History Shows Hillary’s Email-Related Legal Troubles Just Started. Here’s Why She’s In More Trouble Now Than Ever.

The rich and powerful don’t go to prison for their crimes.  But they do go to prison for covering it up.

Democrat insiders breathed a sigh of relief when FBI Director James Comey announced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges over mishandling classified materials because they could not prove she knowingly intended to break the law.

But if history is any guide, her email-related legal troubles have just begun.

In case after case, rich and powerful figures find themselves in legal trouble and scramble to cover up the evidence only to find that the cover up carries a bigger punishment than the crime.

Just as in Hillary Clinton’s case, a lengthy FBI investigation found baseless the accusation that TV host Martha Stewart engaged in insider stock trading.

But she lied to investigators in the matter.  Even though the original charge against her was found to have no merit, she ended up in federal prison for perjury.

Gangster Al Capone was never convicted for his multi-million dollar alcohol smuggling ring, as investigators could never prove if his massive income was from illegal activities or legitimate businesses.

But he did go to prison for trying to cover up his income by lying about it on federal tax forms.

Bill Clinton’s sexual relationship with a White House intern wasn’t a crime, but lying about it in a deposition was.  Clinton was impeached by Congress, fined by a court and stripped of his law license.

Luckily for Hillary Clinton, the FBI has determined that running classified materials through a private server is not a crime.

Unluckily for Hillary, lying to Congress in sworn testimony is a crime.

In October 2015, appearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Clinton made numerous statements to Congress, in sworn testimony, regarding her email server.

Under oath, Clinton stated none of the emails she sent over her private served were marked classified or contained classified information.

“[T]here was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received,” Clinton testified.

The FBI’s investigation found 110 such emails.

Clinton also stated under oath that all work-related emails were turned over to the State Department because her attorneys “went through every single email.”

The FBI went through every single email and found thousands that had not been turned over.  They found her attorneys had simply typed keywords into a search engine.

Sections 1621 and 1001 of Title 18 of United States Code lay out the crime of perjury before Congress.

Lying to Congress is punishable by up to five years in prison.  If the perjury involves terrorism, the punishment is a maximum of eight years in prison.

Criminal convictions for lying to Congress are rare because the crime is relatively rare, but they do occur.

In the last 42 years, one corporate executive and four government officials have been convicted and sentenced for lying to Congress.

* 1996: Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Chief Financial Officer Jerry Weissman is convicted of lying to the Senate about the destruction of documents.  He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

 

* 1987: Department of Housing and Urban Development executive Deborah Gore Dean is convicted of lying to Congress about her involvement in misappropriating funds.  She was sentenced to 21 months in a confinement center, before being re-sentenced to six months home confinement.

 

* 1983: EPA official Rita Lavelle is sentenced to six months in prison and five years probation, and fined $10,000 for lying to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding when she learned about an airplane contract.

 

* 1974: White House officials H.R. Haldeman and John Mitchell are convicted of lying to the Senate about their involvement in the Watergate scandal.  Haldeman served 18 months in prison for lying about when he authorized payments.  Mitchell served 19 months in prison for lying about when he first learned of the planned burglaries.

That number could have increased even more, had then-President George H.W. Bush in 1992 not pardoned five Reagan administration officials who had been indicted for lying to Congress about the Iran-Contra scandal.

State Department official Elliott Abrams and CIA employees Alan Fiers and Clair George were indicted, tried, convicted and sentenced for lying to Congress.  Bush’s pardon erased those convictions.

Former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane had already plead guilty to withholding information from Congress and former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and CIA employee Duane Clarridge were scheduled to go on trial when pardoned.

While Comey claims Clinton did not lie to the FBI in their unrecorded interview, he stopped short of saying she did not lie in her sworn testimony to Congress.

The FBI traditionally does not investigate the crime of lying to Congress without a formal referral from the body.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Benghazi committee, Rep. Jason Chaffezt, chairman of the Oversight Committee and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee began the process Friday of filing that formal referral, which would begin an FBI criminal investigation of Clinton’s statements before Congress.

  • RETROBOB

    These days, one can only hope…..

  • Arch Stanton

    I would lay odds, that even if convicted to lying to Congress and sentenced long until long after November, states would still try to have her on the ballot and if so, people would still vote for her or write her in….because they feel sorry for her that she was treated unfairly.

  • Jim Crumpton

    In this country, the Demos rule now, so anyone that is corrupt will not be charged but the ordinary person would be in jail in a moments time. There are two standards in this judicial system, the famed do no wrong but the little guy goes directly to jail. Even Comey and Lynch covered for Hillary by not telling the whole truth.

  • Jack

    hang the corrupt bitch

  • lohchief

    She can run,but she cannot hide.This will catch up to her,and her dirtbag family.

    • SDofAZ

      We can all hope for that anyway!

      • Bev Sansum

        But don’t hold your breath.

  • Countrysunrise

    If they did find her guilty of lying, she would get something like 2 months, even though her crime involved the death of 4 people that we know of, and her crime overall was much worse than that!! She would probably get pardoned, and be back on the street. The only thing I’m wondering is whether or not she would be able to run for office, or if she would have to drop out!! That would make her a felon.

