Hillary Clinton and seven of her top aides have retained their State Department security clearances a year after the FBI concluded they were “extremely careless” handling sensitive information.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed Clinton’s current security clearance status on Friday. Grassley released the information to express concern about the State Department’s slow bureaucratic process, Circa reported.
“The State Department confirmed that it is continuing to review the mishandling of classified information that passed through Secretary Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized email server as she and seven former aides retain access to sensitive information,” Grassley’s office said.
Clinton, who served as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, and seven of her aides were designated as “research assistants” in order to keep their security clearances.
Clinton was under investigation for using a private email address and home-brewed server to send and receive classified information during her tenure at the State Department.
Former FBI Director James Comey said last July that Clinton and her top aides were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
“There is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information,” Comey said.
Comey recommended that the Justice Department not pursue criminal charges, however, because he could not prove Clinton intended to break the law by using a private email server.
Grassley sent a letter to the State Department in late March asking for Clinton’s security clearance details.
Family Security Matters
by SHER ZIEVE
James Comey was one of the Albatrosses and land mines Obama had left for President Trump. Former FBI Director Comey appears to have become unstable in his position, as he began to usurp more and more power for himself; even to the point of making decisions for Obama AG Lorretta Lynch. Most recently, he seemed to be attempting to even commandeer the power of the United States presidency. President Trump promised to drain the D.C. swamp and one of its chief creatures has now been given his walking papers.
Members of the Democrat Party who had previously indicated-both before and after the November 2016 election–that they would like to tar and feather Comey and ride him out of town on a rail, are now beside themselves (a dangerous place for anyone to be) with rage that he was fired for his misdeeds by President Trump. Any sensible human might ask “Why?” Comey had divulged that the discovered emails of the Democrat Party’s (then) patron Saint Hillary had committed acts that would be criminal for anyone but a leftist Democrat…and/or any Clinton. However, he had done it in a way-Comey’s now infamous ‘Hillary’s-guilty-but-I’m-letting-her-go-free’ speech to the nation-that flew in the face of FBI protocol and, likely, the law of the land. Listening to Senator Schumer (the Dem Party’s titular head) at the time of Hillary’s Emailgate, one would have thought it should have been Comey-not Hillary-who was to blame for Hillary’s sending classified information hither and yon. So…why is this same Schumer-who had actually and previously called for Comey’s firing–now speaking of Comey as if he’s a fallen hero for the Luciferian Left’s cause? To We-the-People who have never chosen to live under rocks-the answer is obvious. It was solely because President Trump fired him…and members of the Democrat Party leadership teams hate Trump tenfold more than they do Comey.
The lunacy of this is that only the President could have-under the US Constitution-fired him. Comey served at the pleasure of the President. And, President Trump was no longer pleased.