President Jimmy Carter greets members of the Egyptian delegation to the Mideast peace talks at the White House, Washington on Oct. 11, 1978. From left: U.S. National Security Affairs Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, Amb. Alfred Atherton; acting Egyptian Foreign Minister Boutros Ghali, Egyptian Defense Minister General Kamel Hassan Ali, and Carter. (Photo: Cook/AP)
Gregory Sims: It is not okay to give him a pass on this by chalking it up to naïveté. That is just creating an excuse for illegal activity. but not knowing the law, in this country, has never been an accepted defense against breaking the law. What he did, common sense dictates was wrong. He knew beyond a doubt that that wasn't okay-- because he lied about it and hid it. We cannot let these people get away with treasonous behavior just they are rich and in power. Then we are no longer a democracy.