Report: FBI ‘A-Team’ Leading ‘Extremely Serious’ Probe into Hillary Email Scheme

Editors Note: The clock is ticking on Hillary’s demise and its only a matter of time before the wheels come completely off of the cart. This arrogant e-mail debacle is not going away and it is starting to seem like the White House will not come to her defense or provide political cover for her. Trey Gowdy is also in a serious investigation of her handling of the Benghazi attack where 4 American’s were brutally murdered after requesting additional security and being denied it by then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. Criminal charges may very well be filed and if the case goes to trial it is also very possible that Hillary may spend years in prison. But as she so arrogantly once said. “What difference at this point does it make” [TS]

We already knew that the FBI has been looking into whether Hillary Clinton’s improper email scheme resulted in the mishandling of classified information, or resulted in any national security breaches — which many data security experts believe is a virtual certainty. The Clinton campaign has insisted along the way that the Democratic presidential candidate is not herself a target of the probe, claimed she’s done nothing wrong, and changed its story regarding classified materials several times. They also stated that the investigation is not criminal in nature, a distinction dismissed by an FBI spokesman. Now Fox News’ Catherine Herridge has new details into the seriousness of the Bureau’s work:

From Fox’s accompanying online story:

An FBI “A-team” is leading the “extremely serious” investigation into Hillary Clinton’s server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information,” an intelligence source told Fox News. The section of the Espionage Act is known as 18 US Code 793. A separate source, who also was not authorized to speak on the record, said the FBI will further determine whether Clinton should have known, based on the quality and detail of the material, that emails passing through her server contained classified information regardless of the markings. The campaign’s standard defense and that of Clinton is that she “never sent nor received any email that was marked classified” at the time. It is not clear how the FBI team’s findings will impact the probe itself. But the details offer a window into what investigators are looking for — as the Clinton campaign itself downplays the controversy…A leading national security attorney, who recently defended former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling in a leak investigation, told Fox News that violating the Espionage Act provision in question is a felony and pointed to a particular sub-section…The Clinton campaign did not provide an on-the-record comment on the matter when given questions by Fox News.

Her campaign is no-commenting a report about the FBI’s “extremely serious” investigation into possible felony violations of a national security law.  The piece goes on to cite active government regulations and experts who say Clinton’s “nothing-marked-classified” defense (a far cry from her original blanket denials, by the way) doesn’t hold legal water (and also appears to be untrue):

Additional federal regulations, reviewed by Fox News, also bring fresh scrutiny to Clinton’s defense. The Code of Federal Regulations, or “CFR,” states: “Any person who has knowledge that classified information has been or may have been lost, possibly compromised or disclosed to an unauthorized person(s) shall immediately report the circumstances to an official designated for this purpose.” A government legal source confirmed the regulations apply to all government employees holding a clearance, and the rules do not make the “send” or “receive” distinction. Rather, all clearances holders have an affirmative obligation to report the possible compromise of classified information or use of unsecured data systems. Current and former intelligence officers say the application of these federal regulations is very straightforward.

There’s “no wiggle room” in the law, another authority tells Fox.  Ed Morrissey also points out that under the Espionage Act, “the material does not have to be classified in order to violate this law. This covers any sensitive material relating to national defense. The mishandling does not have to be intentional or malicious either, but only grossly negligent to become a crime. If the FBI is taking a long look at 18 USC 793, then that is very bad news for Hillary Clinton, whose grossly negligent decision to use a private, unsecured, and unauthorized communications system for official business would be the root of all violations within it.” Important points.  Questions: Can we stop pretending that Hillary herself isn’t a potential subject of this federal investigation? And how many times does the word “felony” need to crop up before people abandon the “it’s not a criminal probe” line?  Rattled by the deepening scandal — and additional sordid issues that continue to arise — Hillary Clinton has been lashing out at Republicans in extremely hyperbolic terms in recent days.  In Ohio, she compared pro-life politicians to Islamist terrorists, then today  invoked Nazi imagery (“boxcars”) in denouncing some Republicans’ calls for mass deportations of illegal immigrants.  By the way, what was Hillary’s stance on illegal immigrants, again?


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One Response to Report: FBI ‘A-Team’ Leading ‘Extremely Serious’ Probe into Hillary Email Scheme

  1. luis✩USA says:


    The democrat-mchine…the ones that claim to be the very epitomy of "peace", "unity", "tolerance", and "fairness"…where also the very ones that, throughout the ENTIRE 2016 Primaries, were completely obsesed with making sure that candidate Donald Trump would ACCEPT THE OUTCOME of the election – when the Left was totally CONVINCED that Hillary Clinton was the shoe-in, that is.

    First of all, "unity" was tossed out the window when the democrats UNANIMOUSLY

    passed the almost 3,000 page Obamacare bill – with out allowing the American people full access to it to it, for scrutiny – PRIOR to its passage. "We have to pass it BEFORE you can know what's in it", was how Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) put it. So much for "transparency" too.

    "Peace" was flushed down the toilet when the radically leftist organizers created the violent and destructive "Occupy Wall Street" (OWS) movement. But, that didn't have the effect that the demcrat-machine intended. So they decided to get ever MORE violent w/ the creation of the cop-killing "Black Lives Matter" (BLM) movement that lead up to the 2016 cycle. Maing the acts of voter-intimidation, voter-obstruction, and racially driven death threats by the Black Panthers, back during the 2008 Presidential Election cycle, in Philadelphia. Btw, Obama's USAG, Eric Holder, fired the investigator as soon as he got the appointment – dispite HARD EVIDENCE to the charges.

    It appears that the democrat-machine has cooked-up yet another way to attack the up and coming rPesidential Inauguration of PE Trump. It's been reported that at least 47 democrats will NOT be present at the Inauuration occurring this Friday, on January 20th. No republicans committed such an act in 20009 or 2013. The COUNTRY came FIRST! So much for "tolerance", "fairness", and "Accepting the outcome" of the election. It is quite clear that democrats…which, of course includes the overwhelming numbers that are the liberal media…only "accept", and are tolerant and even forgiving of, those that walk in ockstep w/ their agenda When they question or challenge a black who happens to be a republican – they call it "patriotic"; their "duty" as Americans. YET, when a republican dares to question a black demcrat – the terms "hatred" and "racist" are yelled by the democrat-machine, automatically on cue.

    Was John Lewis's walking alongside the good Reverend / Dr Martin Luther King Jr admirable? Yes.

    BUT, I measure Lewis w/ the same level of scrutiny I have ALWAYS held ALL politicians regardless of party affiliation. Example: I had a deep respect and admiration for John McCain's service record – until he crossed over and became a cog within the progressive-machine in Washington, DC.

    BOTH, Lewis and McCain chose to put politics and power first and the people last. It became all about BEING inside that machinery.

    John Lewis is as much a radical hack as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Van Jones are. Opportunists that shield thmselves behind the liberal agenda. They believe that they are untouchable – where criiicism or scritony are concerned – NOT actually because they are black. But because they are FAR LEFT DEMOCRATS.

    Tough luck, John Lewis. You are neither above or beyond scrutiny – let alone the LAW!

    Dr Martin Luther King Jr's life…and death…has been dishonored on this day.


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