What happens when you mishandle government information and you’re not a Clinton?
You get prosecuted and sent to federal prison.
This is an uncomfortable double standard pointed out by people who have actually served time and paid the price for compromising classified information.
Ex-officials who were prosecuted and had their lives upended for allegedly mishandling sensitive records are accusing the Obama administration of a “double-standard” in its approach to the Hillary Clinton email scandal. This administration has charged more people under the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law once used to go after major breaches, than any other in history.
While the FBI is looking into Clinton’s server amid revelations of state secrets potentially passing through it, some critics — including those charged under that act — doubt the Democratic presidential candidate will get the same treatment.
“It’s a double standard,” said John Kiriakou, a former CIA counter-terrorism operative who spent two years in federal prison and three additional months under house arrest this year for leaking the name of a covert CIA official involved in “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
…”If they [the FBI] want to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime, they can certainly find a crime with which to charge her,” he added. “But there is no way the Obama administration is going to prosecute her. No way.”
… Since Obama took office in 2009, seven people have been charged under the Espionage Act — all for leaking classified or sensitive information. Five — Kiriakou, Shamai Leibowitz, Chelsea (previously Bradley) Manning, Jeffrey Sterling, and former State Department official Stephen Kim — got jail time.
The rules don’t apply to progressive leadership, because members of progressive leadership believe they are above the law in everything they do. The ends always justify the means. Whether it’s excessive use of executive orders, the IRS enforcing whatever version of ObamaCare they want, or ignoring basic protocol when it comes to our nation’s digital security, Democrats hold themselves on a moral high ground that permits them to do whatever they want, whenever they want.
It’s a double standard that the liberal media gladly awards them in the press, but even the anchors over at MSNBC are getting tired. If you missed it last week, check out this clip from Morning Joe where progressive talking heads look visibly frustrated that they have run out of excuses for Hillary Clinton.