Media bury heads on critical SERVERS question for Hillary

Hillary laughing

Snip from ‘Hillary Clinton laughing for 10 hours; Independent Journal Review via YouTube Channel

At present, there’s a critical question Hillary Clinton should be asked. No media are asking. No pundits are weighing in. On the contrary, media are deliberately repeating a falsehood that benefits the controversial former secretary of state.

What’s the question? 

Mrs. Clinton, how many private SERVERS did you actually use when you headed up the State Department?

Media on all networks left, center, and right, repeatedly use the singular—a “private server”

However, FBI director James B. Comey did not just reference a single server.

That’s not all. Media often gave Americans the idea Hillary’s dustup was over private email. It wasn’t. Mrs. Clinton had control of the pieces of equipment that stored email data from her domain (including her private email address). Much of that data was conveniently erased.

I’m reprinting relevant remarks from Comey’s official statement. Media seem eager to bury the fact Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly lied about matters of significant national security—from her servers to material she had to know was classified, top secret, or special access only, but risked anyway.

Comey’s pass based on his perceived intent is ludicrous and very disrespectful to all of us, including federal employees who would be hung out to dry if they did something like this.

Finally, let me point out the convenient timing. Comey released this statement over the July 4th weekend. Naturally, that helped offset negatives for Dems’ nominee.

Excerpts from Comey statement, July 5, 2016   [Boldface added]

I have so far used the singular term, “e-mail server,” in describing the referral that began our investigation. It turns out to have been more complicated than that. Secretary Clinton used several different servers and administrators of those servers during her four years at the State Department, and used numerous mobile devices to view and send e-mail on that personal domain. As new servers and equipment were employed, older servers were taken out of service, stored, and decommissioned in various ways. Piecing all of that back together—to gain as full an understanding as possible of the ways in which personal e-mail was used for government work—has been a painstaking undertaking, requiring thousands of hours of effort.

For example, when one of Secretary Clinton’s original personal servers was decommissioned in 2013, the e-mail software was removed. Doing that didn’t remove the e-mail content, but it was like removing the frame from a huge finished jigsaw puzzle and dumping the pieces on the floor. The effect was that millions of e-mail fragments end up unsorted in the server’s unused—or “slack”—space. We searched through all of it to see what was there, and what parts of the puzzle could be put back together.

From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification. Separate from those, about 2,000 additional e-mails were “up-classified” to make them Confidential; the information in those had not been classified at the time the e-mails were sent. [and]

For example, seven e-mail chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received. These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters. There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. In addition to this highly sensitive information, we also found information that was properly classified as Secret by the U.S. Intelligence Community at the time it was discussed on e-mail (that is, excluding the later “up-classified” e-mails).

Those are Comey’s exact words. It is the height of hypocrisy that some former officials in the Bush administration who oppose Trump have not the slightest concern about Mrs. Clinton’s setup that indisputably jeopardized national security and the people who work in that sector.

For the record, information related to the Clintons’ government service has gone missing on multiple occasions

It’s not a stretch to say Mrs. Clinton has likely had many a good laugh with her staffers at the media puppets her apparatchik controls.

It’s also not a stretch to say Comey let the country down.

If Mrs. Clinton didn’t as she claimed send classified emails on her private servers, how exactly did she respond or query on sensitive or classified matters of importance?

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Aug. 9, 2016)

Please share this on social media and your own websites. Informing people is up to us. Traditional media will not do this when it comes to the Clintons.

 

 

About Kay Day

Kay B. Day is a freelance writer who has published in national and international magazines and websites. The author of 3 books, her work is anthologized in textbooks and collections. She has won awards for poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Day is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Authors Guild.
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