FBI to Interview Hillary Clinton’s Top Aides in Email Investigation

by Patrick Howley27 Mar 2016

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is kicking its Hillary Clinton email investigation into high gear.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the FBI and federal prosecutors are setting up interviews with Clinton’s top aides, a group that presumably includes Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

Her attorney, David Kendall, declined to comment. Her campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, said in an email that Clinton is ready to work with investigators to conclude the investigation.

‘She first offered last August to meet and answer any questions they might have,’ Fallon wrote. ‘She would welcome the opportunity to help them complete their work.’

Lawyers for her closest aides – Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan, Cheryl Mills, and Philippe Renes – either did not respond to messages or declined to comment.

The case hinges on whether Clinton violated a provision of the Espionage Act of 1913.

The law (18 U.S. Code & 793 subsection f) makes clear that anyone who has materials “relating to the national defense” cannot lose or give them away. The law is broken if “through gross negligence permits [materials] to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed.”

The penalty? A fine, a prison term of up to ten years, or “both.”

Clinton used a non-secure BlackBerry to conduct classified State Department business, and there’s evidence that her device was compromised on her very first official trip to China as Secretary of State.

On March 11, 2009, a State Department official whose name is redacted sent an email to another State Department official whose name is redacted. That email, obtained in a lawsuit by Judicial Watch, just might be the smoking gun in the Hillary Clinton email case.

The official stated that Hillary Clinton approached Boswell and asked him about Blackberry use. Specifically, Clinton asked about the fact that the Department had “intelligence concerning the vulnerability during her recent trip to Asia.”

The official wrote:

After this mornings “management meeting” with the A/Secys, Secretary Clinton approached Ambassador Boswell and mentioned that she had read the IM and that she “gets it”. Her attention was drawn to the sentence that indicates we (DS) have intelligence concerning this vulnerability during her recent trip to Asia.

Secretary Clinton has asked Ambassador Boswell for this information. Please prepare a short informal paper OR provide the A/Secy with a briefing on this matter. Your assistance is appreciated. The Secretary did not provide a “due date”…BUT the Ambassador would like to close this loop as soon as possible.

Since the FBI seized Clinton’s emails in August, the scandal has haunted her campaign.

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett threw Clinton under the bus, saying that the White House provided guidance to the State Department, telling employees to use official government email accounts.

Breitbart News first reported, based on high-level government sources, that of seven emails originally being analyzed by investigators to determine their classification status, two were deemed “Top Secret” and at least two were already classified when they were sent. Meaning, Clinton was sending and receiving classified information that she knew to be classified. The classifications were made by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Our exclusive report galvanized our readers and other media outlets, quickly picking up more than 12,000 social media shares and 5,000 comments. The Clinton campaign could not find a suitable talking point on the issue. The campaign tried to claim that Clinton did not send emails that were classified “when originated.”

But Intelligence Community C, now under attack by Team Clinton, confirmed, “IC classification officials reviewed two additional emails and judged that they contained classified State Department information when originated.”

The inspector general went on to make a comprehensive report, filed earlier this month. He found that “several dozen” emails had classified information in them. “These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined… to be at the confidential, secret and top secret/sap levels,” McCollough wrote in a letter to Congress. That’s right. A “sap” level is an even higher classification status than “top secret.”

Clinton’s server was highly vulnerable to attack, like the kind that occurred to multiple of her email contractors and could have happened to her when she opened a virus-infected email from her friend.

Breitbart News reported that Clinton’s server was operating on the same email network, and was housed in the same exact physical space, as the server for the Clinton Foundation, indicating that they were sharing a server. Additionally, that space was in New York City, not in the basement of Clinton’s Chappaqua, New York, home, as she claimed. Daughter Chelsea Clinton’s office was also using the email network.

Mrs. Clinton promised, but does not deliver:

On the issues: Education

Hillary Rodham Clinton:
As president, I’ll work to ensure every child—from every ZIP code—has access to a world-class education, including access to high-quality preschool. We need to strike the right balance on testing—with fewer, fairer and better tests for elementary and secondary school students. And we must support teachers with the training and resources they need… and blah, blah, blah…Lie-la-lie… la la la… la-lie…

 

Numerous Clinton Foundation employees used the clintonemail.com server for their own email addresses, which means that they were using email accounts that, if hacked, would have given any hacker complete access to Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails, as well.

Clinton’s server had an open webmail portal that gave potential hackers unrestricted access to Clinton’s personal information.

In fact, Clinton’s server went down at least three times during her tenure as Secretary of State, including weeks after the Benghazi terrorist attack. Clinton never even told her own IT Help Desk at the State Department that she was using a private server, keeping them in the dark about her secret activities.

Clinton even went so far as to hide the identity of the people running her private server, paying a company called Perfect Privacy, LLC. That company, based in Jacksonville, enters its own meaningless contact information into official Internet databases so that its clients’ identities will not be exposed.

 

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Breaking news: Lost emails from Clinton server discovered

 

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Hillary Clinton in hot waters….

Conservative legal watchdogs have discovered new emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server dating back to the first days of her tenure as secretary of State.

The previously undisclosed February 2009 emails between Clinton from her then-chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, raise new questions about the scope of emails from Clinton’s early days in office that were not handed over to the State Department for recordkeeping and may have been lost entirely.

 

Clinton’s presidential campaign has previously claimed that the former top diplomat did not use her personal “clintonemail.com” account before March 2009, weeks after she was sworn in as secretary of State.

But on Thursday, the watchdog group Judicial Watch released one message from Feb. 13, 2009, in which Mills communicated with Clinton on the account to discuss the National Security Agency’s (NSA) efforts to produce a secure BlackBerry device for her to use as secretary of State.  

The discovery is likely to renew questions about Clinton’s narrative about her use of the private email server, which has come under scrutiny.

Last year, news organizations reported that Obama administration officials had discovered an email chain between Clinton and retired Gen. David Petraeus that began before Clinton entered office and continued through to Feb. 1. The chain of emails began on an earlier email system that Clinton used while serving in the Senate, but was reportedly transferred on to the clintonemail.com server. 

In 2014, Clinton gave the State Department roughly 30,000 emails from her time in office that she said related to her work as the nation’s top diplomat. Another roughly 30,000 emails, which Clinton said contained personal information such as her daughter’s wedding plans and yoga routines, were deleted.

However, critics have questioned her decision to unilaterally delete the allegedly private emails without getting official input to determine which messages were personal and which were work-related.

Tom Fitton, the head of Judicial Watch, has said that he expects all of the emails to eventually come to light.

The State Department’s publicly released stash of Clinton emails begins on March 18, 2009. The new emails discovered by Judicial Watch are not contained in the State Department’s files.

A State Department official said on Thursday that Clinton “has previously acknowledged that she emailed with department officials before March 18, 2009, the date of the first email in the collection that former Secretary Clinton provided to the Department in December 2014.”

“Former Secretary Clinton has also indicated that she does not have access to work-related emails beyond those she turned over to the Department,” the official added, while noting that Clinton has confirmed in court proceedings that she gave over all the work-related messages she had.

“In September 2015, we also asked the FBI to inform us should it recover any records from Secretary Clinton’s server that we don’t already have,” the official added.

In the email released on Thursday, Mills told Clinton that an NSA official “indicated they could address our BB [BlackBerry] so that BB could work in” secure spaces, “based upon some modifications that could be done.”

“That’s good news,” Clinton responded.

Previous emails released as a result of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit have shown that the NSA dismissed initial attempts by Clinton’s team to secure her BlackBerry.

Fitton, the Judicial Watch head, described Thursday’s email as a repudiation of Clinton’s timeline.

“So now we know that, contrary to her statement under oath suggesting otherwise, Hillary Clinton did not turn over all her government emails,” he said in a statement. “We also know why Hillary Clinton falsely suggests she didn’t use clintonemail.com account prior to March, 18, 2009 — because she didn’t want Americans to know about her February 13, 2009, email that shows that she knew her Blackberry and email use was not secure.”

Hillary, Honestly

LIES HAVE SHORT LEGS, BUT THE TRUTH ALWAYS WINS

 

When asked about what how and why the State Department gave her close aide Human Abedin permission to hold an outside job with outside income while working for the government  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said:

“Well, I was not directly involved in the decision that led Abedin to take employment with a company run by a close friend of Bill Clinton as well as the Clinton Foundation.

Now, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show Clinton as well as with the Clinton Foundation.

Now documents released under The Freedom on Information Act show Clinton’s name on the paperwork okaying Abedin special role. While the signature is blanked out, the typewriten identification reads “Hillary Rodham Clinton”, Secretary of State.

Clinton honesty has been a theme that has been used against me and my husband Bill Clinton many years” she said in July. And at the end of the day I think voters sort it all out.

The White House insists the attack in Benghazi was a response to a YouTube video, knowing very well that it was a terrorist attack. And this is what Hillary Clinton keeps saying.

Somehow there is some one protecting Hillary Clinton from being indicted so that Mrs Clinton keeps her mouth shut and doesn’t make public her protector’s secrets.

Emails Show Hillary Clinton Aides Celebrating F-15 Jet Fighter Sales to Saudi Arabia: “Good News”

The shockingly brutal Saudi air campaign in Yemen has been led by American-made F-15 jet fighters.

The indiscriminate bombing of civilians and rescuers from the air has prompted human rights organizations to claim that some Saudi-led strikes on Yemen may amount to war crimes. At least 2,800 civilians have been killed in the conflict so far, according to the United Nations — mostly by airstrikes. The strikes have killed journalists and ambulance drivers.

