Hillary Clinton just got very bad news from the State Department – she’s under federal investigation again. The probe centers around the well-known accusations that Clinton and her staff mishandled classified information.
The State Department has opened the investigation anew, though Clinton and her associates will retain their security clearance designations, however, they could have their security clearance privileges revoked based on the findings of the investigation.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) confirmed the existence of the investigation and he said there appeared to be “evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information.”
It is remarkable that Clinton and her associates could still have any sort of security clearance at this point. We hope this latest investigation will finally revoke those clearances because the scheming and lying the Clinton campaign did during the 2016 elections, along with her mishandling classified information shows her and anyone associated with her are a danger to our country.
Fox News reports:
The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat, Fox News has learned. Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances to access sensitive government information.
The department’s investigation aims to determine whether Clinton and her closest aides violated government protocols by using her private server to receive, hold and transmit classified and top-secret government documents. The department declined to say when its inquiry began, but it follows the conclusion of the FBI’s probe into the matter, which did not result in any actions being taken against Clinton or any of her aides.
Depending on the outcome of the current State Department inquiry, Clinton and her aides could have their access to sensitive government documents terminated.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirmed to Fox News the department’s formal inquiry.
Meanwhile, Grassley’s committee launched its own inquiry into Clinton’s handling of emails, an inquiry that began in March. Grassley cited among his concerns the July 5 statement of former FBI Director James Comey that the agency found Clinton and her staff members were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” Grassley also contended there is “evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information…”
During the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s use of top-secret and classified information on her private server, Comey said there were seven email chains on Clinton’s computer that were classified at the “Top Secret/Special Access Program level.” Another 2,000 emails on her private server were found to have contained information deemed classified now, though not marked classified when sent. In addition, the server also contained 22 top-secret emails deemed too damaging to national security to be released.
Clinton’s spokesperson, Nick Merrill, told Fox News that the investigation into Clinton’s mishandling of classified information is done.
“Nothing’s been more thoroughly dissected. It’s over. Case closed. Literally,” said Merrill.
That’s not a universally held view.
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