Just How Crooked Is Hillary Clinton?

According to Kristi Culpepper, pretty darn crooked:

If you take the time to dig into primary sources and court proceedings, you learn many things about Clinton, her inner circle, and how the State Department operates that would make most Americans seethe.

First, it is quite clear that Clinton & Co. have been actively misrepresenting their motives in maintaining a private server for correspondence. Second, the State Department’s failure to supply relevant information as required by law raises questions about whether officials there are playing a role in concealing wrongdoing. The State Department has become so systematic in denying journalists’ requests for information about Clinton’s tenure there that the public should be demanding to know if government officials are working in coordination with Clinton’s campaign.

I have struggled with how to organize my thoughts on this topic. Usually I provide a long chronological explanation of events. There is so much bad behavior in this instance, however, that I am going to list red flags that suggest criminal activity was taking place.

It is beginning to look like support for Hillary Clinton can serve as an effective litmus test for whether or not a person cares more about power or principle (such as the principle of nobody being above the law.) I detest all politicians equally.

On Conspiracy

I’ve spoken to a lot of people who deny the existence of various conspiracies behind well-known human events because they believe it’d be too hard to keep a secret with the assumedly large number of people who would have to be in on it to pull off the original act.

I want to ignore the possibility, which I’ve raised, that secrecy isn’t even necessary because many times people will ignore or not recognize criminality right in front of their face (ie, the ongoing, millenia-long fraud of the State).

Instead, I want to reflect on the following current events. Nearly every week for the past several months, new information about global national “security” apparatus spying has come to light thanks to the efforts of Edward Snowden and his allies. Each one of these stories are billed as surprising revelations not previously known.

I don’t think there has been any specific disclosure of how many people at the various agencies fingered are involved in each of these various schemes but it seems safe to say they are “numerous.” I don’t know what kind of upper bounds a person would put on the number of members of a conspiracy required to keep a secret but I’d have to believe, given that these agencies occupy fairly large office buildings and other campuses around the country and the world, that the number of operatives exceed those thresholds.

How, then, did these programs manage to remain a secret?

To take this further, how do “intelligence communities” manage to operate at all given that they, too, are “numerous” and their entire model operates on the assumption that secrets can be kept despite their numerousness?

If I were to venture a guess, I’d say the answer lies with recognition of the fact that people have strong incentives to keep secrets concerning criminal or otherwise socially-reprehensible activity they’re engaged in. Especially when such activity constitutes their “job” which provides food for their families, or, even more powerfully, when such activities line up with their ideological beliefs, whose faithful following gives their lives purpose and meaning.

I think it unwise to overly discount the economic likelihood of conspiracy.

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