Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton loses security clearance after server scandal
Posted on 10/13/2018 3:23:50 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday.
Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance [snip]The names of the four additional aides besides Ms. Mills were redacted from the State Department letter that the committee released.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
America needs a political prison and all these people need to be in it .
There’s one jug-eared guy who needs to lose his for sure.
Long enough to secure loose ends
Renovate and reopen Alcatraz as a Federal prison for political crims and miscreants. Reinstate the sedition laws . Bring back public stocks and gallows . Send a message . Leftism will never take America .
Ummmmm.....no one “gives up” their security clearance. You lose it, or your access is discontinued.
........one of the most controversial of Ms. Clintons emails released by the State Department under judicial order was one sent on June 8, 2011, to the Secretary of State by Sidney Blumenthal, Ms. Clintons unsavory friend and confidant who was running a private intelligence service for Ms. Clinton.
This email contains an amazingly detailed assessment of events in Sudan, specifically a coup being plotted by top generals in that war-torn country. Mr. Blumenthals information came from a top-ranking source with direct access to Sudans top military and intelligence officials, and recounted a high-level meeting that had taken place only 24 hours before.
To anybody familiar with intelligence reporting, this unmistakably signals intelligence, termed SIGINT in the trade. In other words, Mr. Blumenthal, a private citizen who had enjoyed no access to U.S. intelligence for over a decade when he sent that email, somehow got hold of SIGINT about the Sudanese leadership and managed to send it, via open, unclassified email, to his friend Ms. Clinton only one day later.
NSA officials were appalled by the State Departments release of this email, since it bore all the hallmarks of Agency reporting. Back in early January when I reported this, I was confident that Mr. Blumenthals information came from highly classified NSA sources, based on my years of reading and writing such reports myself, and one veteran agency official told me it was NSA information with at least 90 percent confidence.
We can confirm that the contents of Sid Blumenthals June 8, 2011, email to Hillary Clinton, sent to her personal, unclassified account, were indeed based on highly sensitive NSA information. The agency investigated this compromise and determined that Mr. Blumenthals highly detailed account of Sudanese goings-on, including the retelling of high-level conversations in that country, was indeed derived from NSA intelligence.
Specifically, this information was illegally lifted from four different NSA reports, all of them classified Top Secret / Special Intelligence. Worse, at least one of those reports was issued under the GAMMA compartment, which is an NSA handling caveat that is applied to extraordinarily sensitive information (for instance, decrypted conversations between top foreign leadership, as this was). GAMMA is properly viewed as a SIGINT Special Access Program, or SAP, several of which from the CIA Ms. Clinton compromised in another series of her unclassified emails.
Currently serving NSA officials have told me they have no doubt that Mr. Blumenthals information came from their reports. Its word-for-word, verbatim copying, one of them explained. In one case, an entire paragraph was lifted from an NSA report that was classified Top Secret / Special Intelligence.
How Mr. Blumenthal got his hands on this information is the key question, and theres no firm answer yet. The fact that he was able to take four separate highly classified NSA reportsnone of which he was supposed to have any access toand pass the details of them to Hillary Clinton via email only hours after NSA released them in Top Secret / Special Intelligence channels indicates something highly unusual, as well as illegal, was going on.
Suspicion naturally falls on Tyler Drumheller, the former CIA senior official who was Mr. Blumenthals intelligence fixer, his supplier of juicy spy gossip, who conveniently died last August before email-gate became front-page news. However, he, too, had left federal service years before and should not have had any access to current NSA reports. There are many questions here about what Hillary Clinton and her staff at Foggy Bottom were up to, including Sidney Blumenthal, an integral member of the Clinton organization, despite his lack of any government position.
How Mr. Blumenthal got hold of this Top Secret-plus reporting is only the first question. Why he chose to email it to Ms. Clinton in open channels is another question. So is: How did nobody on Secretary Clintons staff notice that this highly detailed reporting looked exactly like SIGINT from the NSA?
Last, why did the State Department see fit to release this email, unredacted, to the public?
