Having access to state secrets is a rare and extremely unusual privilege and should not be taken lightly by those given that privilege. Only individuals and agencies who actually need to know classified information are brought up to speed.
But having that information also means taking care that it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. One wants to avoid great damage to America’s national security, which could compromise the safety of not only the American people, but also those agents working undercover to protect that information.
Hillary Clinton’s past email indiscretions should have disqualified her from ever again being allowed to handle state secrets, especially since she is no longer Secretary of State. Prepare to be shocked! Hillary and her top aides all STILL have security clearances, even while she’s under investigation by the State Department.
Circa News reports:
The State Department is still investigating former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, meaning she and her top aides continue to keep their security clearances a year after the FBI concluded they recklessly transmitted top secret and other classified intelligence through an insecure email server.
The revelation was contained in correspondence released Friday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who expressed concern about the slow place of the department’s bureaucratic process.
“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.
Grassley’s office said the seven aides were able to keep security clearances because the department designated them as “research assistants,” allowing them “to take their State Department-issued clearance with them after their official service at the department.”
Hillary was very negligent in who she allowed to handle classified documents, even using her housekeeper to print out emails, as reported by The New York Post:
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government emails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington, DC, emails and FBI memos show. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance to handle such material.
In fact, Marina Santos was called on so frequently to receive emails that she may hold the secrets to emailgate — if only the FBI and Congress would subpoena her and the equipment she used.
“Pls ask Marina to print for me in am,” Clinton emailed top aide Huma Abedin regarding a redacted 2011 message marked sensitive but unclassified.
In a classified 2012 email dealing with the new president of Malawi, another Clinton aide, Monica Hanley, advised Clinton, “We can ask Marina to print this.”
“Revisions to the Iran points” was the subject line of a classified April 2012 email to Clinton from Hanley. In it, the text reads, “Marina is trying to print for you.”
Both classified emails were marked “confidential,” the tier below “secret” or “top secret.”
Plainly, it is way past the time when Hillary’s clearance should have been revoked. Indeed, that should have happened as soon as her tenure as Secretary of State ended.
She should never be allowed anywhere near state secrets or it can be pretty much guaranteed she will let every Tom, Dick, and Harry see them! The woman has no moral integrity and she’s too dangerous to be left out on the street, unsupervised!
Is it too much to ask that she be prosecuted for any one of her dozens of crimes that we are aware of?
Source: Gateway Pundit