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James Comey Investigated a Naval Engineer Who Did Exactly What Hillary Did


James Comey in his announcement on clearing Hillary, made the remark that based on “the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent… and how similar situations have been handled in the past,” “no reasonable prosecutor” would even consider bringing a case like Clinton’s to court.  That’s not completely truthful.  Just last year, his FBI investigated Naval Reservist Brian Nishimura and referred him for prosecution.  Assistant US attorneys Jean M. Hobler and Lee S. Bickley were able to convict him of  handling “classified materials inappropriately”

In that case, Nishimura “had access to classified briefings and digital records that could only be retained and viewed on authorized government computers.”

“Nishimura, however, caused the materials to be downloaded and stored on his personal, unclassified electronic devices and storage media.  He carried such classified materials on his unauthorized media when he traveled off-base in Afghanistan and, ultimately, carried those materials back to the United States at the end of his deployment.”

From The Daily Caller:

Like Clinton, Nishimura admitted to destroying “a large quantity of classified materials.”
Like Clinton, the FBI investigation into his actions “did not reveal evidence that Nishimura intended to distribute classified information to unauthorized personnel.”

Unlike Clinton, he was sentenced to two years of probation, a $7,500 fine, and forfeiture of personal media containing classified materials.

He was also “ordered to surrender any currently held security clearance and to never again seek such a clearance.”

So, although Nishimura’s actions were identical to Clinton’s and he did not commit a crime in intentionally or with malicious intent, he was convicted and can never again have access classified information or even apply for security clearance.  Even though Hillary did the same thing but on a much larger scale she gets no punishment.  If she got just what Nishimura did, she could never serve as president.

Another fact for your consideration is the fact that Barack Obama has prosecuted more people for mishandling classified material than the 43 presidents before him combined.





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