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WaPo: State Dept intensifies investigation into Hillary’s email server practices

WaPo: State Dept intensifies investigation into Hillary’s email server practices

“The Trump administration is investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email”

Hillary is one lucky woman. Anyone else who set up a private server for conducting government business, including classified communications, would be in prison right now.

But thanks to James Comey stepping out of line and letting her off, Hillary got away with her private shadow government scheme.

The prosecution of Hillary may not be on the front burner, but the investigation into the email practices of her office is not over. The Washington Post reports, State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton’s former aides:

The Trump administration is investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email, reviving a politically toxic matter that overshadowed the 2016 election, current and former officials said.

As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators — a list that includes senior officials who reported directly to Clinton as well as others in lower-level jobs whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, said current and former State Department officials. Those targeted were notified that emails they sent years ago have been retroactively classified and now constitute potential security violations, according to letters reviewed by The Washington Post.

In virtually all of the cases, potentially sensitive information, now recategorized as “classified,” was sent to Clinton’s unsecure inbox.

While the investigation has been ongoing for a while, WaPo notes that it picked up steam in August, leading to griping that it’s politically motivated:

To many of those under scrutiny, including some of the Democratic Party’s top foreign policy experts, the recent flurry of activity surrounding the Clinton email case represents a new front on which the Trump administration could be accused of employing the powers of the executive branch against perceived political adversaries.

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“While the investigation has been ongoing for a while, WaPo notes that it picked up steam in August, leading to griping that it’s politically motivated:… ”

What’s so bad about a balanced news diet? Their silly crash-and-burn, our earnest search-and-destroy.

Besides, Killary is SOOOOOOOO deserving…

Bleach bit/acid washed 33K emails under subpoena.
Destroyed laptops and sim cards.
weiner laptop investigation done by…. peter strzok!
had barack obama emailing on her illegal server and much, much more.

Yeah, sounds pretty legit to me.

And not just the abuse of classified information, she took billions of dollars into her “foundation” from countries and companies that had business before the Dept of State. It was all a big slush fund that allowed Hill and Bill to live like royalty. Can anyone point to any substantial achievements? Rebuilding Haiti you say?

If there is any doubt about whether that money constituted “pay for play” just look at the revenue stream of the Clintoon foundations ever since Trump broke her.

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/12/clinton-foundation-revenue-low/

    NoCommunists in reply to Paul. | September 29, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    What was total mega money given to Bill & Sr. Bush to help Haiti after earthquake? Where did that money go, Haiti says they got no help. The Dirty Duo was in Haiti, and there were so many little orphan boys and girls. WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO???

“James Comey stepping out of line and letting her off”
I have alwasys seriously questioned what gives him the authority to do so.
I considered it his opinon only.

    malclave in reply to snowshooze. | September 29, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Didn’t Loretta Lynch say she was going to follow his recommendation (probably after getting with him to determine what his recommendation would be)?

      DaveGinOly in reply to malclave. | September 30, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      Comey and Lynch were fellow travelers and true believers. Between such people orders of most kinds are unnecessary. Lynch’s stated intent to abide by Comey’s decision concerning Hillary’s possible indictment was all Comey needed to hear to know what was expected from him. He understood his role as the lightning rod. Sort of like a dog whistle, but for conspirators instead of racists.

Sorry, but this is just more Kabuki theater. Somebody wake me when the indictment comes down…

Please note that the *best* way of smoking out Never-Trump hard leftist members of State is to find which of them sent email to Hillary on her unsecure server. They either *knew* the email address was unsecure, in which case they should be fired for violating security, or they are going to claim they did not know, in which case they should be fired for being stupid.

Every email sent or received on government equipment is the property of the agency, down to and including email attachments of cats with misspelled captions. An investigation of State employees and their email practices only needs to be constrained by the limits of security clearances for the investigators, and since Wise Minds have determined that Hillary neither sent or received anything really classified, there should be no problem at all for State to check them all.

    “cats with misspelled captions”

    Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are.

    They take classes, pass a test. No pass no access. That way if they screw up it is much harder to claim ignorance.

    randian in reply to georgfelis. | September 30, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Is it possible to fire a Federal employee for rank stupidity?

