven out of eleven states.
Her e-mail scandal continues to haunt. And a new development has many people talking -- a former employee has made a deal to testify with the FBI to talk in exchange for immunity. Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (WASHINGTON TIMES) offers his analysis which includes:
It is fair to call this a scandal because it consists of the public revelation of the private and probably criminal misdeeds of the nation’s chief diplomat during President Obama’s first term in office. Mrs. Clinton’s job as secretary of state was to keep secrets. Instead, she exposed them to friend and foe. The exposure of state secrets, either intentionally or negligently, constitutes the crime of espionage. For the secretary of state to have committed espionage is, quite simply, scandalous.
We are not addressing just a handful of emails. To date, the State Department has revealed the presence of more than 2,000 emails on her private server that contained state secrets — and four that were select access privilege, or SAP. The SAP emails require special codes in order to access them. The codes change continually, and very few people in the government have the codes. SAP is a subcategory of “top secret,” and it constitutes the highest level of protected secrecy, for the utmost protection of the government’s gravest secrets. It is unheard of for SAP-level data to reside in a non-secure, vulnerable venue — yet that is where Mrs. Clinton caused four SAPs to reside.
Mrs. Clinton’s allies in the State Department have perpetrated the myth that the 2,000 emails were recently upgraded to reflect their secret contents. That is untrue. The emails possess secret status by virtue of their contents, not because of any markings on them. Mrs. Clinton had a legal obligation to recognize state secrets when she saw them, no matter their markings or non-markings. On her first day on the job, she swore under oath that she recognized and understood that legal obligation and she promised to comply with it. She did not comply.
That's Natpolitano's view. Legal expert and international law professor Francis A. Boyle shared his thoughts on Cranky Clinton on DIALOGOS RADIO (link is text and audio):
Hillary Clinton is a psychopath and a war criminal, [who said] “we came, we saw, he died,” mimicking Julius Ceasar and laughing hysterically after Colonel Kaddafi, my former client, was sodomized with a knife and beaten to death. She’s a certified psychopath and war criminal.
On the immunity deal, Adam Goldman (Washington Post) reports:
The Justice Department has granted immunity to the former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to a senior law enforcement official.
The official said the FBI had secured the cooperation of Bryan Pagliano, who worked on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign before setting up the server in her New York home in 2009.
Pagliano wasn't always agreeable to talking. Alexandra Klausner (DAILY MAIL) explains:
First he said he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights but now the IT specialist, who set up Hillary Clinton's controversial private email server, is ready to cooperate with the FBI.
In doing so, Bryan Pagliano, 39, has been granted immunity by the Justice Department as it continues its criminal investigation into whether or not the current Democratic Presidential candidate mishandled classified information.
Though many are making similar conclusions, not all observers are. Matt Zapotosky (WASHINGTON POST) notes:
That is because the line between what is classified and what is not is “not inherently obvious,” and charging the former secretary of state would require prosecutors to prove that she knew what she was handling crossed that line, said Barry J. Pollack, a white-collar criminal defense lawyer at Miller & Chevalier who defended convicted CIA leaker Jeffrey Sterling
“If something has not been deemed classified, you’re asking a person to intuit how somebody else would make a subjective decision and hold that person responsible for the fact that they didn’t anticipate that somebody else might view the document as classified,” he said. “It’s almost a Rorschach test. Different people view it differently.”
Despite the above and so much more, the media chorus is for . . . Senator Bernie Sanders to see his campaign as over.
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