The Department of State has released a shocking new report revealing multiple violations perpetrated by Hillary Clinton with her private email server when she was Obama’s Secretary of State.
The violations came to light in a letter sent by the department to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is overseeing the security review.
“To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents,” wrote Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the State Department’s Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Legislative Affairsy. “DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents. … This number will likely change as the review progresses.”
President Trump noted how big this news is with a Tuesday tweet saying:
“Wow! The State Department said it has identified 30 Security Incidents involving current or former employees and their handling of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s Emails. @FoxNews This is really big. Never admitted before. Highly Classified Material. Will the Dems investigate this?”
Wow! The State Department said it has identified 30 Security Incidents involving current or former employees and their handling of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s Emails. @FoxNews This is really big. Never admitted before. Highly Classified Material. Will the Dems investigate this?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
State called the matter “serious” and reported that it expects to have its investigation complete by September first.
“Given the volume of emails provided to the Department from former Secretary Clinton’s private email server, the Department’s process has been necessarily more complicated and complex requiring a significant dedication of time and resource,” Taylor added in her letter to Grassley.
Taylor also said that there may be consequences as a result of the investigation.
“In every instance in which the Department found an individual to be culpable of a valid security violation or three or more infractions, the Department forwarded the outcome to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/PSS), to be placed in the individuals’ official security file,” Taylor told Grassley. “All valid security incidents are reviewed by DS and taken into account every time an individual’s eligibility for access to classified information is considered.
“This referral occurred whether or not the individual was currently employed with the Department of State and such security files are kept indefinitely,” Taylor added. “Consistent with the referral policy, for individuals who were still employed with the Department at the time of adjudication, the Department referred all valid security violations or multiple infractions to the Bureau of Human Resources.”
No names other than Clinton’s were released.
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