The FBI today released files from its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server, including a summary of its interview with her on July 2. The notes contain some eyebrow-raising revelations — such as Hillary’s claim as secretary of state that she didn’t realize that information marked “(C)” denoted classified material. Stunningly, she also told the FBI that she wasn’t concerned that Top Secret/Special Access Program (SAP) intelligence would damage U.S. national security interests if mishandled and leaked. Even more incredibly, Clinton told the FBI she did not recall all the briefings she received on handling sensitive information because of a concussion suffered in 2012.
“When asked about the e-mail chain containing ‘(C)’ portion markings that State determined to currently contain CONFIDENTIAL information, Clinton stated she did not know what the ‘(C)’ meant at the beginning of the paragraphs and speculated it was for referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order,” the documents state.
Clinton also indicated to investigators that she was not concerned about email discussions about future drone strikes containing classified information.
“After reviewing an email dated [redacted] with subject line [redacted] CLINTON stated she did not remember the email specifically. CLINTON stated deliberation over a future drone strike did not give her cause for concern regarding classification,” the documents state. “CLINTON understood this type of conversation as part of the routine deliberation process. Moreover, she recalled many conversations about future strikes that have never occurred.”
Hillary also claimed she didn’t realize that “NOFORN” (no sharing with foreign government) classified information could not be shared with foreigners.
Keep in mind, this is the woman President Barack Obama considers to be the “most qualified candidate” to ever run for president.
FBI Director James Comey stated on July 5 that Clinton had used “numerous mobile devices,” undermining Clinton’s claim that she had used her personal email for official state business for the convenience of carrying only one device. In fact, she had thirteen mobile devices and five iPads.
According to the documents, the FBI identified 13 different mobile devices associated with Clinton’s two known phone numbers that could have been used to send or receive emails on her personal system. Investigators found that Clinton used 11 different BlackBerry devices “in succession,” eight of them during her tenure at the State Department.
While the Justice Department asked Clinton’s attorneys at Williams & Connolly to turn over the 13 devices, the lawyers said in February that “they were unable to locate any of these devices,” according to the documents.
“As a result, the FBI was unable to acquire or forensically examine any of these 13 mobile devices,” the documents state.
Additionally, investigators also identified five iPads associated with Clinton that could have been used to send emails from her personal system. The FBI obtained three of the devices, one of which had emails from Clinton’s personal server that did not contain classified information.
The FBI also found that State Department employees were sent a notice on Clinton’s behalf in 2011 warning them against using personal email for official business because of “information security concerns.”
State employees were cautioned about security and records retention concerns regarding the use of personal e-mail. In 2011, a notice to all State employees was sent on Clinton’s behalf, which recommended employees avoid conducting State business from personal e-mail accounts due to information security concerns,” the documents released Friday state. “Clinton stated she did not recall this specific notice, and she did not recall receiving any guidance from State regarding e-mail policies outlines in the State [Foreign Affairs Manual].
Insane. In the weeks after this Clinton tweet her team used BleachBit to wipe her server & make recovery impossible. pic.twitter.com/JUcjbk6Zy9
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) September 2, 2016
And yet somehow, from all of this, FBI Director Comey failed to see any “criminal intent” in her actions. Ace of Spades has had enough: “Impeach James Comey!” he says.
The FBI files on Clinton were released in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. There were reports earlier this week that the FBI would release the documents as early as Wednesday, but shockingly enough, the Bureau settled on today — a Friday afternoon before the start of a busy Labor Day weekend.
Chris Farrell from Judicial Watch appeared on Fox Business to discuss the FBI’s Hillary files.
“Any other federal government employee with a clearance would have been polygraphed under these circumstances,” Farrell said, adding that Clinton’s answers were absolutely unbelievable and an insult to the intelligence to the American people. He characterized Director Comey’s decision not to indict Clinton as “disgraceful.”