Hillary Clinton violated Espionage Act section 18 US Code 793?, FBI A team leading “extremely serious” investigation, Provision of law pertaining to gathering transmitting or losing defense information

Hillary Clinton violated Espionage Act section 18 US Code 793?, FBI A team leading “extremely serious” investigation, Provision of law pertaining to gathering transmitting or losing defense information

“Anybody else would have already lost their security clearance and be subjected to an espionage investigation,”
“But apparently a different standard exists for Mrs. Clinton.”… retired Army Col. Larry Mrozinski

“I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.”…Linda Tripp

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells



From Fox News August 28, 2015.

“Source: FBI ‘A-team’ leading ‘serious’ Clinton server probe, focusing on defense info”

“An FBI “A-team” is leading the “extremely serious” investigation into Hillary Clinton’s server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information,” an intelligence source told Fox News.

The section of the Espionage Act is known as 18 US Code 793.

A separate source, who also was not authorized to speak on the record, said the FBI will further determine whether Clinton should have known, based on the quality and detail of the material, that emails passing through her server contained classified information regardless of the markings. The campaign’s standard defense and that of Clinton is that she “never sent nor received any email that was marked classified” at the time.

It is not clear how the FBI team’s findings will impact the probe itself. But the details offer a window into what investigators are looking for — as the Clinton campaign itself downplays the controversy.

The FBI offered no comment.

A leading national security attorney, who recently defended former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling in a leak investigation, told Fox News that violating the Espionage Act provision in question is a felony and pointed to a particular sub-section.

“Under [sub-section] F, the documents relate to the national defense, meaning very closely held information,” attorney Edward MacMahon Jr. explained. “Somebody in the government, with a clearance and need to know, then delivered the information to someone not entitled to receive it, or otherwise moved it from where it was supposed to be lawfully held.”

Additional federal regulations, reviewed by Fox News, also bring fresh scrutiny to Clinton’s defense.

The Code of Federal Regulations, or “CFR,” states: “Any person who has knowledge that classified information has been or may have been lost, possibly compromised or disclosed to an unauthorized person(s) shall immediately report the circumstances to an official designated for this purpose.”

A government legal source confirmed the regulations apply to all government employees holding a clearance, and the rules do not make the “send” or “receive” distinction.

Rather, all clearances holders have an affirmative obligation to report the possible compromise of classified information or use of unsecured data systems.

Current and former intelligence officers say the application of these federal regulations is very straightforward.

“Regardless of whether Mrs. Clinton sent or received this information, the obligations under the law are that she had to report any questions concerning this material being classified,” said Chris Farrell, a former Army counterintelligence officer who is now an investigator with Judicial Watch. “There is no wiggle room. There is no ability to go around it and say I passively received something — that’s not an excuse.””

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14 responses to “Hillary Clinton violated Espionage Act section 18 US Code 793?, FBI A team leading “extremely serious” investigation, Provision of law pertaining to gathering transmitting or losing defense information

  1. From the NY Post August 23, 2015.

    “Hillary’s e-mail defense is ‘total BS’: former State Dept. officials”

    “Former State Department security officials don’t buy Hillary Clinton’s latest alibi that she couldn’t tell that government e-mails — which she improperly, if not illegally, kept for several years on an unsecured home server — contained top-secret information because they lacked official markings and weren’t classified until later.

    Such messages contain sensitive “keywords” distinguishing them from unclassified information, even if the material didn’t bear a classified heading as she claims.

    The secretary would have known better, the department ­officials say, because she was trained to understand the difference when she was “read in” on procedures to ID and handle classified information by diplomatic-security officials in 2009.
    Clinton also went through a so-called “read-off” when she left ­office in 2013. In that debriefing, security officials reminded her of her duty to return all classified documents, including ones in which the classification status is “uncertain,” which would have included the e-mails stored on her private server — which she only this month turned over to authorities. The read-off would have included her signing a nondisclosure agreement.”



    “Does America have a real live Mata Hari on our hands”?

    Does Hillary deserve the same punishment the original Mata got?

  3. oldsoldier79………..
    ………..Here is a question for you…….If the state department KNEW that she was keeping classified info at home, then it would seem that they too are just as guilty as Clint is….Why isn’t FBI investigating ALL of them? It was pretty much an admission on their part that they knew, because they allegedly reminded her that all emails ,or classified info in “her possession”….NEEDED TO BE RETURNED TO THE STATE DEPT……why else would they have REMINDED HER?

  4. I’m glad someone finally gets it. She had to sign Standard Form 312 to be able to see the Secret info, and had to re-sign it on her way out of office.
    She’s toast if there was any info on those computers, whether it was marked or not.

    Click to access standard-form-312.pdf

  5. been around before, but worth re viewing.

    Admiral Ace Lyons:


  6. Honor First……….
    ………….it is crystal clear as to what Admiral Lyons has IMPLIED. He done so very ADMIRABLY, and eloquently………but does anybody even GIVE A DAMN what he has to say……..or are their own selfish pursuits more important?……when push comes to shove they will be the very first people to scream that everyone must do something……..maybe everyone is to busy to be concerned……..after all our younger people seem to feel that Muslims are C-O-O-L.

