Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is the current chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Thursday, Grassley launched an inquiry into why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton AND SIX of her “research aides” retained access to top secret and classified information even AFTER she resigned in 2013 from the State Department.
The interesting fact is Sen. Grassley has been searching for answers about Clinton and her staff’s access to “top secret/special access program level” information since 2015! That’s right! He’s been asking for answers since John Kerry was Secretary of State…but with no luck. But that was then, and this is now.
The good news is, Sen. Grassley has remained very persistent on the information and finding out the answers. The great news is Rex Tillerson is now Secretary of State and it looks like Grassley’s request will finally get answered. Praise the Lord!
H/T Conservative Tribune:
A letter from a top GOP senator to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was given access to classified documents at the State Department during her campaign, Fox News reports.
That access continued even after FBI Director James Comey said during a July 5 televised announcement that the FBI had determined Clinton and her staff had been “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed in the March 30 letter that Clinton had negotiated access to classified documents for herself and her staff after her 2013 departure from the secretary of state’s office.
Even after she announced her run in the spring of 2015, she retained that access.
“I have repeatedly asked the State Department whether Secretary Clinton and her associates had their clearances suspended or revoked, to which the Obama administration refused to respond,” Grassley wrote.
“Recently, the State Department informed the committee that six additional Secretary Clinton staff at State were designated as her research assistants which allowed them to retain their clearances after leaving the Department.”
Well, I guess we know why the Obama administration refused to respond.
“Any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at a minimum, have their clearances suspended pending an investigation,” Grassley added, according to The Hill. “The failure to do so has given the public the impression that Secretary Clinton and her associates received special treatment.”
Amazingly, Hillary’s rationale for this was so that she could make sure her memoir was accurate. Yes, that’s the reason sensitive documents were put in the hands of Hillary Clinton, America’s foremost homebrew server specialist and a woman whose campaign manager fell for a phishing scheme.
Chris Farrell, of Judicial Watch, a conservative Washington-based government watchdog group that has filed a number of lawsuits related to the Clinton email scandal, said it is “outrageous” that Clinton and her staff would have access after they left the state department, and may still have access, after such egregious behavior.
“It is so unimaginatively offensive that Hillary Clinton or her staff would have any access to classified or top secret information,” Farrell said. “It is a mindblower.”
You are so right Mr. Farrell! THIS just blows my mind too! THIS IS SO OUTRAGEOUS!
Obama gave Hillary Clinton and her 6 “research assistants” or aides access to “Top Secret” documents AFTER she left office because Clinton claimed they were “researching” for her memoire is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! This just goes to show you that Democrats did EVERYTHING in their power to stay in office… but thanks to the American people who spoke loud and clear…Clinton STILL LOST!
You can bet that Sen. Grassley is now relieved the American people will FINALLY get some answers…and it’s NOT going to be pretty.
As President Trump has said over and over again….” I inherited a mess!” From immigration, to our economy, to our justice department, to our foreign affairs…it’s a mess alright. Lucky for us, Trump is president, because we all know if Hillary Clinton were in office, Sen. Grassley would STILL be waiting for his reply.
In response to his work, Sen. Grassley has said:
“Looking out for the public interest isn’t a waste of time, and I’ll keep at it regardless of misguided attacks on my motivations or mischaracterizations of my work,
Thank you, Sen. Grassley! We appreciate your support! And ‘Thank you’ for organizing the Prayer Breakfasts! Now, let’s all pray for some indictments!