Saturday, June 9, 2018

A smoking gun by any other name

Via David

A new term, with attendant implications, may soon enter the political vocabulary: Document 34.  It's the evidence that shows what James Comey originally wrote about Hillary Clinton's handling of classified documents and how it was changed by staffers (presumably Peter Strzok).

Hence, a Document 34 emerges as a smoking gun proving conspiracy and cover-up of a serious federal crime.  This term may in fact replace "smoking gun," which dates back at least to Watergate, as the designation for a decisive piece of evidence.

Document 34 in this case makes a difference of up to ten years in prison compared to what Hillary could have faced without the wording change from "gross negligence" to "extremely careless" handling of classified documents.

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