'Multiple Security Incidents' with Hillary's emails

New Clinton Email Review Reveals 'Multiple Security Incidents'

So far 23 "violations" and seven "infractions" have been issued as a part of the department's ongoing investigation - a number that will likely rise according to State Department Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Mary Elizabeth Taylor.

"To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents," said Taylor in the letter to Grassley, adding "DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents. ... This number will likely change as the review progresses."

Taylor called the matter "serious" and acknowledged that it was time consuming.

"Given the volume of emails provided to the Department from former Secretary Clinton's private email server, the Department's process has been necessarily more complicated and complex requiring a significant dedication of time and resources," she wrote, saying that the department expects to conclude its investigation by September 1.

What's the consequence for these "multiple security incidents?" An official slap on the wrist according to the report:

"In every instance in which the Department found an individual to be culpable of a valid security violation or three or more infractions, the Department forwarded the outcome to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/PSS), to be placed in the individuals' official security file," wrote Taylor. "All valid security incidents are reviewed by DS and taken into account every time an individual's eligibility for access to classified information is considered."

Clinton's private email use has remained in the spotlight, as the DOJ looks into potential misconduct in the handling of federal authorities' surveillance and intelligence operations in 2016. Then-FBI Director James Comey said in 2016 that Clinton's handling of classified information was "grossly negligent" "extremely careless" -- remarks that were watered down from their original draft -- but that "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring charges.

It emerged earlier this year that then-FBI general counsel James Baker testified that he thought Clinton should have been prosecuted until he was convinced otherwise "pretty late" in the investigation. -Fox News

Let's look at the information that JudicialWatch found out when they got access to her emails by way of a FOIA shall we?

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(Some of aforementioned docs appear to be conclusions not directly from FBI, but from
JudicialWatch, which pulled info from FBI data. It looks like JW had privileged access to unreleased info for research can prob offer more clarity on how docs came to light.)

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I beg to differ...big time! She is a sociopathic war criminal and should be sitting in a prison cell at The Hague. In my opinion of course.

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was an incredible experience. I know they are apt to go after the left than the right, but back then, their information and investigation was just impeccable. My client was a judge, and a Democrat.

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@on the cusp Perhaps a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge also?

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@Alligator Ed Hung jury. Never got the second trial, my client died.
His accusers were all Democrats.
JW gave me an assist in locating documents and giving me suggestions on strategy.
They were immensely professional and thorough.

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@on the cusp @on the cusp I think if you format to fit the redactions, you are likely to find individual and agency names that might fit were published in this 2015 NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/us/politics/clinton-friends-libya-rol...

Here's a relevant portion from that article with names and helpful context:

Mr. Gowdy’s committee on the attacks in Benghazi hopes to ask Mr. Blumenthal who, if anyone, was paying him to prepare the memos for Mrs. Clinton and whether they were among his responsibilities at the Clinton Foundation. The committee’s investigators are also interested in whether the planned business venture in Libya posed any potential conflicts for Mr. Blumenthal or Mrs. Clinton, whose aides the business partners sought meetings with in early 2012.

The Libya venture came together in 2011 when David L. Grange, a retired Army major general, joined with a newly formed New York firm, Constellations Group, to pursue business leads in Libya. Constellations Group, led by a professional fund-raiser and philanthropist named Bill White, was to provide the leads. Mr. Grange’s company, Osprey Global Solutions, based in North Carolina, would put “boots on the ground to see if there was an opportunity to do business,” Mr. Grange said in an interview.

The men had little experience in Libya. Exactly how Mr. White was to procure leads in Libya is unclear. He spent much of his career as an executive at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and had raised money for politicians, businesses and charities. His biography also describes Mr. White as a consultant for Aquahydrate, a bottled-water company whose backers include Ron Burkle, the billionaire investor who had been a close friend of the Clintons.

