And both reasons add up to “it’s none of your damn business.” After all she IS Hillary and she answers to different standards than the rest of the world. And Hillary’s email is at the top of the list of things that are none of your business.
The first reason is foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. The Foundation was barred from accepting donations from foreign countries while Hillary was Secretary of State. It appears that they got around that by accepting multi-million dollar contributions from foreign individuals instead.
It’s very likely that the server held emails related to those donations and under the definitions used by Hillary’s lawyers, those would not have been archived and would have been wiped from the server.
The second reason relates directly to Benghazi.
Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account.
Blumenthal’s emails to Clinton, which were directed to her private email account, include at least a dozen detailed reports on events on the deteriorating political and security climate in Libya as well as events in other nations. They came to light after a hacker broke into Blumenthal’s account and have taken on new significance in light of the disclosure that she conducted State Department and personal business exclusively over an email server that she controlled and kept secret from State Department officials and which only recently was discovered by congressional investigators.
If you take the time to read everything Hillary and her mouthpieces have said about what they turned over to the State Department, they always talk about “her emails.” A Clintonesque parsing of that term would exclude email FROM others to Hillary. After all, everything depends on the meaning of “is.” The State Department says that Blumenthal’s emails were turned over to them and that they turned them over to the Committee. And we have some great land in Florida for you to build your retirement home.
Blumenthal’s emails raise a number of other questions, chief among them would be, does Blumenthal have a security clearance? What was he doing working on Benghazi related matters, he wasn’t a State Department employee, nor, to our knowledge, was he a contractor.
It’s unclear who tasked Blumenthal, known for his fierce loyalty to the Clintons, with preparing detailed intelligence briefs. It’s also not known who was paying him, or where the operation got its money. The memos were marked “confidential” and relied in many cases on “sensitive” sources in the Libyan opposition and Western intelligence and security services. Other reports focused on Egypt, Germany, and Turkey.
Indeed, though they were sent under Blumenthal’s name, the reports appear to have been gathered and prepared by Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who left the agency in 2005.
The State Department has declined comment on the issue, and even if they did comment, it would come from Marie Harf. Barf. Hillary is, thus far, silent on the issue as well.
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