File this under: Things that would be hilarious if they weren’t real life and cross-reference under Not The Onion.
As if Hillary Clinton using a personal email account and home brewed server while serving as Secretary of State weren’t inept enough, Clinton’s private attorney is running around with a thumb drive full of classified info.
You read that correctly — a thumb drive.
Mind you, Clinton has sworn time, and time again that no classified information was transmitted via her personal email account. Which, as we’ve noted repeatedly begs the question — how the hell did she do her job?!
In any case, the Inspector General debunked the whole “I did not send classified information from my email account” claim. And now we learn that her attorney has a pocket-full of classified info.
The law firm assured Politico “appropriate measures” were being taken to secure the thumb drive. What those measures are, we have no clue.
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…
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.
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.
“The thumb drive is secure,” said Nick Merrill, a spokesman for the Democratic front-runner’s presidential campaign, referring questions to state.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has asked the FBI to confirm that the thumb drive has been secured.
“This raises very serious questions and concerns if a private citizen is somehow retaining classified information,” Grassley’s said in a letter sent late last week. He asked for more information on Kendall’s clearance and whether the lawyer was authorized to “be the custodian of classified national security information.”
The FBI has not yet responded.
Thumb drive. Really. What could possibly go wrong?
Follow Kemberlee Kaye on Twitter @kemberleekayeDONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.