The 3 U.S. Criminal Laws Hillary Broke with Her Email

Why Are ‘News’ Media Hiding Them from the Public?

Eric Zuesse

When I submitted on April 9th to virtually all U.S. news-media a news-report headlined “Two Ways Hillary’s Private Email Operation Was Obviously Criminal”, and provided there the U.S. statutes that Hillary Clinton had clearly violated by her privatized email operation when she was serving as the U.S. Secretary of State, it was news-enough to qualify for publication by all of the major newspapers and TV networks and the other major and minor U.S. national news-media — but they all rejected it, declined to publish it, even though I don’t charge for my news-reports; and the only reason why they wouldn’t publish it had to be that they don’t want the public to know that she had violated at least two specific U.S. criminal statutes. But then a reader, Rocky Springer, at one of the news sites that did publish it, (there were four, all very small: those two, plus this and this) posted a comment calling my attention to yet a third federal criminal statute that she was violating there:

18 U.S. Code § 2071 – Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally

(a)Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

(b)Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.

That’s not as high a penalty (“fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both”) as the two statutes I had cited earlier (one of which was 20 years’ imprisonment, the other of which was 10), but it certainly is yet a third criminal statute that she certainly did violate, and yet she is being voted for by more of my (former) fellow Democrats to represent us as our (their) Presidential nominee, than is her competitor, Senator Sanders (who has no such “experience”); and how could this possibly be the case but for the U.S. ‘news’ media’s hiding from the voters that Ms. Clinton definitely and incontestably did violate at least three U.S. criminal laws, there?

Are the ‘news’ media — that is, the persons who own the major blocs of stock in each and every one of them — wanting the Republican nominee (whomever he turns out to be) to be running against a person who should be facing prosecution under those three (and perhaps other) U.S. criminal laws — wanting, in other words, to hand the White House to whomever wins the Republican nomination? Is the U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and is her boss the current President Barack Obama, not going to be bringing Hillary’s clear crimes in this matter before a grand jury to consider for indictment? Or, are the millions of Democratic voters in those primaries simply fools who don’t care that they’re voting for a clear-cut (regardless of whether the U.S. President and his Administration are refusing to prosecute her) crook?

It can’t be only the voters that are to blame, because (also very clearly here) they’re simply not being informed by the U.S. national ’news’ media what the laws are that she has, so very blatantly, violated. How can the voters be blamed for not knowing what it is that the ’news’ media are hiding from them?

As regards the possibility that the President and his Attorney General are to blame: we don’t know, and we have no way of knowing, whether Clinton’s case in this matter is being seriously investigated by the FBI for possible bringing of federal criminal charges against her for what she so incontestably did do in regards to her State Department email. Quite possibly, the FBI are interviewing and getting plea-bargains from her subordinates in this criminal activity, as a prerequisite to obtaining her own under-oath testimony; quite possibly, they’re doing their duty.

What is not in question is that the U.S. national ’news’ media are hiding from the American public the statutes, the criminal laws, that the currently leading candidate for the U.S. Presidency has so clearly, on the basis of the emails that were able to be reconstructed from her wiped-clean private email server, did violate.

Whereas Ms. Clinton obviously is a crook (in this matter if not for any other), what can we say about the U.S. national ‘news’ organizations? They are not violating any criminal law by hiding this crucial information from the public. But what they are doing is even more heinous than what she did. With a ‘news’ media such as this, we can only continue to be deceived into electing and even re-electing people such as George W. Bush who during 2002 and 2003 lied this country into the disastrous and unwarranted and illegal invasion of Iraq. And, if that’s not a heinous national ’news’ media, then what is? This is, before so many primary elections for the U.S. Presidency. Not allowing the public to know the truth. It’s as bad now as it was in 2002 and 2003. It’s a dictatorship. That’s what we have, with a press like this.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • Lynn Walker

    Let me know when you decide it’s time to revolt.

    Better yet, we need a method to signal we’ve all decided it’s time and how we propose to do it (violent overthrow, non-compliance, find law-enforcement with the balls to arrest the criminals, hit the streets singing the names of God as our sword and shield, …).

    • a

      Where the ‘news’ media are complicit in the government’s lies (because the same aristocracy controls the ‘news’ media that controls the government), only private means of communication are available to opponents of the dictatorship. Where the government’s system of surveillance is total at the metadata-level (such as in the United States), the government knows about any communications between its opponents; and can thus identify all of its enemies. Coordinated action against the government is thus impossible. Where the government’s surveillance additionally includes selective penetration into the contents and not merely (the government’s total penetration into) the metadata, there is no way for the public to resist, because, in effect, the aristocracy is all-powerful.

      • Lynn Walker

        Agreed, this has been our greatest obstacle, but our aristocracy is not all-powerful, they have vulnerabilities. Most specifically, they follow a demonic course of action, their power is most likely enhanced through demonic forms of sacrifice, and they deliberately debase mankind to prevent any ‘divine’ power interference in their plans.

        Our oligarchs are powerless against the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and will simply disappear when a significant number of us take shelter of the Almighty. Play politics and you play into their hands, resist or revolt and they have counters to your acts, but take shelter of the Lord and any harm they attempt will result in their destruction at His hands. They won’t assist in the transmission of this message but we may speak of it far and wide and no amount of prior knowledge will help them.

        They put their shoes on one foot at a time.


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    am very sorry for not responding to you until now.

    am, ShenRong-Hua, the Chairman of the Animal Protection Association
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    Jan 7, 2016, we sent a letter to American Institute in Taiwan FDA,
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    is a matter of life-and-death.


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    Protection Association of the Republic of China

  • Defiant

    My God…anyone else would already have been in prison for years…

    • Eileen Kuch

      Which means that Hillary Clinton committed the same type crimes as anyone else – if having done the same, would’ve already been in prison for years. In other words .. according to the law .. Hillary’s not above it. She must be charged and prosecuted for her use of an unsecured private server for govt business .. and much of this business contains extremely high sensitive information, such as information on covert operations overseas.
      The Kremlin currently has copies of the Hildabeast’s emails – including those containing info on covert operations. President Vladimir Putin already released some, but he’ll surely release the rest, now that the DOJ/FBI won’t file any charges for these felonies.
      And, does FBI Director James Comey really believe that Putin will give him those copies, just because he (Comey) may ask or demand them? If so, he’s a total moron; Putin will only laugh and tell him that he’s the leader of a sovereign nation, and release the remaining emails accordingly.

  • DW

    If these people would just read they will learn she is a career criminal, its amazing that this country has a chance to change for the better in every way but they get hung up on Clinton propaganda and cannot see the forest for the trees. We are clearly headed off a cliff and Hillary is at the wheel.