Fox: FBI going to the sources of intel to confirm classified status in Hillary e-mail probe

posted at 8:41 am on January 27, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

Hillary Clinton refuses to acknowledge that she did anything wrong with her unauthorized and unsecured e-mail server. The FBI takes it much more seriously. According to a Fox News update from Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne last night, they have begun independently verifying the status of information transmitted and stored in the system, a move that goes to the seriousness of the probe:

Investigators are meeting with the agencies and individuals to determine the classification level in the emails. The step speaks to the diligence with which the bureau is handling the investigation, despite the former secretary of state’s claims that the matter boils down to a mere interagency dispute.

“This is not merely a difference of opinion between the State Department and the Department of Justice,” one intelligence source, who is not authorized to speak on the record, told Fox News, referring to comments on the Sunday talk shows and by the Clinton campaign downplaying the FBI’s investigation. “The bureau will go directly to depose specific individuals in agencies who generated the highly classified materials.”

The source added, “At the end of the day it will be a paper case. Emails never disappear because computers never forget.”

A former senior FBI intelligence officer, while not directly involved in the Clinton email investigation, previously told Fox News it was standard practice for the bureau to go directly to the originating source because it is cleaner and maintains the integrity of the investigation.

“You want to go right to the source,” Timothy Gill Sr., a former senior FBI intelligence officer, said. “Investigative protocol would demand that.”

Why not just rely on the Inspector General? Charles McCullough has already covered this ground in his inspections of material recovered from Hillary’s e-mail server. The intelligence community, working through the IG, has identified portions of more than 1,300 e-mail messages on the basis of classifications from Confidential to Top Secret/Compartmented — and in one case, HCS-0, a level of human intelligence that could potentially get sources killed.They have identified data from special-access programs about which most people should never have even been aware. Those identifications have forced State to redact and classify the memos themselves retroactive to their initial creation, indicating that the information was indeed “born classified,” and not later classified as Hillary and her team claim.

This move shows that the FBI is building a real case against someone, at least. If all they wanted to do was review the scandal to check a box, they would stop with the IG’s declarations and the State Department responses about “interagency disputes.” By going straight to the individual originators of the information, the FBI eliminates that (extremely weak) defense. That’s not just an investigative protocol; it’s a prosecutorial protocol. They want to have witnesses to attest to the sensitive nature of the information, and perhaps more importantly how it was handled prior to when the State Department’s top officials began accessing it.

Whether the Department of Justice picks up the case may be another matter, but it is becoming very clear that the FBI is conducting a rigorous investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scheme and the potential conspiracy surrounding it.

Update: In the original post, I offered a too-simple explanation for the redactions. The IG and his team did not redact the e-mails; the State Department did that on the basis of the IG’s findings. I have corrected the paragraph above, and added more thoughts.


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Fox doing its job: Reporting the news, not being the news.

BuckeyeSam on January 27, 2016 at 8:44 AM

“This is not merely a difference of opinion between the State Department and the Department of Justice,”

…but!…we know who will win!

JugEarsButtHurt on January 27, 2016 at 8:44 AM

This doesn’t matter. Trump OFFENDED Megyn Kelly, who brought on Michael Moore in revenge last night to trash the military while she giggled like a 14 year old cheerleader.

Hillary is probably going to die of natural causes (due to her poor health) before anyone gets around to indicting her anyway.

ConstantineXI on January 27, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Fox doing its job: Reporting the news, not being the news.

BuckeyeSam on January 27, 2016 at 8:44 AM

¡Fox! would rather have President Hillary than President Trump OR Cruz.

Or even President ¡Jeb!…. But don’t tell Perino that, she’ll start bleeding all over the Five set again.

ConstantineXI on January 27, 2016 at 8:46 AM

“The bureau will go directly to depose specific individuals in agencies who generated the highly classified materials.”

Isn’t a federal crime to lie to the FBI? And, here, the individuals will be under oath?

It’s Arte Johnson time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD4hdGvGHM

BuckeyeSam on January 27, 2016 at 8:50 AM

¡Fox! would rather have President Hillary than President Trump OR Cruz.

Or even President ¡Jeb!…. But don’t tell Perino that, she’ll start bleeding all over the Five set again.

ConstantineXI on January 27, 2016 at 8:46 AM

She has a nice wherever.

fossten on January 27, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Hillary is probably going to die of natural causes (due to her poor health) before anyone gets around to indicting her anyway.

