The man known as America’s Mayor in honor of his response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, Rudy Giuliani, appearing on the Fox News Channel, including the Fox & Friends and Hannity shows, claimed that the Democratic Party frontrunner for president, Hillary Clinton, violated a number of federal statutes.
While Clinton’s defenders attempt to confuse potential voters by saying she isn’t being accused of any wrongdoing that rises to the level of criminal activity, Guiliani, who also served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York which included Manhattan, accused Hillary Clinton of possible criminal offenses. His list of Hillary Clinton’s alleged offenses includes the improper transmission and handling of confidential information, mail fraud statutes, wire fraud statutes, and obstruction of justice.
“General Petraeus… got prosecuted for doing approximately one-tenth of what she’s alleged to have done… There are specific federal crimes, I could give you a list of fifteen of them if you’d like, that she should be investigated for, for which there needs to be an answer. According to the public record, the answer to many of those is there is probable cause to believe she committed a crime. I qualify that by saying the public record,” said the career law enforcement official who reached superstar status with his leadership during the World Trade Center terrorist attack in 2001.
As a result of Guiliani’s statements on Fox News Channel, top conservative talker, Sean Hannity, had his staff post some of the laws that would apply to Hillary Clinton’s activities.The list includes:
Destruction, Alteration, Or Falsification Of Records In Federal Investigations And Bankruptcy
18 U.S.C. § 1519
Possible Penalty: Imprisonment of no more than 20 years, a fine, or both
Text: “Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States”
Gathering, Transmitting Or Losing Defense Information
18 U.S.C. § 793
Possible Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years and/or $250,000 fine
Text: “Allowing [by means of gross negligence] any document relating to the national defense to be removed from its proper place of custody or destroyed –or- willfully retaining unauthorized documents relating to national defense and failing to deliver them to the United States employee entitled to receive them –or- failure to report that unauthorized documents relating to national defense were removed from their proper place of custody or destroyed”
Concealment, Removal, Or Mutilation Generally
18 U.S.C. § 2071
Possible Penalty: Imprisonment of no more than 3 years, a fine, or both
Text: “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”
Unauthorized Removal And Retention Of Classified Documents Or Material
18 U.S.C. § 1924
Class: A Misdemeanor
Possible Penalty: Imprisonment for 1 year and/or $100,000 fine
Text: “Knowingly removing materials containing classified information of the United States with the intent to retain said info at an unauthorized location without the authority to do so”