“We were thinking, ‘O.K., Qaddafi is dead, or about to be, and there’s opportunities,’ ” Mr. White said in a brief telephone interview. He added, “We thought, ‘Let’s try to see who we know there.’ ”

Mr. White declined to answer follow-up questions about what role Mr. Blumenthal was playing in the business venture. But Mr. Grange described Mr. Blumenthal as an adviser to Mr. White’s company, along with two other associates: Tyler Drumheller, a colorful former Central Intelligence Agency official, and Cody Shearer, a longtime Clinton friend.

“I just know that he was working with the team to work on business development,” Mr. Grange said of Mr. Blumenthal.

In the spring of 2011, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Drumheller and Mr. Shearer were helping plan what was to be Mr. Grange’s first trip to Libya, according to emails stolen by a Romanian hacker and published by Gawker and ProPublica in March. Mr. Blumenthal said he had been advised not to comment on the correspondence because the theft remained under investigation by the F.B.I.

In August, Mr. Grange signed a memorandum of understanding with two senior officials in the Libyan transitional government to provide “humanitarian assistance, medical services and disaster mitigation,” along with helping to train a new national police force.

Here's a hint as to who the redacted individual with a "controversial history with the U.S. intelligence community" might be. The redaction is a name with 14-16 spaces, including the space between surname and family name. We know it's not Sidney Blumenthal or Tyler Drumheller (deceased). So, count 'em up and line 'em up, kiddos.

Cody Shearer - 12 spaces, so not quite, as is.
William (Bill) White - Again, too short.
Ron Burkle - Nope, not without a middle initial.
David L. Grange - 15 spaces. Maybe

Now, try let's try for the 17-19 space IC entity with which "redacted" was associated and where his reputation is particularly controversial:
Central Intelligence Agency (27 spaces) Nope
National Security Agency (24 spaces) Nope
Department of State (19 spaces) Maybe

Osprey was listed as a State Dept. contractor, according to https://www.propublica.org/article/private-emails-reveal-ex-clinton-aide...

“The general” and “Grange” appear to refer to David L. Grange, a major general in the Army who ran a secret Pentagon special operations unit before retiring in 1999. Grange subsequently founded Osprey Global Solutions, a consulting firm and government contractor that offers logistics, intelligence, security training, armament sales, and other services. The Osprey Foundation, which is a nonprofit arm of Osprey Global Solutions, is listed as one of the State Department’s “global partners” in a 2014 report from the Office of Global Partnerships.’

Among the documents in the cache [of Blumenthal emails] released by [Guccifer] Lazar is an August 24, 2011, memorandum of understanding between Osprey Global Solutions and the Libyan National Transition Council—the entity that took control in the wake of Qadaffi’s execution—agreeing that Osprey will contract with the NTC to “assist in the resumption of access to its assets and operations in country” and train Libyan forces in intelligence, weaponry, and “rule-of-land warfare.” The document refers to meetings held in Amman, Jordan between representatives of Osprey and a Mohammad Kikhia, who represented the National Transition Council.

Note the phrase, "resumption of access to assets." Gold is an asset, isn't it, and Ghadaffi had billions of the stuff. Hmmm . . . Hillary was indeed helping her old friend Blumenthal in the treasure hunt for Libyan assets. Given that she had prompted the regime change that put these "assets" into play as recoverable booty, that might amount to just a wee bit of "conflict of interest", to be diplomatic about it. Shades of Cheney and Halliburton.

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@on the cusp

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Ich schreibe was mir paßt - in memory of Steve Biko

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the public may have never about Hillary's private server, the use of which was far more than careless.

There is only one reason for Hillary to have had that private server, in my opinion, and that was to sell secrets. From what I have previously read, there is also good reason to believe that the Chinese hacked into her server.

It is strange that if government wrong doings are leaked to the public, the leakers are charged under the Espionage Act, but if a high ranking government official sells information to foreign governments and actors, they walk. I agree with snoopydawg that Clinton should be in prison.

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

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Well, as long as it wasn't the Russians...
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in depth reporting on Hillary's violations.

Oh, wait....There was none. I must be thinking of the no "collusion" (whatever that means) RUSSIA! no conspiracy coverage.

John Edwards was mistaken. Well, he was mistaken about many things, but I am referring to his famous claim of two Americas, one for the rich and one for the not so rich. Actually, there are several Americas and several systems of American justice.

