Hillary’s Mens Rea
No, this isn’t about me be a peeping tom. Mens Rea is lawyer-speak for State of Mind. And, that is what got her out of the hot water. Yes, she stored classified info on her personal mail server. Yes, she was briefed on how classified info must be protected. But, nobody thinks here state of mind was such that she’s culpable. At least that’s what the Attorney General’s office told us yesterday.
Such an idea seems like a pretty good concept. How shaky that is in this case is for you to decide. At a glance, it looks like she was better informed about the needs of her office and what Top Secret means. There was secret info on her computer. There is no way to say that the system was hacked — it was quickly taken down.
So Mens Rea is there to protect us all — citizens, politicians, celebrity alike. Right!
So take a look at this bit of equal justice under law: