Skip to comments.Top Clinton Aide Admits Under Oath that He and Clinton Used Unsecure Personal Email for Official
Posted on 05/09/2019 10:36:02 PM PDT by bitt
Insists that monitoring Clintons illicit use of private email wasnt really part of my job, but adds, I wish she had used a State Department account
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released the transcript of a court-ordered deposition of Jacob Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clintons senior advisor and deputy chief of staff when she was secretary of state, in which the top staffer admits that both he and Clinton used her unsecure non-government email system to conduct official State Department business. A full transcript of the deposition is available here.
Judicial Watchs court-ordered discovery centered upon whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system and whether the State Department adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watchs FOIA request.
In the questioning, Sullivan admitted that he had used his personal Gmail account at times for State Department business but denied that he had sent classified information to Secretary Clintons unsecured personal system.
After Judicial Watch pointed out that on January 26, 2010, Sullivan sent a classified email with the subject line call sheet, Sullivan testified: When I sent this email, my best judgment was that none of the material in it was classified, and I felt comfortable sending the email on an unclassified system. The material has subsequently been upclassified but at the time that I sent it, I did not believe that it was classified.
Sullivan said in the deposition that he had not been concerned about Clintons use of a non-government email account, because it was not part of his job:
Like Secretary Clinton has said herself, I wish she had used a State Department account. It wasnt really part of my job to be thinking about Secretary Clintons emails so I dont think I sort of fell down directly in my job, but do I wish I had thought of it during the time we were at State. Of course. I mean, what human being at this point wouldnt have thought of that?
Sullivans deposition is part of United States District Judge Royce C. Lamberths order for senior officials including Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI official E.W. Priestap to respond under oath to Judicial Watch questions.
A video of the Sullivan deposition exists but is under seal after the Justice Department and State Department, which opposed any discovery, objected to their public release. The court denied release of the video depositions for now and left the door open for reconsideration.
[T]he Court does not foreclose future releases of audiovisual recordings in this or other cases. Judicial Watch may move to unseal portions of these recordings relied upon in future court filings. So too may it use the video recordings at trial, consistent with the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Judge Lamberth made the ruling in Judicial Watchs July 2014 FOIA lawsuit filed after the U.S. Department of State failed to respond to a May 13, 2014 FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)). Judicial Watch seeks:
Copies of any updates and/or talking points given to Ambassador Rice by the White House or any federal agency concerning, regarding, or related to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Any and all records or communications concerning, regarding, or relating to talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack given to Ambassador Rice by the White House or any federal agency.
A federal court wants answers on the Clinton email scandal and Mr. Sullivan is one of many witnesses Judicial Watch will question under oath, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. It is shameful that the Justice and State Departments continue to try to protect Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration on the email scandal.
U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers, and Clinton aides, as well as E.W. Priestap, to be deposed or answer written questions under oath. The court ruled that the Clinton email system was one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.
Judicial Watch previously released interrogatory responses given under oath by E.W. (Bill) Priestap, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, in which he stated that agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President.
IMO the illegal use of personal email involves shady quid pro quo deals that the toon used to garner millions, if not billions...
Its not muh job man
Where they receiving “white listed” email from President Obama?
If I did that I’d be in jail a long time.
Great. It could have been top secret, crypto access, Presidents and Secretary of States eyes 👀 only, but as long as this dip wad thought it was unclassified, he is perfectly fine. I think thats the standard Clinton defense. What dip wads. 👎
I am sick and tired of all these stories about how corrupt the deep state has been. Please wake me when there are actual indictments.
Obama had his own server too.
Two email addresses linked to him came to light back then, quickly swept under the rug
Eff you, peasant.
As has been drilled into my head from the very beginning of my career... “Security is EVERYBODY’S job.”
Anyone who has had a security clearance should know that it if there is any doubt, one must treat information as if it is classified rather than assuming the opposite. In most cases, common sense is enough to tell one whether information is sensitive or routine.
This is why the phrase “gross negligence” is such an important standard for determining criminality, and why it was so important for Strzok to remove those words from Comey’s report on the Clinton email “investigation” (aka whitewash).
every time anyone is read onto a classified project, they are reminded if a single classified document left the facility, either accidentally or on purpose, the responsible person would be placed in jail for one year.
one year. in jail. per incident.
hillary not only had classified materials, including highly classified programs, on her unsecured ‘dead drop’ basement server... she had the thing set up in the first place.
WHY hasn’t she even been CHARGED yet?!
she didn’t ‘accidentally’ take home a document or two. she committed ESPIONAGE for no less then SIX foreign entities (that much has been released... so far)
i heard we lost ALL our agents in china... ‘lost’ meaning they were all killed upon being ‘unmasked’. was hillary’s dead drop server responsible? seems very likely as those identities would be under the state department and being the head of the state department, it would make sense such information would pass through her email box.
PEOPLE NEED TO BE CHARGED, ARRESTED, and exactly what they did be DISCLOSED to the public.
Having the spam filter turned off allowed the white list to flow without interruption—and still no spam?
This is how its done. Put the squeeze on the little fish to get to the bigger fish.
If the Trump DOJ is serious about draining the swamp, Hillary and BHO are not the Big Fish. There are far bigger players. Those two are far too stupid to be anything other than marionettes.
Its the private server that is the real problem, not the personal email account.
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