Thursday, May 26, 2016

State Department Inspector General Takes a Howitzer to Hillary's Email Lies

The State Department Office of the Inspector General said in a report sent to Congess Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her senior aides did not comply with State Department record-keeping policies. The IG found that by exclusively using her personal email account routed through a private server Clinton circumvented policies designed to follow federal records laws and may have jeopardized official secrets. The report said Hillary never requested permission to use the personal server, located at her New York home, and that such a request “would not” have been approved, in part, because of “the security risks in doing so." The IG also found that : (1) Clinton “never demonstrated” to State Department security officials that her personal server or BlackBerry device “met minimum information security requirements.” (2) Clinton’s decision not to use an official email ending in state.gov “is not an appropriate method” of preserving emails under the Federal Records Act. (3) Clinton should have preserved any federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records with the related files in the Office of the Secretary. (4) At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she didn't, she did not comply with department policies implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act. ~~~~~ The State Department IG report blows a howitzer-size hole in everything Clinton has said to try to defend her use of a private unsecured email server. Those who have persistently criticized her use of a private server may now, with official Obama administration Inspector General support, say 'lies, all lies.' ~~~~~ In addition to the State Department IG, an inspector general for US intelligence agencies and the FBI are conducting separate investigations related to Clinton’s server and the possibility that government secrets were mishandled or federal recordkeeping laws disobeyed. The State Department is also defending FOIA open records lawsuits alleging that her use of a personal server violated federal procedures. Current and former Clinton aides are scheduled to give depositions in two of those lawsuits, and Clinton herself may be forced to answer questions in a deposition under oath. ~~~~~ In what may be the first steps that will turn Clinton's email cover-up into Hillarygate, the Washington Post editorial board Wednesday condemned her exclusive use of a private email server during her four years as Secretary of State, calling her actions an “inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules.” The Post’s editorial board called on the FBI to quickly finish its own investigation into the matter : “While not illegal behavior, it was disturbingly unmindful of the rules. In the middle of the presidential campaign, we urge the FBI to finish its own investigation soon, so all information about this troubling episode will be before the voters.” ~~~~ The New York Times article on the IG report said : "It is not just that the inspector general found fault with her email practices. The report speaks directly to a wounding perception that Mrs. Clinton is not forthright or transparent. After months of [her] saying she used a private email for convenience, and that she was willing to cooperate fully with investigations...the report...undermined both claims. Mrs. Clinton, through her lawyers, declined to be interviewed by the inspector general....And when staff raised concerns about the wisdom of her using a nongovernment email address, they were hushed by State Department officials..." Hillary's problem, said the NYT : "Voters just don’t trust her." ~~~~~ Dear readers, the leftist WP and NYT didn't mince words. It was a bad day for Hillary’s White House chances. As the WP put it : "No one will come out of this news cycle -- with the exception of the hardest of the hard-core Clinton people - believing she is a better bet for the presidency on May 25 than she was on May 23." --- "Crooked Hillary."

5 comments:

  1. It’s an apt metaphor: Once the facts and policies of Hillary Clinton’s life are properly explained and understood, there is no going back to the believe that she is in any way, shape or form qualified to be President of the United States. And to broaden this: Hillary has not been qualified to be anything she has been. There is an urgent need to pull away the blindfolds of Hillary & Bill as these two altruistic individuals and judge them both for what they are; and confront their real threat to America.

    They are more than our enemies – and, it seems that to our leaders and national press this is more than they can tolerate.

    We must start ‘countering violent extremism’ (CVE as it’s known in the Intel community) that shows up on the evening news dressed not in black pajama and covered face, but in pant suites and high heels.

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  2. Is it possible that we are witness to the end of the reign of lying by Hillary Clinton? Is the path way now cleared of all detours from the truth, that all obstacles have been in the pathway of justice being able to do its duty?

    Justice may be blind and most of time it is slow to act, but may all is in place to have Hillary own up to everything from her lies on legal documents she wrote while employed by the democratic committee on investigating Watergate up through the monies of the Clinton Foundation that are unaccounted for?

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  3. A Tool 4 FreedomMay 27, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    To say that Hillary did not react properly to the damning State Department Inspector General report which yesterday found that she broke numerous government rules by setting up her own email server, would be a gruesome understatement.

    Hillary’s kneejerk response was to plead ignorance and claim that she was merely doing what her predecessors had done before, a claim that was promptly refuted, which was followed by her spokesman Brian Fallon appearing on CNN and saying that the Obama appointed IG had an “Anti-Clinton” bias by releasing the report.

    Things, however, turned decidedly worse for Hillary when even the rabidly pro-Clinton channel MSNBC decided to tear Hillary apart for what is now an insurmountable mountain of lies. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough slammed Hillary Clinton, calling on the Democratic presidential front-runner to “stop lying” about her personal email account - “It’s pretty remarkable,” & “I don’t understand why you put out a statement like that,” Scarborough added. “Stop lying, stop digging.”

    The rats can’t seem to get off the ship fast enough

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  4. We can all feel better now that MSNBC as taken off after Hillary. But there is another voice out there may well end up being the “Howitzer” that shoots a BIG hole in Hillary – a man called Marcel Lazar – in the world of the top tier of ‘hackers’ he is called GUCCIFER.

    Guccifer after being extradited from Romania just pleaded guilty to hacking into Hillary “safe” yet unsecure home e-mail system numerous times. And on his many unannounced trips in and out of the Secretaries of State computer system he said …””Well, actually, there was a lot of classified documents, a lot of classified materials going through this server”. Guccifer claims that Hillary’s system was filled with hundreds of classified documents in various titled folders. He claims that Hillary’s system was completely unsecured.

    Guccifer has promised to FULLY COMPLY with the ongoing FBI, State/DOJ, Department, and Congressional investigations.

    If he provides the evidence that he has done just that, be confident that is precisely why he was so eager to plea with the Feds, Hillary’s troubles are about to skyrocket.

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  5. The great comedian George Burns once said of Alan Young (who just passed at 96) who was the human lead on Burn’s TV sitcom – “Mr. Ed” …”he just looked like a guy a horse would talk to.”

    My question is, is Hillary Clinton the kind of person who could ever tell the truth about any of her damaging lies? She would rather lie than tell the truth no matter how positive that truth may be to her. And let’s remember tht “she” is the only important part of any equation.

    As is the case it appears that the truth (or better her lies to cover other lies) has tripped up one more politician. Seems none of the politicians understand that ...’tell the truth and the American public will forgive you’

    Or as Alan Young’s side kick Mr. Ed might have said …“A horse[politician] is a horse[politician] , of course, of course…”

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