Just hours after walking free from felony and misdemeanor charges for handling top secret, classified information in an "extremely careless" manner, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton boarded Air Force One with President Barack Obama and jetted off to a campaign event in North Carolina. The trip cost taxpayers $200,000 per hour.
During the event, President Obama spoke before Clinton and used the official Presidential Seal for his remarks. When Clinton stepped up to the lectern it wasn't taken down, but instead used by Clinton for her remarks as well.
In the past, WH has said the presidential seal isn't displayed at campaign events. Nothing looks more presidential. pic.twitter.com/GH78IN7hyg— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 5, 2016
Campaigning for re-election in 2012, Pres Obama didn't use the presidential seal at most events. pic.twitter.com/w3xDisTolT— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 5, 2016
And then there's this, as if it matters.
In response to some tweets: Unofficial use of the presidential seal is a federal crime. Punishable by fine and/or jail.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 5, 2016