It is Time for Secretary Clinton to Withdraw from the Presidential Race

By Ed Timperlake

In her Constitutional “Advise and Consent” Presidential Appointment Schedule (PAS) position upon taking her oath of office to become the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was fourth in line to become President.

The Continuity of Government Program, states that the line of succession to become President in the event of a strategic strike on the US, and our leadership goes from the VP, to Speaker of the House, to President Pro-Tempore of Senate and then Secretary of State.

Secretary Clinton, the 67th, United States Secretary of State, from January 21 2009 until February 1 2013, was 4th in line to become President.

So when the just releases FBI report talks about SAP briefings it is very serious because the most closely guarded Code Word TS/SCI program in the United State is our COG plans and procedures in the event of a strategic strike to decapitate our leadership.

The fundamental essence of deterrence for our national survival, since the introduction of Atomic Weapons, is the absolute certainty a constitutionally empowered leader would survive a first strike and retaliate with a vengeance. As long as any opponent of America believes that then we have an element of safety and national security that deters the “unthinkable.”

This is why a single line in the FBI report in the interview of Secretary Clinton should be of the greatest concern.

COG/SAPs are ongoing and dynamic and understanding them and ones role at all times is essential. So this line in the FBI release tells all American’s that Hillary Rodham Clinton is not qualified to become President. “Recalled briefings but could not recall any specific briefings on how to handle information associated with SAPs.”

And this is the reason why; “However, in December 2012, CLINTON suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot. Based on her doctor’s advice she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received.”

Independent of serious health issues which she uses as an excuse and legal dodge, how was it that she was allowed to function using only private e-mails inside U.S. Continuity of Government Planning and execution in the event of a crisis involving a potential nuclear attack on the United States?

After 9/11, thankfully only a limited conventional strike, but that time there was still a very prudent “this is no drill moment” and was appropriately executed:

Known internally as the COG, for “continuity of government,” the administration-in-waiting is an unannounced complement to the acknowledged absence of Vice President Cheney from Washington for much of the past five months. Cheney’s survival ensures constitutional succession, one official said, but “he can’t run the country by himself.” With a core group of federal managers alongside him, Cheney — or President Bush, if available — has the means to give effect to his orders.

The fact that FBI Director James Comey a University of Chicago trained Attorney “walked Hillary Clinton” is a question for the ages. However, he may have recognized the seeds for a legal defense based on her closed brain head injury:

He said the decision was based largely on the fact that investigators did not find Clinton intended to mishandle classified material.

As the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs during Desert Storm under the able visionary leadership of Secretary Ed Derwinski, the VA at all levels began to develop even a greater appreciation for the damage of closed brain injuries. This concern and research, tragically driven by the nature of 21st Century combat IEDs, has only accelerated treatment.

One of the most important emerging fields of research is brain injuries and the law.

Pioneering work is being performed both throughout the DVA medical and counseling nationwide system and other visionary medical programs.

One particular program is noteworthy:

MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University

With a course book of core themes the book addresses include new law/neuroscience issues pertaining to: brain injuries, pain and distress, memory, emotions, lie detection, judging, adolescence, addiction, and brain death. Closing units explore current and coming legal issues surrounding cognitive enhancement, brain-machine interfaces, and artificial intelligence. The materials also consider: international neurolaw, psychopathy, decision-making, mental health, the aging brain, the veteran’s brain, behavioral genetics, prediction of future dangerousness, and neuroethics.

So to summarize, by her own legal declaration to the FBI, if she had been serving as President of the United States, her interview would have triggered Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States;

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

It is now evident, yet again in her own words that Secretary Clinton should, while there is still time, stop her quest to become President.

Withdrawing would be a very honorable and historically commendable path that demonstrate to the American people her basic concern and humility so as to not inevitability traumatize fellow citizens because of any lasting effects of a very serious closed brain injury on her ability to perform any future government functions.


Clinton also told the FBI that she was not informed about any instruction or direction about the preservation of records from the department during her transition out of office in early 2013. But the report noted that Clinton’s concussion in December 2012 and subsequent blood clot led to limited work at State for only a few hours a day and also that she “could not recall every briefing she received.”

The FBI’s report stated that Clinton did not have any discussions with aides about turning over her email records, nor did anyone at State ask for them.

“She believed her work-related emails were captured by her practice of sending email to the email addresses of her staff,” the report continued, adding that the secretary of state “was unaware of the requirement to turn over printed records at that time. Her physical records were boxed up and handled by aides.”

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