And Pratreaus had a paramour who received this information during their sexual trysts.
Or, hell, let's lower the bar. Anyone recall how many years they were allowed to continue on in their jobs after?
You don't always go to jail but let the punishment fit the crime?
A lot of the other Bernie supporters have been saying something very different. Or do talking points change depending?
But he was charged with and plead guilty to a misdemeanor after the FBI and DOJ recommended felony charges..nice try at deflection..
pleading down to destroying federal records. Interesting case. He tried to destroy all the after-action reports about the entry of the Flt. 77 hijackers entry in January 2000. These are the ones thst CIA and NSA was tracking as they attended the AQ planning summit in Kuala Lumpur and then after they entered the US the FBI liaison at CTC was ordered to withhold a warning cableb to FBI headquarters.
The President can decide who is and who isn't cleared for something and can declassify or classify information.
By virtue of his constitutional role as commander-and-in-chief and head of the executive branch, the President has access to all national intelligence collected, analyzed and produced by the Intelligence Community. The President's position also affords him the authority - which, at certain times, has been aggressively asserted (1) - to restrict the flow of intelligence information to Congress and its two intelligence committees, which are charged with providing legislative oversight of the Intelligence Community. (2) As a result, the President, and a small number of presidentially-designated Cabinet-level officials, including the Vice President (3) - in contrast to Members of Congress (4) - have access to a far greater overall volume of intelligence and to more sensitive intelligence information, including information regarding intelligence sources and methods. They, unlike Members of Congress, also have the authority to more extensively task the Intelligence Community, and its extensive cadre of analysts, for follow-up information. As a result, the President and his most senior advisors arguably are better positioned to assess the quality of the Community's intelligence more accurately than is Congress. (5)
In addition to their greater access to intelligence, the President and his senior advisors also are better equipped than is Congress to assess intelligence information by virtue of the primacy of their roles in formulating U.S. foreign policy. Their foreign policy responsibilities often require active, sustained, and often personal interaction, with senior officials of many of the same countries targeted for intelligence collection by the Intelligence Community. Thus the President and his senior advisors are uniquely positioned to glean additional information and impressions - information that, like certain sensitive intelligence information, is generally unavailable to Congress - that can provide them with an important additional perspective with which to judge the quality of intelligence.
Authorities Governing Executive Branch Control Over National Intelligence
The President is able to control dissemination of intelligence information to Congress because the Intelligence Community is part of the executive branch. It was created by law and executive order principally to serve that branch of government in the execution of its responsibilities. (6) Thus, as the head of the executive branch, the President generally is acknowledged to be "the owner" of national intelligence.
This would prevent her from ever getting clearance again or holding public office or govt job.
On another occasion, she told an aide to "strip the (classification) headers and "send unsecure." She knew exactly what she was doing.
HRC: "If not classified or otherwise inappropriate, can you send to the NYTimes reporters who interviewed me today?"
Too big to touch, or so she assumed.
likely classified information...and knew it
"If they can't, turn into nonpaper [with] no identifying heading and send nonsecure."
Beats eating crow, like the HRC apologia squad has been in recent days.
plead guilty to doing so?
How about house arrest? Do they make ankle monitors that match the green pantsuit?
Admitting that HRC is under investigation and did wrong.
that the seriousness of what you all are talking about would not disqualify anyone from running for, or serving as president.
I doubt it would play well to the masses. And it would be campaign ad after campaign ad attacking her as incompetent or worse
violating the Geneva Convention.
We can now do something about not rewarding her. The rest have the ten year Statute of Limitations to shield themselves, tragically.
There will be a plea deal or a commutation.
HRC won't do a second in jail.
weren't nominated for president. Any kind of comparison between anyone and herself is like comparing snakes to elephants.
They are both air breathing creatures, and that's all.
_after_ their cases? Besides they were never elected to anything. They were appointed.
I doubt any one of them could be elected dogcatcher now. They're all pariahs.
States clearly that anyone in violation of mishandling classified info will be stripped of clearance, never have it again, and canno hold office or govt jobs even at low levels.