Hillary's maid printed out classified documents

  • 7 November 2016
  • NormanL
Hillary's maid printed out classified documents

There are times when the truth is far stranger than fiction. This is one of those times:

Hillary Clinton regularly instructed her housekeeper to print government emails and documents when she was secretary of state – including classified materials, according to FBI memos.

FBI memos show Marina Santos often handled sensitive information, but didn't have the security clearance to do so, the New York Post reports.

The housekeeper was paid to look after Clinton's home in Washington, known as Whitehaven.

But the Democratic nominee also trusted the Filipina immigrant with state secrets, asking her aides to forward messages and attached documents they sent her on to Santos to print at home.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump blasted the arrangement on Sunday morning, telling a Sioux City, Iowa crowd that Clinton was 'completely jeopardizing the national security of the United States.' 

And yet, the FBI chose, for whatver reason, not to recommend charges against Clinton for her handing of the emails on her private server.

We could call this gangster government, but that would be unfair to gangsters (who at least have something approaching a code of honor). Government, as practiced by the current political class, and by those surrounding the Clintons in particular, has no honor. Or common sense, or decency.

It's enough to make us pull out our old copy of "Our Enemy, the State."