Judge Napolitano in the article below explains the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton. There are two aspects of the investigation. The original source of her trouble is the charge that she failed to safeguard national security secrets.
As Judge Napolitano explains, this crime does not require intent and can result from negligence or simply from a lack of awareness that a secret is being revealed, as in the case that Judge Napolitano provides of the US Navy sailor who was prosecuted for espionage because a “selfie” he sent to his girlfriend revealed a sonar screen in the background. An even more egregious case is that of the US Marine who was prosecuted for using email to alert superiors to the presence of an al-Quada operative inside a US military compound. The email is considered unsecure and thus the Marine was prosecuted for revealing a secret known only to himself.
NEW YORK — Wall Street collapsed again on Friday, extending a brutal market rout that threatens to dent Democrats’ chances in 2016 and give a boost to Republicans who say the world is an increasingly dangerous mess.
The Dow dropped 390 points on Friday amid falling oil prices, weak U.S. economic data and more fear of a major slowdown in China. The blue chip index is off over 8 percent so far in 2016, fueling arguments from Republicans that despite consistent job growth, the U.S. economy is in deep trouble.
Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, took exception Saturday to a tweet the Democratic Party posted in honor of Memorial Day:
Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! pic.twitter.com/TMBSu187Pb
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) May 22, 2015
The photo of President Barack Obama downing an ice cream cone in St. Paul, Minnesota, last June was accompanied by the message, “Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!”
Tapper, a big supporter of U.S. soldiers, wasn’t about to let the Democrats’ imagery misfire go unnoticed:
She’s the most admired woman in the world.
Brainy and ambitious, Hillary Rodham Clinton was the steely first lady – in Arkansas and then in the nation’s capital – before she became the main attraction herself. But her late-blooming political career was just a nod to her stamina and resilience. There would’ve still been big things even without Bill, and perhaps much sooner and with much less drama.
Her resume reads like someone on the march: Class president and commencement speaker at Wellesley College. Honors at Yale Law School. Staffer for the Watergate presidential impeachment inquiry. The most influential presidential spouse in modern history. Elected U.S. senator in a state where she barely had lived. And then of course, presidential candidate, with an official announcement expected Sunday. All the while, Clinton has been an icon for women around the globe – for her strength, her suffering and her savvy. And just when many thought the sun was about to set on what still would have capped a remarkable career, she became secretary of state.
As soon as election returns confirmed Benjamin Netanyahu would remain Israel’s prime minister, the spin from the White House and its acolytes was that a peace deal with the Palestinians is now impossible.
How convenient for a president who loathes Netanyahu and whose support for Israel has always been suspect.
The characterization of Netanyahu as the impediment to peace is absurd. It stems from suggestions he made on the campaign trail that he no longer supports a two-state solution, a position he backed away from after the polls closed. If anyone should understand that politicians say one thing to get elected and do another once in office, it’s President Barack Obama.