When the news broke Wednesday that Hillary Clinton was — finally — handing over the private email server she’d used during her tenure as Secretary of State, the Democrat presidential candidate made a big point of stressing her “cooperation” in the investigation.
Meanwhile, the rest of us waited eagerly to find out not IF the server had contained top secret information — that had already been confirmed by the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community — but rather HOW MUCH and WHAT specific top secret and/or classified information was held on this private email server.
Well, folks, now we know just what was on Mrs. Clinton’s server the FBI took possession of earlier this week.
NOTHING.Yes, you heard that right. The much-anticipated server was BLANK. I’m guessing many of you predicted exactly that, knowing Mrs. Clinton’s propensity for “transparency.” As NewsMax reports:
Hillary Clinton’s private email server was turned over to the FBI on Wednesday after news broke that two of the classified emails found on the servers were “Top Secret.”
The New York Times reported that Clinton instructed aides to give the FBI the server along with the thumb drive that contained copies of the emails.
Barbara Wells, an attorney for Denver-based computer services firm Platte River Networks, which took control of Clinton’s server after their private email network was updated in 2013, told The Washington Post that federal agents picked up the server from a data center in New Jersey on Wednesday.
But Wells told the paper that the server “was blank” and did not contain any useful information.
“The information had been migrated over to a different server for purposes of transition,” Wells told the Post. “To my knowledge, the data on the old server is not available now on any servers or devices in Platte River Network’s control.”
“Migrated to a different server for purposes of transition” — how’s that for obfuscated, cover-your-derriere speak? So much for the “cooperation” Mrs. Clinton touts in this matter. It’s just more of the same foot-dragging, obstruction, running-out-the-clock tactics from this woman who wants to be president.
Since she handed over a blank server to the FBI, we now need to invest more time and energy — paid for by, you guessed it — to track down the previous contents of this server. What a colossal waste of resources when we have so many other fish to fry.
The Justice Department is investigating whether classified information was illegally stored or passed through Clinton’s private email server during her correspondences as secretary of state.
In addition to the server, the FBI also got hold of a thumb drive from Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, which had copies of work emails that were on the server.
Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers have contacted Platte River Networks with questions about the measures taken to protect the server it was storing for Clinton.
“Given the server was used to conduct official State Department business, questions have been raised regarding whether classified information was stored on the private server,” Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson wrote Platte River President Treve Suazo in a letter, according to Fox News.
He said he wants answers within two weeks, including “if that data was secure, who had access to that material and whether all official documents were appropriately preserved” and also whether the company was “authorized to maintain or access classified information.”
It’s well past time for a special prosecutor to be appointed to get to the bottom of this, before it’s too late. As the Observer notes, in other cases swift and definitive action was taken, in sharp contrast to what’s happening with Mrs. Clinton. What could possibly be the reason for the different treatment of this case?
It’s high time for a special prosecutor to be named to conduct a full investigation into Ms. Clinton’s likely commission of multiple felonies, including a conspiracy with Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and possibly others, to violate multiple laws.
While the FBI and Department of Justice have willfully ignored Hillary Clinton’s outrageous conduct, they didn’t hesitate a minute to investigate and prosecute former CIA Director and national hero, General Petraeus. He was just tarred, feathered and ridden out of the CIA on a rail for sharing some information (his own notebook) with his biographer who was both in the military and had a top secret clearance. Yet, Petraeus did not have a secret server set up to house his classified and top secret information or digital satellite imagery; he destroyed nothing; and, there was no “leak.” But that’s not all.
During the same years that Hillary was communicating about national security and world affairs off the grid, the Department of Justice has had no qualms threatening news reporters and prosecuting whistleblowers under the Espionage Act. To hell with the First Amendment and Supreme Court precedent, even the New York Times reported that this administration prosecuted more reporters and whistleblowers for “espionage” than all prior administrations put together.
Remember Fox news reporter James Rosen? The Holder Justice Department not only seized his emails immediately and without his knowledge, they suggested he was a criminal “co-conspirator” in a leak case—under the Espionage Act—which carries a ten-year term of imprisonment.
And they quickly indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senator Menendez on extremely stretched or tortured views of vague criminal statutes and factual allegations of conduct that may well not be criminal. Senator Menendez can’t vacation with his best friend but Hillary Clinton and her “Foundation” can accept millions of dollars from foreign governments seeking to curry her favor.
Yet there’s been no criminal investigation of Ms. Clinton and her cabal? They couldn’t seize her server months ago while it contained all the emails? They couldn’t put a stop to it from the beginning?
Oh right, I forgot. As the Wall Street Journal reported, Ms. Clinton had declined to allow an Inspector General at the State Department during her entire tenure—so there was no internal oversight. And oh yes, her name is Clinton, and she has long deemed herself above the law. The rules only apply to everyone else.
Indeed, Mrs. Clinton continues to float above the law, despite such continued and egregious violations of it. Now, it rests on Attorney General Loretta Lynch to direct how this unfolds; as we reported, there’s reason to doubt the AG will be able to handle this matter with a neutral perspective.
Given the continued shenanigans and Mrs. Clinton’s astonishing teflon existence, our best hope may be for voters to WAKE UP and refuse to put this criminal in the White House. Indeed, with each passing day it appears the alternate campaign slogan that’s floating around becomes more and more apt: Hillary for Prison 2016.