Did I miss the thumb drives in the FBI report?

Trying to sort through so many lies from the Clintons, from their lying lawyers and from their sycophantic spinners can make your head spin.  The facts get buried in the avalanche of lies. That is the point of their mass media saturation strategy – to inundate the public with so much loud noise and so many obfuscations that you can’t keep track of the facts.

I’ve noted facts from the FBI notes in previous posts, but there’s one thing about evidence they received from the Clinton lawyers or from other sources, I did not notice in the FBI notes.  What is the disposition of the thumb drives of the server information, which none other than David E. Kendall, the infamous Clinton cover-up expert, was reported to have in his possession?

July , 30, 2015 – Politico reported:

Hillary Clinton’s private lawyer has a thumb drive containing classified information from as many as five U.S. intelligence agencies — but the State Department told POLITICO the law firm is taking “appropriate measures” to secure the files.

The agency declined to detail steps made to protect the sensitive information in attorney David Kendall’s possession, but the issue is raising concern among Republicans on Capitol Hill who’ve criticized Clinton’s handling of the email controversy. The thumb drive has copies of emails Clinton kept on a private server while she served as secretary of state, a trove now known to contain classified documents.

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The agency told POLITICO that Clinton “does have counsel with clearance.” Kendall, a prominent Williams & Connolly attorney who defended former CIA director David Petraeus against charges of mishandling classified information, declined to comment.
Clinton’s campaign echoed the State Department.”

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August 5, 2015 – The Blaze reported:

“WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has taken possession of thumb drives containing Hillary Clinton’s emails, some of which have been deemed to contain highly sensitive classified information, according to a U.S. official briefed on the matter.

The official was not authorized to be quoted publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.”

Further in this story:

“The U.S. official said the FBI recovered at least two thumb drives containing the emails from Kendall. The drives contain around 30,000 emails that Clinton deemed work-related and turned over to the State Department. She destroyed thousands of others that she said were not work-related.”

Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, turned over the emails after the FBI determined that he could not remain in possession of the classified information, the official said. The State Department previously had said it was comfortable with Kendall keeping the emails at his Washington law office.”


August 12, 2015 – the Washington Post reported:

“The e-mail server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton when she served as secretary of state was turned over to the FBI late Wednesday afternoon from a private data center in New Jersey, according to an attorney familiar with the transfer.

“It was picked up about 4 p.m.,” said Barbara J. Wells, a Denver lawyer who represents Platte River Networks Inc., a small computer services firm that has managed the Clintons’ private e-mail system since mid-2013.

Wells said her client was contacted by the FBI, which expressed interest in obtaining the old server. The FBI did not have a search warrant or subpoena and did not interview her clients, she said.”

Further in this story:

In addition to obtaining the old server, the FBI recently obtained a thumb drive in the possession of Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, that contained copies of work e-mails kept on the server.

Before it was taken to the data center in New Jersey, the server had been in the basement of the Clintons’ private home in Chappaqua, N.Y., during the time she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the Clintons’ e-mail network.


August 25, 2015 – In a CBS News article, Kendall claimed to have a top secret clearance, but claimed it wasn’t for Hillary’s emails:

“Obtaining top secret clearance “was unrelated to the 30,490 e-mails provided to the State Department on December 5, 2014; none of those e-mails was classified,” Kendall wrote to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. “As I am sure you are aware, it was not until nearly six months later that the first email in this group was retroactively classified as ‘Secret.'”

Kendall wrote that he received top secret clearance in November 2014; additionally, his law partner Katherine Turner obtained top secret clearance from the State Department in December 2014.

Kendall was in possession of a thumb drive that held copies of Clinton’s emails, but the attorney said the State Department gave him guidance for keeping the information secure, and “even provided physical equipment necessary to safeguard the thumb drive at issue.”

Grassley responded that even with his top secret clearance, Kendall did not have the level of authority necessary to possess the sensitive information in the emails in question.”


September 9, 2016  – I missed some of the House Oversight Committee hearing yesterday, so I was just listening to the beginning part.  At minute 35:52, Committee Chairman, Jason Chaffetz asks Patrick Kennedy, the Undersecretary for Management at the State Department, states that to the best of his knowledge, the FBI took possession of all the electronic information Mr. Kendall had.


I don’t recall reading about the thumb drive(s)  the FBI received in these FBI notes.  Did I miss the part about a thumb drive(s) David  Kendall turned over to the FBI?  And was it one thumb drive or “at least two thumb drives”, as reported by unnamed sources?

The Clintons and their lawyers are playing us again.

They are banking on the liberal media burying this story and prodding us that  “it’s time to move on”, while claiming Hillary is the poor victim of another “vast, right-wing witch hunt”.



Filed under Hillary's Email Scandal, Politics, Public Corruption, ThatWitch2016, The Media

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