Didn’t you think you’d never have to hear about the Clintons ever again since Hillary’s humiliating defeat to Donald Trump? I had been optimistic that would be the case, and it was for at least a few months as Hillary Clinton contained herself to the woods of Chappaqua.
But now she’s back in the public eye for some unknown reason, with rumors swirling that she may run for Mayor of NYC. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the media is also trying to make Chelsea Clinton a thing (with limited success). I’ll keep my fingers crossed that even with them in the public eye, we at least don’t have to suffer through another Clinton holding public office.
Meanwhile, as Hillary enjoys what’s hopefully her retirement, there are new revelations that’ll make you even more glad that she’s not in charge of our country right now.
Hillary Clinton may have resigned her secretary role at the State Department in 2013 — but her access to top secret and classified information didn’t end then.
Under Barack Obama, she was allowed to continue to view highly sensitive intel documents for years — well past her announced run for the presidency in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Why? Toward what possible end?
So she could better write her memoir. File this in the “You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me” folder.
And it wasn’t just Clinton who kept the power of top secret access. It was six of her former staffers, who went by the tag of “research assistants,” Fox News reported.
Grassley, rightly so, is baffled — not just by the special privilege for Clinton and six of her staffers. But also by the fact that the justification for the access seems so waffley and weak. As he wondered: If the top-secret access was sincerely so Clinton could pen a better memoir, why did the Obama White House hide it for so long? Grassley said he was only able to confirm Clinton’s top-secret access after Obama left the presidency. “I have repeatedly asked the State Department whether Secretary Clinton and her associates had their clearances suspended or revoked, to which the Obama administration refused to respond,” Grassley said, in a letter sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier this week.
Great to see our government granted the woman who couldn’t even manage an email account access to classified information for the purpose of writing a book that she wouldn’t be legally allowed to put any classified information in regardless.
As you’d imagine, the “memoir” defense is likely just cover. We’ll see where the millionth investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information leads this time.
As you remember, James Comey said at the conclusion of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary’s private email server, “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Yup, Hillary got left off the hook simply because she didn’t intend to break the law. If only I could commit a crime then claim to have not known it was against the law.
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