Conservatives are ecstatic that the State Department has formally opened an inquiry into the mishandling of classified information from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her team. Throughout the investigation, Clinton and her staffers will still retain their security clearances.
The goal of the State Department is to decide if Clinton and her aides broke the law and government protocols by using her private server to communicate top-secret documents to others. According to Fox News, the department refused to say when the investigation began but the statement came to light just after the FBI wrapped up their probe. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley confirmed the investigation to Fox News.
Grassley’s committee also started their investigation into Clinton’s email misuse around March. One of Grassley’s concerns is that FBI Director James Comey stated that Clinton and her aides were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” Grassley also argued that there is “evidence of potential violations” about how Mrs. Clinton handled her emails.
Comey specifically stated that there were seven email chains on Clinton’s private server that were labeled in the “Top Secret/Special Access Program level.” Over 2,000 emails have also been deemed classified since that time, and 22 top-secret emails were so secure that they were not released because they were “too damaging to national security.”
Clinton’s spokesperson, of course, said the investigation into Clinton has been “thoroughly dissected” and that the case is closed:
“Nothing’s been more thoroughly dissected. It’s over. Case closed. Literally.”
However, many people believe that’s not the case. In fact, Chriss Farrell of Judicial Watch has filed numerous lawsuits against Mrs. Clinton and believes she and her team should have all access to classified data terminated:
“Their conduct has cost them that privileged position of special trust and confidence.”
Clinton has long escaped repercussions from her actions and according to Fox News, “Any other government employee would have been prosecuted under 18 USC Sec. 793(f). This is the law stated under mishandling national defense information. Farrell continues:
“This flagrant double standard for the gang that exposed Top Secret Codeword material to the Russians, Chinese and others are both offensive and deeply corrosive to the intelligence community. There is no better evidence that when it comes to Hillary Clinton and her Coterie – laws are for little people.”
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