State Department Did Not Provide Secure BlackBerry to Hillary Clinton

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JUDICIAL WATCH

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that the State Department asserts in its most recent filing with the court the State Department did not issue personal computing devices to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possibly destroyed the Blackberries of her aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills:

[The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was issued by the Department to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has not located any such device at the Department. [The State Department] believes that Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin were each issued BlackBerry devices. [The State Department] has not located any such device at the Department … Because the devices issued to Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin would have been outdated models, in accordance with standard operating procedures those devices would have been destroyed or excessed.

State did identify the “state.gov” email accounts of Mills, Abedin and two other former officials, but stated that Clinton “did not use a state.gov account.”

The filing follows the recent court order granting Judicial Watch’s request for a hearing this week, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m., which had previously been scheduled for September. State recently sought a one-week extension from the court, and the judge denied it (the court changed the time of the hearing to 1 p.m.)

“The questions just keep popping up. Every time the State Department tries to justify its stonewalling, one more bit of information arises,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “If the State Department was not providing secure email devices to Mrs. Clinton, who was? Best Buy? Target? Mrs. Clinton clearly did whatever she wanted, without regard to national security or federal records keeping laws.”

The developments come in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about Hillary Clinton’s email records.

Classified Hillary e-mail contained embassy security issues, sensitive diplomatic discussions

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We already got a hint of this last week, when Fox News identified some of the subject matter in now-redacted e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s secret server — the part of the cache she shared, anyway. Two of the e-mails that got retroactively classified dealt with security issues in Benghazi and military intelligence on Libyan troop movements. The classification codes on those redactions from State suggest that, despite Hillary’s disclaimers, those materials were classified at the time those e-mails were sent.

The Washington Examiner’s Sarah Westwood took a deeper look at the redactions from State, and discovered that these were no fluke. The redactions involve high-level diplomatic discussions, embassy security issues, and even one about the travels of Jim Webb, who is now her opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination. Furthermore, Westwood notes that Hillary wrote some of those e-mails herself:

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Watchdog: Two National Security Laws Appear Broken in Clinton Email Scandal

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Hillary aides refused judge’s order on returning documents

 

Family Security Matters

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.

Additionally, the two Clinton aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, disregarded a federal judge’s order this month requiring both to make sworn statements to the court that all government documents in their possession will be returned to federal officials, said Chris Farrell, director of investigations for Judicial Watch, the law group.

“What we have is a secretary of state, the only cabinet official in our history, who established her own private email server … in an effort to avoid the normal protocols for unclassified and classified communications. It’s an end run,” he said.

Farrell, in a briefing on the Clinton email affair at the Judicial Watch offices, said supporters of Clinton have sought to portray the use of the private email system to send classified information as a minor administrative matter.

“It is not,” he said. “It is a national security crime, and should be a national security crime investigation,” he said, noting that Clinton created the private email server a week before she took up her duties at Foggy Bottom, indicating that she planned to avoid using official email that must be stored under federal rules.

Two laws apply to the mishandling of classified data on unsecure networks, Farrell said.

The first is 18 USC Sec. 1924, which outlaws the unauthorized removal and storage of classified information. Penalties can include fines and imprisonment for up to one year.

That statute was used to prosecute retired Army General David Petraeus, a former CIA director who provided classified documents to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus was sentenced to two years’ probation and a $40,000 fine as part of a plea deal in March.

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Federal Judge Grants Early Hearing for Hillary Email Case

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Judicial Watch

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the recent court order granting Judicial Watch’s request for a hearing this week, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m., which had previously been scheduled for September:

The Obama administration’s obstruction of the courts and our Freedom of Information Act litigation must end. The court and the American people are weary of their legal gamesmanship. We are fighting for the public’s right to know what Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin and others were sending and receiving during their four years running the State Department.

Judicial Watch responded yesterday to the latest State Department filing from August 14:

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Huma Abedin Unveiled

 

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The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is more than a journal. It is a book commissioned by the house of Saud and published by the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA). The book contains plans for Muslim conquest and includes a blueprint for the infiltration of non-Muslim lands.

It all starts with the father of Huma Abedin, Sayed Zaynul Abedin, and this Journal paid for by the Al Saud dynasty in Saudi Arabia.

Huma Abedin served on the board of the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs for many years at the same time she worked for Hillary Clinton.

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So Who Has Hillary’s TOP SECRET Leaks and How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Emailgate?

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These weren’t just ordinary secrets found in Clinton’s private server, but some of the most classified material the U.S. government has. The inspector general assessed that Clinton’s emails included information that was highly classified as the highest official classification level in the U.S. government “TOP SECRET/Special Intelligence,” yet mislabeled as “unclassified.” Special Intelligence is NSA’s information derived from intercepted communications. This could include eavesdropping and classified material, which was obtained via satellite.

This is not a case where you tell an officer, when he stops you for going 55 in a 35 MPH zone, “I didn’t know.” Hillary signed a ton of paperwork and received detailed training about how it is to be handled—no exceptions—and the consequences are severe punishment including suspension of clearances and all computers impounded and searched for any information on them, which now belongs to the government because of the classified material in them. Either Hillary or someone on her State Department staff will take the fall. While some presume that Hillary will pass the crime to scapegoats, this also opens another can of worms: how did her staff access the information in the first place and why did Hillary create her own system to handle official State Department business? The FBI, including NSA, knows more, and it is obvious that there is a reason for the probe. What we do know is that there is a serious leak of classified information on an unencrypted server, leaving it wide open to exploitation by foreign intelligence services.

While everyone speaks of Russia having such data, one needs to look no further than Huma Abedin, Hillary’s main aide. The possibility of Huma being a spy for the Muslim Brotherhood is not far-fetched. Shoebat.com as far back as 2012 have been warning about this possible-mole (see detailed research August 2012). While it is very likely that Moscow and Beijing already know what top-secret information Hillary had, few are considering the Islamists: Huma Abedin is well linked to The Muslim Brotherhood, an agent of Turkey and also the Wahhbists of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, as well as Pakistan (her origin).

The Clinton’s were up to their neck working with Turkey. Huma Abedin’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood are iron-clad. Even Muhammad Mursi’s wife (Mrs. Naglaa Mahmoud), who is an operative in the spy-system of the Brotherhood’s Sisterhood branch (which Huma’s mother is also member), stated:

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How Obama and Hillary made the Arab world safe for radical Islam

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LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

 

Far from being “spontaneous” and “indigenous,” the uprisings known as the “Arab Spring” that swept North Africa and the Middle East were long planned and planned from abroad with the Muslim Brotherhood’s role hidden in plain sight.

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 as a Sunni Islamist religious, political and social movement.  According to Lawrence Wright in his book “The Looming Tower,” its founder Hassan al-Banna “rejected the Western model of secular, democratic government, which contradicted his notion of universal Islamic rule.” The fundamental goal of the Muslim Brotherhood remains Islam’s global domination, an effort that quickly turned violent and eventually spread to over eighty other nations. For example, one Muslim Brotherhood splinter group was responsible for the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for his peace treaty with Israel and another offshoot is the terrorist organization Hamas.

Barack Obama clearly supports the Muslim Brotherhood as a so-called “moderate” alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State, and a vehicle for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, as outlined in the secret 2011 directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11.

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