State Department Investigation Reveals Hundreds Of Violations In Clinton Email Scandal
On Friday evening a State Department report was released about the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for government business.
The report was the result of an administrative review of the way classified information was handled relating to Clinton’s private email server use during her time as Secretary of State. Fox News reports:
The report reflected only approximately 30,000 emails that the State Department was able to physically review, and found 38 individuals were responsible for 91 violations.
Another 497 violations were also found, although the report was not able to assign responsibility in those cases, in part because many of those involved had already left the department during the time it took to receive the emails and review them.
The report described an investigation fraught with obstacles — including delays — employees who left the department and more than 30,000 deleted records.
“While the use of a private email system itself did not necessarily increase the likelihood of classified information being transmitted on unclassified systems, those incidents which then resulted in the presence of classified information upon it carried an increased risk of compromise or inadvertent disclosure,” the report said.
Brace yourself because here is where the deep state covers for itself, get this line…
However, while there were instances of classified information being introduced into an unclassified system, the report said that by and large the individuals interviewed “did their best” to implement security policies. There was no “persuasive evidence” of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information, according to the report.
Yes, nevermind the fact that the email server was in Hillary Clinton’s bathroom and that they smashed phones and laptops in an attempt to hide evidence of their systemic abuse.
There were 497 violations and the report claims officials “did their best” to implement security policies and there was no evidence of systemic mishandling…Give me a break!