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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:15 PM

State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton's former aides

Source: WaPo

The Trump administration is investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email, reviving a politically toxic matter that overshadowed the 2016 election, current and former officials said.

As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators — a list that includes senior officials who reported directly to Clinton as well as others in lower-level jobs whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, said current and former State Department officials. Those targeted were notified that emails they sent years ago have been retroactively classified and now constitute potential security violations, according to letters reviewed by The Washington Post.

State Department investigators began contacting the former officials about 18 months ago, after President Trump’s election, and then seemed to drop the effort before picking it up in August, officials said.

Senior State Department officials said that they are following standard protocol in an investigation that began during the latter days of the Obama administration and is nearing completion.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/state-dept-intensifies-email-probe-of-hillary-clintons-former-aides/2019/09/28/9f15497e-e1f2-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html




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Reply State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton's former aides (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 28 OP
riversedge Sep 28 #1
still_one Sep 28 #16
aquamarina Sep 28 #2
iluvtennis Sep 28 #21
dchill Sep 28 #32
yaesu Sep 28 #3
True Blue American Oct 1 #51
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 28 #4
ProudMNDemocrat Sep 28 #5
certainot Sep 28 #39
SergeStorms Sep 28 #41
certainot Sep 29 #44
BootinUp Sep 28 #6
Hoyt Sep 28 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 28 #8
DURHAM D Sep 28 #9
monmouth4 Sep 28 #10
Stuart G Sep 28 #11
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 28 #22
thenelm1 Sep 29 #42
jmowreader Oct 1 #49
Optical.Catalyst Sep 29 #43
C Moon Sep 28 #12
SunSeeker Sep 28 #13
rickyhall Sep 28 #14
Laurian Sep 28 #15
DinahMoeHum Sep 28 #17
Maxheader Sep 28 #18
central scrutinizer Sep 28 #19
Jim__ Sep 28 #20
a kennedy Sep 28 #30
wishstar Sep 28 #23
Me. Sep 28 #26
flibbitygiblets Sep 28 #24
ancianita Sep 28 #25
SCVDem Sep 28 #27
Hal Zerozerozeronine Sep 28 #28
Vinca Sep 28 #29
paleotn Sep 28 #31
cstanleytech Sep 28 #33
Rebl2 Sep 28 #34
mrsadm Sep 28 #36
DeminPennswoods Sep 28 #35
berni_mccoy Sep 28 #37
tclambert Sep 28 #38
ffr Sep 28 #40
KPN Sep 29 #45
SWBTATTReg Sep 29 #46
Initech Sep 29 #47
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jmowreader Oct 1 #50
ramen Oct 1 #52

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:19 PM

1. My understanding is that State is gutted, yet they go after Hillary. my gawd. I feel

bad for Hillary. damn.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:47 PM

16. Hillary can deal with this abuse of power coming from this POS, on the other hand he is imploding

and like Pelosi said, trump will end up impeaching himself, and that process is well under way


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:19 PM

2. Deflect, deflect, deflect

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Response to aquamarina (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:30 PM

21. Exactly.

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Response to aquamarina (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:25 PM

32. Divert, distract, lie.

Another day in paradise. Another beer?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:19 PM

3. the liddle hitler is striking out at everything, throwing a tantrum, giving his liddle hitler orders

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Response to yaesu (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:12 AM

51. And his liddle toadies

Are saying, Yes Sir, Yes Sir.

We knew from past experience that Barr was corrupt. I guess the Senate decided to forget.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:19 PM

4. Abuse of office, clearly another count on the indictment.

I wonder how many USG employers are tasked with 'making shit up'?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:19 PM

5. Why? What a waste of time.

HRC is a private citizen and out of political life. Leave her the fuck alone!

