The American media and politicians can abandon important issues without any reflection or commitment to getting at the truth. A President Trump may be worse than I fear or he may turn out to be a lot better than I ever expected, but the fact remains – he was elected and that’s the reality. Due to the “GOP Insurgency” during the primary, which was orchestrated by the mainstream (liberal) media giving Trump billions in free media and I firmly believe a great deal of Clinton collusion with the media too, the process was corrupt as all get out, imo. Be that as it may – Trump was elected in the general.
Now, with Hillary Clinton’s email server and the subsequent news stories that have surfaced, then been quickly squashed, well , there remain some serious concerns about the national security implications. Yet, those stories disappeared.
Some remaining questions;
1.) Now, that the election is over, has extremely careless Hillary Clinton’s security clearance been revoked yet? What about the security clearances of her “extremely careless” aides? You’d think removing access to highly classified information to people with lengthy records of “extremely careless” handling of such information would be an urgent national security action.
2.) Does the FBI have the thumb drive of all the emails from Hillary’s server”
Back on September 9, 2016, I wrote Did I miss the thumb drive in the FBI report:
“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.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/hillary-clinton-email-thumbdrive-security-120833#ixzz4JmQOgOTh
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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 the 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?”
3.) Is anyone investigating the details of Hillary Clinton allowing her Filipino maid, Marina, access to the SCIF in her DC home to print out emails? Paul Sperry reported in the NY Post on November 6, 2016:
“As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government emails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington, DC, emails and FBI memos show. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance to handle such material.
In fact, Marina Santos was called on so frequently to receive emails that she may hold the secrets to emailgate — if only the FBI and Congress would subpoena her and the equipment she used.
Clinton entrusted far more than the care of her DC residence, known as Whitehaven, to Santos. She expected the Filipino immigrant to handle state secrets, further opening the Democratic presidential nominee to criticism that she played fast and loose with national security.
Clinton would first receive highly sensitive emails from top aides at the State Department and then request that they, in turn, forward the messages and any attached documents to Santos to print out for her at the home.
Among other things, Clinton requested that Santos print out drafts of her speeches, confidential memos and “call sheets” — background information and talking points prepared for the secretary of state in advance of a phone call with a foreign head of state.
“Pls ask Marina to print for me in am,” Clinton emailed top aide Huma Abedin regarding a redacted 2011 message marked sensitive but unclassified.”
Inquiring minds never quit…. inquiring;-)