Politics Queston: Does the president get legal immunity?

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  1. SouthernListen

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    Why? Oh, no reason.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article30714762.html

    Top Secret’ emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides
    Four former aides have turned over personal emails

    Senior senator skeptical of the extent of the review

    Intelligence investigators say they have yet to see aides’ emails

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    Hillary Clinton during a campaign stop in Miami on July 31, 2015. Gaston De Cardenas AP
    BY ANITA KUMAR, MARISA TAYLOR AND GREG GORDON

    McClatchy Washington Bureau


    WASHINGTON
    As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as “Top Secret.”

    The inspector general for the Intelligence Community notified senior members of Congress that two of four classified emails discovered on the server Clinton maintained at her New York home contained material deemed to be in one of the highest security classifications - more sensitive than previously known.

    The notice came as the State Department inspector general’s office acknowledged that it is reviewing the use of “personal communications hardware and software” by Clinton’s former top aides after requests from Congress.

    “We will follow the facts wherever they lead, to include former aides and associates, as appropriate,” said Douglas Welty, a spokesman for the State Department’s inspector general.

    Despite the acknowledgment, the State Department inspector general’s office has left numerous unanswered questions, including exactly who and what is being investigated. The office initially declined to comment and referred questions to the Intelligence Community inspector general’s office, which said it is not currently involved in any inquiry into aides and is being denied full access to aides’ emails by the State Department. Clinton, herself, is not a target.

    The expanding inquiry threatens to further erode Clinton’s standing as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Since her reliance on private email was revealed in March, polls in crucial swing states show that increasing numbers of voters say Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, in part, because of her use of private emails.

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, wants Clinton and her aides to “come clean and cough up” information about their personal email use.

    “Both the State Department and Intelligence Community inspectors general should be looking into the staff use of the Clinton private server for official State Department business. This means giving both inspectors general access and custody of all emails that haven’t already been deleted,” said Grassley of Iowa. “From what is publicly known, it appears that the investigation thus far has focused so much on the former secretary of state, that it’s gotten lost that high-level staff apparently also used this server too.”

    At least four top aides have turned over records, including copies of work emails on personal accounts, to the State Department, which is collecting them in response to a subpoena from Capitol Hill, according to the department. Lawmakers have demanded records, including personal emails, from six other aides, but it’s unknown whether they used personal email for work.

    Three Republican Senate committee chairmen _ Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin _ requested in March that both inspector generals conduct an audit of aides’ personal emails.

    “As outlined in the joint letter with his colleagues, Chairman Burr has expressed concern that State Department aides may have transmitted sensitive or classified information in an insecure manner,” Burr spokesman Becca Glover Watkins said. “Chairman Burr expects that the IGs will conduct their investigations as requested.”

    But it’s not clear that’s being done.

    Welty initially said the Intelligence Community inspector general, which had already been looking into the issue of whether classified information has been improperly shared with or by Clinton, has taken responsibility for deciding which emails to review, from whom and determining their classification.

    However, Andrea Williams, a spokeswoman for the Intelligence Community Inspector General, said that office “never had access to any emails other than those provided to the State Department by former Secretary Clinton.”

    But she said her office could get involved. “The intent is not to just focus on Clinton,” Williams said.

    THE OFFICE OF EVALUATIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS WITHIN THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG) IS REVIEWING THE USE OF COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE BY FIVE SECRETARIES OF STATE AND THEIR IMMEDIATE STAFFS.

    Steve A Linick, Inspector General, Department of State and I. Charles McCullough, III, Inspector General, Intelligence Community to Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management, Department of State


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  2. wife is a whore

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    No. If they did, Nixon wouldn't have cut a deal, resigned, and gotten pardoned by Ford. Though I'm sure Hillary doesn't possess enough shame to not pardon herself.
     
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    It's frankly amazing all the nefarious shit she has pulled over the years...

    Unfortunately for her, she lacks Bill's affability.
     
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    Not at all. Nixon probably would have been impeached and Bill was impeached by the House but was aquitted by the Senate.
     
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    I'm starting to think that the Dem hierarchy is letting her get beat up by the GOP, then they are going drop the hammer on her before the primaries, to get her out of the way, and pop a couple legit candidates in there.
     
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    Who is the alternative democrat candidate? There were some headlines about some young buff guy several months back, but I haven't seen much lately.
     
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    ted cruz is an odd lookin fella

    i liked that he was willing to make an ass of himself for that simpsons garbage

    but he's odd looking
     
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    Biden has a good shot. He is likeable and the pr sells itself from his life of tragedy.
     
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    ...obama can pardon her for murdering a nun on top of a pile of nasal kittens before he leaves office.
     
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    ...it was biden who sewed up the last election for obama imo. his debate sealed the deal.
     
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    I'm sure there will be plenty of them if they get H out of there. Right now it's just a simple coronation ... a foregone conclusion that I simply can not understand.
     
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    Agreed. I think @wifeisawhore nailed it when stating Hillary will be a sacrificial lamb. Beau Biden telling his dad to run while on his death bed will pull on the heart strings of millions. The right needs to be very careful who they put up there. Whoever it is better be really fucking likable
     
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    "if the president does it, it's not illegal" - a president who resigned after committing illegal acts
     
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    If Hilary steps aside, Cuomo would join the race, and have a shot w/ the NYC money backing him.
     
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    Biden was the perfect choice for Obama. If they coulda done a better job of keeping him from live mics, I think he would be a lay up for the Dem candidate this time around.
     
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