ConstantineXI on January 27, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Does a mix of barbiturate and potassium chloride count as “natural causes”?

Rix on January 27, 2016 at 8:53 AM

Or even President ¡Jeb!…. But don’t tell Perino that, she’ll start bleeding all over the Five set again.

ConstantineXI on January 27, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Donald is that you??

LevinFan on January 27, 2016 at 8:56 AM

Trump!
-lsm

cmsinaz on January 27, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Donald is that you??

LevinFan on January 27, 2016 at 8:56 AM

I wish I were…

ConstantineXI on January 27, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Dear Liar came out favoring Her Royal Clintonness the other day, so there isn’t going to be a prosecution under this regime. Problem being, there’s a 5 year statute of limitations on most federal crimes. FBI is getting its ducks in a row in case there’s a Republican administration interested in pursuing such a prosecution. Trump is good friends with the Clintons so he wouldn’t go after her.

rbj on January 27, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Whether the Department of Justice picks up the case may be another matter, but it is becoming very clear that the FBI is conducting a rigorous investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scheme and the potential conspiracy surrounding it.

The real question, IMO, is what effect (if any) a referral to DOJ by the FBI will have on Blue’s campaign. Hard to see her supporters getting out there and defending this crap in any sort of credible way.

In short, does an indictment really matter when it comes to the politics of the situation? Will the ‘rats end up with an unindicted co-conspirator as their nominee? And will the GOP have the grit to go out after Blue for these crimes?

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Will Huma take the fall for dear sweet Hil’?

hillbillyjim on January 27, 2016 at 9:02 AM

The appearance of an exhaustive investigation.

No wrong doing has been found…

The crowd roared with approval.

artist on January 27, 2016 at 9:04 AM

Whether the Department of Justice picks up the case may be another matter, but it is becoming very clear that the FBI is conducting a rigorous investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scheme and the potential conspiracy surrounding it.

Sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Like every other Obama scandal, the rug gets lifted, and the sweeping gets done.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 27, 2016 at 9:06 AM

Nothing will happen.

President Clinton will pardon herself.

Valiant on January 27, 2016 at 9:07 AM

Presidential pardon in 6…5…4…3…

percysunshine on January 27, 2016 at 9:08 AM

Will Huma take the fall for dear sweet Hil’?

hillbillyjim on January 27, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Why not, she’s used to taking a dive on for her

HumpBot Salvation on January 27, 2016 at 9:11 AM

Obama could have called this whole thing off long ago if he really wanted to.

Johnnyreb on January 27, 2016 at 9:14 AM

Will Huma take the fall for dear sweet Hil’?

hillbillyjim on January 27, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Vince Foster. Ron Brown. Jim McDougal. Webster Hubbell. Monica Lewinski. … etc.

With Bill and Blue, it isn’t like the people around them have a choice about taking falls or not.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2016 at 9:14 AM

A scandal in this administration is like a fart in a spacesuit….. Activate the venting system and its shot out into space, never to return….

Indiana Jim on January 27, 2016 at 9:15 AM

They will lean on the “sources” to change the classification.

Blake on January 27, 2016 at 9:16 AM

This is the path to freedom. They go back to the agencies..the agencies respond that the emails in question were in fact…improperly classified..that there was no classified material compromised. Case closed.

HawtGas on January 27, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Johnnyreb on January 27, 2016 at 9:14 AM

He wants the charade to look legitimate.

artist on January 27, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Fox doing its job: Reporting the news, not being the news.

BuckeyeSam on January 27, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Fox does that every day. Fox is of more benefit to America than Trump is.

Basilsbest on January 27, 2016 at 9:24 AM

I can see a long jail term for that server. Hillary is not under investigation and they don’t need a grand jury to put a computer in jail.

OldSnakeDriver on January 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Will Huma take the fall for dear sweet Hil’?

hillbillyjim on January 27, 2016 at 9:02 AM

We know who is playing Lee Majors in this episode of “The Fall Guy”

The IT Guy.

ConstantineXI on January 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

This is the path to freedom. They go back to the agencies..the agencies respond that the emails in question were in fact…improperly classified..that there was no classified material compromised. Case closed.

HawtGas on January 27, 2016 at 9:20 AM

That is simply not going to work. Said Agencies have already come out in public and said the stuff was and remains classified.

