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Indict Huma Abedin

A quick question. The relevant law in Hillary Clinton’s case — the law she broke, but, hey, #YOLO (to paraphrase Jim Comey) — is 18 U.S. Code § 793(f). That section reads, in full:

Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense,

(1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or

(2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Now, I am not party to whatever esoteric knowledge defines a “reasonable” prosecutor (after all, I’m not head of the FBI). But I do like to think that I am basically literate. Given the terms of subsection 2 above, the reporting provision in this statute, isn’t it pretty much indisputable that basically all of Hillary Clinton’s minions — Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, &c. — failed to do their duty under the law?

In fact, Sullivan, who was Hillary’s deputy chief of staff at State, penned some of the “Top Secret” messages that were found on her personal server(s), so he’s also culpable under the first provision — and I’d hazard a guess that at least some of the others are, too.

Look, all I’m saying is: I know that Hillary is “too big to jail,” but perhaps we can compromise.


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