Napolitano: Hillary 'Is a Felon and Should Be Indicted'

On Judge Jeanine Pirro's Saturday Fox News program, Judge Andrew Napolitano succinctly summarized the implications of the latest revelations concerning Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was the Obama administration's Secretary of State.

One can't help but notice that almost no one else is making Napolitano's obviously valid points. If a Republican or conservative had done similar things on Mrs. Clinton's scale, establishment press reporters and pundits would be making them on a daily basis:

Transcript (bolds are mine):

JEANINE PIRRO: Let's talk to the viewer. Let's talk to the public. They're like, "Who cares about her emails? Could you explain why these are so important?

ANDREW NAPOLITANO: These are important because they show the manner and methods by which the United States government acquires foreign intelligence.

And they name the names of people who supply United States intelligence. People in foreign countries, who if their names came out, they would be dead. They name the names of American agents who work with these people, people who if their names came out would be dead.

And she has shown a cavalier attitude about preserving these secrets, which violates an oath she took when she became Secretary of State. Which violates the same federal criminal statute that was used to prosecute General Petraeus.

... Now, a few minutes ago you asked me, ‘Why should the American public be concerned about this woman?’ Because she want’s to be the President of the United States and she’s a felon and she should be indicted for it.

This is the oath the Secretary of State takes:

An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

To be clear, one doesn't have to be convicted to be a felon. The commission of a felony is what makes one a felon, regardless of whether the legal system does anything about it, or for that matter even knows about it.

Napolitano's statement about the existence of felony offenses, based on facts revealed, is not an opinion. It's an observation — an observation virtually no one else in the establishment press will dare make about Mrs. Clinton.

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Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.