NSA employee pleads guilty to storing classified documents at home

A former National Security Agency employee admitted on Friday that he had illegally taken from the agency classified documents believed to have subsequently been stolen from his home computer by hackers working for Russian intelligence.

[The defendant] pleaded guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information, an offense that carries a possible 10-year sentence.

This is, essentially, what Hillary Clinton did. She stored classified documents on her server, removing them from the secure systems and making them vulnerable to hacking attempts. (Not that the official servers are automatically invulnerable, but they at least have competent IT staff trying to protect them). The defendant in this case appears to have had no ill intent, but they charged him anyway and he pled guilty anyway.

What makes his case any different from Hillary's case?

Only Hillary's political influence and connections.

This entry was published Wed Dec 06 03:07:12 CST 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-12-02 00:49:12.0. [Tweet]

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