Originally posted February 5, 2016.
With growing and stunning evidence of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information, Andrew C. McCarthy writes that we have an egregious situation in which:
(a) Obama knowingly communicated with Clinton over a non-government, non-secure e-mail system.
(b) Obama and Clinton almost certainly discussed matters that are automatically deemed classified under the president’s own guidelines.
(c) At least one high-ranking government official (Petraeus) has been prosecuted because he failed to maintain the security of highly sensitive intelligence that included policy-related conversations with Obama.
As Mr. McCarthy notes, President Obama is under intense political pressure “not to permit an indictment that would doom his party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Now, factor in the embarrassment a prosecution could cause the president personally.”
“Many have asked why Hillary Clinton has not been charged already.” Read NRO’s Andrew McCarthy explanation of Obama’s growing conflict of interest in the Clinton e-mail scandal.
More from McCarthy on Hillary Clinton here: