An Air Force/Navy veteran who flew in Desert Storm was treated in a most condescending way by Hillary Clinton when she responded to his question at Wednesday night’s town hall. He didn’t get an answer to his question. She simply expanded on her previous lies.
The veteran asked:
Secretary Clinton, thank you very much for coming tonight. As a naval flight officer, I held a top secret clearance and that provided me access to materials and information highly sensitive to our war-fighting capabilities. Had I communicated this information not following protocols, I would have been prosecuted and imprisoned. How can you expect those such as myself who are entrusted with America’s most sensitive information to have any confidence in your leadership as president when you clearly corrupted our national security?
Hillary responded by thanking because she must have been thrilled with the question. She gave a new answer to the question of the emails. She is now trying to say that she communicated classified information on a separate system.
She went off into some non sequitur about going into “those little tents” when she traveled the world.
Here it is:
Well, I appreciate your concern and also your experience. But let me try to make the distinctions that I think are important for me to answer your question.
First, as I said to Matt (Matt Lauer, the host), you know and I know, classified material is designated, it is marked. There is a header so that there is no dispute at all that what is being communicated to or from someone who has that access, is marked classified.
And what we have here is the use of an unclassified system by hundreds of people in our government to send information that was not marked, there were no headers, there was no statement, top secret, secret, or confidential.
I communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. I took it very seriously.
When I traveled, I went into one of those little tents that I’m sure you’ve seen around the world, because we didn’t want there to be any potential for someone to have embedded a camera to try to see whatever it is that I was seeing that was designated, marked, and headed as classified.
So I did exactly what I should have done and I take it very seriously. Always have, always will.
Judge Napolitano addressed her “profoundly disingenuous” lie.
“That shows a willingness to expose national security secrets to a nonsecure venue. That shows intent. And again, espionage — the failure to secure state secrets — is a crime that doesn’t require the government to show intent. Isn’t it fair to conclude with all the different justifications and explanations she’s given, with all the FBI found, that she was reckless in her concern for whether or not she was securing state secrets? And that’s the standard for proving guilt — recklessness.”
What she said did not add up. She added a new lie that she used a separate system for classified material.
She was asked about her emails regarding the drone program and how that allegedly didn’t undermine national security. She handled State secrets like the rest of us handle gossip.