In February, Hillary Clinton ironically wondered, “Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?” That’s an excellent question and one that is ever so pertinent. Recall earlier this summer the FBI said it “did find that hostile foreign actors gained access to the personal email accounts of individuals with whom Clinton was in regular contact, and, in doing so, obtained emails sent to or received by Clinton on her personal account.” Meanwhile, Intelligence Community Directive 732 stipulates, “Damage assessments shall be conducted when there is an actual or suspected unauthorized disclosure or compromise of classified national intelligence that may cause damage to U.S. national security.”
As Rep. Mike Pompeo reminds us, “FBI Director Comey has made clear that there was highly classified and sensitive information on Secretary Clinton’s personal server.” But according to a new report by The Washington Free Beacon, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence never followed through on its requirement to investigate the repercussions of a possible breach of classified intel — a decision that was supported by Director James Clapper. So to paraphrase Hillary’s question once again: Why is there one standard for her and quite another for everybody else?
That’s what guys like disgraced NSA thief and deserter Edward Snowden are asking..