Did she or didn’t she know the risks?
Judicial watch received more emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including one that showed concern about how the State Department treated her records.
She wrote on March 22, 2009, to Huma Abedin and Lauren Jiloty, her former special assistant:
I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State. Who manages both my personal and official files?
I am sending out material the way I did w Lauren in the Senate, but I don’t know what’s happening w it all. For instance, I’ve sent a few things to Cheryl but she says she hasn’t read them. Does Claire manage this or does it all go to Joe? Are there personal files as well as official ones set up? If I don’t write anything on paper – as I mostly don’t – Lauren knew how to file it all in the Senate. I’m sending out a mix which sometimes Claire and other times Lauren picks up from the out box. What happens then is a mystery to me!
Abedin told Clinton they’ve discussed the issue before and would explain in person again.
But wait! In March 2015, Clinton addressed the email controversy at the UN. What did she say? At the 2:16 mark….
“The vast majority of my emails went to government employees at their government addresses, which meant they were captured and preserved immediately on the system at the State Department.”
Huh. Interesting. So she did know! Or didn’t she? At the press conference she admitted she should have just used two devices. But then again, it’s pretty easy handling more than one email address on one device. Excuses, excuses.
The government also handed over emails about political donations from Judith Heumann. They appointed her State Department Special Advisor on Disability Rights the following year. Other emails included exchanges between Clinton Foundation advisors and Clinton’s staff “about the Middle East and Haiti ‘donors’ conference.”
They also got one email with the subject line Kharxzai, but the government black out the content.
Last week, Judicial Watch received emails that showed Clinton’s email server caused the State Department to disable security features on their end.
One employee told the team to disable the anti-spam feature, which would make the servers vulnerable to viruses and phishing emails. State Department official Thomas Lawrence admitted the department viewed the solution “as a Band-Aid” and they feared the solution “is not 100% fully effective.”
As John Sexton at Hot Air pointed out, the State Department’s system blocked Clinton’s emails because it viewed her “private server as a security threat.”
A few weeks later, an IT employee shut down her server since he thought “someone was trying to hack us.” The hackers did not succeed, but the professional wanted to take precautions. At the time, Clinton could not receive emails on her BlackBerry since she connected the device to her private server.
Continuous problems caused her staff to encourage Clinton to use her government email. But the Director of S/ES-IRM, the portion of the department that coordinates work between bureaus, reminded Clinton’s team that if she uses the department email “that any email would go through the Department’s infrastructure and subject to FOIA searches.”DONATE
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