Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is continuing to spread far and wide, taking her best pal Huma Abedin along for the long, twisted downward spiral.
It’s being reported that FBI agents approached Abedin back in April over an email she received six years ago that warned her Yahoo account had been hacked. This particular email account is where she regularly stored messages from the State Department.
And yes, some of them contained classified information.
To be someone in high position within our government, it seems anyone associated with Hillary has an IQ lower than the average adult shoe size.
According to the NY Post, Abedin told agents “she was not sure that her email account had ever been compromised,” according to notes of the interview, conducted as part of the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured and unauthorized home email server. Abedin served as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff and is currently vice chair of her presidential campaign.
The answer wasn’t comforting to agents who feared classified government material had been hacked. Yahoo is notoriously vulnerable to hacking. In 2014, for example, a half-billion Yahoo accounts had been hacked by an unidentified “state-sponsored actor” in the biggest data breach in history.
As The Post first reported last week, Abedin told investigators in her April 5 interview that she “routinely forwarded emails from her state.gov account to either her clintonemail.com or her yahoo.com account so that she could print them.” She explained that “it was difficult” to print from the State printer, so she printed the documents at home.
Before she had divulged that information, agents had confronted Abedin with several sensitive government emails she forwarded to her personal accounts, including one dealing with Pakistan.
It doesn’t appear as if the FBI ever even followed up on the revelation. The bureau never seized her massive personal stockpile of State emails until last weekend — and only after New York agents investigating Weiner informed headquarters of their coincidental discovery.
Weiner didn’t have the security clearance to have access to such potentially classified information.
Nor did more than a dozen other people who came into contact with the Clinton email archive, which contained at least 2,093 currently classified emails and at least 193 that were classified at the time they were sent.
Abedin got a Top Secret clearance in 2009. It’s a felony for persons trusted with such security clearance to remove classified information from government control and send and store it on an unauthorized computer system.
It’s also a felony to provide classified material to anybody without proper clearance.
It’s hard to tell who’s dumber — Abedin for not having the intellectual prowess to print documents off a secure printer, or the FBI for not thinking that her forwarding classified documents to a personal email account was a big deal.
Then again, perhaps it wasn’t a case of stupidity on behalf of the FBI, seeing as how they work for Obama and the president has a vested interest in assuring Hillary wins the election this year. A Clinton presidency offers him protection for his legacy, the disaster known as Obamacare.
Regardless, Hillary and the individuals she has surrounded herself with are some of the most corrupt individuals in our government system, which is why she must be opposed to the bitter end as this election cycle wraps up. (Thank GOODNESS).
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]