Thursday, September 08, 2016

Laws are for the Little People, not for a Clinton.
Jonathan Turley looks at the information from the latest "Eve of Labor Day Document Dump" document dump and asks:

//There are also possible violations under obstruction, perjury, and violations of 18 U.S.C. 1001 that can be raised by such alleged conduct. I cannot imagine a private company or most individuals destroying an archive while under subpoena and not facing a series investigation for criminal charges. I may be missing something in this timeline, but it is hard to justify the destruction of an archive after the receipt of such a subpoena or constructive notice. PRN could claim that they were not subject to the subpoena but the record indicates that they were aware that a congressional committee was demanding all email evidence on the private server.  Moreover, one would expect that one of the large number of lawyers working for Clinton would have immediately contacted their contractor to tell them to halt any further deletions or scrubbing and to preserve all records.  Even when files are deleted on regular schedules in corporations, the Justice Department has reacted with charges in some cases for the failure to halt such “house cleaning” measures.  This was not even a regular practice but an effort to scrub computer after the State Department demanded records and then a congressional committee sent a subpoena.

What do you think?//


Anonymous said...

Richard Hofstadter describes the paranoid style as "made up of certain preoccupations and fantasies: the megalomaniac view of oneself as the Elect, wholly good, abominably persecuted, yet assured of ultimate triumph; the attribution of gigantic and demonic powers to the adversary."

In other words, Peter Bradley.

mrez said...

Interesting article and ideas from Mr. Hofstadter.

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