Friday, November 13, 2015


I see its being reported that the FBI have expanded their probe into Hillary Clinton's e-mails with agents exploring whether multiple statements violate a federal false statements statute.

Specifically, agents are looking at US Code 18, Section 1001 which relates to 'materially false" statements given orally, in writing or through a third party.   Violations also include pressuring a third party to conspire in a cover-up.   Any and each offence is punishable on conviction to a five year term of imprisonment.

This story ain't going away soon.   It is worth remembering that the FBI is a federal agency headed by a Director (James Comey) who was appointed by President Obama.


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Poor bloody Democrats don't have much of a pool from which to choose. Most of the state governors are Republicans.

Noel said...

History of American politics is littered with people using private e mails for official business. Republican and Democrats alike. But it doesn't stop there in Europe, Africa and elsewhere the same occurs. It's an irony that people in those countries object to private e mail surveillance yet the pollies don't trust the systems they are provided with for official business.

Gee maybe they know something? Private emails are safe.

The Veteran said...

Noel ... problem is that in Hillary's case the use of a private messaging system software and the deletion of 32,000 e-mails violated both State Department protocols and federal laws and regulations regarding record keeping requirements.

This is a story that's not going away any time soon.