Johnnyreb on January 27, 2016 at 9:39 AM

The One is just enjoying watching Killary squirm before the Grand Pardon.

vnvet on January 27, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Wouldn’t the senders of those emails also be in violation of the law?

byepartisan on January 27, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Progressive justice! (Raises outstretched Left hand in salute, with middle finger duly extended).

Expose Planned Parenthood’s illegal crimes? – Get indicted by an activist grand jury.

Expose America’s secrets via hackable email server? Run for President, and have your corrupt Democrat Media help you get elected by never asking you any serious questions! What a great scam!

Now excuse me, Mother Brock is bringing my Cream of Wheat down to the basement now…what, no bananas on top, Mom?

Kiss,

Tlaloc

Del Dolemonte on January 27, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Okay, so like, the FBI sets down with an Intel agent and says “You’re under oath” and then shows him something he got off Hillary’s hard drive and asks, “Are you the one who created this memo?”

And Mr. Intel says “Yes, the verbiage is mine.”

Then Mr. FBI says “Whadda ya mean? Is something else here not yours?”

Mr. Intel: “No, it’s that something is missing. I had it all marked up as SAP.”

“Could you show me your original file?”

“Sure, no prob.”

“Oh yeah, I can see those markings. Well, can you go in afterward and add the markings to, you know, make someone look bad?”

“No. I’d have to re-create it in a whole new system.”

“Any chance you re-created this thing recently to, you know, make someone look bad?”

“Well, it’s date-stamped here, see? That’s from 2011.”

“Any chance you could edit a date stamp?”

“No.”

“Okay, I’ll have to check with your IT guy on that if you don’t mind.”

“Fine by me.”

And then Mr. FBI makes a note to find out how the Sender got hold of that particular verbiage and pretty soon Huma is calling her lawyer.

arhooley on January 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Progressive justice! (Raises outstretched Left hand in salute, with middle finger duly extended).

Expose Planned Parenthood’s illegal crimes? – Get indicted by an activist grand jury.

Expose America’s secrets via hackable email server? Run for President, and have your corrupt Democrat Media help you get elected by never asking you any serious questions! What a great scam!

Now excuse me, Mother Brock is bringing my Cream of Wheat down to the basement now…what, no bananas on top, Mom?

Kiss,

Tlaloc

Del Dolemonte on January 27, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Hmmm. I think he’s still in bed.

22044 on January 27, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Strangely, all of this may become (somewhat) moot if Bernie’s trajectory keeps rising and Clinton’s keeps falling. For all the talk of brokered conventions, both parties may find their respective nominees around Super Tuesday.

Atlantian on January 27, 2016 at 10:16 AM

They will lean on the “sources” to change the classification.

Blake on January 27, 2016 at 9:16 AM

This is the path to freedom. They go back to the agencies..the agencies respond that the emails in question were in fact…improperly classified..that there was no classified material compromised. Case closed.

HawtGas on January 27, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Wishful thinking. The agencies in question have already certified the classification of the emails at the time the emails were sent/received. It makes no difference what the classification is now or at a later date. The violation occurred the instant the classified email was sent or received on the illegal, unsecure, private email server.

Further, all communication between the SoS and a foreign leader is automatically classified. As is information provided by the NSA and CIA. You cannot go back and make them unclassified.

If it was only that HRC set up a private email service and used it exclusively, then failed to archive official records IAW the Federal Records Act, and deleted tens of thousands of emails prior to review by National Archive personnel, we would only be looking at 30,000 or so violations of the Federal Records Act, punishable by 3 years in prison for each offense. But, we have, to date, 1340 classified emails that have been released by the State Department under court order (no, HRC did not do this willfully, but under threat of Contempt of Court). When the final batch of emails are released (that are under review by the originating agency), the number will probably go to over 2,000. Then add to that the number of classified emails, or evidence of corruption, the FBI is able to retrieve from her server that were destroyed. Those emails will be the most damaging and she faces not only gross negligence in having classified material on an illegal, unsecure, private server, but illegally destroying classified materials.

Here’s an analogy for you. If you write a bad payroll check, it could be an oversight. You’ll probably get a nasty letter from the bank and a black mark on your credit report. If you write several bad payroll checks (like someone I know), you can spend 3-15 years in prison. If you wrote 1340 bad payroll checks, they would throw you in prison and toss away the keys. If HRC had one classified email on her illegal, unsecure, private email server, it could be explained as an oversight. If you send/receive 1340 classified emails, what should the authorities do to you?

