I can’t remember when a newspaper used the “L-Word” in reference to a candidate for President, but Hillary Clinton received that honor on Sunday. Oh, and I’m not talking about “Liberal” when I say “L-Word.”
The State Department is lying when it says it didn’t know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal emails and a private server to conduct official business — because it never set up an agency email address for her in the first place, the department’s former top watchdog says.
“This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008.
You’re probably asking yourself, “How in the world does Krongard know that?” Thank you for asking.
The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov email address like previous secretaries.
“That’s a change in the standard. It tells me that this was premeditated. And this eliminates claims by the State Department that they were unaware of her private email server until later,” Krongard said in an exclusive interview. “How else was she supposed to do business without email?”
Hillary has the State Department “lying” for her. It’s no surprise, given that she’s been lying about her email since day one.
In addition to the lies, it’s important to note that her excuses don’t – and have never – held water, without regard to the whining from her camp and her supporters in the media. The emails came from a highly classified closed network and may have been copied and resent to Hillary. They contained the names of CIA undercover operatives and foreigners who are supplying intelligence to the U.S. I’m smart enough to know that would be very highly classified and sensitive information and shouldn’t be on an unsecured, unencripted server and I’ve never had a security clearance.
The law reads that it doesn’t matter if the documents were “marked confidential” or not so her excuse doesn’t hold water.
He says staffers who had access to secret material more than likely summarized it for Clinton in the emails they sent to her; but he doesn’t rule out the use of thumb drives to transfer classified information from one system to the other, which would be a serious security breach. Some of the classified computers at Foggy Bottom have ports for memory sticks.
Either way, there would be an audit trail for investigators to follow. The SIPRNet system maintains the identity of all users and their log-on and log-off times, among other activities.
“This totally eliminates the false premise that she got nothing marked classified,” Krongard said. “She’s hiding behind this defense. But they [emails]had to be classified, because otherwise [the information in them]wouldn’t be on the SIPRNet.”
The question should be, how many of Hillary’s staff are willing to go to prison to protect her?
The answer, is…probably not enough of them.
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