The planes, made by Boeing, have been implicated in the bombing of three facilities supported by Doctors Without Borders (Médicins Sans Frontières). The U.N. Secretary General has decried “intense airstrikes in residential areas and on civilian buildings in Sanaa, including the chamber of commerce, a wedding hall, and a center for the blind,” and has warned that reports of cluster bombs being used in populated areas “may amount to a war crime due to their indiscriminate nature.”

Bombs dropped by fighter jets are pulverizing Yemen’s architectural history, possibly in violation of international humanitarian law.

A few years earlier, as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made weapons transfer to the Saudi government a “top priority,” according to her closest military aide.

And now, newly released emails show that her aides kept her well-informed of the approval process for a $29.4 billion sale in 2011 of up to 84 advanced F-15SA fighters, manufactured by Boeing, along with upgrades to the pre-existing Saudi fleet of 70 F-15 aircraft and munitions, spare parts, training, maintenance, and logistics.

The deal was finalized on Christmas Eve 2011. Afterward, Jake Sullivan, then Clinton’s deputy chief of staff and now a senior policy adviser on her presidential campaign, sent her a celebratory email string topped with the chipper message: “FYI — good news.”

The email string was part of a new batch of emails from Clinton’s private server, made public on Friday evening as the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

One American official, whose name is redacted in the emails, said he had just received confirmation that Prince Salman, now the king of Saudi Arabia but at the time the senior Saudi liaison approving the weapons deal, had “signed the F-15SA LOA today” and would send scanned documents the following day.

“Not a bad Christmas present,” he added.

Another official, whose name is also redacted, confirmed that a Saudi general who had been working with U.S. officials was “pleased, as are all of us,” and said he would soon contact executives at Boeing.

The congratulatory tone continues through the email chain with other officials, also with redacted names, calling the weapons deal “Great news!”

On December 26, Jeremy Bash, then-chief of staff at the Pentagon, sent the email string, titled “F-15SA Christmas Present,” to Sullivan, who sent it to Clinton with his own note at the top.

David Sirota and Andrew Perez have previously reported for the International Business Times that Clinton’s State Department was heavily involved in approving weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. As weapons transfers were being approved, both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Boeing made donations to the Clinton Foundation. The Washington Post revealed that a Boeing lobbyist helped with fundraising in the early stages of Hillary Clinton’s current presidential campaign.

Jeremy Bash is now managing partner at Beacon Global Strategies, a consulting firm that provides advice to Clinton on foreign policy while providing paid advice to the military contracting industry.

Lee Fang can be reached via twitter (@lhfang) or lee.fang@theintercept.com

 

 

DeLay: FBI ‘Ready to Indict’ Hillary

 

DeLay: FBI ‘Ready to Indict’ Hillary

The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn’t followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency’s investigators plan

to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV.

“I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they’re ready to indict,” DeLay said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“They’re ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public.”

Clinton is under FBI investigation for her use of a private server to conduct confidential government business while she was secretary of state. But some Republicans fear any FBI recommendation that hurts Clinton will be squashed by the Obama administration [ old news ]

Special: IRS Insider Confesses . . .

DeLay, a Texas Republican and Washington Times radio host, said:

“One way or another either she’s going to be indicted and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign. One way or another she’s going to have to face these charges.”

Last week, Clinton’s press secretary Brian Fallon accused intelligence Inspector General Charles McCullough of colluding with Republicans to damage Clinton’s campaign for president.

The charge came after a report that McCullough sent a letter to two GOP lawmakers that some of Clinton’s emails sent from her private server when she was secretary of state should have been marked with classifications even higher than “top secret.”

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Fact checking the Hillary Clinton email controversy – The Washington Post

 

 

 What you need to know about Hillary Clinton’s emails

The State Department has finished releasing more than 30,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State. Catch up on the controversy and read the emails below. Related story: Clinton, on her private server, wrote 104 emails the government says are classified

By The Washington Post- Updated March 5, 2016

The authors who wrote emails now deemed classified

The Washington Post analyzed all 52,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s correspondence released by the State Department over the past nine months. The Post found that 1,789 individual emails were classified as a result of the State Department’s review process. They were authored by 299 different people. The authors included Clinton and members of her inner circle, but also long-tenured diplomats and others. The 10 individuals who authored the most emails with classified redactions:

Jacob Sullivan – 215

Director of policy planning during Clinton’s tenure

Jeffrey D. Feltman – 124

Assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs

Feltman currently serves as the Under Secretary of Political Affairs at the United Nations. Before that, he was a foreign service officer since 1986. He served as U.S. ambassador to Lebanon from 2004 to 2008.