GAlpha10 on January 27, 2016 at 10:21 AM

Let’s hope not too many agents got killed as a result of Killary’s sloppiness with intel.

The Benghazi Four could not be reached for comment…

viking01 on January 27, 2016 at 10:33 AM


Two things that are disputable only to ignorant people.

1. HC had classified emails/information on her unsecured server. The fact that she lied about it may be irrelevant, but telling.

2. Fox news has been the most important news outlet in media for information that we don’t get from the major networks. Information that all Americans should or would want to know about our Country/Govt.

In both cases above, the question is: What are we going to do with that information?!

whsiii on January 27, 2016 at 10:57 AM

My guess the FBI will report out that were “certain improprieties” associated with the unsecure email server, but no harm was done to national security. No harm, no foul.

BobMbx on January 27, 2016 at 11:48 AM

That is simply not going to work. Said Agencies have already come out in public and said the stuff was and remains classified.

Johnnyreb on January 27, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Exactly. But this is Planet Bizarro, so anything can happen.

BobMbx on January 27, 2016 at 11:51 AM

It is baffling why Obama is allowing Hillary to be undermined during the primaries. One possible reason is the well documented mutual hatred between the two families.

Another because Obama plans on stopping it well short of conclusion.

Another I can think of he is throwing her and her people under the bus to save him and his people in the White House who did exactly the same thing.

Finally it could be that her actions have caused enormous damage to the US govt and she has to hang for it. I’m talking about damage to US national security akin to what British intelligence did to Germany when they cracked the Ultra codes.

I’m leaning towards the Ultra analogy.

richardb on January 27, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Hopefully they are doing the legwork for a count for each e-mail, as they should.

forest on January 27, 2016 at 12:25 PM

And if the clandestine agencies were compromised or agents were exposed by Hillary’s actions? She might wish that some detox time in Club Fed would be all she has to worry about.

Demonized on January 27, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Deutch the douchebag, already, America.

Christien on January 27, 2016 at 12:44 PM

Put her in Leavenworth.

Christien on January 27, 2016 at 12:45 PM

“The bureau will go directly to depose specific individuals in agencies who generated the highly classified materials.”

I wish these geniuses who tell us what the world is about would learn English. Depose is to forcible remove from a position. Depone is to take testimony. I am not a lawyer, merely an old country boy, but I have to ask, How do you uneducated pundits expect to correct the legal problems in this country if you keep using a non-existent words? Even law school grads make this mistake.

Old Country Boy on January 27, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Meanwhile in the land of H>illary!™ and her incompetent, unqualified cronies, her CoS, Cheryl Mills lost her personal Blackberry which, oddly enough, also had classified info on it.

Top. Women.

F X Muldoon on January 27, 2016 at 1:23 PM

Old Country Boy on January 27, 2016 at 12:59 PM

I did not know that.

So, is what we call a deposition actually a deponition? Deponation? Or just plain ol’ testimony?

I would have thought depone was what I did to the cornbread.

:>)

hillbillyjim on January 27, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Expose Planned Parenthood’s illegal crimes? falsely smear PP and lie to the government in the process? – Get indicted by an activist grand jury.

Expose America’s secrets via hackable email server? Violate your work email policy? Run for President, and have your corrupt non-conspiracy theorist Democrat Media help you get elected by never asking you any serious crazy questions! What a great scam typical political process!

Del Dolemonte on January 27, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Whew, took a bit of work but I FIFY. Try to cram less crazy in your posts please.

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 27, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Hmmm. I think he’s still in bed.

22044 on January 27, 2016 at 10:14 AM

At 6:46am (Pacific Time)? Hell yes.

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Will Huma take the fall for dear sweet Hil’?

hillbillyjim on January 27, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Huma will be the Bob Haldeman to Hillary’s Nixon. She’ll take the fall and then Slick Hilly will be indicted anyway.

Mallard T. Drake on January 27, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Whew, took a bit of work but I FIFY. Try to cram less crazy in your posts please.

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Accusations of crazy, from the same people who floated the Obama birther theory to aid Hillary in the 08 primaries. That’s rich.

The Schaef on January 27, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Old Country Boy on January 27, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Hate to be the Grammar Nazi, but there are two definitions of “depose”:

(1) remove from office suddenly and forcefully.

