As the facts about Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state become clearer every day, the question every American should ask themselves is whether she got away with a very significant and heinous crime for the following reasons:
—She was a Democrat and was widely seen by the Democratic Party as the likely successor to Barack Obama.
—She was part of the Democratic Party and Washington establishment, and they seldom turn on their own.
—Those who would be responsible for prosecuting her in the U.S. Justice Department were loyal to Bill and Hillary Clinton because Loretta Lynch, the attorney general, got her previous job as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999 when she was nominated by then-President Clinton.
—Lynch moved from that position as U.S. attorney in New York to a partnership with Hogan & Hartson, a giant international law firm whose clients included the Clintons and the Saudi royal family, which donated millions to the Clinton Foundation.
—In 2004, Hogan & Hartson in Virginia filed a patent trademark request for Denver-based MX Logic Inc., the computer software firm that developed the email encryption system used to manage Hillary Clinton's private email server beginning in July 2013. A tech expert has observed that employees of MX Logic could have had access to all the emails that went through her account.
—While there is no evidence Lynch played a direct role either in the tax work done by the firm for the Clintons or in linking Hillary's private email server to MX Logic, the ethics of the legal profession hold all partners jointly liable for the actions of other partners in a business.
—In an April 26, 2010, statement, Hogan & Hartson announced that Lynch had decided to return to her previous Justice Department job after being nominated by President Obama in February 2010 to become once again the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
—A report published April 8, 2008, by the American Lawyer noted Hogan & Hartson were among Hillary Clinton's biggest financial supporters in the legal industry during her first presidential campaign. In addition, Hogan & Hartson was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. Further, Christine Varney, another partner at the firm, served as chief counsel to the Clinton-Gore Campaign in 1992.
—As first reported by Patrick Howley on Breitbart.com last August, Hogan & Hartson filed with the Commissioner for Trademarks in Virginia to abandon MX Logic's application for the trademark SPAMTRAQ in a letter written on Hogan & Hartson stationary and signed by the firm's Virginia-based attorney Audrey H. Reed on May 19, 2004.
—On July 30, 2009, Internet security software giant McAfee Inc. announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MX Logic for $140 million in cash. In November 2012, without explanation, Clinton's private email account was reconfigured to use Google's servers as a backup in case her own personal email server failed. Then, in July 2013, five months after Clinton resigned as secretary of state, her private email server was reconfigured again to use a Denver-based commercial email provider, MX Logic, which was then owned by McAfee.
—In June 2013, Clinton hired Platte River networks in Denver to upgrade, secure and manage the private email server for both Clintons and their staffs. Marc Perkel, a tech entrepreneur and former systems administrator at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, went on the record on March 16, 2015, explaining that employees at MX Logic, now owned by McAfee, "had full access" to all of Hillary Clinton's classified emails in an unencrypted form.
—Then, of course, there's that innocent little, chance meeting between Bill Clinton and Lynch at the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix when both their planes happened to be there at the same time. A few days later, when the heat was at its hottest, FBI Director James Comey announce his agency was closing the investigation of Hillary's breaches of national security because there was "no intent" on her part to commit a high crime.
With all of this background, most of it virtually unreported by the in-the-tank-for-Hillary Big Media, I defy any American who cares about equal justice under the law to read the following federal law — 18 U.S. Code 2071:
(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term "office" does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Do you know any prominent person clearly and self-evidently guilty of this provision?
Of course you do.
Are you going to vote for that person for president when she should be in prison — along with many members of the current administration who helped cover up her crime?
That's the question you need to ask yourself, along with these:
—Do you believe in equal justice under the law?
—Should the gilded elite get away with crimes for which other ordinary citizens, including some members of the military, are currently serving prison terms — even though they had "no intent" either?
—Do you really believe Hillary Clinton has change her ways as a result of this experience — even while she continues to lie that she did nothing wrong?
—How do you think she'll handle classified and top-secret information as president?