Donald Rumsfeld was never known as one to hold anything back.
He recently announced he was endorsing Donald Trump.
But it was what he said about Hillary Clinton that made everyone sit up and take notice.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, the former Secretary detailed why he was endorsing Trump.
Rumsfeld believes if anyone else were in Hillary’s place, they would be indicted for using a personal email server to send classified information.
The Daily Mail reports:
“I couldn’t support Mrs. Clinton,” he emphasized. “What she has done with classified information I think is inexcusable and puts at risk people’s lives [and] not just ours.”
Clinton is facing an FBI investigation concerning classified material found among emails she housed on a homebrew private server while she ran the State Department.
“I personally believe that if she were a sergeant in the Army or a yeoman in the Navy, she’d probably be indicted,” he said. “It’s just inexcusable. You just can’t do that!”
The impact of Clinton’s data security practices will be far-reaching, Rumsfeld predicted.
“Other countries will be less likely to share information with us,” he said, now that it’s clear the U.S. government can’t maintain the secrecy it once boasted as a core competency.
And the potential for hacking, he said, means state secrets are falling “into the hands of the other side, which tells them that we had the information, which means they can figure out how we got it and stop us from getting more … and even compromise the people who gave it to us or allow us to get it.”
Trump has repeatedly attacked Clinton along similar lines.
He uses the example of former General David Petraeus, who pled guilty to federal charges stemming from his sharing of classified information with his mistress, who was writing a biography of the former General.
The Washington Examiner reports Trump saying:
“Look at Petraeus. A good guy, he made a mistake. And by the way, leave the guy alone. They want to demote him. He’s suffered enough,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. “They’ve gone after him, they’ve destroyed him, and yet Hillary’s flying safe and she did a hundred times worse than what he did. “
While Hillary is under FBI investigation, it is up to the Obama administration to pursue charges should the bureau recommend an indictment.
If Hillary were indicted, her poll numbers would likely sink and Trump would be favored to win the election.
Many believe there is little chance Obama would allow the Democrat presidential ticket to be thrown into chaos by indicting their presumptive nominee.
But it’s not just former Secretary Rumsfeld who believes Clinton’s conduct was criminal.
American Patriot Daily has reported on other legal experts who believe Clinton should be indicted (http://www.americanpatriotdaily.com/latest/judge-100-certain-fbi-will-indict-and-convict-hillary/).
Will Obama allow his Justice Department to pursue charges against Hillary?
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