(2) testify to or give (evidence) on oath, typically in a written statement.

So they were, in fact, correct. I’m guessing that most people understand “depose”, as in “deposition”. While “depone” also means to “testify under oath”, most people would assume that the writer made a typo and meant to type “depose”.

GAlpha10 on January 27, 2016 at 1:52 PM

This won’t go anywhere, Obama would pardon, Clinton would bury it and Trump is too good of friends with the Clintons to let it move forward.

celt on January 27, 2016 at 1:56 PM

At 6:46am (Pacific Time)?

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 1:28 PM

That explains everything.

Danno on January 27, 2016 at 1:56 PM

Violate your work email policy?

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Wow. It’s nearly impossible to argue with this level of denial.

Spiders from Mars on January 27, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Wow. It’s nearly impossible to argue with this level of denial.

Spiders from Mars on January 27, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Let me ask you an honest question-
what would have to happen to falsify your view of the email story? By that I mean what circumstance would need to occur to convince you you were wrong about her guilt?

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 2:22 PM

So why hasn’t Hillary been cleared yet?

HumpBot Salvation on January 27, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Let me ask you an honest question-

There’s a first time for everything.

By that I mean what circumstance would need to occur to convince you you were wrong about her guilt?

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Her claims would have to be true: that her server never held, transmitted or received classified information at any time.

For that to be true, all of her emails would have to be released without redaction, and one of two things would have to have happened:
– absolutely no sensitive information came to her at any time during a four-year tenure as the US Secretary of State.
– she conducted State business through a State-managed email account, and the sensitive information passed through that account rather than her private server.

The Schaef on January 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM

The little people are sweating it.

Right this moment, there are information security professionals out there, genuinely good people, who knew they were doing something unusual, if not improper, when they transferred data from a classified network to an unclassified network for Hillary at State.

It’s not that you can’t transfer info from higher to lower. It happens all the time, with appropriate review. But the people who physically did it had to have known that all of that info did not pass a review. They must have figured that if the Secretary of State approved the “spillage”, then what’s the problem?

As they see Hillary being investigated right now, they know they screwed up, and they are having problems sleeping at night. She may not fall, but somebody will be held accountable.

Or, maybe this is just not the America we once knew.

Skiritae on January 27, 2016 at 2:39 PM

So why hasn’t Hillary been cleared yet?

HumpBot Salvation on January 27, 2016 at 2:24 PM

So you’ve given up all pretense of innocent until proven guilty?

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 3:15 PM

There’s a first time for everything.

The Schaef on January 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Oh I’ve asked you many honest questions, but you’re an inveterate liar and hence I no longer treat you as anything but a plaything to bat around when I feel cruel.

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Oh I’ve asked you many honest questions, but you’re an inveterate liar

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 3:18 PM

You’ve been asked to demonstrate this many times. You have never shown one example.

I have stood by everything I have said. You invariably leave a thread rather than stand by anything you say.

You cannot discredit other people without lying about the things they say.

The Schaef on January 27, 2016 at 3:20 PM

The Schaef on January 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM

For me, tomorrow the sun would have to rise in the West.

In the words of HRC, I would have to have a “willing suspension of disbelief”.

For I have visited the State Department FOIA site and have seen with my own eyes the hundreds of emails either sent to or from HRC that have classified materials redacted. There is no denying the fact that emails with classified information was present on her illegal, unsecure, private email server. HRC, and her minions, can claim otherwise until she turns as blue as Monica’s stained dress. They cannot change the facts.

The only way that it is not true that classified emails were retained on her illegal, unsecure, private email server is if the State Department is redacting subjects, email addresses, and text that is not really classified, just to make HRC look bad. But then, the originators of many of the emails have certified that the redacted parts are indeed classified. So that dog don’t hunt.

GAlpha10 on January 27, 2016 at 3:21 PM

I have stood by everything I have said.

The Schaef on January 27, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Indeed, you do brazenly repeat your lies despite having them proven to be lies over and over. I suppose that deserves some kind of grudging respect for your complete lack of shame, maybe? No, probably not.

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 3:27 PM

In the court of law, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

In the court of public opinion, a habitual liar that has been proven to have sent and received over 1300 classified emails over an illegal, unsecure, private email server, is guilty of betraying the security of the United States of America and has no business running for POTUS.

