The Clinton private email scandal is something that has been discussed at length by the media. While some minimized the issue in order to protect Hillary, it’s clear that her use of a private server as Secretary of State violated a number of laws and endangered America’s national security.
We were all shocked when, at the same press event, FBI Director James Comey both condemned Hillary Clinton for her behavior and then let her off the hook. It was one of the worst moments of injustice in recent memory.
While the fallout of Clinton’s illegal, irresponsible behavior will be felt for years to come, we are learning more about what originally prompted the FBI’s investigation. It seems there were grave concerns over the former SoS’s email server, stemming directly from the danger of espionage.
Two secret letters the FBI sent to the State Department have revealed for the first time that the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and the classified emails sent through it, stemmed from a so-called “Section 811” referral from the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General (ICIG). The ICIG determined that classified, national security information in Clinton’s emails may have been “compromised” and shared with “a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power.”
There has been speculation that the investigation was prompted by Hillary’s backdoor deals with foreign interests. But as it turns out, it was a far more grave concern. Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995, requires that when there is compromise of classified information, the FBI must be alerted to it.
Apparently, the government had real evidence pointing to a hack of Hillary’s email server. This is what prompted the FBI to look into it at all.
A Section 811 referral “arises whenever there is a compromise of classified information — for whatever reason,” said Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. “It could include espionage, but it could also include negligence, inadvertence, or something else….”
We know for a fact that Clinton was sending classified documents through her unprotected server, something she lied about and then latter lied about lying about. The fact that the FBI was so concerned that they opened an investigation is evidence that these documents were acquired by foreign powers.
So who got access to Clinton’s emails? Was it Russia? Could it have been China? Or maybe our pals in North Korea? It might be even worse than that. Sensitive documents that affect America’s national security could have ended up in the hands of terrorists.
Despite the fact that Clinton has yet to pay for her negligent, criminal behavior, the country has already suffered. Top Secret documents could be in the hands of our worst enemies. We are in danger by forces we have yet to identify.
All because Clinton was too arrogant to follow the law.
And she wants to become president?