Hillary Clinton  –  104

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate

William Burns – 60

Deputy secretary of state

David M. Hale – 53

Special envoy, deputy envoy for Middle East peace

 Daniel B. Shapiro – 48

White House national security staffer/U.S. ambassador to Israel

Melanne Verveer -48

U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues

Verveer is currently the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Close to Clinton, she served as chief of staff to Clinton while she was first lady.

Philip H. Gordon – 45

Assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs

After leaving his State Department post in 2013, Gordon worked as White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf region until 2015. He is currently a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Cheryl D. Mills -Chief of staff  – 28

Mills was one of Clinton’s closest aides. A lawyer, Mills served as deputy White House counsel under President Bill Clinton. She then served as an administrator and counsel at New York University before working for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She is currently in the private sector but remains a confidante to Clinton.

Huma Abedin -Deputy chief of staff

Abedin has worked for Clinton since serving as a White House intern assigned to her in 1996. She worked for Clinton while she was a senator from New York. She is the vice chairwoman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign and frequently travels with Clinton.

Jacob Sullivan – 215 emails

Director of policy planning during Clinton’s tenure

Was often a go-between for diplomats in the field and the secretary of state. After Clinton left the State Department in 2013, Sullivan became an aide to Vice President Biden. He is now a foreign policy adviser to Clinton’s presidential campaign and a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School.

 

Jeffrey D. Feltman

Assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs – 124 emails

 

Feltman currently serves as the Under Secretary of Political Affairs at the United Nations. Before that, he was a foreign service officer since 1986. He served as U.S. ambassador to Lebanon from 2004 to 2008.

 

Hillary Clinton – 104 emails

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate

 

William Burns – 60 emails

Deputy secretary of state

 

Burns served as a foreign service officer for 33 years before his retirement in 2014. Previously, he had been ambassador to Russia and Jordan and assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. He is currently the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

David M. Hale – 53 emails

Special envoy, deputy envoy for Middle East peace

A foreign service officer since 1984, Hale is currently the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan.

He served in several roles involving the peace efforts in the Middle East under Clinton.

 

Daniel B. Shapiro  52 – emails

White House national security staffer/U.S. ambassador to Israel

 

Shapiro has been the U.S. ambassador to Israel since 2011. Before that, he was on the national security staff at the White House. He has also been a congressional staffer, focusing on foreign affairs.

 

Melanne Verveer 48 – emails

U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues

Verveer is currently the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Close to Clinton, she served as chief of staff to Clinton while she was first lady.

 

Philip H. Gordon – 45

Assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs

After leaving his State Department post in 2013, Gordon worked as White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf region until 2015. He is currently a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Cheryl D. Mills – 38 emails

Chief of staff

Mills was one of Clinton’s closest aides. A lawyer, Mills served as deputy White House counsel under President Bill Clinton. She then served as an administrator and counsel at New York University before working for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She is currently in the private sector but remains a confidante to Clinton.

 

Huma Abedin – 36 emails

Deputy chief of staff

Abedin has worked for Clinton since serving as a White House intern assigned to her in 1996. She worked for Clinton while she was a senator from New York. She is the vice chairwoman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign and frequently travels with Clinton.

[Justice Dept. grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server]

Where the controversy stands

What happened: Used private email server

Why it matters: Carry out State Department business while she was Secretary of State, from her private email server. Some of her correspondence was between non-government email addresses.

Records not under government control

Records not involving government email addresses were not under government control, raising issues concerning security and the State Department’s ability to follow open records laws.

Chose not to keep “personal” emails

Clinton has given 30,000 work-related emails to both the State Department and the FBI. She said she chose not to keep 31,000 others she deemed personal.

[Clinton won’t say if her server was wiped]

Emails are possibly irrecoverable

Because Clinton gave the FBI her private server, technology experts may be able to retrieve portions of the emails she did not keep. If they cannot, there may be no way to know what emails Clinton did not turn over.

Sent information now classified

The emails were not marked as “classified” at the time but do contain information now considered classified, according to the intelligence community’s inspector general.

[Top secret emails were sent on Clinton’s private account, official says]

Material not allowed on non-approved systems

Federal rules prohibit sharing classified material on non-approved or personal systems. Regulations dictate the burden is on the sender of an email to classify its security clearance level.

[State discovers hundreds more Clinton emails for release to Benghazi panel]

 

The emails that were released
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Hillary’s Worst Nightmare Comes True Thanks to the US Justice Department

 

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Zerohedge reports that The Justice Department has granted immunity to a former State Department staffer, who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to a senior law enforcement official.

In the video below, Gary Franchi of the Next News Network goes further into the topic:

 

HILLARY’S WORST NIGHTMARE JUST CAME TRUE THANKS TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Published on Mar 5, 2016

Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Zerohedge reports, The Justice Department has granted immunity to a former State Department staffer, who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to a senior law enforcement official.