Skip to comments.Clinton E-mail Trove Likely in Russian Hands-Putting her own needs before national security
Posted on 05/13/2016 4:18:38 AM PDT by SJackson
Thousands of e-mails from Hillary Clintons private, unsecured server, created while she served as Secretary of State, are reportedly in the possession of Russias Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). The SVR is said to have gained access to the e-mails, of which it made copies, through its monitoring of a Romanian computer hacker named Marcel Lazăr Lehel (aka Guccifer). Guccifer had learned about the existence of Hillary Clintons private e-mail account after accessing the e-mails of her close confidante and informal adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, with whom Hillary had extensive correspondence during her term as Secretary of State.
A report attributed to Russias Security Council indicates that an internal battle has broken out over whether to publicly release the e-mails between the Director of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, and Chairwoman of the Council of Federation, Valentina Matviyenko. The latter had authorized a release of some of the e-mails to Russia Today (RT) back on March 20, 2013. Russias Foreign Intelligence Service director expressed alarm at the release, primarily because of concerns that the release would reveal to U.S. intelligence services how Russia used its monitoring of Guccifer to obtain Clintons e-mails. He had good reason to be concerned. U.S. authorities worked with their Romanian counterparts to follow the trail that led to Guccifers arrest in Romania.
In March 2016, Chairwoman Matviyenko is said to have called for a total release of the e-mails, in part to influence the U.S. presidential election. Ms. Matvivenko reportedly cited Russian President Vladimir Putins positive statements about Donald Trump and claimed that Hillary Clinton was not liked by the Russian people.
Perhaps it was just a coincidence, but Guccifer was quickly extradited to the United States from Romania at the end of March. He is facing a nine-count federal indictment on various charges, including wire fraud, cyberstalking, identify theft, unauthorized access to computers and obstruction of justice.
The FBI requested the extradition, according to the Romanian government. Thus, it would be logical to assume that the FBI has been speaking with Guccifer regarding the server, although the agency has not officially confirmed such discussions.
Because of the proximity to Sidney Blumenthal and the activity involving Hillarys emails, [the timing] seems to be something beyond curious, said Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBIs Criminal Investigative Division from 2012-2014, as quoted by Fox News. Here is an individual in a relatively poor Eastern European country who was able to intrude on sensitive emails about activities in Benghazi.
The mainstream media had sought to protect Hillary Clinton from revelations about Guccifers role in the hacking of her private e-mail server as long as it could. For example, NBC News reporter Cynthia McFadden had interviewed Guccifer from a Bucharest prison and elicited Guccifers first-hand account that Hillarys server was not safe at all. NBC sat on this interview for more than a month. Only after Guccifer was extradited to the U.S. and appeared to be of interest to the FBI did NBC have to acknowledge the potential importance of what Guccifer had to say regarding Hillarys unsafe server.
On May 4th, NBC finally issued a press release about the interview that it planned to run several days later. Even then, NBC played defense for Hillarys campaign, emphasizing in the press release that Guccifer could provide no documentation to back up his claims, nor did he ever release anything on-line supporting his allegation, as hed done frequently in prior hacks. Of course, the best proof would be the released e-mails themselves, which RT had reported were obtained from Guccifer, complete with excerpts, in its March 20, 2013 article.
The New York Times has also played defense for the Clinton team. In an article appearing on May 11th entitled Use of Unclassified Email Systems Not Limited to Clinton, New York Times reporter Steven Lee Myers claimed it was regular government practice to send e-mails that may contain classified information over unclassified government computer networks used for more routine business. These unclassified government computer networks even had a nickname - low side.
A review of the 30,322 emails from Mrs. Clintons private server that the State Department has made public under the Freedom of Information Act provides an extensive record of how such sensitive information often looped throughout President Obamas foreign policy apparatus on unclassified systems, from embassies to the United Nations to the White House, Mr. Myers wrote. Many of the emails were sent over the State Departments unclassified system, state.gov, which is considered secure but not at the level of the State Departments system for emailing classified information.
