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State Department Reopens Email Case Against Hillary, Aides

State Department Reopens Email Case Against Hillary, Aides

Republicans have also asked officials to revoke her security clearances.

The State Department has decided to restart their own investigation into how Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled any classified information.

The presumptive Democrat presidential candidate escaped prosecution when the FBI recommended the Department of Justice not bring charges against her.

The State Department began theirs when they found “22 emails from Clinton’s private server to be ‘top secret.'” They stopped their investigation when the FBI began theirs in April:

“Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement, the State Department intends to conduct its internal review,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. “Our goal will be to be as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations.”

Kirby set no deadline for the investigation’s completion.

People cannot face discipline if they no longer work at the State Department, but the officials could add information about security violations to his or her file. This means they could possibly revoke their security clearance.

The department will more than likely investigate Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and Huma Abedin, Clinton’s closest aides. They did not “identify former officials that still hold security clearances,” even though one email showed Mills still has them.

Republican senators have already asked Secretary of State John Kerry to revoke security clearances for Clinton and her staff:

“Failure to impose any sanctions for these clear violations of State Department procedure undermines the integrity of the State Department’s system for handling classified information and sends the wrong message to the Department’s employees,” the senators wrote in a letter Thursday.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan also asked James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, to revoke Clinton’s security clearances.

His statement is here:

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Comments

buckeyeminuteman | July 8, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I’m sure John Kerry will be much more transparent and honest about his investigation than Loretta Lynch was…The more times she is cleared of wrongdoing the more it looks to the uneducated voter like Republicans are just out to get her. We all know how this is going to go, “different spanks for different ranks.”

They should start by prosecuting the aids one by one until the rest turn on Hillary to save their own skins.

inspectorudy | July 8, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Let’s all commit suicide by holding our breaths until this investigation is done! John eFFing Kerry? He is going to do this? About as soon as when hillary stops lying!

The State Dept. said it was suspending its review pending the end of the FBI’s investigation. Now the rubber stamp process can continue.

As for Ryan, I’ll say it again: he has not demonstrated the slightest intent to cooperate with an effort to refer to law enforcement that Hillary lied before Congress etc. (I understand Hillary was not sworn in, but the FBI didn’t swear Martha Stewart in, either. It doesn’t have to.) Therefore I consider this to be a fraudulent effort, opiate for the masses while doing zero of substance.

    Milhouse in reply to JBourque. | July 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Lying to the FBI is a crime even without an oath. Lying to Congress, without an oath, is not a crime. It’s contempt of Congress, and they should pass a resolution holding her in contempt, but the DOJ won’t prosecute her just as it didn’t prosecute Holder.

Pure theater. This goes nowhere.

Common Sense | July 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Oh my… beyond hysterical. Obama will never sign the law and if Clinton is elected she will automatically have the highest clearance as president.

People better stop complaining about Trump.
President Clinton or President Trump.
That is the choice.

I would believe that during the FBI investigation, the State Department in being responsive to them, would have essentially completed a comprehensive investigation, and the only thing lacking would be response.
So, I am wondering….What else is left to look at?

Jay Hafemeister | July 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

This is an excuse to not release any of Hillary’s emails. Because ongoing investigation.

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