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 11:15 PM

39. 1500 radio stations will blow this shit up again because dems continue to ignore the right's most

important weapon. and cannot claim they get her back

another eg of russian influence, just like ukraine - they feed 1500 radio stations, limbaugh blasts it out of 600 radio stations, half of which are endorsed by college and pro sports, and they all follow the same lead creating bullshit because liberals ignore talk radio

anita hill, clinton, blassey ford, next biden

all because liberals get a headache listening to it, and the dumfuck in the white house actually believes it

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Response to certainot (Reply #39)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 11:42 PM

41. And the Reagan administration......

got rid of the Fairness Doctrine so it could pave the way for right-wing propaganda 24/7. This is what that action wrought.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #41)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 06:27 AM

44. reagan destroyed the republican party!

democratic and progressive leadership helped by ignoring it, but it didn't have to happen this way. we've lost 30 years dealing with global warming and other major issues

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:21 PM

6. Lame. Nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:21 PM

7. That BS ain't gonna help trump. But they won't give up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:22 PM

8. Looky over there says Trump

That dead horse has to be pulp by now.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:23 PM

9. Oh, didn't realize she is running for President again.

Actually, I think it is funny that they are wasting their time chasing her instead of planning their own defense.

Stupid works for me.



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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:31 PM

10. The thought of Hillary and Obama laughing at him is eating him up. He just won't have it!..n/t

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:37 PM

11. Proof Trump is stupid....and stupid is what stupid is and Trump is indeed stupid!!!

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:37 PM

22. Trump and the Republican party

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 12:21 AM

42. Not just that, but....

From the lead:

"Those targeted were notified that emails they sent years ago have been retroactively classified and now constitute potential security violations."

Where in any court in the land (not polluted by Trump effluent) would charging someone with a crime for "retroactively classified" docs, i.e. classified after the fact, even be admissible? Total BS.

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Response to thenelm1 (Reply #42)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 04:22 AM

49. The term of art is "ex post facto"

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 05:14 AM

43. This is a preemptive strike on Hilary's endorsement of our candidate

Hilary will naturally endorse who ever our nominee is, but in the mean time it looks like she may throw support to Warren. The Trump people are setting up to depreciate the value of Hillary's support.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:38 PM

12. Probably because of what she said over the past couple days. She's probably smiling about now.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:41 PM

13. They interviewed 130 people?! How many did they interview about Kavanaugh?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:42 PM

14. The bastard just can't let go, he knows she won the election

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:43 PM

15. Really?

JFC.

This after the shit that just came out?

Deflection and distraction, I guess. It seems to be their only strategy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:51 PM

17. They're STILL fucking that chicken, huh?

Wasting the taxpayers' money again.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:53 PM

18. So when does the next exodus take place?



As impeachment proceedings get started, I'm guessing at least half a dozen of cheetox's inner circle will hit the door,

running...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:02 PM

19. Time to focus on Obama's birth certificate again

And retroactively overturn the 2008 and 2012 elections

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:17 PM

20. Does he really plan on campaigning against Hillary's e-mails again?

Even his base has to be tired of that!

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:16 PM

30. BECAUSE I AM SOOOOOOOOOO FAWKING TIRED OF THAT.....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:43 PM

23. Some more excerpts from that article:

"A former senior U.S. official familiar with the email investigation described it as a way for Republicans “to keep the Clinton email issue alive.” The former official said the probe was “a way to tarnish a whole bunch of Democratic foreign policy people” and discourage if not prevent them from returning to government service.

The probe is being carried out by investigators from the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), have been pressing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to complete the review of classified information sent to Clinton’s private emails and report back to Congress.

State Department officials said they were bound by law to adjudicate any violations.

Former Obama administration officials, however, described the probe as a remarkably aggressive crackdown by an administration with its own troubled record of handling classified material. Trump has improperly disclosed classified information to foreign officials and used phones that national security officials warned were vulnerable to foreign surveillance, according to current and former officials."


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Response to wishstar (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:58 PM

26. Not To Mention HOw Javanka Have Handles EMails

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:48 PM

24. emails eh. Cool story Bro.

