Norm Sauer: Clinton unfit to lead |

Norm Sauer: Clinton unfit to lead

On Friday before the long Labor day weekend the FBI dumped its documents about Hillary’s illegal server. The timing of the dump was probably with the hope that people were away from their homes and by their return the story would have passed from the news cycle.

The FBI’s data dump demonstrates Hillary is either dumb, dishonest or seriously mentally impaired.

FBI notes show by using her server and the open internet, Hillary compromised classified materials representing the full range of American espionage: human intelligence of HUMINT from the CIA, signals intelligence or SIGINT from NSA, and imagery intelligence or IMINT from NGA (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency).

Of 81 classified email chains, the FBI assessed 37 included Secret information while eight included Top Secret information. Also, seven chains included Special Access Program (SAP) information which is highly protected and shared only on a restricted, need-to-know basis. Worse, three chains contained Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) which always required special protection and handling.

If you have been paying attention to other news sources, Hillary’s mental and physical health has been questioned by critics and physicians. Although Hillary’s campaign denies she has health problems, the notes of the FBI interview show she used her health problems as an excuse during her dangerously reckless handling of classified information.

Further, in December of 2012, Hillary suffered a concussion and then around the new year had a blood clot in her head. Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received.

We otherwise know that as late as this year she was seen losing her balance, having coughing fits, having uncontrolled head jerks, stumbling on stairs, and wearing thick black-framed glasses with Fresnel prisms to counter double vision.

During the FBI interview, Hillary denied being able to recall key details about her server at least 26 times. She asserted “no recollection” 40 times. For example, she couldn’t remember any briefing by the State Department on how to handle classified material, or how to select a target for a drone strike, or who had access to her Blackberry account, nor the process for deleting her emails, nor every briefing she received after suffering concussion.

As Secretary, Hillary lost at least 11 smartphones that included classified information on them, and it’s unknown whether they were destroyed or in the hands of someone else whether authorized or not. Incredibly, a laptop and thumb drive with downloaded information from her server with Platte River Networks were lost in the mail.

Also discovered from the FBI’s released documents is that Hillary did not release all her work-related emails as she had earlier claimed. The FBI found she actually withheld around 17,500 of them.

Furthermore, Hillary’s team wiped her server using Bleach Bit and other drastic methods after the New York Times disclosed its existence in her home. Meanwhile Hillary was falsely calling for the release of all her emails to the public!

Most stupefying, Hillary claimed she thought the letter “C” on sensitive emails that indicated a document is “classified,” was a symbol that indicated alphabetized paragraphs!

The information released by the FBI raises serious questions about Hillary Clinton. The first is that she is mentally impaired and her campaign is lying about her being healthy. Second, if she is healthy, then she lied to the FBI about not recalling details due to her concussion. Third, she is an idiot about technology, national security matters and handling classified information. Fourth, her idiocy is just an act, in which case she is lying just to get into the White House.

One can accept any scenario above that suits their beliefs deduced from the facts. Unless in total denial, whichever of the four scenarios one chooses to believe Hillary is too dangerous to the country to be allowed anywhere near the White House.

Any normal person who put compartmented SIGINT on the open internet would be in federal custody in a New York minute! We now know Hillary sent it, received it, and kept it. It matters not that she kept her private server for convenience or to evade transparency regarding dealings enriching the Clinton Foundation. Her behavior contains the elements of a federal crime under 18 USC 1793, yet she is escaping prosecution entirely.

The current administration has hereby demonstrated its corruption, in which Hillary is complicit, by thumbing its nose at the people and saying, “What difference does it make?”

Norm Sauer, who lives in Nevada City, is a member of The Union Editorial Board. His opinion is his own and does not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Union or its editorial board. Write to him at

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