HillaryGate

Power is not held by the president. Power is held by the long-term Washington elites. Presidents hang around for for or eight years. Elites can be in the system forever. Take Dick Cheney (please). Cheney was hired by Donald Rumsfeld in 1969. Nixon referred to Rumsfeld as "a ruthless little bastard"; a compliment from Dick. They hold/held immense power. This is where the real power lies.

And speaking of lies, the Clintons are right up there. They are not, by far, the first politicians to lie - they are just really accomplished at it. Bill had more scandals than hair (the Monica Lewinsky lie being the least serious). The Clintons think they are above the law, with nothing touching the entitlement, hubris and sheer greed of Hillary.

Hillary has a good shot, being a woman. For some reason, women all over the country support her, much in the same way African Americans voted for Obama. A local radio host referred to this phenomena as 'go out and vote for the person who looks most like you'. Hillary's supporters, like Obama's, seem to be drooling sycophants, like some Apple devotees.

Unfortunately, some of Hillary's teflon is starting to wear. The lies are out front now and it will be interesting to see whether the Hillaryites continue to sing her virtues in spite of the lies and intentional flouting of federal laws and computer safety best practices.


The State Department has declined to give the inspector general, I. Charles McCullough III, access to the entire trove of roughly 30,000 emails that Mrs. Clinton handed over to the department last year. Mrs. Clinton deemed those emails work-related, and said she deleted an additional 30,000 messages that were personal.
Why does anybody in government have a personal email address and their own server? One possible reason is that personal email isn't subject to Freedom of Information requests. This is against every rule and regulation one can imagine, affecting privacy and security. People sign legal paperwork informing them of these rules. For a Secretary of State to have her own email and server is morally and securitywise an egregious act. Was there any oversight? What kind of security did the server have? As it turns out, the server, once hosted by Hillary, was later kept in a bathroom closet by her provider, Platte River Networks. I will not blame the location on Mrs Clinton but she did decide to host her own server. This reinforces existing safety and security best practices. There was top secret information on this server!

What citizen of the United States is allowed to break a security oath and hold off an investigation, then withhold and destroy evidence? What do you think would happen if this were you or me?

TIMELINE

1996-1997 Bill Clinton pardons former CIA director John Deutch for keeping classified material on home computers. CIA Director.

2008 – Hillary Clinton acquires a personal email server for her use in running for president, and has it installed in her Chappaqua, New York home

March 20, 2013 – Clinton's private email address, hdr22@clintonemail.com, is made public when a Romanian hacker named 'Guccifer' hacks into longtime Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal's AOL email account and leaks images of his inbox – including emails from Clinton. Note: Clinton did not release this information. Note: The government took no steps to secure the server after the hack.

June 2013 – Hillary's team shifts control of the email domain to an outside IT contractor in Denver called Platte River Networks, and sends the original server hardware to a data center facility in New Jersey, where it is erased.


November 2014 – The Benghazi committee asks the State Department for a larger batch of Clinton's emails and receives about 300 that relate to the Libya saga, amounting to 850 printed pages

December 5, 2014 – Clinton's aides say that in response to a request from the State Department, they have handed over about 55,000 pages of her work-related emails, comprising 30,490 messages

February 13, 2015 – The State Department sends the Benghazi committee another 850 pages of Clinton's emails, including some from two different accounts on the private 'clintonemail.com' server

March 10, 2015 – In a contentious press conference following a speech at the United Nations, Clinton admits that she deleted more than 30,000 emails that she says were personal in nature, and says she turned over everything work-related to the State Department, while insisting that 'I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email; there is no classified material'


3/2015: Personal server discovered. Clinton has said she did not send or receive any secret information using that account. The government forbids the sending of classified information outside unsecured networks because it could harm national security if intercepted.


July 23, 2015 – Charles McCullough, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community tells members of Congress in a letter that a random sampling of 40 Clinton emails turned up four that contained material classified as secret

July 24, 2015 – Andrea Williams, spokeswoman for the McCulloush, says that the emails 'were classified when they were sent and are classified now.'

July 25, 2015 – During a campaign appearance in Iowa, Clinton modifies her position and tells reporters in Iowa that 'I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classifiedat the time it was sent and received' 

July 31, 2015 – The second State Department release of Clinton's emails, more than 1,300 in all, includes 41 that were marked 'classified' before they were made public

August 4, 2015 – Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill says in a statement that the candidate 'did not send nor receive any emails that were marked classified at the time'

8/2015: Government officials claim at least two classified emails.

8/12/15: After months of pressure, Hillary directs aides to give email server and thumb drive to the Justice Department

8/18/15: Hillary claims no top secret emails on her server, yet more than three hundred emails are to be examined by intelligence agencies.

8/19/15 Hillary shrugs off suggestion she 'wiped' her server clean with the snarky response: 'What? With a cloth or something?'  'I did not send classified material. And I did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified – which is the way you know whether something is.'

BlackBerry devices the State Department issued to former Hillary Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin have likely been destroyed or sold off as surplus, a State official said in a court filing Wednesday.

8/20/15  Hillary Clinton Campaign Says Classified Emails Were on Server

Two laws appear to be broken: Hillary Clinton and two aides appear to have violated two national security laws by sending classified information on a private email server, according to a former Army counterintelligence agent and investigator for a public interest law group.

8/21/15 Dozens of emails were classified from the start, US rules suggest.

8/24/15 US District Judge Judge Emmet Sullivan said that Hillary did not comply with government policies,
orders State Department for reach out to FBI to see if any relevant emails exist on server.

8/27/15 Hillary takes 'Responsibility' for email use, says it 'wasn't the best choice'.

9/1/15 State Department says 150 more Clinton emails have classified information. "..brings the total number of Clinton emails considered to contain classified information to more than 200 when prior batches are included."

9/2/15 Clinton wrote and sent emails now deemed classified.

Clinton email markings changed to hide classified info. In effect, killing disclosure requirement and sending them down a black hole.

9/3/15 A hacker has offered to sell the entire lot of Hillary's emails for $500k.

9/4/15  Hillary said she's sorry emails have cause confusion.

9/7/15  Second review says classified information was in Hillary Clinton's email.
Clinton says no need for apology for email server because what she did "was allowed."

9/8/15 Hillary Clinton, citing her 'mistake,' apologizes for private email.

9/14/15 There are gaps totaling five months in the Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department, the watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Monday morning.

9/23/15  The FBI refuses to cooperate in the email server probe.

10/1/15  3 emails deemed secret in State Dept release of 6,300 pages.

10/7/15  Second IT firm agrees to give Clinton's server data to FBI. This is a cloud backup service.

10/8/15  Clinton emails were susceptible to hackers, tech firm warned.

10/14/15 Email server had ports open that weren't involved in email.

The White House backtracked on President Barack Obama's blanket assertion earlier this week that Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state didn't pose a national security threat.

10/15/15  A previously unknown e-mail address used by Huma Abedin was discovered on Thursday,

11/6/15  As the nation’s chief diplomat, Hillary Clinton was responsible for ascertaining whether information in her possession was classified and acknowledged that “negligent handling” of that information could jeopardize national security, according to a copy of an agreement she signed upon taking the job.
A day after assuming office as secretary of state, Clinton signed a Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement that laid out criminal penalties for “any unauthorized disclosure” of classified information.

12/1/15 Clinton email is released after security concern is dismissed.


Here's the New York Times' overview of the timeline.

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  1. Ben Carson for President!!

    Ur friend and brother from another mother.....

    Tom Engle

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