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Can (should) America trust Hillary Clinton with nuclear codes, other sensitive state secrets?

By John W. Lillpop
web posted June 13, 2016 

Although panicked liberals in the mainstream media and disenfranchised members of the Republican establishment have joined forces in trying to portray Republican Donald Trump as a hot-headed, ill-informed bully lacking the judgment and temperament requisite for serving as Commander-In-Chief, the ongoing criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s performance while Secretary of State poses substantial questions concerning her fitness for high office as well.

Specifically, as reported in the Wall Street Journal:

At the center of a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information is a series of emails between American diplomats in Islamabad and their superiors in Washington about whether to oppose specific drone strikes in Pakistan.

The 2011 and 2012 emails were sent via the “low side’’—government slang for a computer system for unclassified matters—as part of a secret arrangement that gave the State Department more of a voice in whether a Central Intelligence Agency drone strike went ahead, according to congressional and law-enforcement officials briefed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.

Some of the emails were then forwarded by Mrs. Clinton’s aides to her personal email account, which routed them to a server, she kept at her home in suburban New York when she was secretary of state, the officials said. Investigators have raised concerns that Mrs. Clinton’s personal server was less secure than State Department systems.

The still-secret emails are a key part of the FBI investigation that has long dogged Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, these officials said.

They were written within the often-narrow time frame in which State Department officials had to decide whether or not to object to drone strikes before the CIA pulled the trigger, the officials said.

Law-enforcement and intelligence officials said State Department deliberations about the covert CIA drone program should have been conducted over a more secure government computer system designed to handle classified information.

This failure indicates a fundamental flaw in Clinton's ability to serve responsibly, in addition to her well-documented moral and character defects.

Clearly, Hillary Clinton should not  be trusted with the US nuclear codes and other vital state secrets routinely made available to the president as part of his role as Commander-In-Chief .

Rather, Hillary should be a stay-at-home granny where she can conduct Clinton Foundation rip-offs and fraud on insecure servers and e-mails to her heart’s content, without endangering the lives of 330 million Americans! ESR

John W. Lillpop is a California-based writer. © 2016 John W. Lillpop 

 

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