Face the Dock.

GettyImages-159924056-hillary-glasses-2-640x480Yes, that is a fair question…. .

On Thursday, when federal prosecutors announced charges against Martin under the Espionage Act for mishandling classified documents, people wondered, “but what about Hillary Clinton?” 

In principle, both did the same thing. Martin, as a National Security Agency contractor, stored classified documents in his home, which was unauthorized. Clinton, as Secretary of State, stored classified documents on her personal server in her home.  Again, unauthorized. On its face, it seems pretty much the same. 

Legally, the big difference is this: Martin admitted he knew the documents were classified and admitted that what he did was wrong and illegal.  Game over.

He should have “lawyered up” before opening his mouth.  Or consulted Clinton.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/10/21/gregg-jarrett-why-is-legal-standard-for-hillary-different-than-one-for-and-me.html

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161020/17313435848/how-could-nsa-contractor-harold-martin-have-been-taking-home-classified-info-20-years-without-nsa-noticing.shtml

….and this, in the context of recent polling that suggests that Clinton SHOULD have been indicted…. .

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/most_still_say_clinton_should_have_been_indicted

Something to be said for keeping your mouth shut.  Some can do it, and some cannot.  And its important.

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