Thursday, July 7, 2016

A "Top Secret" tale of two citizens.


First, some background. Read these two FBI statements to get up to speed on both cases:

James Comey Statement on Hillary Clinton's email server

FBI Press release on sentencing of Bryan Nishimura

Both cases examined the "unauthorized removal and retention of classified material" Let's do a point by point comparison based on the FBI Nishimura press release:

"In his role.... had access to classified briefings and digital records"
Nishimura: Check
Clinton: Check

"....[which] could only be retained and viewed on authorized government computers"
Nishimura: Check
Clinton: Check

"....caused the materials to be downloaded and stored on his personal, unclassified electronic devices and storage media"
Nishimura: Check
Clinton: Check

"....carried such classified materials on his unauthorized media at.... the end of his deployment [at the end of his/her authorized access]."
Nishimura: Check
Clinton: Check

"....continued to maintain the information on unclassified systems in unauthorized locations, and copied the materials onto at least one additional unauthorized and unclassified system"
Nishimura: Check, and Check
Clinton: Check, and Check

".... admitted that... he destroyed a large quantity of classified materials he had maintained in his home"
Nishimura: Check
Clinton: Check

"Despite that, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched [home/servers].... agents recovered numerous classified materials"
Nishimura: Check
Clinton: Check

"The investigation did not reveal evidence [of intent] to distribute classified information to unauthorized personnel."
Nishimura: Check
Clinton: Check

"admitted to [investigators] that he had handled classified materials inappropriately."
Nishimura: Check
Clinton: NO. She still denies this. The FBI found that she did.

Punishment:
Nishimura: Guilty plea, thousands in fines, loss of current and all future security clearances
Clinton: None.

Anything seem off about that to you?