Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did break her department’s rules by setting up her own secret email server, the inspector general concluded in a report sent to Congress on Wednesday that says she failed to report hacking attempts and waved off warnings that she should switch to a more official email account.
Inspector General Steve Linick, appointed by President Obama, said he couldn’t find any evidence that Mrs. Clinton received approval for her odd email arrangement, and when lower-level staffers pressed the issue, saying she was skirting open-records laws, they were ordered “never to speak of the secretary’s personal email system again.”
In one instance in 2011, Mrs. Clinton’s tech guru thought the server was being hacked and shut it down for a few minutes. Months later, Mrs. Clinton feared yet another hack attack was underway — yet never reported the incident to the department, in another breach of department rules.
“Notification is required when a user suspects compromise of, among other things, a personally owned device containing personally identifiable information,” the investigators wrote. “However, OIG found no evidence that the Secretary or her staff reported these incidents to computer security personnel or anyone else within the Department.”
The report was transmitted to some members of Congress but has not been officially released. The Washington Times and other press outlets obtained a copy Wednesday.
Mrs. Clinton refused to cooperate with the probe, as did a number of her top aides from her time at the department, leaving investigators with a number of questions they weren’t able to nail down.
Of course, Hillary still believes she’s still under only a “security review” too! Even though the Director of the FBI has told “We The People” otherwise.
Yes, Hillary.. it’s called an INVESTIGATION!
Of course, didn’t Hillary also state she would talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime? Add that to the book of lies…which is getting to be a pretty thick volume.
One email exchange mentioned in the report, which Mrs. Clinton did not turn over in her 30,000 messages, seemed to indicate that she intended for her system to hide communications from the public.
In the 2010 exchange, top personal aide Huma Abedin suggested that it was time to look into getting an official state.gov email address because Mrs. Clinton’s messages from her clintonemail.com account were landing in staffers’ spam folders.
Alternatively, Ms. Abedin said, Mrs. Clinton could release her secret address to the department so she could be designated as a verified account, keeping her messages out of spam folders.
Mrs. Clinton refused, saying she didn’t “want any risk of the personal being accessible.” The inspector general at that point in the report notes that Mrs. Clinton refused to cooperate, and Ms. Abedin did not respond to a request to be interviewed.
What a surprise! NOT!
To say in an email that she didn’t “want any risk of the personal being accessible”…that’s like saying, no, I prefer to hide it from anyone searching with the Freedom of Information Act. Of course, Hillary Clinton never thinks she will actually get caught, so for this to be found in an email is rather surprising.
The FBI received an email from her that said her server went down, and she wasn’t going to take the State Department’s Blackberry. How could she? That would be just way too transparent. I mean, it’s not like she was HIDING the email…right? It’s not that her email server in her house was actually hacked…right?
Looks like Guccifer may be paying off after all. Then again, it may come down to whether or not Hillary will be sentenced before or after her election. Wouldn’t you love to be the fly on the wall when Hillary and Obama are negotiating terms? You know what they say about liars?…sooner or later they’re like criminals…you are going to get caught!
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