FBI Director James Comey announced in July that he would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in the email investigation despite the fact that Clinton and her key aides “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information” on the unsecured private server.
Since then, and with other revelations about the scandal coming into the public domain, Comey has engaged in a lot of unpersuasive double-talk about how he arrived at that flawed decision. Critics have charged that over their careers in politics, there is one set of rules for the Clintons and another set for everyone else.
A video has surfaced that seems to further justify that allegation. In the 2010 footage, then-Secretary of State Clinton lectures employees about cybersecurity, which is doubly ironic now that WikiLeaks seems to be having a field day with the Clinton campaign chairman Podesta email hack.
This is what she told her federal workforce a the time:
Protecting our cyber infrastructure and digital networks has to be a matter of national security…I think this is a responsibility we all share as Americans, but as State Department employees, we have a special duty to guard ourselves and our sensitive information. Potential hackers use all kinds of strategies to exploit cyber vulnerabilities and to penetrate the department’s systems.
Clinton told the FBI during her three-and-a-half hour interview which was not filmed nor under oath that she couldn’t remember any briefings on handing classified material.
From The Political Insider:
Lectures on how to safely handle classified information for thee, but not for she. That is the takeaway from a recently surfaced video in which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is seen lecturing department employees on the ‘responsibility we all share as Americans’ to ‘guard ourselves and our sensitive information.’ It is, quite possibly, the most insane display of hypocrisy you’ll ever see from an American politician…The questions remain — Why hasn’t Hillary and her minions followed her own advice on handling sensitive information? Can she really be trusted with protecting the nation’s classified and secret information as President?
Clinton also allegedly gave away top-secret information about the US nuclear response time during the third and final presidential debate.