While acknowledging that Hillary Clintons private server was assumed to be even less secure than the State Departments low side, the New York Times reporter made sure to add that the unclassified servers at some government agencies have been hacked in recent years.
Undoubtedly, the governments own computer network systems need to be better secured. However, that is beside the point. For her own selfish reasons, Hillary Clinton set up a rogue private e-mail system that was not subject to any government oversight. Unlike with respect to its own systems, the government was not able to monitor the use of Hillarys private system. It was not in a position to periodically inspect and make decisions on whether to upgrade security. And there was no automatic archiving of e-mails passing through the private system for document retention purposes.
The bottom line is that Hillary Clinton, while Secretary of State, recklessly caused an evasion of whatever safeguards existed in the standard government handling of e-mails pertaining to government business. She recklessly created a non-accountable private system, with knowledge that classified information could pass through the system and be hacked without detection from government information technology security experts. Some of the e-mails reportedly involved national defense, including one determined to be secret sent by her aide Huma Abedin, which dealt with North Korea's ballistic missile launch. Another e-mail dealt with drone activities, particularly in Pakistan.
At minimum, therefore, it is highly likely that Hillary Clinton violated 18 U.S. Code § 793 (f):
Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. [Emphasis added.]
Whether any of the e-mails were marked classified at the time they were sent or received through her server is irrelevant. Whether Hillary only received e-mails containing sensitive secret information, and did not produce or send any of her own, is also irrelevant. Moreover, her intent is irrelevant. By using the private system in the first place and causing her aides to communicate to her over that system, with knowledge of the potential harm to national security if adversaries gained access to her non-secure system, Hillary engaged in a pattern of reckless conduct over four years. She was grossly negligent in permitting information relating to the national defense to be removed from its proper place of custody and communicated via e-mail over her unsafe server. Russia appears to have copies of at least some of these e-mails, after tracking the hacker Guccifer who gained access to Hillarys server.
Hillary Clintons gross negligence in putting herself before national security, which she was entrusted to help protect, merits criminal prosecution.
that would be Hill Larry Us.
Wonder if they have video and audio from her hotel rooms
and What Democrat cares about selling their Country out?
And what republican cares enough to stop,them
” Perhaps it was just a coincidence, but Guccifer was quickly extradited to the United States from Romania at the end of March. He is facing a nine-count federal indictment on various charges, including wire fraud, cyberstalking, identify theft, unauthorized access to computers and obstruction of justice. The FBI requested the extradition, according to the Romanian government.”
Maybe this was so Obama could control the information flow out of Guccifer.
Hillary, through this non-government server, created a “side door” access portal for foreign agent access in exchange for money from foreign and enemy governments. I will call that TREASON.
It does make you wonder about Hillary green-lighting the deal where the Russians bought control of a significant portion of our uranium reserves.
Anyone naive enough to think Clinton is the only member of BO’s administration that has leaked and sold national security secrets to our enemies.., well, she is the one that got caught. Firing squads are sometimes useful.
OBVIOUSLY incredibly valuable for blackmail!!!!
NO WAY the Ruskies would even want it known that they have her emails.
IF Elected, THIS WOULD BE OUR GREATEST DANGER of a Hillary presidency by far - a pawn in the hands of the Russians AND Chinese both.
Even more serious than th the SCOTUS appointments she would make!
SOMEONE NEEDS TO SCREAM THIS FROM THE HOUSETOPS!
Yes - I’m shouting......this warrants it.......
I am counting on Trump to bring this issue up.
They will wait until she gets the delagates to win the nomination.
Then they will sink her ass.
This arrogant, incompetent f^%#ing creep gets to play fast-and-loose with US national security and WALK! Really? This is where we all ought to remember that Nixon (A US PRESIDENT) was IMPEACHED for less!
I don’t think Russia and China will hurt Hitlery. They sure don’t want Trump.