      Grandpa in reply to randian. | September 30, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Stupid fed employees get promotions. The Peter Principle: “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence,” and that “In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties.”

      –Dr. Laurence J. Peter

        Sadly, since Federal employees are scattered all over the country, ‘Promoting idiots up’ makes them migrate to D.C. The thing is there are *good* feds in there too, because without them the entire process would collapse and so would social security checks, VA reimbursements, military procurement, etc… So the delicate dance of DC is to divert the dimwits into diversity conferences, fact-finding groups, empowerment projects, etc… while the good feds sweat their buns off keeping everything running *and* keeping the nitwits from screwing up the process.

        We only see the idiots.

Questions for the lawyers out there……

If the investigators are going back and informing people that these emails the employees sent are now retroactively classified does that mean the senders of the emails could face department punishment or even criminal charges?

    Possible outcomes (not an expert, but familiar with the rules):
    A. They get an incident noted in their security file that’s permanent and could affect a future renewal.
    B. A + administrative suspension of their clearance.
    C. B + criminal charges.

    To add a couple points:
    1. All employees are expected to be able to recognize classified material, or what ought to be classified material, even without it being properly marked.

    2. Regardless of the classification issues, sending emails of an official nature to a non-gov email would be something everyone is trained repeatedly to not do. It would at minimum represent an OpSec concern even if none of the material was classified.

    “”now retroactively classified””

    Relying on a very faulty memory, I seem to recall that quite a few of those e-mails had the classification line removed before they were sent to her server. Nothing retroactive about it.

      As far as I remember, *every* document produced by the SecState in her official capacity is ‘born classified’ until it is declassified, much the same as any cabinet-level officer. Since every email was generated on government equipment, it ‘belongs’ to the State Department. Hillary may have generated some yoga emails on her government machine, but the determination of their classification level is not done by her, but by administrative staff not under her control.

      She was stupid. If she had kept two devices, one for GOV work and a personal one for her little bribery scheme, and had kept the two separate like she is legally required to do, there would have been no ‘there’ for outside forces to be able to see who she was soliciting bribes from. I mean contributions. Yeah.

The Trump administration is investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email
What took so long? She should have been locked up already, along with her cronies, enablers, and accomplices.

But at least we’ve got The Very Best People(tm) on the case now…

The State Dept, eh?

If history is any guide, they’re investigating as far as their shredders will run.

Not holding my breath.

Again, timing is important.

The ramped up Servergate investigation begins in August. The ICIG changes the requirements for whistleblower complaint from direct knowledge to no knowledge, in August. In august the “whistleblower” complaint is launched. Who is the target of the Servergate investigation? HRC.

The entire “Get Trump” operational series was started to protect HRC over Servergate. It continued, because HRC can still be indicted and, possibly, convicted, unless Trump is removed. If that happens, there is a likelihood that she will implicate a very large swath of the Establishment political machine in other criminal activities.

    Mac45 in reply to Mac45. | September 30, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Oh, one more thing. Jeffrey Epstein. Arrested July 27, 2019 dead, August 10, 2019. Again, who was in jeopardy if Epstein talked?

      NoCommunists in reply to Mac45. | September 30, 2019 at 9:48 am

      Who were the pedophiles endanger of exposure? HillBill and the old Sr Bush who Obabbla sent together with wads of moolah to help Haiti after earthquake. Well, Haiti said they didn’t get the money… but there were lots of little orphaned girls and boys to be looked at. Curses on each and every one of the pedos in the world.

One small quibble, professor. There is absolutely no reason to believe that Jim Comey “stepped out of line” when he let Hillary off the hook.

It is far more likely that he was just doing what he was told to do.

Deep Plunger has been working diligently to clear the persistent muck from Water Closet, which is a progressive catastrophe spread by the press and social media platforms.

Does the statute of limitations apply in this situation?

Hillary puts classified information and conducts all State Department business on an unsecured server.
Dems: No big deal.
Trump puts sensitive, confidential material on a secure system in an effort to keep it secure from leakers.
Dems: Our hair is on fire!

Key question: What is the statute of limitations on HRC’s email violations?
I think they have been running out the clock for her.

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