Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"State Department probes Clinton handling of government emails"

Via Drudge: The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat, Fox News has learned. Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances to access sensitive government information.

The department’s investigation aims to determine whether Clinton and her closest aides violated government protocols by using her private server to receive, hold and transmit classified and top-secret government documents. The department declined to say when its inquiry began, but it follows the conclusion of the FBI’s probe into the matter, which did not result in any actions being taken against Clinton or any of her aides.

Depending on the outcome of the current State Department inquiry, Clinton and her aides could have their access to sensitive government documents terminated.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirmed to Fox News the department’s formal inquiry.

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edutcher said...

How's 'bout, if the outcome of the current State Department inquiry is bad, Clinton and her aides could have their access to freedom terminated.

rhhardin said...

A security clearance doesn't get you do classified information. You also need a need to know.

Though they don't seem to be good at enforcing the latter these days of single-actor megaleaks.

Sixty Grit said...

Good, if true. Until I see a perp-walk I remain unconvinced.

Leland said...

Can't do better than Sixty's comment. This should have been done years ago, and demanded to be done by GOP lawmakers. So I remain unconvinced.

Rene Saunce said...

Orange jumpsuit and ten or bust.


AllenS said...

Don't worry about Hillary going to jail, they'll still have Chelsea. Barf.

ndspinelli said...

I'm w/ Sixty. The deep state takes care of their own, particularly their queen. Most likely just a perfunctory "matter" NOT investigation.

Leland said...

I'll have to admit. The first time I read the headline; I checked the date. Quite honestly, this headline should have come out circa 2013.