Corruption: Hillary Clinton signed an agreement under which she would suffer criminal penalties for allowing government secrets to become public. Shouldn't she be too busy staying out of prison to be running for president?
Massive government is usually viewed as functioning top-down: The elected politician tries to guide the bureaucracies, directives routinely get distorted, and the end result includes horrors such as little old ladies being manhandled as potential terrorists at airports.
In the case of Clinton becoming secretary of state in 2009, however, it worked bottom-up, and accomplished something quite sensible.
Thanks to an open records request by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a key non-disclosure agreement the beleaguered front-runner for the Democrats' presidential nomination signed is now public. The Washington Free Beacon reports that "a day after assuming office as secretary of state, Clinton signed a Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement that laid out criminal penalties for 'any unauthorized disclosure' of classified information."
Clinton agreed in writing that "I have been advised that the unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention, or negligent handling of SCI by me could cause irreparable injury to the United States or be used to advantage by a foreign nation."
Simply receiving at least two emails containing top secret material on the nonsecure private server she set up for herself, as we know she did, and for which the Justice Department is investigating her, is an obvious violation of that contract she signed with the federal government (and, considering the national security implications, with the American people themselves).
If it weren't for the steep slant of the dominant media, the revelation of Clinton's nondisclosure agreement would signal a perfect storm forming to doom her presidential candidacy.
After all, it comes after the State Department in September disclosed that her private email system was not authorized for secret communications. (Link is mine)Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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