ELDER PATRIOT – When Hillary Clinton’s legal team destroyed over 30,000 Emails they violated 18 U.S. Code § 1519 in a most egregious manner.
This section of the criminal code covers the destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and violation of this law carries with it severe penalties including incarceration in a federal penitentiary for a period up to twenty years. The exact wording of 18 U.S. Code § 1519 reads:
“Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.”
There is no question Mrs. Clinton and her team of lawyers violated this law a minimum of 30,000 times by destroying emails that were the subject of a federal investigation. Under federal law, once Mrs. Clinton conspired to use her home-brew server for official state business, everything on that server became evidence that only federal investigators had the right to decide as to its pertinence to the case immediately before them or as evidence for bringing additional charges. Even if investigators decided the 30,000 plus emails had no immediate relevance it would be a violation of the law to destroy them.
Could you imagine giving the same privilege to a common criminal’s attorney to decide what the prosecution sees during discovery? Only in the legal system corrupted by the Clinton crime family could a narrative developed to save her political career be carried out by the Director of the FBI under orders from the Attorney General.
Why else would one of the world’s top lawyers, David Kendall and a top law firm like Williams & Connolly allow themselves to be party to such illegal activity, especially if no evidence of any other crimes existed? It certainly wasn’t in the law firm’s legal purview to destroy those emails. Even if the courtesy was unlawfully extended to Kendall to go through them to determine whether they were of a personal nature or not, he knew the law demanded their preservation in a segregated file and kept available for possible future review by investigators. That now appears to be the case.
Because Kendall and his team of reviewers destroyed those emails it makes the question of what they contained even more relevant, especially now that it has come to light that FBI Director Comey asked for permission to investigate the Clinton Foundation and was turned down by the Department of Justice.
Lawyers do not willfully destroy evidence unless the release of that evidence could be so damning as to render the penalty for destroying that evidence trivial in comparison.
Recent events suggest that may very well be the case.
Stephen Bannon has documented what appears to be glaring wholesale corruption in a pay-to-play scheme that the former Secretary of State ran in conjunction with her husband. Bannon has uncovered enough evidence to warrant dozens of FBI investigations into whether Secretary of State Clinton, working in tandem with Bill Clinton, conspired to sell favorable decisions, strategic national resources, and classified intelligence and then used the Clinton Foundation to launder those billions of dollars. Did those emails that were not directly related to the recently concluded FBI investigation, contain information relevant to the scheme Bannon has suggested?
This means that Director Comey uncovered enough evidence during the previous FBI investigation to warrant further review and consideration of additional charges. What did Bill Clinton say to AG Lynch on the tarmac when, as a potential witness, or defendant, in a case pending before her, he illegally boarded her plane?
The only thing we’ve learned from Comey by his actions is that he’s not the stand-up guy he was portrayed as. A patriot would come forward and tell everything he knows and not allow himself to be used as a pawn by the Clintons. Maybe he still will but as of now he’s let down the proud heritage of the FBI.
Bannon isn’t the only one to raise the question of influence peddling by the ex-Secretary of State. Yesterday, Jerome Hudson of Breitbart reported on Judicial Watch’s recent discoveries of even more cronyism that appears to have crossed the line into outright illegal activity in concert with Gilbert Chagoury.
Chagoury, a wealthy Nigerian-Lebanese businessman, was convicted of money laundering and “aiding a criminal organization in connection with the billions of dollars stolen from Nigeria during the reign of Abacha’s military dictatorship.
Hudson reported that Clinton’s State Department accommodated Chargoury “despite Chagoury’s being put on the federal terrorist no-fly list, the Clinton Foundation accepted a $1 to $5 million donation from the nefarious figure. Chagoury’s company pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, the same year the Clinton Global Initiative awarded the Chagoury Group its annual prize for ‘sustainable development.’”
Tom Fitton who is heading Judicial Watch’s investigation into what’s left of Clinton’s emails said, “No wonder Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin hid emails from the American people, the courts and Congress. They show the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, and operatives worked with Hillary Clinton in potential violation of the law.”
What more would those 30,000 plus deleted emails tell us about Hillary Clinton’s abuse of power?
Hillary Clinton and David Kendall are both attorneys with significant experience. That they chose to destroy so many potentially evidentiary emails that could’ve proven Mrs. Clinton did nothing wrong, and instead chose to risk prosecution for the destruction of evidence shows a calculated gamble to trust the mainstream media to turn this into a political witch hunt on the part of Republicans rather than be forced to answer questions, or face prosecution, about the contents of those emails.
But tampering with evidence and auctioning America’s assets doesn’t come close to defining the limits of what may be the full extent of Hillary’s criminal behavior. A recent spate of murders has increased the body count by at least five of those who have run afoul of the Clintons and reminds us of the fifty or so with ties to the Clintons who have died under questionable circumstances.
Seth Rich, a DNC researcher with direct access to the DNC’s nationwide database of voters was gunned down on the streets of Washington D.C. for no apparent reason only two weeks ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Was Rich the source for the recent Wikileaks leak of 20,000 DNC emails that forced the firing of Debbie Wasserman Schultz? Julian Assange has hinted that could’ve been the case. It’s likely he was murdered to prevent further leaks including ones about a nationwide plan to conduct voter fraud.
Shawn Lucas was found dead after having served the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz with a nationwide class action lawsuit for fraud and rigging the primary process less than two weeks earlier. Was this murder committed as a message to discourage people from coming forward in the future with information? Remember, Wasserman Schultz was only reassigned from her position at the DNC to a more significant position with the Clinton campaign. She wasn’t fired. This is the way crime families reward their loyal soldiers.
Victor Thorn was researcher who wrote a three-volume set of books chronicling the sordid lives of Hillary and Bill Clinton, The Sex Volume, The Drugs Volume, and The Murder Volume. His death at the end of July was ruled a suicide though that is unlikely in light of his excitement in covering Hillary’s mounting email problems. Had he taken his life after Clinton won in November, suicide might’ve then been a more believable explanation.
Joe Montano was an aide to Tim Kaine who was a prominent official with the DNC. He was found dead on July 25, the day the Democratic National Convention started and immediately after Wikileaks leaked the 20,000 emails exposing the DNC corruption.
John Ashe President of the United Nations General Assembly was scheduled to testify against the Clintons in a federal corruption case concerning a Chinese bribery scheme just a few days after he was found dead in late June. He was only 61.
All of this is just too reminiscent of Michael Corleone taking care of all family business by eliminating his adversaries. The only difference was Hillary chose to hide in plain sight on the campaign trail instead of in a church.
Pray tell, where is the mainstream media on all of this?
What could possibly be in Donald Trump’s tax returns that would be a bigger story than Mrs. Clinton’s wholesale corruption of the State Department and every other department of government that State touched?
How could six dissatisfied customers of Trump University represent a bigger threat to the republic than Mrs. Clinton’s sale of uranium to Russia, military equipment to Saudi Arabia, and highly guarded technological intelligence to the Chinese?
What would the reaction of the mainstream media be if one of the plaintiffs in the Trump University lawsuit were found beaten and murdered? Or, if a similar fate befell only a couple of Donald Trump’s business associates?
What level of ignorant voter base is mainstream media talking to and why?