Hillary and the IG

Hillary Clinton and several people who worked at the State Department refused to cooperate with the Inspector General (IG) even though the law requires them to cooperate. Hillary says she didn’t answer questions from the IG because she answered questions for others. The law certainly does not offer that option.

NLRB regulations require employees to cooperate with the IG and to provide sworn testimony (29 CFR 100.21). In a criminal investigation, the subject will be informed of the right to remain silent. However, that silence, together with other evidence, will not preclude disciplinary action. Subjects in civil and administrative cases and employees who are not subjects do not have a right to remain silent, and may be subject to discipline for refusing to cooperate with an OIG investigation.

There was essentially no Inspector General to serve as watchdog at the State Department while Clinton Served as Secretary of State. Did Hillary have an agreement with Obama not to appoint one?

Hillary and all the people who sent her classified documents also violated the law. This most likely includes people at the White House, the CIA, The Justice Department and many other federal agencies. They are also guilty. 

Here is what 18 USC 798 says:

a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—

(1)  concerning the nature, preparation, or use of any code, cipher, or cryptographic system of the United States or any foreign government; or

(2)  concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States or any foreign government for cryptographic or communication intelligence purposes; or

(3)  concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government; or

(4) obtained by the processes of communication intelligence from the communications of any foreign government, knowing the same to have been obtained by such processes—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

President Obama and Hillary seem to believe they are not subject to the laws of the land that the rest of us are -- but why hasn’t the Justice Department enforced the law as is their job?

I am waiting for some enterprising reporter to ask Hillary a simple question: How did you handle the thousands of sensitive, classified documents that a Secretary of State obviously receives during your tenure?

I believe another line of question that should go to Hillary is why are there five shell corporations in Delaware for the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation? What is their purpose? Are they meant to reduce taxes or prevent transparency?

I think the questions about the shell companies and the Clinton Foundation itself are equal in importance to Trump’s tax returns.

Hillary Clinton and several people who worked at the State Department refused to cooperate with the Inspector General (IG) even though the law requires them to cooperate. Hillary says she didn’t answer questions from the IG because she answered questions for others. The law certainly does not offer that option.

NLRB regulations require employees to cooperate with the IG and to provide sworn testimony (29 CFR 100.21). In a criminal investigation, the subject will be informed of the right to remain silent. However, that silence, together with other evidence, will not preclude disciplinary action. Subjects in civil and administrative cases and employees who are not subjects do not have a right to remain silent, and may be subject to discipline for refusing to cooperate with an OIG investigation.

There was essentially no Inspector General to serve as watchdog at the State Department while Clinton Served as Secretary of State. Did Hillary have an agreement with Obama not to appoint one?

Hillary and all the people who sent her classified documents also violated the law. This most likely includes people at the White House, the CIA, The Justice Department and many other federal agencies. They are also guilty. 

Here is what 18 USC 798 says:

a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—

(1)  concerning the nature, preparation, or use of any code, cipher, or cryptographic system of the United States or any foreign government; or

(2)  concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States or any foreign government for cryptographic or communication intelligence purposes; or

(3)  concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government; or

(4) obtained by the processes of communication intelligence from the communications of any foreign government, knowing the same to have been obtained by such processes—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

President Obama and Hillary seem to believe they are not subject to the laws of the land that the rest of us are -- but why hasn’t the Justice Department enforced the law as is their job?

I am waiting for some enterprising reporter to ask Hillary a simple question: How did you handle the thousands of sensitive, classified documents that a Secretary of State obviously receives during your tenure?

I believe another line of question that should go to Hillary is why are there five shell corporations in Delaware for the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation? What is their purpose? Are they meant to reduce taxes or prevent transparency?

I think the questions about the shell companies and the Clinton Foundation itself are equal in importance to Trump’s tax returns.