  • Anvil6

    Here is a summary of FBI Director Comey’s FUTURE “report to Congress on the investigation of Congressional Perjury against H.R. Clinton”: “Yes, she lied before Congress. Yes, that is perjury Yes, perjury is punishable under the US Codes. Yes, I believe anyone who acts similarly should be prosecuted. Yes, perjury before Congress is rare. Yes, we interviewed the subject with her lawyer present. Yes, she said she believed everything she told Congress was true. No, we did not find that she had any INTENT to lie to Congress. No, we did NOT RECORD the interview. Well, no REASONABLE prosecutor would bring this case to trial, and my recommendation to the DOJ is that they NOT prosecute.”
    AG Lynch, for her part, will “accept and gleefully follow the investigator’s recommendation”. TRANSLATION: She SKATES. AGAIN.

    • PATRICIA MEAD

      Too many in their mafia are involved

    • ricktenny

      How long is the statute of limitations for lying to Congress?

  • Ben Ghazi

    The FBI just introduced the fat lady to Congress. She’ll start singing sometime soon. Gowdy is a bulldog prosecutor. My guess is he’ll bite the Wicked Wiych sooner than later.

    • judge45colt

      hopefully sooner

  • Angie

    Well, most of us hope so. I know I do!!!

  • daveveselenak

    Don’t hold you breath buddy, that was back in a day when we were ruled by law and not a “Dick-taker-N-Thief” and his band of merry homo and lezbo commie minions! REVOLUTION will be the SOLUTION – guaranteed!

  • Donald R Gibson

    If she is convicted, in steps Obummer with a pardon.

  • Lawrence

    Hillary Clinton knew that she was breaking the law, Americans are not stupid. Someone has received a large sum of money to keep his or her mouth closed.

  • Wcgraybill

    Sounds like maybe Hillary Clinton might still get convicted of a lying skem but if so Obama will pardon her but then maybe she cannot run for the presidency. We can hope so.

    • Mac

      A pardon clears the record. That’s why Bill pardoned a cocaine dealer when he was governor of Arkansas. Now, with a nice contribution, the dealer can even get a concealed carry permit. Ain’t justice grand?

  • Eduardo Paler Galves

    I hope that she goes to prison for a long time so she can practice her witch craft

  • Evy

    This She Devil indeed broke the law and she’s been breaking the law for the last 40 years. The only reasons why anyone would vote for her is they are either uninformed, stupid or they are a yellow dog democrat. That means they’re dead from the neck up! Go, Trump!!

    • PATRICIA MEAD

      Some will never admit they are wrong regardless of the outcome.

  • Evy

    P.S. I like what Jack said. Go, Jack!

  • Roy Johnson

    Is America no longer a Nation of law? The democrap party has disgraced America!

  • Mac

    Two transients in Colorado are facing criminal charges for starting a wildfire. They started a campfire and it got out of control. Their intent was to have a campfire, not burn up the countryside, but for damage to property and for possible injuries they will be charged and prosecuted for crimes. Their criminal “intent” can’t be proven but they will go to jail because of the RESULTS of their actions. Hillary may go to the White House. After all that’s what clintons do after commiting crimes and then perjury to cover them up.

  • 916hope

    I can’t believe there are people are standing behind her….that’s just crazy. It’s been read, typed, and proven she lied. Why would they want someone who will lie and then make fun of the process. Not only that….telling people to “get over” the Benghazi situation. She breaks the code “no one left behind”. Makes me ill.

    • Bama Bill

      To me “Liar” and “Lawyer” are synonyms. I’ve only met two lawyers that did not lie to me. They make most crimes “Legal”, by getting a “Not guilty” verdict. Like assault and damaging property are “Legal” for SEIU. That is actually on the books. SEIU can legally injure and damage when on strike.
      Isn’t it great that they represent most govt. employees, cops, and firemen.
      Then we have the teachers, but that is another bad story.
      My point is “SLick Willie” and “Hellery” are both “LAWYERS”.

  • Mishandling classified information has always been a crime, and her supposed intent has nothing to do with it as she knew what she was doing is wrong since she had to sign off on certain things to receive that clearance. Further, people go to jail and prison for things they didn’t know were crimes, and for breaking laws they didn’t even know exist, all the time so intent really has nothing to do with it.

  • Gary

    So if I understand this correctly, her defense is ignorance of the law? Since when is ignorance of the law a viable defense or excuse for federal crimes?

    • SDofAZ

      Intent is not the same as ignorance. He judged she showed no intent. But this law does not rest on intent which is hard to judge. Just doing what she did if she was brain dead is breaking that law. And the evil hag is not brain dead she is just sure that she will not be held accountable like any functioning arrogant narcissistic sociopath in our society. You know, like BO!

    • Guest2

      …and she was a lawyer.

  • Henry F Smith

    She and Obama are evil personified.

  • SDofAZ

    Sic her! She so deserves to be punished but BO will pardon her, we all know that!

    • Bev Sansum

      He can’t pardon her if he’s no longer POTUS.

  • jim jones

    clinton=liar, pervert, thief and pig!

  • Mike Smith

    Obama lied to CBS News about his knowledge of Hillary’s email server on 3-8-2015.

    He claimed he found out about it in the news- like everyone else. The lie starts at 6:05
    http://bit.ly/605maga

    and the proof he lied is here- The State Dept admits to 18 Obama/Hillary emails in 4 years– only 18? haha, one reporter is not fooled. They just need to ask Obama about His private server!

    http://bit.ly/29icjm8

  • texexpatriate

    A Democrat, Hillary will never serve time. Being a Democrat means that you can lie, cheat, and steal with impunity.

  • Donaldo

    Birds of a feather flock together. Check out the history of Chelsea Clintons father in law.

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