Teflon is a wonderful invention. It keeps food from sticking to the pan when you cook. There probably is not one home in America that doesn't have one piece of cookware with Teflon. Of course, technology brought new, non-stick cooking surfaces that work just as well. However, that Teflon name is readily identifiable for "non-stick" fame.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" his concerns "are bigger than Hillary Clinton. He raised the questions of national security, security clearance violations and enforcing the law.
"They deal with whether or not our national security is going to be preserved, and also the extent to which classified information should only be seen by people who have clearance to do that, and it's also an issue of whether or not the laws are going to be abided by."
Grassley said right now, all he can do is "raise the questions." Aside from national security, that means making sure the inspector general of the intelligence community is getting all the information he needs to determine "what classified information was maybe not handled properly"; and making sure the FBI is enforcing the law.
"That's about all a member of Congress can do, because, you know, prosecution comes under the executive branch of government," Grassley said.
As news outlets across the country previously reported, two emails out of a 40 email sampling of the 30,000 turned over by Clinton contained information deemed "Top Secret/Sensitive compartmented information," which is one of the highest levels of classification by the government. One email included a discussion of a "news article describing a US drone operation." The report by the Associated Press indicated neither email was marked as classified at the time sent. However, consultation with the CIA and other agencies since tagged the emails with a "TK" marking, meaning "Talent Keyhole" -- material obtained by spy satellites -- and "NOFORN," a classification whereby the information can only be viewed by Americans with appropriate security clearance. Controversy exists surrounding the designations termed a "knee-jerk" reaction in a government riddled in over-classification.
Jennifer Palmieri, spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton, informed supporters "Clinton was permitted to use her own email as a government employee and that the same processes concerning classification reviews would still be taking place if she used the standard 'state.gov' email account used by most department employees."
The State Department now contends it wasn't clear if the material in the emails ought to be classified at all.
Incredible! Interesting how the focus changes as time goes by.
Poor Chuck Grassley needs to review his responsibilities as a member of Congress as well as review the authority given to Congress by the US Constitution. Particularly, Grassley should review Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States of America, which states, "The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the united States, shall be removed from office on Impeachment for, and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." [Emphasis mine.] This includes Loretta Lynch or any Department of [In]Justice individual who refuses to prosecute a political figure on criminal charges, if determined by the appropriate agency the law was violated.
The focus of this entire email fiasco shifts steadily away from the real issue to the classification of emails with top-level security, which now might not be deserving of classification. With full knowledge, Hillary Clinton operated an unsecure email "server" in her home for herself and her staff outside of the purview of the government, maintained by a private contractor, and made the decision herself regarding the deletion of emails before review by the State Department. No one can claim they didn't know about the server since, obviously, Clinton sent and received email from government agencies. They knew and intended to ignore the implications until the "cat was let out of the bag."
Now, rumors of who might have tapped (no pun intended) Clinton's server bring into question the information in the emails and what she deleted to cover her tracks. All anyone has is Clinton's word she deleted only the emails surrounding Chelsea's wedding and some yoga exercise crap. With all the hub-bub about this, one can guarantee anyone associated with Clinton was instructed to delete anything incriminating. Crime and violations abound surrounding this situation. Yet, like "Slick Willie," nothing sticks on this woman despite the nooks and crannies under the Mao suits.
To top it all off, the "bat-guano" crazy liberal Demonicrats and Dementedcrats support this criminal for president. How unbelievably stupid can some people be? The answer to that question is well-known.
Should some form of criminal charges be forthcoming, Obama will stand on that constitutional option to "pardon" this evil witch, unless he wants to face the Clinton revenge machine. As it looks at this time, the wheels are in motion to "redirect" the focus to the email contents and the effects on national security and security violations, instead of the other infractions. In the case of the Clintons, Dupont invented some heavy duty Teflon for them. It's a shame they hid the heavy duty scrubber pads to at least put some major scratches in the coating.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.