Prematurely sporting a stylized, straight-out-of-Leavenworth, shock-orange jumpsuit, and carrying the disgusted air of a woman who has just been told that the scullery maid has pilfered the most valuable candlestick, Hillary Clinton yesterday took to a Las Vegas gymnasium to indulge in some choice verbal acrobatics.
That part's funny; this is definitely not:
You will presumably have noticed the peculiarly asymmetrical phrasing of
Clinton’s answer: “I did not send classified material and I did not
receive any material that was marked or designated ‘classified.’” That’s
deliberate. In order to have any chance at avoiding liability under 18
USC 1924, Clinton needs not only to have refrained from actively sending
or copying e-mails that contained classified information, but also to
have been blissfully unaware that she had been receiving them in the
...Far from representing a confident dismissal of the accusations,
Clinton’s careful parsing is a sign that she’s holding on to a fig leaf.
Put bluntly: if the EffingBI doesn't go after this all the way, in every way, same as they would some staffer at an intelligence or military unit who mishandled data of this type, they completely flush their credibility as a LE agency. I hope they really understand that.
More on this from Ace.