Sunday, November 6, 2016

WKRLEM: A Secretary of State Needs A Maid.

Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials 

New York Post By Paul Sperry November 6, 2016 

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government e-mails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington, DC, e-mails and FBI memos show. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance to handle such material.
In fact, Marina Santos was called on so frequently to receive e-mails that she may hold the secrets to E-mailgate — if only the FBI and Congress would subpoena her and the equipment she used.
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 in advance of a phone call with a foreign head of state.

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Marina SantosPhoto: Ron Sachs

“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.”
Santos also had access to a highly secure room called an SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility) that diplomatic security agents set up at Whitehaven, according to FBI notes from an interview with Abedin.
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.
As The Post first reported, copies of Clinton’s 33,000 allegedly destroyed e-mails still exist in other locations and could be recovered if investigators were turned loose to seize them. Higher-ups at the Justice Department reportedly have blocked them from obtaining search warrants to obtain the evidence.
It also appears the FBI did not formally interview Santos as a key witness in its investigation.
This is a major oversight: Santos may know the whereabouts of a missing Apple MacBook laptop and USB flash drive that contain all of Clinton’s e-mails archived over her four years in office.
In 2013, Hanley downloaded Clinton’s e-mails from her private server to the MacBook and flash drive.
“The two copies of the Clinton e-mail archive (one on the archive laptop and one on the thumb drive) were intended to be stored in Clinton’s Chappaqua and Whitehaven residences,” the FBI said in its case summary.
But Hanley says the devices were “lost,” and the FBI says it “does not have either item in its possession.”
In addition to Abedin, Santos worked closely with Hanley at Whitehaven and could shed light on the mystery — if only she were asked about it.
When a Post reporter confronted Santos at her DC apartment Friday, she would say only, “I don’t speak to reporters.”
According to a 2010 profile in The Philippine Star, close Clinton friend Vernon Jordan recommended Santos to the Clintons after she worked part-time for him.
Bill Clinton gave a speech in Manila as part of his foundation and took time to visit with the family of the “mayordoma [housekeeper] of his Washington, DC, home — Marina Santos.”
He was quoted as describing Santos as the “wonderful woman who runs our home in Washington, without whom Hillary will not be able to serve as secretary of state.” The article ended remarking, without a hint of irony: “Marina now runs his house so that he and his wife can better serve interests higher than their own.”
Santos could turn out to be the Betty Currie of the Clinton e-mail scandal. Currie was the secretary for President Clinton. She also came recommended by Jordan, and became famous as a central witness in the Monica Lewinsky scandal for her handling of gifts given to Clinton’s mistress.
Investigators had sought the gifts, allegedly hidden under Currie’s bed on orders from Clinton, as evidence.
The State Department and Clinton campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
(This mishandling of classified documents in and of itself is enough to indict Hillary for violation of the Classified Document statutes. The FBI through the investigation is only now trying to cover their ass. If they are not to be indicted themselves.)


edutcher said...

Christ, she can't do anything for herself.

Were any of those emails the ones she sent to Chelsea?

Trooper York said...

Yes. Some of them were the daily intelligence reports from the CIA. She went into the "secure" room without any clearances and printed out the Daily intelligence reports. Think about that for a movement.

But Trump said pussy once.

Amartel said...

Like all royalty she has her ladies of the bedchamber who do everything for her. I think the FBI should check their homes for Clinton's other "lost" computers and cell phones. The one clearly went to Huma, where are the rest?

edutcher said...

Everybody ought to have a maid,
Everybody ought to have a working girl,
Everybody ought to have a lurking girl
To putter around the house.
Everybody ought to have a maid,
Everybody ought to have a menial
Consistently congenial
And quieter than a mouse.

ricpic said...

Will you commoners ever realize that the rules are different for royalty?!

OT - You want to get really depressed, read the most recent Peggy Noonan column. It's practically a dirge about the difficulty she'll have voting for either of these two dreadful people. Apparently the stark difference in how they will govern and what our future will be is as nothing compared to Trump's boorishness, or lack of decorum, or whatever it is that puts elegant noses out of joint. Because Noonan admits that Hillary is corruption personified and yet that Trump. So coarse. So not "us."

I could scream but I screamed myself out a decade ago.

Trooper York said...

In the hands of a foreign intelligence service is where you will find the rest.

Remember this maid was from the Phillipines. Who just turned to China as their new ally. What a nice present to give them to say hello.

Amartel said...

If you want to get really depressed, Comey apparently has cleared her AGAIN.

ricpic said...

It's understandable that Duterte is turning to China but I'll bet most Filipinos. high and low, are nervous, very nervous about the Chinese embrace. Do I know anything about Filipino politics? No. But they're a small country looked down on racially by both the Chinese and Japanese and they have a memory. Completely useless speculation but that's what we're all

Trooper York said...

Comey is under a lot of pressure from the Justice Department. He is a coward and a sneak. The NYPD is going to bring out all of this stuff. He is using weasel words so he can say that nothing he "had seen" was reason enough to indict her. Well the handling of her maid is reason enough then and there. He needs to prosecuted or at the very least impeached.

Leland said...

I was off by a few days. I figured Comey would clear her Thursday, so they could boost Hillary in the Sunday talk shows. But the fix is the fix.

Of course, putting it out on Sunday during the football games allows for a lot of coverage... if anybody still watched football. And none of the MSM will go out looking for a GOP reaction on a Sunday afternoon. So the MSM has 18 hours before a response will get out. And you know what we will here during that time: the FBI tried to throw the election to Trump, GOTV for Hillary!

If any of us lied to the FBI, even accidentally; "I gave you all the evidence; I didn't know my spouse made copies..."; we'd be explaining it to a jury. Then again, no specific word if Huma has been cleared, but I'm not betting on it.

Leland said...

He needs to [be] prosecuted or at the very least impeached.

Comey is nothing compared to Koskinen; and the GOP Congress hasn't moved on Koskinen. They aren't doing nothing about Comey.

That said; I agree with the sentiment.

Trooper York said...

The investigation is in the hands of the NYPD sex crimes unit. It appears that there is some culpability. Weiner has flipped and Huma will not be far behind. It is all going to come out and if by some tragedy Hillary is elected we will have a Constitutional crises.

Trooper York said...

Of course Leland I agree with you. The Republicans Nevertrumper Rhino conservative Washington Generals will never do a fucking thing about it. They need to be thrown out of office just as much as the Democrats.

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Amartel said...

650,000 emails read in 9 days=72,222 emails read/day.
Assuming a 12 hour day, that's 6,018 emails read/hour, 100 emails/minute. A generous estimate. Which is unbelievable in itself, but wait, there's more: It's not enough just to read the emails, you have to analyze them and in order to do that you need an understanding of context and history, what the emails refer to, where they fall in the chronology. Etc. etc.
You can't just bring in a bunch of people and say, here, read these emails.
It's just so obviously and depressingly rigged.

edutcher said...

Comey is in bed with the Ozark Mafia, so he had to "clear" her, although I think this 11th hour judgment makes her look worse instead of better.

According to Black Rock, Trump is up 8 in OH and 16 in FL.

Those numbers may be good or not (FL is a bit too good), but, as Surber noted, the polls were off 3 in '12 and '14.

It's going to be interesting to see what the morrow brings.