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Hillary Clinton should not be above the law

Editor, Ceres Courier,

What does Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby, Edward Snowden, and General David Petraeus have in common? Each committed the same felonies that Hillary Clinton has allegedly committed. Martha Stewart was convicted and jailed for obstruction of justice and lying to federal investigators. Scooter Libby received 30 months in prison and a $250,000 fine for perjury, obstruction of justice, and lying to federal investigators. Edward Snowden is living in exile after he leaked classified government documents. General David Petraeus was fined $100,000 and faces losing his $220,000 annual retirement after he was convicted of mishandling classified information.

Hillary Clinton has allegedly done much more than all of those individuals combined. She has allegedly committed multiple felonies including Bribery, Acts Affecting a Personal Financial Interest, Conspiracy, Providing False Statements to Federal Investigators, Fraud, Attempt and Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, Obstruction of Justice, Destruction (Alteration or Falsification) of Records In Federal Investigation, Perjury (Including Documents signed under Penalties of Perjury), Disclosure of Confidential Information, Unauthorized Removal and Retention of Classified Documents or Material. Yet, she is running for president?

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was required by the Federal Records Act to have a government server, which by law automatically stores all messages to protect National Security. Instead, Hillary had a secret server installed in her home, compromising Top Secret and Classified information that were allegedly hacked into by foreign sources.

When Hillary stepped down as Secretary of State, she would have signed the State Department's "Separation Statement" that she is "not retaining in my possession, custody, or control, documents" and that she understood that Section 1001 of Title 18, United States Code, provides criminal penalties for such violations. Yet, Hillary "knowingly and willfully" concealed thousands of emails she had sent and received on a non-government email address - which she ran via a private server in her own home. On February 1, 2013, 55,000 documents were turned over. The penalty for storing classified emails on a non-government, unsecured email server is up to a year in prison and $100,000 fine per document. However, Hillary deleted approximately 32,000 emails after being subpoenaed by Congress, claiming them to be private. The punishment for knowingly concealing or destroying government email records is 3 years in prison per offense, a felony, which would prohibit her from holding public office, obviously including the presidency. In the Petraeus' case, he pleaded guilty for storing classified materials on his unsecured, private email account and was punished for it.

Hillary claimed she never sent or received classified emails. However, the FBI has uncovered several Top Secret emails on her server. It is also alleged that Hillary used her Blackberry to conduct classified negotiations. Hillary has put herself above the law, telling lie after lie, as a mean to obstruct justice, while endangering our national security.

Why would Hillary risk committing such crimes? An investigative report from the New York Times revealed the Clintons were involved in secret deals of greed, bribery, and treason where Hillary used her Secretary of State position to approve the sale of American uranium deposits to an associate named Frank Guistra, who sold it to Russia in return for $100 million donation to the Clinton Foundation, which is being used by her campaign in a money laundering scheme. The Clinton Foundation amassed $250 million in foreign cash, according to the Wall Street Journal, which also reported that 60 companies, who lobbied Hillary as Secretary of State, also donated $26 million to the Clinton Foundation. Could those emails have exposed such crimes?

Could Hillary be concealing information about Benghazi, where four Americans were murdered and she and the Obama administration immediately blamed it on a You Tube Video, which she later admitted to being a terrorist attack? She refused dozens of requests for additional security from a report which revealed that Hillary held back Special Forces from assisting against the attack. Hillary and Obama were working together to cover up the fact that Al-Qaeda had attacked our embassy weeks before the 2012 election. Could those emails show the dereliction of duty from both Obama and Hillary that caused these Americans to be murdered?

Hillary has committed multiple felonies that would put the average American in prison for years for such acts of Bribery, Corruption, Obstruction of Justice, and Acts of Treason. No one is above the law, not even Hillary.

Frank Aquila

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