A stunning new report released Monday reveals just how reckless and incompetent former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was, in regards to safeguarding her emails against foreign hackers.
The State Department reveals “multiple security incidents” of Clinton’s unsecured emails being compromised by hostile forces aboard.
The on-going investigation has thus far identified “current or former employees” handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, resulting in “23 violations” and “7 infractions.”
The information came in a letter to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is responsible for overseeing the security review.
“To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents,” Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the State Department’s Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, wrote to Grassley. “DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents.”
Adding, “This number will likely change as the review progresses.”
Calling the matter “serious,” the State Department is expected to conclude its investigation around September 1st. However, the department did acknowledge that the probe into Clinton’s emails was unusually time-consuming. Perhaps because of her multiple attempts to either destroy and or delete her emails hindering further investigations into recovering those emails.
Taylor acknowledged, “Given the volume of emails provided to the Department from former Secretary Clinton’s private email server, the Department’s process has been necessarily more complicated and complex requiring a significant dedication of time and resources.” Taylor also noted that disciplinary consequences were pending.
The State Department’s Assistant Secretary went on to explain what disciplinary actions might be pending.
“In every instance in which the Department found an individual to be culpable of a valid security violation or three or more infractions, the Department forwarded the outcome to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/PSS), to be placed in the individuals’ official security file.”
Taylor continued, “All valid security incidents are reviewed by DS and taken into account every time an individual’s eligibility for access to classified information is considered.
Adding, “This referral occurred whether or not the individual was currently employed with the Department of State and such security files are kept indefinitely. Consistent with the referral policy, for individuals who were still employed with the Department at the time of adjudication, the Department referred all valid security violations or multiple infractions to the Bureau of Human Resources.”
Perhaps even more stunning was how the FBI conducted it’s “none- investigation” regarding the entire security breach by Clinton, along with the FBI’s refusal to charge her under the Espionage Act, which would have no doubt implicated President Obama, who was the recipient of countless emails from the then Secretary of State using her unsecured personal emails to correspond with the President regarding highly sensitive and classified information.
Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until 2017 and is now a Fox News contributor, said the arrangement between Clinton and the FBI, was one of willful blindness.
“What’s bizarre about this, is in any other situation, there’s no possible way they would allow the potential perpetrator to self-select what the FBI gets to see,” Chaffetz said, noting that the FBI was aware that the servers contained classified information in unclassified settings. “The FBI should be the one to sort through those emails, of the Clinton attorneys.”
The DOJ’s goal, Chaffetz said, was to “make sure they hear no evil, see no evil, they had no interest in pursuing the truth.”
However, the moment of truth came on Jan. 9, 2011, when Justin Cooper, the technology pro overseeing Clinton’s private home-based email servers, told her shortly after midnight that “someone was trying to hack us.”
Cooper then wrote to Clinton’s aid Abedin at 2:57 a.m. Sunday morning in a tense email exchange, “I had to shut down the server. Someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in, I didn’t want to let them have the chance to. I will restart in the morning.”
Early the next morning Abedin notified State Department officials, including Clinton’s chief of staff, regarding the near-breach, “Don’t email her [Hillary Rodham Clinton] anything sensitive. I can explain more in person.”
The Daily Caller reported that a state-owned Chinese company allegedly hacked into Clinton’s email server, and then inserted a code that forwarded every email she either sent or received from that moment on. That revelation has prompted President Trump to demand from all three agencies an in-depth investigation into all aspects of the potential explosive and growing scandal.