So. Much... Winning?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:52 PM

25. It's called defense fabrication. It will never pass muster in courts.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:11 PM

27. If they have found nothing after years

of investigation and 10 hours of in-person testimony makes the repubs the most incompetant bunch of traitors or they are just making shit up..

I think both!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:13 PM

28. Better we should reopen the Lincoln Assassination File

 

I mean, why would JWB throw away his acting career like that???

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:14 PM

29. Hillary is the ultimate distraction for the cult.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:18 PM

31. Using the apparatus of the state against one's political enemies...

Highly illegal. But in for a penny, in for a pound I guess.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:28 PM

33. I read someone higher up is pressuring the investigation to move faster but with the news over

Trump it makes sense now why as they are praying that there is something they can use to distract the public with.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:39 PM

34. Hopefully the

media is smart enough to realize what they are trying to do, but sad to say I have my doubts they are.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #34)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:54 PM

36. Washington Post has it on page 1 now

I am so disappointed they are contributing to the distraction!

State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton’s former aides -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/state-dept-intensifies-email-probe-of-hillary-clintons-former-aides/2019/09/28/9f15497e-e1f2-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:43 PM

35. Retroactively classified

What a joke.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 09:58 PM

37. WTF?! I thought they were all hot-n-bothered about Biden?

Now they’re going after Hillary instead?

Desperation.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 10:07 PM

38. If Donald Trump were caught with his hand in the safe, wearing a black mask,

with the alarm bells ringing, he would say to the police surrounding him, "Why aren't you investigating Hillary's emails?"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 11:19 PM

40. This is awesome, as in awesomely stupid on behalf of tRump to once again use Fed. resources

for his own personal witch hunts.

He is the ring leader of the dumbest of keystone cops. Holy cow!

Add that one to the articles of impeachment. Would you like to go for a third?



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 10:49 AM

45. How about doing something worthwhile ... like resigning you f'ing fat assed thug! That goes

for your ass kissers as well.

There -- I feel better.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 11:49 AM

46. People are so sick and tired of emails and the like...I predict that this is a 'dead' issue by ...

the time it ever gets off the ground and something, if anything, ever comes out of this. These people are literally 10 years behind the times and have lost the media (rump trying to direct the media, instead, he's lost all control and I predict that efforts by repugs to redirect the media from rump and his illegal and ignorant and incompetent behaviors will fail miserably).

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 12:47 PM

47. Oh go blow it out your ass, Trump. Your Clinton derangement syndrome is showing again.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 03:45 PM

48. This is, technically, an actual witch hunt

If you go through any subset of old, unclassified emails from DoD, State, DHS, CIA (or any other government department that handles classified information) and re-adjudicate each and every line in those unclass emails in the present day with a new set of eyes and with a tighter focus on the various applicable classification manuals in those areas, it is 100% certain that you'll find information that a new reviewer would judge as classified.

This will be the case with ANY set of emails, not just the ones that passed through Sec Clinton's inbox.

I'd like to see a randomly chosen set of a few thousand, three-year-old unclass emails reviewed from others who have nothing to do with Sec Clinton. The scope of "misclassification" will be about the same.

This focus on only emails that passed through Sec Clinton's inbox is nakedly selective.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 04:37 AM

50. I can read this two different ways

Most likely: Trump loves to be on the front page of the newspaper, but he really doesn’t like what’s being printed about him now. He needs to shift the narrative away from his criminality. A Hillary Email Probe has always worked before.

Less likely but still possible: Trump knows he’s going down. He’s going to try to put Hillary in prison as a parting shot to the Democratic majority.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 06:58 AM

52. oh, good, good..

this is obviously exactly what is needed right now, let's get to the bottom of this. it certainly can't be the saddest, weakest, most obsessive attempt to deflect from the garbage truck on fire that is the endless scandals and lawlessness of the current administration..

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