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    “Clinton email evidence doesn’t suggest intent” [News, May 5]: The insidious danger of the liberal media is on display again with Matt Zapotosky’s piece. First, Zapotosky makes the bald statement with no support, and no reference to any sources at all; he simply says it as if it’s already been determined to be true.

    Second, the federal law Clinton likely violated allows for prosecution for gross negligence, meaning intent is irrelevant. As the ethically bankrupt media continue their crusade to absolve Clinton of her actions that threatened our national security, the truth must be told, and the liars must be held accountable.

    Greg Woodard
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    In your column about the investigation of Hillary’s ongoing alleged violation of her classified email handling, I was taken aback by the up-to-date conclusion that no intent has been found that she violated her responsibility to safeguard classified information.

    As one who instructed employees at a defense company in the proper handling and protection of classified information, I can say unequivocally that a violation of the nondisclosure agreement (Standard Form 312) had occurred. While intent certainly entails potentially criminal penalties, so does ignorance of this agreement. To set up a private, unauthorized server for classified State Department emails, as Mrs. Clinton did, indicates intent.

    Unclassified State Department information is often considered sensitive and also requires special handling procedures. Her actions would have violated this protection requirement as well. Her actions in this matter are clearly an egregious violation of the nondisclosure agreement. Any employee in my company would have certainly been prosecuted for a violation such as this but we as a country seem to afford a different standard to those who are politically well-connected.

    Bob Miller
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    The AP article that states that Clinton did not have any “intent” to hide sensitive information is ludicrous. Her intent for using a private email server was to stymie any Freedom of Information Act requests and investigations that involved her email. In any case, have highly sensitive information at home is illegal, and she was aware of it because of her training.

    Anyone else would already be charged with mishandling sensitive data. Is Hillary Clinton above the law or not?

    Jim Sorensen
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    The FBI may, indeed, find evidence of wrongdoing, but it will be up to Attorney General Loretta Lynch whether to prosecute or not. What will be a far greater problem for Hillary Clinton going forward is the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches that she said she will “look into releasing” during a debate in February.

    Donald Trump will demand those transcripts so loud and so often she will have to respond. She can refuse to release them, which will create suspicion and won’t shut Trump up, or she can release them and let the public decide how innocent or how damning they really are. Either way, it is far less painful to quickly remove the bandage.

    William Lawrence
    Tustin
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    How often have we heard “ignorance of the law” does not absolve defendants from prosecution nor protect them from conviction? The article seemed to imply Hillary should be given an “intent” pass on her email server controversy and supported it with statements like “found scant evidence,” “U.S. Attorney’s Office wrestling whether Hillary intended … evidence indicates she did not,” “nothing inappropriate took place” and “no indication a grand jury has been convened.”

    Just because someone is incompetent is not an excuse for forgiveness where exceptionally grave damage to our nation could, or might, have happened. This is a time when our plans in the Middle East could, or might, have been revealed, and with our country seemingly sliding back into a cooling if not cold war with the Russians and the Chinese where vital information on our country’s battle plans for protecting our cities in the event of major war.

    The Clintons have been notorious for losing, deleting, hiding and covering up incriminating information their entire political careers. Hillary does not warrant a pass on this issue.

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    It has been noted that Hillary received something like 2 1/2 days of security procedures briefings before she was sworn into office.

    Another pundit asked, "Who gave "authorization" to her to use a separate and private server"?

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    Hillary Clinton will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "Political Fabrications" and run for President.

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    The very same folks who parrot the expression "Ignorance of the law is no excuse!" are also

    very quick to add " You can't expect LEOs to know every law."

    Would somebody please make up my mind? One of the

    cornerstones of my upbringing was "sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander"

    and that public hypocrisy and double-standards lead to anarchy.
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    God I must be getting old ! ..... I remember a time when we locked criminals behind bars .... now we let them run for office .
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    Now half or slightly more of the voting public worships and supports political "criminals" running for office. The highest office, no less. Tells you about "Us" as a nation, doesn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevejet View Post
    It has been noted that Hillary received something like 2 1/2 days of security procedures briefings before she was sworn into office.

    Another pundit asked, "Who gave "authorization" to her to use a separate and private server"?
    …… crickets …….



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevejet View Post
    It has been noted that Hillary received something like 2 1/2 days of security procedures briefings before she was sworn into office.

    Another pundit asked, "Who gave "authorization" to her to use a separate and private server"?
    The answer is obvious to all but the oblivious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    The answer is obvious to all but the oblivious.
    Buckwheat say, "Why y'all all lookin at me fur?"



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