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  • State Department probes Clinton handling of government emails, could pull her security clearance

    06/20/2017 2:32:17 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat, Fox News has learned. Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances to access sensitive government information. The department’s investigation aims to determine whether Clinton and her closest aides violated government protocols by using her private server to receive, hold and transmit classified and top-secret government documents. The department declined to say when its inquiry began, but it follows the conclusion of the FBI’s probe into the...
  • Clinton, Top Aides Still Have State Dept. Security Clearances

    06/12/2017 5:57:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/12/17 | Madeleine Weast
    Hillary Clinton and seven of her top aides have retained their State Department security clearances a year after the FBI concluded they were "extremely careless" handling sensitive information. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed Clinton's current security clearance status on Friday. Grassley released the information to express concern about the State Department's slow bureaucratic process, Circa reported. "The State Department confirmed that it is continuing to review the mishandling of classified information that passed through Secretary Hillary Clinton's unauthorized email server as she and seven former aides retain access to sensitive information," Grassley's office...
  • Crooked Hillary STILL HAS SECURITY CLEARANCE One Year After FBI Concluded

    06/10/2017 12:40:37 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Crooked Hillary Clinton and her top aides STILL have security clearance as the State Department continues to investigate her email scandal. It has been nearly a year since fired FBI Director James Comey said she had been reckless with secrets by using unsecured servers to transmit classified information. Circa News reports: “ The State Department is still investigating former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, meaning she and her top aides continue to keep their security clearances a year after the FBI concluded they recklessly transmitted top secret and other classified intelligence through an insecure email server.
  • Pentagon Pulls Security Clearance of Trump White House Aide: Political retribution by anti-Trumpers

    05/07/2017 10:09:33 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon this week suspended the security clearance of a White House National Security Council analyst that U.S. officials say was the target of political retribution by government bureaucrats opposed to President Trump's appointees. Adam S. Lovinger, a 12-year strategic affairs analyst with the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment (ONA), has been on loan to the NSC since January when he was picked for the position by then-National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn. Lovinger was notified in a letter from the Pentagon on Monday that his Top-Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) clearance had been suspended and that he had to...
  • Dems ask FBI to suspend Kushner's security clearance

    04/14/2017 9:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2017 11:58 AM EDT
    A group of House Democrats is asking the FBI to suspend White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance. In a letter to FBI Director James Comey, the lawmakers cited Jared Kushner’s failure to disclose some of his contacts with Russian government officials when he filled out an application for a security clearance. […] The Democrats noted that knowingly falsifying or concealing information on a clearance application is a felony. …
  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The NSC Meeting…

    04/05/2017 10:19:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 5, 2017 | Sundance
    The anti-Trump media jumped into a level of gleeful frenzy today amid a required security filing noticing that Senior Trump Adviser Steve Bannon was no longer a member of the “principals committee” on the National Security Council. The hilarity cemented itself when competing media outlets were arguing about Steve Bannon being on the NSC, or being kicked-off the NSC, while Bannon walked past them en route to today’s NSC meeting. Wait, wha… huh? Yeah -{Insert Laugh Track HERE}- Nothing ever happens in a vacuum, and today is no exception. No, Steve Bannon is not being removed from the Senior advisory...
  • Hillary Clinton aides had access to State Dept. after she left, says key lawmaker

    03/30/2017 3:51:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation "research assistants," according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed "extremely careless" with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced her run for president in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The access was ostensibly granted to facilitate work on Clinton's memoir, but Grassley said he was only able to verify it after the Obama administration left the White House. “I have repeatedly...
  • Six Trump aides marched out of the White House for FAILING national security (trunc)

    02/17/2017 12:01:31 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Feb 17 | David Mortosko
    Six White House staffers were marched out of the building on Thursday after they failed national security background checks. Politico reported that the unlucky half-dozen included one who was the president's director of scheduling. Caroline Wiles is also the daughter of Susan Wiles, a former chief of staff to Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Trump campaign's director in Florida.
  • A Muslim Brotherhood Security Breach in Congress

    02/07/2017 11:22:58 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 82 replies
    FrontPage ^ | February 8, 2017 | By Daniel Greenfield
    Last year, eight members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a demand that their staffers be granted access to top secret classified information. The signatories to the letter were Andre Carson, Luis Guiterez, Jim Himes, Terri Sewell, Jackie Speier, Mike Quigley, Eric Swalwell and Patrick Murphy. All the signatories were Democrats. Some had a history of attempting to undermine national security. Two of them have been linked to an emerging security breach. The office of Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, had employed Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz;...
  • Top White House Official Under Fire Over Denial of Security Clearance

    01/10/2017 6:41:40 AM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 10, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers and congressional insiders continue to raise questions about a senior Obama administration official and proponent of its Iran diplomacy following revelations he was denied interim security clearance before being given a senior role in the White House, according to conversations with multiple sources. The Washington Free Beacon first disclosed last week that Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser who handled the administration’s efforts to mislead the public about the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, is being probed by Congress following disclosures the FBI may have denied him top-level security clearances. Lawmakers told the Free Beacon...
  • Congress Probes FBI Over Top Obama National Security Advisor’s Security Clearance