For example, Martha Stewart, who I believe is a billionaire, went to to prison for trading in stock based on insider information while Beto O'Rourke got to run for President after trading on insider information. (An article from an El Paso paper claims the charge was unfounded, but is behind a paywall.) While Beto was running against Cruz, Beto's wiki article stated that he had said of insider trading, "I guess I did." Or words to that effect. Mention of insider trading by Beto seems to have been wiped from his wiki article since then, except for a footnote that cites the El Paso newspaper.)

Beto also made demeaning comments about women, but one of Beto's strong suits seems to be admitting something (after he's been caught at it) and making what seems to be an authentic, heartfelt apology. And, these days, that seems to be more than we ask or expect from plutocrats. Well, unless you're Bernie Sanders and wrote an essay for a small fee forty or fifty years ago exploring the fact that some women have rape fantasies. Of course, writing an essay is not a crime. However, for Bernie, there is no moving on. From anything. Ever. Except, of course, we do move on from his good deeds. Anyway.....

The most lenient systems of Justice in America, of course, apparently applies to Secretaries of State and Presidents. Be it war crimes, lying to a grand jury or intentional misuse of private servers, as to them, apparently, we look only forward. At the very most, we forgive and "Move On."

For example, both Clintons had their respective licenses to practice law in Arkansas reinstated, even though neither of them is likely ever to even contemplate practicing law in Arkansas. (The Supreme Court of the United States also disbarred Bubba, but I don't know whether or not it ever reinstated him, or if he even applied for reinstatement.)

For me, it speaks volumes that the Democratic Party proudly gave annual Jefferson-Jackson dinners, despite the heinous history of those two Presidents. And, when the shamefulness of celebrating them became an issue, spoke of changing the name of those annual dinners to "Clinton Obama" despite all the Democratic Presidents in between with no criminal history. Ah, well. Perhaps they just call them what they are: Opportunity to Become Super Delegates by Making Large Donations Annual Dinners.

(Does my ADD look fat in this post?)

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I've accidentally stepped into a RW website ...

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@wokkamile You're participating in a website whose members believe that facts matter, and that the law should apply to all people, of all parties.

FSC Clinton does not get a pass because she's a Democrat.

Of course, since you haven't just recently "stepped in" here, you already know that.

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@wokkamile

Many of us have written many essays showing that Hillary should have been charged for using her private email server that was against government regulations. If you don't think that she should have then you are welcome to tell us why.

I feel that you owe this site an apology.

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@snoopydawg so we here are either rwnj or lofty lefty purists, facts don't matter snoop, only labels matter apparently.

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@lizzyh7 as I’ve seen people I agree with here accused too pure lefties and now right wingers this week. If wokkamile can tell me why “her damn emails” don’t matter, I’d love to hear the reason. As time goes on, it strikes me as more and more obvious that they do.

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@lizzyh7

From another essay here.

Progressive Purity Test

Gee this looks like something I'd find on ToP not here. This is getting old.

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@snoopydawg

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@wokkamile I have plenty of weird feelings. In fact 99% of us have weird feelings. Kicking some 1% butt would help, and HR Clinton is as 1% as they come. They make the rules for us all, it's just they don't have to live by them.

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@wokkamile
what about "c99p is a non-partisan site" do you not understand? That means that folks here need not kowtow to any ideology.

We take pride in the premise of this site, we like to believe it sets us apart from the copious echo chambers so prevalent across the www.

Our one major rule is: discuss what you will but do it in a civil manner. Shaming folks for their beliefs is testing the boundaries of that civility.

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right out of my mouth.

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

@JtC Hope that you can enjoy the evening with your family and friends and that your amazing site will experience the calm equivalent to sipping a fine brandy.
Wish I could spread that stuff around.

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@on the cusp
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@JtC

Aratat brandy

This is in lieu of a tip..... okay in addition to one.

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@snoopydawg

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@JtC But I'll settle for a thumbs-up. Smile

Going to send you a little extra donation as well.

Thanks for all you do.

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