There is no shortage of serious issues swirling around Hillary Clinton that call into question her judgment, her integrity and, ultimately, her fitness to be the next president of the United States.
I have come to the conclusion that an excellent analog for Hillary would be a virus.
The term “virus” has been defined thusly:
1 an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host: [ as modifier ] : a virus infection.
• an infection or disease caused by a virus.
• a harmful or corrupting influence: the virus of cruelty that is latent in all human beings.
2 (also computer virus) a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
As noted above, there are two basic forms of viruses, pathogens and computer viruses. Hillary acts as both a pathogen and a computer virus.
Hillary, not unlike a parasitic virus, has for decades, lived off the “host” -- in this case, the United States and those who engage in apparent “play for pay” schemes and pay outrageously exorbitant honoraria and speakers fees or contribute to the Clinton Foundation.
On February 13, 2014 the Clinton Foundation posted a press release, “Clinton Foundation And Gates Foundation Partner To Measure Global Progress For Women And Girls.”
Bill Gates has been the prime force behind the effort to bring a virtually unlimited quantity of foreign high tech workers into the United States through the H-1B visa program and by other means to supplant hundreds of thousands of American workers. The press release focused on “women and girls” on the global level.
It is disconcerting that Hillary's spotlight was on women and girls around the world and not American citizens of both genders.
This relationship between Hillary and the United States is not symbiotic, but parasitic. America and Americans have certainly not found any benefit in her actions but have suffered from them.
In considering the analog of “Hillary the computer virus” we need only to review how this sort of virus is defined:
“a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.”
Does that not neatly encapsulate Hillary's e-mail scandal and other issues?
Not unlike a computer virus, Hillary has corrupted the State Department, the Justice Department, the FBI and divisions of the DHS that enforce and administer our immigration laws. She has also sought to destroy data in the form of massive numbers of e-mails. Her decision to destroy those e-mails and pulverize electronic devises with hammers is, to this retired federal agent, a cover up and provides evidence of intent and knowledge that her treatment of highly classified information represented malfeasance.
Think of the drug dealer who flushes drugs down the toilet as law enforcement officers enter his house with a warrant, or the criminal who dumps guns, drugs or other contraband out of his car as police cars chase him.
Hillary's use of a private e-mail server and non-secure personal electronic devices were in apparent violation of two federal statues:
(a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
(c) In this section, the term “classified information of the United States” means information originated, owned, or possessed by the United States Government concerning the national defense or foreign relations of the United States that has been determined pursuant to law or Executive order to require protection against unauthorized disclosure in the interests of national security.
(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
The key phrase "through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody" is essentially what James Comey referenced when, on July 5, 2016, he presided over a news conference wherein he stated Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling highly sensitive material. Yet he had recommended against indicting her.
His contrived excuse for not recommending she be indicted was that she did not intend to violate the law and did not act with criminal intent.
Generally, law enforcement agencies only provide investigative findings to prosecutors and prosecutors decide independently whether to prosecute.
Criminal intent or knowledge are not elements of the criminal statute however, her destruction of massive numbers of e-mails provides evidence of her understanding that she violated these important laws.
On October 15, 2016 The Weekly Standard report, “An Attempted Hillary Email Coverup?” began with this paragraph:
A senior State Department official repeatedly pressed the FBI to change the classification of emails stored on Hillary Clinton's private server, according to FBI interview summaries set to be released in the coming days. Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary of state for management, discussed providing additional overseas slots for the FBI in exchange for revisions to classifications of the sensitive emails.
This was apparently done in furtherance of a cover up to protect Hillary from criminal charges. This was an obvious effort to corrupt the integrity of both the FBI and State Department.
The critical nature of sensitive material is delineated in this excerpt contained in Executive Order 13526- Classified National Security Information that Barak Obama signed on December 29, 2009:
(1) "Top Secret" shall be applied to information,the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.
(2) "Secret" shall be applied to information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause serious damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.
On June 30, 2016 CNN reported, “Bill Clinton meeting causes headaches for Hillary.” My article, “Loretta Lynch's Private Meeting With Bill Clinton Prior to Release of Benghazi Report” began with these two paragraphs:
On Tuesday, June 29, 2015 ABC News-15 based in Arizona reported, “US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meet privately in Phoenix before Benghazi report.”
According to the report the meeting was not a chance encounter but was apparently an arranged and totally inappropriate meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch on board her government airplane.
At the time three issues were pending, the issue of Hillary's e-mails, the impending release of the Benghazi Report, and allegations about the Clinton Foundation as reported in the August 24, 2016 International Business Times article, “Clinton Foundation Investigation Update: Key Details About Financial And Political Dealings.”
Finally, Hillary Clinton's massive legalize program for unknown millions of illegal aliens would lack integrity and would undermine the DHS legal immigration system and national security and jobs for beleaguered Americans.
As reported by Fox News, Hillary told bankers she wants to open trade and open our borders.
This, once again, raises the issue of integrity. The term “integrity” includes the phrase, “upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty.”
1 the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness: he is known to be a man of integrity.
2 the state of being whole and undivided: upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty.
• the condition of being unified, unimpaired, or sound in construction: the structural integrity of the novel.
• internal consistency or lack of corruption in electronic data: [ as modifier ] : integrity checking.
On October 13, 2016 Breitbart reported on Senator Sessions describing Hillary's support for open borders as a “smoking gun” that proves she is determined to prevent the creation of an effective legal immigration system.