Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, released new email from Hillary Clinton today, and boy, is it a doozy.
The new evidence submitted by the group to U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan shows that when Hillary was Secretary of State, she used a Blackberry device to conduct business, despite being told by “security hawks” it was an unsecured device.
According to Judicial Watch:
The email record was obtained in response to a court order from a May 5, 2015, lawsuit filed against the State Department (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)) after it failed to respond to a March 18, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking: “All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-‘state.gov’ email address.”
The new document brings the known total to date to at least 433 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department. These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.
The email was sent to Susan Kennedy, presumably former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief of staff. Kennedy wrote Clinton on March 7 2009 that “Just in case you are still allowed to carry your blackberry, your friends are watching with great pride.” Clinton responded on March 8, 2009:
Against the advice of the security hawks, I still do carry my berry but am prohibited from using it in my office, where I spend most of my time when I’m not on a plane or in a “no coverage” country.
The email, uncovered by Judicial Watch and written by Clinton, demonstrates that she reviewed or was at least informed about a March 6, 2009, Information Memo from Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Eric J. Boswell to Ms. Mills in which he wrote that he “cannot stress too strongly, however, that any unclassified BlackBerry is highly vulnerable in any setting to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving email, and exploiting calendars”
The questions were submitted to her by Judicial Watch under a court order on August 19, 2016, in a separate lawsuit.
“Mrs. Clinton seemingly ignored the advice of ‘security hawks’ and violated numerous laws related to the handling of classified material and government documents,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The State Department sat on this document for 18 months. It is a smoking gun that shows why she must held accountable under criminal and civil law.”
What’s truly shocking about all of this isn’t that Clinton engaged in some sort of corruption. That’s par for the course when it comes to Hillary.
No, it’s the fact that so much evidence clearly exists that this woman broke the law and used devices that were unsecured to conduct business, allowing hackers and other individuals access to classified information, yet isn’t sitting in a prison cell somewhere in an orange jumpsuit.
It’s infuriating to see Clinton, who is involved in numerous scandals, go completely unscathed, as if she is above the law, all the while she’s using her money and influence to further her own career at the expense of the rights of others.
How much more is really needed before she is held accountable for her actions?
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]