“The State Department was her oyster,” a State Department security contractor told Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Pamela Brown about Hillary Clinton’s disregard for protocols and laws designed to protect classified information and prevent influence peddling. Dave Whitnah emphasized that everyone who comes in contact with highly classified material gets briefed on those laws and protocols, and moreover, understood that high-ranking officials know that they are the top targets for foreign intelligence services. A second contractor told Fox that he helped write those protocols, and that the exposure of classified material had to have been intentional.
It didn’t matter, though, because Whitnah notes that the law never applied to Hillary or her inner circle:
Two State Department contractors, with decades of experience protecting the United States’ most sensitive secrets, are speaking out for the first time about Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state and how the rules for government security clearance holders did not seem to apply to Clinton and her team.
“The State Department was her oyster and it was great for the [Clinton] foundation and great for the Clintons to be able to have such a great position,” Dave Whitnah told Fox News. …[Amel] Smith says his 30 years of experience includes serving in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne, before becoming a counter-intelligence and counter-espionage investigator at State tracking down breaches of classified materials. He reviewed some of the FBI witness interviews from the Clinton email investigation with Fox News, and questioned those who claimed not to have the proper training in handling sensitive information.
“I hear things like, well, I forgot, um, I don’t know that I was trained, I don’t know this. You know — every single person that had access to that information when it was sent is in violation,” Smith emphasized.
The excuse that classified information accidentally ended up on Hillary’s private and unsecured e-mail system is just hogwash, Smith argued:
But more than 2,100 emails with classified information, and at least 22 at the “top secret” level, passed through Clinton’s unsecured private server. Asked how it happened, Smith said, “Personally, there had to have been somebody moving classified information from C-LAN, C-LAN again is Secret, Confidential only, and JWICS. JWICS is where all top secret information is.”
At this point, these observations will probably have little impact on Hillary’s ambitions — but they should.
Since the demac-RATS have rejected the U.S. Constitution and all the laws i dont realy matter with them
And liberals want her to have access to ALL classified information.
@Bill… Deplorable Me:
Would these be private contractors like the ones that provided the services of Edward Snowden?
How quickly the demac-RATS forget were not a monarcy
@Greg: You mean Snowden, who revealed classified information just like Hillary did?
@Bill… Deplorable Me, #6:
Actually, Snowden stole and deliberately revealed thousands of government documents that were clearly and unambiguously classified, before taking refuge in Russia—which isn’t by any stretch of the imagination the same thing as opting to use a private email server with the intention of keeping your communications more confidential. Any classified information that went through that channel appears to have done so accidentally, and it hasn’t been established that the server ever was hacked.
Like was said in the movie STAR TREK VI THE UNDISCOVRED COUNTRY was THIS PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW and the motto of Judicial Watch is NO ONES ABOVE THE LAW
@Greg: Actually, so did Hillary. She intentionally set up a secret, private, unsecured server and intentionally loaded it with thousands of classified documents, some with the most sensitive information on them.
Snowden did it to cause harm to the nation; Hillary did it to prevent political harm to herself.
She only wanted to keep her communications confidential from the archives; she gave little consideration to keeping them out of the hands of foreigners. Illegally storing such information on an unauthorized device, not to mention having her immigrant maid printing and faxing it, is the same as stealing it.
ANYONE that can overlook, equivocate and rationalize such dangerous and irresponsible behavior doesn’t really care about national security.
Bald faced lie….
Accidently my ass….
The server was hacked, that has been established….
The term JWICS i when used detailing classification methods is itself classified. I denounce Curt for giving that info to our enemies
how much of what was on Clinton’s server was itself sent from the CIA?
Who had that info that was sent to Clinton?
Has ANY agency said that there was any amount of substantial harm done to the security of the USA?
Has any agencey recommended prosecution? If not than this is just a politcal football being punted around
Well the congress is asking the FBBI for a little more information on the 650,000 government owned and not returned documents, http://watchdog.org/281264/ron-johnson-comey-fbi/?roi=echo3-39776422562-38636145-5e81e1acf0fecdd952ffa8e2bc31b2bf
With Feingolds’ ties to the State Dept I hope WI voters are smart enough to keep him away from Washington.
@john: We can’t know what harm was done; it’s not like the hackers are going to let us know what they have. That kind of defeats the purpose.
However, the amount of harm done or even intent is not the issue; she violated the laws. Period.
Politics is why there has been no prosecution. As we have seen, others not named Clinton HAVE been prosecuted, fined and/or jailed for far less.
The cost to taxpayers of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation presently stands at $20 million. The cost to taxpayers of the Congressional Select Committee investigation of Benghazi is around $7 million—and that’s only one Benghazi investigations. So, $27 million spent, and nothing to show for it but a wagon load of republican propaganda paid for by U.S. taxpayers. As of 1999, the GOP’s investigations of the Clinton’s had racked up taxpayer costs of nearly $80 million. After all that they came up with an instance of marital infidelity, which, of course, no republican politician in history has ever been guilty of. Right?
The tab for the taxpayers is now up to $107 million on those investigations alone. What they’ve produced is little more than grist for the republican propaganda mills. I think it will be demonstrated by the time Election Day is over that a majority of American voters see this for what it is.
Do you think a republican-controlled Congress could get away with another 2 years of doing absolutely nothing useful, while blocking every constructive effort on the part of a Democratic Party president? I’m thinking this sort of behavior is beginning to wear really thin.
@Greg: Every penny of the costs and time squandered is a direct result of the incompetence, stonewalling and dishonesty of Obama and Hillary. Every bit of it. All of it. The entirety of it.
Obama and Hillary. Incompetent. Corrupt. Deceitful. Expensive. Worthless.
It’s a direct result of the GOP’s almost exclusive focus on negative messages about their opponents as opposed to constructive governance. The only thing that held them together for the past 8 years has been negativity about Obama. They’re now preparing to switch over to negativity about Clinton, because they still don’t have any positive unifying message.
@Greg: There is nothing but negatives about Obama and Hillary. Failure, corruption, deceit and incitement of violence is their MO.