Specifics of the allegations "Hillary Clinton Servers”: Mrs. Clinton by making this information available to her staff who did not have a need to know and in many cases did not have the required level of clearance for the information is much more guilty of a serious transgression than was General Petraeus .
Date: June 28, 2016
I received this email as guidance from the office of net assessment (my former assignment).It may provide you with a breakthrough. I believe this is a story that could make real national headlines for some journalist.
Some of the materials on Hillary Clinton’s server are indisputably classified. Hillary made them available to her staff. Some of her staff did not have the clearances necessary for the information. Others did not have the need to know necessary for the information. Staff members must have both... or it is a crime. See the last paragraph of this email describing why General Petraeus committed a violation and exactly what his violation was.
You requested our assessment of the Hillary Clinton E-mail server/classified information situation. Our official policy is a firm:” NO COMMENT”
However, I will comment on the Hillary Clinton campaign statements and attach the New York daily news article which describes the Clinton staff interview with NBC.
The Hillary Clinton campaign staff is undertaking a massive campaign to shape the media perception of the alleged Hillary Clinton security violations.
The most current example is Brian Fallon, Clinton’s national press secretary, interview with NBC News. In that interview he stated the following points:
1.“We have received no indication from any government agency to support these claims,
2. nor are they reflected in the range of charges that Guccifer already faces and that prompted his extradition in the first place,”
Fallon said. 3. “And it has been reported that security logs from Secretary Clinton’s email server do not show any evidence of foreign hacking.”
The Fallon statements are an example of "Clinton speak". This means that while the statement is "technically correct" it is misleading. The following points apply:
1. No government agency would communicate to Hillary Clinton and/or to her campaign and/or personal staff any information at all concerning these claims and/or the investigation of these claims. Thus, Fallon is stating an obvious truth: the campaign has received no indication from any government agency… Of anything supporting and/or denying this allegation by a hacker who successfully hacked into Hillary Clinton's secret emails.
2. additional charges might be levied against Marcel Lehel Lazar As
Brian Fallon fully understands at this stage of the investigation of Hillary Clinton and her staff any charges against Lazar would jeopardize the investigation.
3. Current evidence shows that sources in Russia and China have hacked into the servers. It is also believed that the Iranians did also hack into the servers. In addition to the classified information and the disclosure of sources and methods, the unclassified materials gave a clear picture of actions and intentions. So that damage is not only the classified material but also giving adversaries advanced tips as to US positions and US fallback positions.
General David Petraeus made some of his classified notebooks available to his biographer,Paula Broadwell. Ms.Broadwell held the required security clearances for this information… However she did not have the need to know. She did not utilize any of this information in her writings nor did she transmit this information to any third party either directly or indirectly.
Thus, Mrs. Clinton by making this information available to her staff who did not have a need to know and in many cases did not have the required level of clearance for the information is much more guilty of a serious transgression than was General Petraeus .
Attachment: Michael Morell: "Foreign governments have Hillary's email” POLITICO Magazine.
Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell said that he believes some foreign intelligence agencies possess the contents of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
“I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses,” Morell said Friday in an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show.
“I don’t think that was a very good judgment,” he added of Clinton’s decision to use the private server for official State Department business. “I don’t know who gave her that advice, but it was not good advice.”