FBI Deploys ‘A-Team’ to Expose Clinton’s Crimes – Focus On Espionage Act [Video]

FBI Deploys ‘A-Team’ to Expose Clinton’s Crimes – Focus On Espionage Act [Video]

This is very telling. The fact that the Espionage Act is even being called into play, is very, very serious. The FBI having no comment as well is indicative of something very bad in the political tea leaves for Hillary Clinton. Violating the Espionage Act provision in question is a felony. What it comes down to is that Clinton should have known better… she should have known that emails passing through her server contained classified information regardless of the markings. Hillary Clinton has a security clearance in regards to national defense and can absolutely be held culpable for the non-secure transfer of that information. There is no wiggle room and she will get slapped over this.

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From Fox News:

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.

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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.

The FBI offered no comment.

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.

“Under [sub-section] F, the documents relate to the national defense, meaning very closely held information,” attorney Edward MacMahon Jr. explained. “Somebody in the government, with a clearance and need to know, then delivered the information to someone not entitled to receive it, or otherwise moved it from where it was supposed to be lawfully held.”

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.

“Regardless of whether Mrs. Clinton sent or received this information, the obligations under the law are that she had to report any questions concerning this material being classified,” said Chris Farrell, a former Army counterintelligence officer who is now an investigator with Judicial Watch. “There is no wiggle room. There is no ability to go around it and say I passively received something — that’s not an excuse.”

The regulations also state very plainly that there is an obligation to meet “safeguarding requirements prescribed by the agency.” Based on these regulations, the decision to use a personal email network and server for government business and provide copies to Clinton attorney David Kendall, appear to be blatant violations. The CFR also requires a damage assessment once a possible compromise has been identified “to conduct an inquiry/investigation of a loss, possible compromise or unauthorized disclosure of classified information.” That assessment never happened either. Clinton appears to have committed multiple felonies and violated regulations and security measures left and right. Her clearance should be yanked and she should be forced to withdraw from running for president. This now has multiple legs and Clinton is going to go down in spectacular fashion.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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