Hillary Can’t Be President, Legally Speaking.

I’m no lawyer, but I’ve read and filled out enough forms to understand something very basic: when you sign a legally binding form and you violate it, shit will suck for you.

But this seems to be getting quite a pass this election. Oh, you’d like an example? Here’s an easy one: When Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, she signed Standard Form 312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement.

The form boils down to :
a. I know I will receive sensitive information
b. I have been briefed (by the FBI for a few hours) on how to handle said sensitive information
c. I will not share sensitive information with people who lack adequate clearances and/or have not been approved by the government to receive sensitive information
d. If I violate this NDA, my security clearances shall be revoked and held to criminal law pertaining to several statutes. 

This is public fact. Non-disputable public fact. Hell, there’s even an extremely long “booklet” that borders on novel-length.

It is also public fact that she conversed with Clinton Foundation employee, Sid Blumenthal, using him as an unofficial (and unsanctioned) advisor. His name came out with the Benghazi investigation. He also provided emails that Hillary seemed to have forgotten when she unloaded her stash for the investigation.

Why does all this matter? I realize the vast majority of Americans are tired of Benghazi and Libya as  a mantra of “Fuck Hillary Clinton” because, to a great many, that’s exactly what it’s become. However, lost in the outcries is a nugget of importance.

When Hillary Clinton discussed classified information with Sid Blumenthal, who did not have adequate clearance (no clearance at all, actually) or permission from the government to be privvy to such information, she violated the terms of her NDA. And the punishment is quite clear:

I have been advised that any breach of this Agreement may result in the termination of any security clearances I hold; removal from any position of special confidence and trust requiring such clearances; or termination of my employment or other relationships with the Departments or Agencies that granted my security clearance or clearances. In addition, I have been advised that any unauthorized disclosure of classified information by me may constitute a violation, or violations, of United States criminal laws, including the provisions of sections 641, 793, 794, 798, *952 and 1924, title 18, United States Code; *the provisions of section 783(b}, title 50, United States Code; and the provisions of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. I recognize that nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver by the United States of the right to prosecute me for any statutory violation.

She violated her NDA and as such, revoked security clearances. Hard to be president without adequate security clearances.

Why, you may ask, is this not front page, election-campaign ending news? Well, we cannot forget that through the Clinton Foundation, there are many ties to media and fellow politicians. Loretta Lynch, for example, is tied to Clinton in several ways. Loretta Lynch is also the person responsible to decide to make a case out of an FBI recommendation. There are many things that could be considered conflicts of interest in the DC world of networking.

 
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