I think the Dems are keeping an eye on how Hitlery is going to do against Trump and it’s looking less and less optimistic all the time. If they get nervous that Hitlery won’t win, they’ll sink her and throw either Biden or Warren, or both, into the race.
<><>State Dept personnel under Hillary may be facing charges of misleading a US court WRT the court's request for documents...and for tampering w/ evidence.
<><> And what of Bill's culpability? The first server Hillary used was the one in their Chappaqua house for Slick/s use when he left the White House......against the advice of Slick/s people.
<><> At some point Hillary went from Chappaqua to a server managed by an outside company. Pagliano probably had some involvement in the migration (if not sole responsibility).
<><> Hillary obviously had to keep her multiple pay-to-play Foundation business off government computers. Fortunately whether it was Pagliano or someone else, the file deletion/wipe was less than professional.
<><> Paglianos dual role as: 1) a tax-paid US government employee, and, 2) Hillary's personal employee, opens a whole new arena for investigation.
<><> What was Paglianos day-to-day State Dept job? What did he actually do, not just his job description, but actual work accomplishments? Is there a paper trail showing he did any actual work at all, or was the State job just a make-work position to get him on the tax-paid payroll in return for his services to Clintons?
<><> Pagliano listed himself on LinkedIn as a political-appointee saying he Serves as strategic advisor and special projects manager to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) / Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) overseeing the operations of the Information Resource Management (IRM) bureau.
<><> Pagliano being employed, by his own admission, at such a high level inside States IT structure assures that States most senior info officers knew about Clintons email setup, and apparently did not, or were not, able to stop it. Unless Brian never told his supervisor about his "other" job.
And what abut Sid Blumenthal? He had inside govt info and was constantly in touch w/ Secy Hillry.
<><> For public consumption, Sid was beng touted as a Clinton Foundation hire---the factotum hired to preserve Bill's pesidential legacy (cue laugh machine).
<><> Sid's emails show he had classified info almost verbatim (as confirmed by the NSA).
<><> Blumenthal was urging Hillary to bomb Libya b/c he had profit-making business interests predicated on a new Libyan govt.
<><> Sid also used scare tactics----that Obama would lose reelection if they didn't bomb Libya.
Hillary passed on this information to Obama.....did he know it came from a person he banned from govt employment?
This isn’t getting much ‘notice’ by the Leftist press, but there is some deep you-know-what regarding Hilly’s emails & Blumenthal. Of course, Blumenthal was hacked by Guccifer & led to the hacking of Hilly. Dan Bongino, former SS, says he has an “unimpeachable” source who has told him Hilly’s server was definitely hacked ... not only that, but she knew it and kept using it.
Here’s the “juicy” stuff from:
Hillary Has an NSA Problem
Now, over two months later, I 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?
These are the questions being asked by officials at the NSA and the FBI right now. All of them merit serious examination. Their answers may determine the political fate of Hillary Clintonand who gets elected our next president in November.
Trumo is not Rimney. At that debate with Ibama, when Benghazi came uo, Romney have Ibama a pass. That will not happen with Trump.
It goes back way deeper to,when Bill Clinton locked up millions of acres of low sulfur coal in the West leaving his Indonesian pals the Riadys in control of the world’s remaining alternative sources
Ann Coulter’s book “ High Crimes and Misdemeanors” is an excellent expose of the treasonous self- serving damage bubba wreaked on America
In the 90’s
I suspect as secretary of state hillary flew way under the radar on deals she made to,give foreign powers control over our resources and our very political establishment
And of course there has been the combined stupidity greed and treachery of the obama regime for the past 7 years...
Maybe if trump gets elected we will find out how badly America has been schlonged
Because she is so vulnerable to blackmail, she CANNOT be the President of the United States.
She has also made a mockery of the rules involving state secrets and the handling of classified documents, another disqualifier.
In fact maybe some enterprising journo at Town Hall should stop emoting and hyperventilating about Donald Trump and should compare the damage inflicted on America by Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to that inflicted by Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton
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