    01/05/2017 6:03:55 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/5/17 | Adam Kredo
    A top White House national security adviser and key proponent of the Obama administration’s diplomacy with Iran is the focus of a congressional inquiry following disclosures the FBI may have denied him top-level security clearances, according to communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser who led the administration’s efforts to mislead Congress about the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, is under scrutiny in the wake of disclosures he was declined interim clearance status by the FBI in 2008, when the administration was moving into the White House. Since that...
  • Donald Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-Law Jared Kushner

    11/16/2016 12:53:49 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 15 2016, 8:58 pm ET | by Andrea Mitchell, Alexandra Jaffe and Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of requesting his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday. Multiple sources tell NBC News Trump received his first briefing on Tuesday and designated both Kushner and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward. While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks — or even longer — for him to receive it.
  • Trump team requests top-secret security clearances from White House for Trump's children: report

    11/15/2016 2:08:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump’s children say they want no official role in their dad’s administration, but his team has reportedly asked the White House about getting them top-secret security clearances. The Trump transition team has asked the White House to explore the possibility of getting his adult children top secret security clearances, CBS News reported. The report did not name which children he’s seeking for the clearance for, but his oldest kids, Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka, were often on the campaign trail for him and served as his advisers. While government rules bar Trump from giving his children White House...
  • Hillary sent classified information to Chelsea

    11/04/2016 7:04:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Power Line ^ | 11-4-16 | Paul Mirengoff
    Politico reports that Hillary Clinton sent her daughter Chelsea an email message that contains information the State Department deems classified. The email, part of a new batch released today, originated with White House Deputy National Security Adviser Michael Froman and was forwarded to the former secretary of state by her policy aide Jake Sullivan. Hillary Clinton sent it along to her daughter’s email account with the notation: “See below.” The subject matter of the message is unclear. However, Politico reporters Josh Gerstein and Nolan McCaskill suggest that it relates to global climate change negotiations. Their view is based on the...
  • Details emerge about new security clearance organization, processes

    09/20/2016 6:35:38 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 29 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | September 19, 2016 5:30 am | Jason Miller
    In less than two weeks, the Office of Personnel Management is expected to launch the new background investigation service to help fix the mess created by a series of incidents ranging from a lack of contractor oversight to the massive data breach affecting 21.5 million current and former federal employees. Officials promise the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) will be a much different organization than its predecessor, the Federal Investigative Services. “It will have a politically appointed director, will be headquartered in D.C. and be a full member of the Performance Accountability Council, so it aligns with customers for increased...
  • Hillary Signed She Received Briefing on Classified Info, But Told FBI She Hadn't

    09/02/2016 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Septembe 2, 2016 | Jeryl Bier
    Either Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI or she lied on a State Department form as she began her tenure as Secretary of State. This conclusion appears inescapable after Friday's FBI document release related to the Clinton email investigation. See the two conflicting documents.
  • State Dept Spox Claims Hillary Aide Huma Abedin Was ‘Fully Vetted’

    08/22/2016 4:50:18 PM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday during the State Department’s daily briefing, Fox News reporter James Rosen pressed spokesman Mark Toner on reports that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s long time top aide Huma Abedin once worked at a radical Muslim publication that blamed the 9/11 terror attacks on America and opposed women’s rights. While Toner would not address the specific allegations, he insisted Huma Abedin was “fully vetted” for her postilion as then Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Completed No Security Briefings Or Courses At State Dept

    08/02/2016 6:46:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/1/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton completed no security briefings or courses on the proper handling of classified materials and how to conduct secure communications while at the Department of State, according to new Obama administration legal filings before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The surprise admission was released late Friday and could reignite the controversy over Clinton’s “careless” handling of classified materials as asserted by FBI Director James Comey, which has already been a central part of the presidential race. The revelation also could renew calls for the Department of State to strip her of...
  • Ryan: Congress Will 'Look Into' Whether It Can Deny Clinton Access to Classified Information

    07/06/2016 2:07:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | 1:15 PM EDT | Emily Blatter
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said at his press conference on Wednesday that Congress will “look into” whether Congress can deny former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton access to classified information, if she becomes the presidential nominee, saying, “it’s the least we can do.” […] “I’ve just got to say, from my own experience, you get access to deeply classified material once you leave the convention as the nominee, on a regular basis,” he said. “It’s part of a transition government.”“With no indictment occurring, but a discussion or a call for administrative action, I think it’s the least we can...
  • As First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance to Receive Classified Information

    02/03/2016 2:49:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-3-16 | Chuck Ross
    When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The Daily Caller. It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience, both as a senator from New York and as first lady. She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois. But during the interview, video of...