Huma Abedin, a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, routed sensitive information through Yahoo multiple times.
Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows. Abedin, the top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, used her insecure personal email provider to conduct sensitive work.
This guarantees that an account with high-level correspondence in Clintons State Department was affected by one or more of a series of breachesat least one of which was perpetrated by a state-sponsored actor.
The U.S. later charged Russian intelligence agent Igor Sushchin with hacking 500 million Yahoo email accounts. The initial hack occurred in 2014 and allowed his associates to access accounts into 2015 and 2016 by using forged cookies. Sushchin also worked for the Russian investment bank Renaissance Capital, which paid former President Bill Clinton $500,000 for a June 2010 speech in Moscow.
A separate hack in 2013 compromised 3 billion accounts across multiple Yahoo properties, and the culprit is still unclear. All Yahoo user accounts were affected by the August 2013 theft, the company said in a statement. Abedin, Hillary Clintons deputy chief of staff, regularly forwarded work emails to her personal email@example.com address. She would use these accounts if her [State] account was down or if she needed to print an email or document. Abedin further explained that it was difficult to print from the DoS system so she routinely forwarded emails to her non-DoS accounts so she could more easily print, an FBI report says.
Abedin sent passwords for her government laptop to her Yahoo account on Aug. 24, 2009, an email released by the State Department in September shows. Long-time Clinton confidante Sid Blumenthal sent Clinton an email in July 2009 with the subject line: Important. Not for circulation. You only. Sid. The email began CONFIDENTIAL Re: Moscow Summit. Abedin forwarded the email to her Yahoo address, potentially making it visible to hackers.
The email was deemed too sensitive by the government to release to the public and was redacted before being published pursuant to the Judicial Watch lawsuit. The released copy says: Classified by DAS/ A/GIS, DoS on 10/30/2015 Class: Confidential. The unredacted portion reads: I have heard authoritatively from Bill Drozdiak, who is in Berlin.
We should expect that the Germans and Russians will now cut their own separate deals on energy, regional security, etc. SNIP ]
“Renovate and reopen Alcatraz as a Federal prison for political crims and miscreants”
The first time the Dems take control of Government Alcatraz would have to undergo a major expansion to hold all the conservatives sent there ...
“Bring back public stocks and gallows”
I’d add tar and feathering as well as draw and quarter, but but the time all these got enacted the Dems would take over and conservatives would be the first to learn the joys ...
“Reinstate the sedition laws”
See results of the others above
The ever-vigilant Judicial Watch has tracked this unpleasant man Sid Vicious over the years:
<><>(A) How Hillary Clinton relied on him in defiance of President Obama;
<><>(B) how he and Hillary emailed obsessively during her State Dept tenure;
<><>(C) how she originally wanted him to be a high-ranking adviser.
<><> (D) how he availed himself of State Dept slush funds;
<><> (E) yet, all the while Sid was an employee of the Clinton Foundation.
AND THERE'S MORE---MUCH MORE---ABOUT THIS INDIVIDUAL'S MARAUDING ACTIVITIES
“America needs a political prison and all these people need to be in it .”
These biotches needed to be in federal prison not just losing their security clearances.
What took them so long? She should have had it revoked years ago. Huma Abedin too.
Ummmmm.....no one gives up their security clearance. You lose it, or your access is discontinued.
You are exactly right. One can only wonder at the choice of words used in this case.
Wasnt Barak Obama an important Clinton aide?
She should be in jail for her crimes and treachery.
Did she “give it up” or was her clearance revoked?
IOW, did she have any choice in the matter?
What what I've seen, there has been a mass exodus of leftists from government agencies. FBI, CIA and other swamp dwellers. It may be that this was all necessary to make the removal of her clearance meaningful. If she still had active contacts in place when they took it, she'd still have a means of getting that information.
Maybe now, it's difficult for her to re-establish those connections. She may truly be in the dark for it.
Now go have a truly great day - MAGA!
These types of clearances are for reviewing their own records in office for consultation with current officials, and, more importantly, for writing memoirs to make money. Such clearance is never given up voluntarily.
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