Every government official must sign a separation agreement on the day they are to leave their job in the federal government. Every one. Even the most high ranking of members like Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director General David Petraeus. In fact, Petraeus recently pled guilty to federal charges for violating the terms of that agreement.
But the White House and the State Department are now stonewalling, saying they haven’t found the form to confirm or deny if Hillary Clinton has committed a crime.
See, if Hillary signed the paper as she was supposed to… then she has committed a federal crime by having public record emails still in her possession. You might think this is no big deal, but General Petraeus was forced to admit to committing a crime for forgetting that he left some files in a drawer in his home office! Petraeus’ crime, in fact, was far less egregious than Hillary Clinton’s.
If Clinton did sign the agreement, and if she did violate it and is charged for doing so… a guilty plea would automatically preclude her from ever being President.
One wonders if the White House will keep putting reporters off until they stop asking about the form altogether.
MATT LEE, AP: Last week, I think a couple times you were asked about whether the department has a record of Secretary Clinton signing the separation form.
JEN PSAKI: I don’t have an update on this, Matt. We’re still working on it. I understand.
MATT LEE: There has to be a human resources department, they presumably have a file on every employee at the State Dept. It can’t be that difficult.
JEN PSAKI: I don’t think former secretaries are standard employees.
JEN PSAKI: I understand why you’re asking. We’re looking to get an answer. I don’t have an answer today.
MATT LEE: Do you know — where are these forms after they are signed? Where do they go?
JEN PSAKI: Where in the building do they go?
MATT LEE: If I asked for one from someone else.
JEN PSAKI: I’m not sure how many forms we’d be willing to give you access to. Hahaha.
We keep records. I don’t have an update on this particular question today. We keep records, yes…
MATT LEE: So if someone had signed one of these forms it would be on file somewhere?
JEN PSAKI: We do keep records, yes, it would be on file.
MATT LEE: Then I can’t understand why– whatever.
Needless to say, AP reporter Matt Lee was not happy with Psaki’s answers.