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Of Course Hillary Clinton And Obama Are Lying

Our friends at Judicial Watch have been relentless in peeling back the layers of lies and deceit surrounding Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. 

Despite the fact that the Clinton machine and its media mouthpieces would have you think that a presidential debate or primary contest is the only “trial” Hillary Clinton has to face.  Incredible new documents Judicial Watch turned-up show that she ought to face another sort of trial for her email games and related national security breaches at the State Department.  

Hillary ObamaWhile most of the attention about Clinton and her email has been focused on her unsecure private server, her admitted reliance on an unsecure Blackberry is the latest and in some ways more devastating Judicial Watch revelation about Clinton’s laissez-faire attitude toward operational security and the handling of classified material. 

Judicial Watch released new documents, obtained as the result of a federal court order, containing more than 50 State Department internal emails from 2009 and 2011 warning of serious security concerns involving the use of “highly vulnerable” Blackberries by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her staff in the executive offices of the Foggy Bottom headquarters. 

Keep in mind what this means for our nation’s security said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  An un-secured Blackberry or other Internet device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) are vulnerable to all sorts of hacking that could create opportunities for hostile foreign powers and non-state actors. 

The new State records included a March 2, 2009, internal memorandum from Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell entitled “Use of Blackberries on Mahogany Row,” in which he strongly advised that the devices not be allowed. 

According to the Boswell memo, sent to then-Secretary of State Clinton and her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, “the vulnerabilities and risks associated with the use of Blackberries in Mahogany Row [seventh floor executive offices] considerably outweigh their convenience.”  Clinton has admitted she used a Blackberry during her early days in office despite Boswell’s memo with explicit written objections. 

The Boswell memo also clearly contradicts President Obama's remark to CBS’ “60 Minutes” that "I can tell you that this is not a situation in which America's national security was endangered." 

But that should have really been old news to Obama because, as Nathan A. Sales reported for National Review back in August, the inspector general (IG) for the intelligence community had already referred the server case to the FBI and other investigators, as a “security referral” rather than a “criminal referral.” 

Meaning what? 

Secretary Clinton apparently used her server to send a significant amount of classified information. State Department officials say there are “potentially hundreds of classified emails” among the 30,000 messages she has turned over. The intelligence community’s IG likewise sampled 40 e-mails and found that four of them contained classified information.  

The Clinton campaign claims that “any released emails deemed classified by the administration have been done so after the fact, and not at the time they were transmitted.”  

Not so, according to the State Department and intelligence-community IGs. Hillary’s e-mails “were not retroactively classified,” they say, but rather “contained classified information when they were generated” — information that “remains classified today” and “should never have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system.” 

Meaning also that transmitting classified information over unsecure Blackberries was an equally egregious violation of security protocols. 

But hey, Obama says America’s national security wasn’t endangered so we should all just relax and vote for Hillary. 

But, as Boswell’s memo says, “I cannot stress too strongly, however, that any unclassified Blackberry is highly vulnerable in any setting to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving e-mails, and exploiting calendars.” 

These new State Department emails turned up by Judicial Watch are devastating. The emails show Hillary Clinton knew about but ignored national security warnings concerning the use of Blackberries and other unsecure computing systems.  

Beyond the fact that they should terrify voters, these new emails ought to be of interest to the FBI and federal prosecutors. These emails show a pattern of disregard for both the letter of the law and best practices for handling classified material and that her mishandling of classified information and violations of federal records laws was far from innocent and far from limited to her home server. 

For the complete story on the latest trove of Clinton State Department documents revealed through the relentless efforts of our friends at Judicial Watch click this link.

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