If that habitual liar had one ounce of ethics, integrity, and honor, they would permanently suspend their campaign and retire from public life. But, alas, HRC does not have any ethics, integrity, or honor (re: Watergate, Filegate, White Water, Travelgate, Vince Foster, Cattle Futures, named after Sir Edmund Hillary, sniper fire, all four grandparents immigrants, rejected by the Marines, enabling a sexual predator, Benghazi, etc, etc, etc.), so we must endure more months of lies, deflection, misdirection, parsing of terms, and cover-up.

GAlpha10 on January 27, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Indeed, you do brazenly repeat your lies despite having them proven to be lies over and over.

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 3:27 PM

You have never proven one thing I said to be a lie.

I have frequently put it directly to you to prove me wrong. I made that exact request again yesterday.

Your response, as per the norm, was to choose to inhabit a Planned Parenthood thread instead.

I’ve backed up what I’ve said with links and quotes. You make declarative accusations and never support them. Because you know you can’t.

You cannot discredit other people without lying about the things they say.

The Schaef on January 27, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Let me ask you an honest question-
what would have to happen to falsify your view of the email story? By that I mean what circumstance would need to occur to convince you you were wrong about her guilt?

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 2:22 PM

The only thing that could change anyone’s view (from a legal perspective) is if it was determined that no classified data was ever on her home brewed server. Once it was determined that classified data was either stored on or transmitted from her server she was toast. The law is clear on this.

Ta111 on January 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Brainloc on January 27, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Wow. It’s nearly impossible to argue with this level of denial.

Spiders from Mars on January 27, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Fixed. :)

What do you think the odds are that he isn’t paid to spread his nonsense here?

Anti-ControI on January 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Violate your work email policy?

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Wow. It’s nearly impossible to argue with this level of denial.

Spiders from Mars on January 27, 2016 at 2:01 PM

My comment is more directed at the fact that you simply view this as a workplace indiscretion like accidently hitting Reply to Allon an email or talking on speakerphone at your cubicle.

You aren’t even acknowledging the seriousness of the allegations and your dismissive attitude towards it comes off as condescending and belittling to those of us who think it could be a major red flag for the potential President to so casually risk lives of Americans.

Spiders from Mars on January 27, 2016 at 4:35 PM

My comment is more directed at the fact that you simply view this as a workplace indiscretion like accidently hitting Reply to Allon an email or talking on speakerphone at your cubicle.

You aren’t even acknowledging the seriousness of the allegations and your dismissive attitude towards it comes off as condescending and belittling to those of us who think it could be a major red flag for the potential President to so casually risk lives of Americans.

Spiders from Mars on January 27, 2016 at 4:35 PM

I don’t acknowledge the seriousness because we have no reason to believe it is serious. What we know for a fact is the right has attacked the clintons for decades dredging up anything and everything and always putting the most ridiculous spin on it to make it sound awful. The VAST majority of those stories have turned out to be complete fabrications. the few remaining have been hugely blown out of proportion.

So given that you have not seen even one scrap of evidence in this case why do you believe this is the time the right actually got the goods?

By virtue of their constant lying, the burden if heavily on the right to prove their claims.

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 5:27 PM

The Clinton’s will make the wrong pair to send back into the White House. Bill Clinton has been permanently disbarred. Now we have a full pardon pending on Hillary for felonies committed while she was Secretary of State. Remember James Riady ? He funneled direct bribes from illegal foreign-sources directly into the Clinton & Gore campaign. He paid an $8,600,000 dollar criminal-fine, lost his American citizenship, and was booted out of the country. Now we have the Democrat party attempting to get this same type of criminal-activity back into the White House ! The American people do NOT want another replay of this same political-disaster. Our Country’s Honor is at stake here,..and the American voter will not see it stained again….

Bugdust172 on January 27, 2016 at 7:48 PM

Violate your work email policy?

Tlaloc on January 27, 2016 at 1:27 PM

My comment is more directed at the fact that you simply view this as a workplace indiscretion like accidently hitting Reply to Allon an email or talking on speakerphone at your cubicle.

Spiders from Mars on January 27, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Which wouldn’t work. The “classified” material is on a completely separate Internet. The address for Hillary’s e-mail is not available from the Secure Internet, and vice versa. You would have to physically take it off of a secure-net computer, and put it onto a regular-net computer; using a thumb drive, CD-ROM, or (since these are Government machines) a floppy drive. 5¼”, of course. :D

ReggieA on January 27, 2016 at 9:07 PM