Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey is pretty sure that Hillary Clinton has broken four specific laws for using a private email server that contained classified information. He broke them down on Thursday's Morning Joe on MSNBC.
One of those laws states that "you can't put classified information in an unclassified setting." This is the one, he added, "that General Petraeus was convicted of on his own plea." He continued:
There’s one that says that you can’t expose national secrets through gross negligence. Then there’s one that says you can’t destroy government information. And then there’s one that says you can’t obstruct justice.
As TruthRevolt reported earlier, one of Clinton's tech staffers, Bryan Pagliano, was granted immunity -- something Mukasey said was done so he would be able to speak freely with the Justice Department. He added that someone like Pagliano could explain how nearly 1,800 classified emails ended up on a non-classified server and be able to finally prove that Clinton is lying when she says they weren't any classified documents:
"The notion that somehow they weren’t marked when they were put on the server is a half-truth and it's one that’s peculiarly designed to irritate anybody who knows the other half…
"[If Pagliano] was contracted to set up a server, that he knew was going to carry classified information relating to [Clinton’s] job, and [did] it without telling anybody, then it’s not necessarily that he’s guilty of a crime, but what he’s protected against doing is giving any step that could lead to being charged with a crime.
As The Daily Caller points out, Mukasey found himself most troubled by one aspect:
The way the stuff got from what’s called the SIPRNet, the secret network within the government. And that network doesn’t talk to any other network. So what has to have happened is somebody took it off there and either transcribed it or summarized it and then put it on her server. That’s very troubling.
Mukasey surmises that the biggest problem for Clinton is the fact that she ordered classified documents to be entered on her system as non-classified, which appears to be the case as one of her emails indicates she said "send it unclassified."
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