Justice for all, after all

To the Editor:

For insight and guidance into [Donald] Trump’s classified information problems, and their satisfactory resolution, refer to Hillary [Clinton]’s classified information problems, and their satisfactory resolution.

Recall that, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary famously chose to use her own private email server for her official U.S. government classified email, and that, when ordered by the U.S. government to turn over the server, she destroyed the evidence of her violation of U.S. law.

This, despite her documented U.S. government training in, and acknowledgement of, the proper use of government servers for classified government emails. Recall FBI director [James] Comey’s carefully chosen course of action in Hillary’s indisputable violation of U.S. law, as you urge justice now. Justice for all, after all.

Bear in mind that the standard applied to Trump, whether consistent to the standard applied to Hillary or not, will most certainly be applied to any Democratic politician who will serve, or now serves, as president.

Edgar Tolmie


Editor’s note: The State Department and the FBI each investigated Hillary Clinton several times over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Clinton cooperated with investigators — and was not charged with any crimes.

Although FBI Director James Comey termed Clinton’s email setup “extremely careless,” he told the press in 2016, “... Although the Department of Justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.” Comey also said that the FBI found “no evidence that any of the additional work-related emails [found by the FBI] were intentionally deleted in an effort to conceal them.”

None of the emails at issue were marked as classified, according to the yearslong U.S. State Department investigation; its 2019 report concluded, “There was no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information.”

Donald Trump himself, in a post on his Truth Social network, complaining about the widely publicized FBI photograph of top-secret documents in his home office, none of them stamped as declassified, confirmed they were there.

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