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Clinton Ordered Her Maid to Print Out Classified Documents

Hillary Clinton habitually used her Filipino maid to print out sensitive government emails and documents, Paul Sperry of the New York Post reported Sunday based on his review of Wikileaks emails and FBI memos. And even though Marina Santos had zero security clearance, she was allowed to handle documents that were marked classified. She was also apparently given access to the SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility) that was set up in Clinton’s D.C. residence.

Shockingly, neither the FBI nor Congress has bothered to formerly interview Santos as a key witness in the investigation, even though Clinton, and sometimes Huma Abedin, routinely called on her to print sensitive emails.

Clinton entrusted far more than the care of her DC residence, known as Whitehaven, to Santos. She expected the Filipino immigrant to handle state secrets, further opening the Democratic presidential nominee to criticism that she played fast and loose with national security.

Clinton would first receive highly sensitive e-mails from top aides at the State Department and then request that they, in turn, forward the messages and any attached documents to Santos to print out for her at the home.

Among other things, Clinton requested Santos print out drafts of her speeches, confidential memos and “call sheets” — background information and talking points prepared for the secretary of state [sic] in advance of a phone call with a foreign head of state.

“Pls ask Marina to print for me in am,” Clinton e-mailed top aide Huma Abedin regarding a redacted 2011 message marked sensitive but unclassified.

In a classified 2012 e-mail dealing with the new president of Malawi, another Clinton aide, Monica Hanley, advised Clinton, “We can ask Marina to print this.”

“Revisions to the Iran points” was the subject line of a classified April 2012 e-mail to Clinton from Hanley. In it, the text reads, “Marina is trying to print for you.”

Both classified e-mails were marked “confidential,” the tier below “secret” or “top secret.”

Next Page: FBI notes show Santos even entered the beyond-top-secret facility.

According to the FBI notes, Santos was even allowed to go into the SCIF that was set up at her Whitehaven home.

From within the SCIF, Santos — who had no clearance — “collected documents from the secure facsimile machine for Clinton,” the FBI notes revealed.

Just how sensitive were the papers Santos presumably handled? The FBI noted Clinton periodically received the Presidential Daily Brief — a top-secret document prepared by the CIA and other US intelligence agencies — via the secure fax.

A 2012 “sensitive” but unclassified e-mail from Hanley to Clinton refers to a fax the staff wanted Clinton “to see before your Netanyahu mtg. Marina will grab for you.”

Yet it appears Clinton was never asked by the FBI in its yearlong investigation to turn over the iMac Santos used to receive the e-mails, or the printer she used to print out the documents, or the printouts themselves.

Santos may have information about the Apple MacBook laptop and USB flash drive that went missing from the Whitehaven house before they could be reviewed by the FBI, Sperry points out. Yet FBI Director Comey is not interested in interviewing her because the powers that be appear to be bound and determined to clear Clinton in the email case.

While the FBI and DOJ may not consider the New York Post‘s findings to be significant, some people are literally ringing alarm bells: