This is Inequality!
Hillary Clinton spends an inordinate amount of time during her campaign speeches talking about inequality in America. Clinton has desperately tried to position herself as the champion of the “ninety-nine percent” by providing a lot of lip service to inequality and the failings of the federal government to make the “system” work for the people who don’t enjoy the privileged life she enjoys. You have to question her sincerity because her life is based on inequality.
“I think inequality can be measured in a variety of ways. Our system has not adjusted in ways to bring others along so they can feel that they too are sharing in the success” (video below).
She would have to include immunity from federal laws as a measurement of inequality, correct? The system she is referring to has certainly served her well, right?
Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal server and her mishandling of classified information violated federal statutes. She willfully failed to comply with 18 U.S. Code Subsection 793 that governs the gathering, transmitting or loss of defense information. She also ignored Section 1236.22 of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that defines federal records as “documentary materials that agencies create to receive while conducting business that provides evidence of the agency’s organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, and operations, or because they contain information of value.” All of Clinton’s e-mails related to her duties as Secretary of State should be considered classified no matter what information they contain. Why was she not punished for her violations of federal statutes and regulations?
The following is a small sample of federal government employees who were punished for doing far less than what Clinton did during her time as Secretary of State:
Former CIA Director David Petraeus was accused of “unlawful removal and retention of classified materials.” The FBI discovered during its investigation of Petraeus several binders in a desk at his home that contained classified information about war strategy and intelligence capabilities. He avoided prison time by negotiating a plea deal that required him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor. Petraeus received two years of probation and a $100,000 fine. Petraeus is not equal to Hillary Clinton.
Sandy Berger served as the U.S. National Security Advisor during Bill Clinton’s second term as POTUS. Between September 2 and October 2, 2003, Berger “knowingly removed classified documents from the National Archives and Records Administration and stored and retained such documents at various places,” such as his private office. Berger’s attorneys brokered a plea deal that required him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.
His plea deal was two years of probation, a $50,000 fine, 100 hours of community service, and he had to pay $6,905 in administrative costs. The Berger name is not equal to the Clinton name in Washington, D.C.
Bryan Nishimura is a former active duty and reservist in the U.S. Navy who was investigated for allegedly downloading and storing classified information on his personal devices. Prosecutors claimed he carried classified materials off-base to his home in Folsom, California. In May 2012, a consensual search by FBI agents of Nishimura’s home uncovered “classified and unclassified military records, stored both digitally and in hard copy,” according to court papers. The search resulted in a plea deal.
Nishimura’s attorney, William Portanova, negotiated a plea deal that required Nishimura to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials. He was sentenced to two years of probation, ordered to pay a $7,500 fine, and ordered to surrender his security clearance. All of this despite the fact his attorney made it clear his client did not intend to break the law.
Portanova was surprised by the fervor in which the feds went after his client. “This is a nothing of a nothing. The innocent mishandling of classified data is apparently something the government cares about so long as you’re not a candidate for the presidency,” said Portanova. The violation was a “technical and unintentional one,” Portanova said, but one that the Justice Department thought it needed to punish “to make its point.”
Portanova understands that Nishimura suffers from hopeless inequality because his last name is not Clinton.
Income inequality is nothing more than a talking point for Hillary Clinton and every other Democrat. There will always be income equality in the world because people are not equal in intelligence, talent, ability, and work ethic. However, it is unconstitutional and unjust for anyone to receive preferential treatment when it comes to the application of the law. The Obama administration’s decision not to prosecute Clinton sent a message to the American people that federal law is not applied equally, and people like Clinton enjoy privileged lives because they are above the law; this is inequality!