Indeed, it would seem so.
Today, the FBI determined that Hillary Clinton will not be brought up on charges for mishandling classified information. The Speaker of the House is incredulous. Rudy Giuliani thinks it puts her above the law.
For those of you not in the know, the mere mishandling of classified information – with or without intent – is a crime. It’s one of the few crimes that does not require intent to prove. They drill this into you when you get a clearance. I know this, as I used to have one. Anyone who applies for one knows this, because they drill it into you.
This article at ZeroHedge brings a similar case to light in which the user mishandled classified information without malicious intent. He was sentenced “to two years of probation, a $7,500 fine, and forfeiture of personal media containing classified materials. [He] was further ordered to surrender any currently held security clearance and to never again seek such a clearance.”.
In fact, what Hillary did was actually worse, because she was sending these emails from all over the world, including in places where possible enemies of the US could easily have eavesdropped.
What has this got to do with Donald Trump?
Everything. Donald Trump can now point to the Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch meeting, the FBI not bringing charges where charges should be brought, her Clinton Foundation donations that correspond to weapons deals, and the speaker’s fees she gets and show that she is an elitist who doesn’t even try to play by the rules by which the rest of us must abide. All he has to do is to hammer home everything that’s happened this week, repeatedly, from now until November, and then he’s the president.
(As a side note, I’m actually considering voting for him now too. I may go out of my way to cast a mail-in ballot – just so that Hillary doesn’t win.)