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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

OPEN LETTER TO THE HONORABLE LORETTA LYNCH, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES

July 5, 2016

Dear Madam Attorney General,

This letter is being sent by the constituents you represent, The People of the United States of America.

On this date, FBI Director James Comey announced his findings regarding the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  During his announcement, he stated that although the FBI is providing the Department of Justice with recommendations to not prosecute Mrs. Clinton, however, it is with overwhelming disbelief that such a recommendation could be made.  Specifically, Mr. Comey distinctly provided several areas of the investigation that provides ample reason to convene a Grand Jury for their consideration.   (See:  Laws Clinton Likely Violated)

To wit, the following are some of the more relevant portions of Director Comey's press release which indicates that convening a Grand Jury would be the next relevant step in the process as it relates to Secretary Clinton:

1.  Regarding Sec. Clinton's use of Personal Email Servers:  "I have so far used the singular term, “e-mail server,” in describing the referral that began our investigation. It turns out to have been more complicated than that. Secretary Clinton used several different servers and administrators of those servers during her four years at the State Department, and used numerous mobile devices to view and send e-mail on that personal domain."

2. Regarding Sec. Clinton's Public Statements She Never "Sent nor Received Classified Emails on her Personal Server:"  With respect to the thousands of e-mails we found that were not among those produced to State, agencies have concluded that three of those were classified at the time they were sent or received, one at the Secret level and two at the Confidential level."   Further in his statement, "....there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."

"For example, seven e-mail chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received. These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters. There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation."

"None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government—or even with a commercial service like Gmail."

"Only a very small number of the e-mails containing classified information bore markings indicating the presence of classified information. But even if information is not marked “classified” in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it."

3.  Regarding Destruction of Evidence (Circumventing FOIA Processes):  "It is also likely that there are other work-related e-mails that they did not produce to State and that we did not find elsewhere, and that are now gone because they deleted all e-mails they did not return to State, and the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery."

4.  Regarding Gross Negligence with National Security Measures by a High Ranking Official of the U.S.:  "While not the focus of our investigation, we also developed evidence that the security culture of the State Department in general, and with respect to use of unclassified e-mail systems in particular, was generally lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government."

"With respect to potential computer intrusion by hostile actors, we did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked."

" We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account."

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As our Attorney General, it is your responsibility to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.  This is the Mission Statement of the Justice Department, for which, you bear ultimate responsibility.

It should be clear, that not bringing forth prosecution in this matter, at least to the Grand Jury level, would be setting clear precedence that those with political clout or connections, are able to circumvent the Judicial process, are able to commit crimes at the highest levels and are free of "fear of prosecution" for crimes for which there exists ample evidence, as identified by the FBI, whereas the "common citizen" would likely be charged.

There exists a double-standard.  There is no other way to perceive the events that have unfolded on this date.  The American People, by-in-large, will likely view the Justice Department, the FBI, and the Government as a whole, as corrupt, inept, and in every way will provide favors and turn a blind-eye to those who are big money "players" and "politically connected."  

Please take this letter as that of a plead to uphold your Oath of Office as Attorney General, the Oath you took upon practicing Law, and in the most basic of ways, to uphold the Ethics for which you personally represent.  This letter is being shared with the American People, and it is in great hope, that you will do the right thing and convene a Grand Jury and/or Prosecute the case against Secretary Clinton, for which there is ample evidence of Gross Negligence at the very least, with various degrees of severity of National Security breaches observed. 

Scott Anthony for
Flash News Network

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To all Americans, please contact the Attorney General at the information listed below, to let her know how you feel about the recent ruling by the FBI to not recommend charges against Hillary R. Clinton.  You may copy our letter above, or write your own thoughts to her, but in any event, please do not remain silent or complicit.  


Correspondence to the Department, including the Attorney General, may be sent to:
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
The Department may be contacted by phone at the following:

  • Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
  • Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000

https://www.justice.gov/contact-us