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Judge Napolitano: Hard To Believe FBI Won’t Recommend Indictment Of Hillary – OpEd


Tick tock, tick tock. The clock is ticking on the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for illegal handling of United States government secrets. It is three weeks until the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire presidential primary on February 9. That is around the date that Fox New Senior Judicial Analyst and former New Jersey Judge Andrew Napolitano has predicted the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may announce it has collected sufficient evidence to support criminal charges against Clinton.

In a Wednesday morning interview with Bill Hemmer at Fox News, Napolitano says the outlook for Clinton in the coming days is grim. “It’s hard to believe that the FBI will not recommend indictment of Mrs. Clinton” who is “a prime candidate for prosecution” concludes Napolitano.

Weighing in favor of prosecution, Napolitano explains, is that the government would only need to show that Clinton negligently failed to properly safeguard classified information. Clinton, Napolitano notes, signed a nondisclosure form and received instruction from FBI agents in proper handling of classified information and legal consequences for improper actions early on as secretary of state.

Napolitano elaborates on the government’s minimal burden in a case against Clinton:

The government does not have to show that she intended to treat [national security secrets] negligently. The government does not have to show harm. It only has to show negligent treatment.

Napolitano, a Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board member, also discusses in the interview the new disclosure that the information Clinton mishandled includes information classified at the very high Top Secret/Special Access Program level.

Watch Napolitano’s complete interview here:

Read former State Department employee and 24-year Top Secret clearance holder Peter Van Buren’s enlightening article “Understanding Why the Clinton Emails Matter” for a description of how classification of information is handled in the State Department and how Clinton’s handling of information as secretary of state appears to run afoul of both the system set up to protect US government secrets and the law.

This article was published by the RonPaul Institute

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3 thoughts on “Judge Napolitano: Hard To Believe FBI Won’t Recommend Indictment Of Hillary – OpEd

  • January 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

    After all these years of her constant lying, stealing, ruining other people existance ,,corruption….etc. isn’t it the key for a person to be a commander in chief?
    It surely looks like a good example for the americans. Precisely that is what they deserve. GA people. FBI would not do a damn thing. Judge, if you are only to comment
    instead of taking some action..let’s include your name in the list of good-for-nothing candidates. The Republicans are in the top of the list.

  • January 23, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    The FBI can recommend charges all they want and nothing will come of it…before the convention, unless Hilly Rod really gets the nod. The Obama administration will not decapitate the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • January 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    @abstinencia – You’ll get no argument from me about Hillary’s lawless behavior and utter contempt for the law, our government, and American citizens.
    Many years ago I held a job in the military managing classified materials for my unit. If I’d left even a single Secret document unsecured on my desk overnight and got caught at it, I could have kissed my career good-bye, in addition to demotion, jail, and fines before being dishonorably discharged. Hillary belongs behind bars, not on a ballot.


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