There was an incredible confrontation at last night’s NBC News Commander-in-Chief Forum between an Air Force and Navy veteran who served in Iraq and Hillary Clinton.
Lieutenant John Lester absolutely hammered Clinton over her handling of classified material on a private server in her bathroom.
“As a naval flight officer, I held a top secret clearance and that provided me access to materials and information highly sensitive to our war-fighting capabilities,” Lester explained. “Had I communicated this information not following protocols, I would have been prosecuted and imprisoned.”
Lester continued, blasting the former Secretary of State saying “you clearly corrupted our national security.”
Via the Washington Examiner:
A veteran confronted Hillary Clinton about her handling of classified information as secretary of state during a presidential forum on Wednesday.
An Air Force and Navy veteran, who said he held “the top secret sensitive compartmentalized information clearance,” challenged Clinton’s actions as secretary of state live on MSNBC’s commander-in-chief forum.
“Had I communicated this information not following prescribed protocols, I would have been prosecuted and imprisoned,” said the veteran, identified by MSNBC as a Republican. “Secretary Clinton, how can you expect those such as myself who were and are trusted with America’s most sensitive information to have any confidence in your leadership as president when you clearly corrupted our national security?”
Watch the fiery confrontation below …
Flabbergasted, Clinton stumbled on her explanation.
Jonathan Swan of The Hill explained that Clinton spent most of the time during the forum on the defensive for her handling of classified material, thanks in part to Lester’s questioning.
“Hillary Clinton struggled to explain her handling of classified material as secretary of State during tough questioning at a military-focused forum on Wednesday night,” he wrote.
In the end, Lester is correct – anyone would have been in prison for what Hillary did … unless your last name is Clinton. Then there are a separate set of laws to follow.