  7. oldsoldier79


    You are correct…they all know she was breaking the law….and yes since they knew this, they then became an accessory to the fact that a federal law with felony punishments attached…..

    Hillary is guilty of directly and willfully guilty of violating federal statues and all the rest of that stinking Muslim loving bunch, to include Obama that reside in the White house are all guilty of being accessory to fact by knowing that federal law was willfully being violated and not doing anything about it…….


  8. off topic but important………
    AND NOW………..
    ………….the BASTARD who shot down Deputy Sheriff Goforth has been ARRESTED. This innocent law enforcement officer was murdered in cold blood yesterday by the accused Shannon J Miles, as the deputy was pumping gasoline into his patrol vehicle. He was shot multiple times even after he had already fallen to the ground. Such an act is that of a COWARDLY SON OF A BITCH. I pray that he is PROMPTLY TRIED for his DASTARDLY act.

  9. Political correctness (and all who bow to it) be damned. Perp was a young black male. Anyone surprised?

    The decent blacks out there (yes, there are many of them) are going to have to start speaking up loud, clear, and FAST against this crap. Otherwise, the citizenry will lump them all together with the perp in Oldsailor83’s post.

  10. I am very happy to see an investigation of Cruz’ eligibility! Will anyone in the RNC actually define “natural born” for this election? More accurately, will the RNC enforce the Constitution?

  11. ……….APARRENTLY………
    ……….it is OK for certain people to cowardly shoot a police officer IN THE BACK, who is doing NOTHING BUT FUELING HIS VEHICLE, but when one of their own tries to assault an officer ,and gets shot dead by the officer is NOT OK so says those who WHINE “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. It is time for these people to realise that ALL LIVES MATTER, and perhaps these people could best serve their community by CLEANING OUT THEIR OWN GANGS OF CRIMINALS, and helping police instead of murdering them. Yesterday America saw a classic example of the magnitude of the hatred being fostered by much of the black community towards police who are simply DOING THEIR JOBS. Sadly the black community is taught HATE from the time they are old enough to walk. When one of them murders someone they ALL SCREAM IT WAS WHITEY WHO CAUSED THIS, then they go into RIOT MODE, and burn down businesses (some owned by their own people), and loot other businesses……….all because they refuse to recognize where their problems are really originating. ….IT IS THEY THEMSELVES WHO PERPETUATE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS.

  12. Want More??

    Obama administration loses 2 big ones in IRS and Hillary scandals.
    Two major developments have occurred over the weekend and today in the ongoing scandal at the IRS and the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s attempt to hide key documents from her years as Secretary of State. Although the late document dump occurred last Friday evening, more information has come to light concerning crucial emails from the IRS regarding Lois Lerner’s apparent attempt to hamstring the Tea Party, conservatives, and other patriot groups in order to minimize their opposition to Barack Obama during his 2012 reelection campaign.

    U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan blasted the IRS for its failure to produce key documents concerning the Lerner attempt to minimize the opposition to Barack Obama. The IRS is alleged to possess documents the investigators need to get to the truth. The agency also engaged in obstruction by refusing to release all of these documents, with the blessing and participation of current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

    Judge Sullivan is reportedly so livid at the failure of the IRS to cooperate with Congressional investigators and carry out his orders that he fired off a letter to the IRS stating that Commissioner Koskinen will be held in contempt of court if he fails to cooperate — a serious violation of the law that carries much more teeth than a contempt of Congress citation. Foot dragging by the IRS is now a legal issue for the court. And a federal judge obviously is in no mood to put up with any more delays and obstruction by the IRS.

    The Judge further stated that he is prepared to hold IRS employees in contempt of court if they engage in any more delays. Judge Sullivan, it should be noted, is no Republican but a Democrat who was appointed as U.S. District Judge by former President Bill Clinton.

    In another crucial development, Hillary Clinton and the State Department have also managed to attract the attention and the ire of the courts. A clearly irritated U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon stated during a hearing that he could not understand why the State Dept. dragged its feet in responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The context of the judge’s statement was that numerous FOIA requests from Judicial Watch (JW) to gain access to vital information Hillary Clinton kept on her personal, private server while Secretary of State.

    Judge Leon issued direct court orders to State and several top brass closest to Hillary that he wants the information immediately. And thus, given that neither the IRS nor the State Dept. have been compliant with Congress in its investigation into these crucial issues, the federal court system is now involved — not an enviable position in which to find ones self.

  13. Congress or ANY lawyer needs to re-enter the investigation based solely on the fact the Hilary was not only, “grossly negligent”,which carries a sentence of 10 years, Us Code 793. She also covered up information. SHE destroyed approximately thousands of emails on her server after she testified she turned over all the documents. Willfully hiding information. Who does that??? Who is allowed to get away with that??? America sees she’s a liar just like her husband. We deserve justice for ALL.She’s a lawyer…She knows all the rules….

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