Now that the third and final presidential debate is in the history books and most polls show Hillary Clinton with a solid lead over Donald Trump, things can get back to normal, and federal prosecutors can once again pretend to take crimes involving classified documents seriously.
Harold Thomas Martin, III, aÂ former NSA contractor and lieutenant in theÂ United States Navy,Â was arrested in late AugustÂ in dramatic fashion, with the Associated PressÂ reporting that a neighbor witnessed agents tossing a stun grenade in his house and leaving 11 hours later with Martin in handcuffs.
â€” CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 21, 2016
@CNNPolitics like storing classified files on a private server, and sharing them with people who don't have classified clearance, or no?
â€” Veritas4America (@Veritas4America) October 21, 2016
@CNNPolitics why did they put a pic of some strange man. That's not what Hillary looks like
â€” Bartholomew lulz (@LulzBartholomew) October 21, 2016
Martin has been charged withÂ stealing government property and unauthorized removal of classified materials, and according to a new filing, might face additional charges under violations of the Espionage Act.
The FBI hasnâ€™t determined Martinâ€™s motivation but so far does not believe he was working as an agent of a foreign country. Heâ€™s been determined a flight risk and a target of Americaâ€™s adversariesÂ now that his case has been made public; in response, his attorneysÂ filed a list of peopleÂ charged with similar crimesÂ who were not detained prior to trial.
No, sheâ€™s not on the list.
â€” Chris Sandell (@ChrisSandell7) October 21, 2016
@CNNPolitics what makes him any different from Hillary?
â€” Joann Webster (@JoannWebster19) October 21, 2016
Well, heâ€™s not Hillary. Isnâ€™t that enough?
@CNNPolitics Feel sorry for anyone working a secure position in the Fed Govt After Hillary pulling her antics. Everyone else is a sacrifice
â€” We Are Deplorable (@IMDeplorable) October 21, 2016
@CNNPolitics and Hillary walks free regardless of her ties to terrorist organizations, private server, inciting violence, and illegal voting
â€” Derek Scott (@D3r3kSc0tt) October 21, 2016
â€” Tom G Stark (@TomStark913) October 21, 2016
@CNNPolitics If his last name was Clinton he wouldn't have to worry about a thing
â€” Psalm34 (@Anniebelltaylor) October 21, 2016
But Hillary Clinton allowed an IT Co with NO SECURITY CLEARANCE have control of a server & that's ok ?
â€” Pearl (@NettiePearl01) October 21, 2016