Editor’s Note: Rumor has it there will be mutiny in the FBI if Lynch doesn’t charge her soon. Then again, these things tend to get a slap on the wrist — for people in the oligarchy, anyway. Remember Patraeus?
With the levels of scandal that follow that woman around like a constant shadow, it is a wonder any sheeple anywhere could be “ready for Hillary”.
Via Tech Dirt:
In the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails — forced out of the State Department’s gnarled fists by an FOIA lawsuit and a recently-released Inspector General’s report showing the agency flat out sucks at responding to FOIA requests — there’s a conversational thread suggesting the presidential candidate considers her access to classified information more important than the security of that information.
In one email exchange dated June 2011, Clinton instructed her top policy advisor Jacob Sullivan to send her talking points — which were scheduled to be forwarded over the State Department’s secured network — over a non-secure fax line. Sullivan reported a problem with the State Department’s secure transmission system, so Clinton told him to wipe off any “identifying heading” and send it over using a regular fax line.
Apparently, having faster access to the talking points is more important than following the correct protocols. That’s an incredibly irresponsible way to handle sensitive communications, especially for someone in Clinton’s position.
Calls for criminal charges are filling the air again, but if the US government hasn’t engaged fully at this point, there’s little reason to believe further mishandling of classified information by Clinton is going to get that ball rolling. Besides, the State Department claims the instructions were never followed and the classified info never sent to an unsecure line, as if that makes everything OK.
On Friday, the State Department faced a barrage of questions about the propriety of that order. “We did do some forensics on that and found no evidence it was actually emailed to her,” State Department Spokesperson Kirby said at a daily news briefing on Friday. “There are other ways it could have found its way to her for her use.”
The agency also claims that just because the document was described as “classified” doesn’t necessarily mean the contents of the paper were actually “classified,” as if that makes everything ok.
(read more at Tech Dirt)
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