Originally Posted by MrG
My point, and I'm not speaking for Piob here, is that she is presumably still eligible for security clearance, which would not be an option for a rank-and-file bureaucrat who handled classified information the way she did. That is evidence she is receiving preferential treatment, and it goes to my earlier point that, while I understand that the quote from Comey's statement I used earlier did not involve legal sanction, it's clear that she is protected from any
sanction. Taken in that light, I think Comey's statement illustrates the fact that her status as one of our political elite has made her part of a class that does not play by the same rules as the rest of us (which was the thrust of my very first post in this thread).
Everyone, whether they acknowledge or not, knows that the political class doesn't play by the same rules as us. They're exempt from insider trading rules, they're exempt from Obamacare mandates, they're exempt from all the airport security nonsense they put in place, they investigate themselves when someone does something illegal or unethical, etc, etc.
It is just now the head law enforcement officer openly said that. To me that's the scariest part. We have gotten to the point where the head of the FBI can come out and admit that she plays by different rules than us and it isn't universally upsetting. I can't imagine this playing out the same way 100 or 200 years ago. Today, it is like a 60/40 split who is outraged - everyone who sees themselves on the right and Berniebros. The partisan Ds just line-up in blind defense. The same thing would happen if the shoe had been on the other foot (the media coverage might not be the same though).
Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Well, I think that's sort of the problem.
Agreed. I had lowly secret clearance once. If had taken a thumb drive of documents home with me and stored them on my personal computer, I would have lost my clearance and thus my job. Probably worse. If the military found out after I was out, they probably would have prevented me from getting clearance in the future.