A “formal inquiry” has been opened by State Department officials investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
The inquiry is looking into whether or not Clinton and her aides should be stripped of their security clearances.
The outcome could lead to government officials finally removing their access to sensitive government documents.
Which is probably just as well, since we already know classified materials ended up on the laptop of Huma Abedin’s husband, Anthony Weiner, at one point. And he has a history of sharing material on his computer.
Via Fox News:
The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat, Fox News has learned. Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances to access sensitive government information.
The department’s investigation aims to determine whether Clinton and her closest aides violated government protocols by using her private server to receive, hold and transmit classified and top-secret government documents. The department declined to say when its inquiry began, but it follows the conclusion of the FBI’s probe into the matter, which did not result in any actions being taken against Clinton or any of her aides.
Depending on the outcome of the current State Department inquiry, Clinton and her aides could have their access to sensitive government documents terminated.
The formal inquiry has been confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley.
Can we #LockHerUp already?
State Dept probes Hillary’s handling of govt emails, could pull her security clearance https://t.co/UJ6JPwGpeV
— Katica (@GOPPollAnalyst) June 21, 2017
Of course, Charles Payne voiced the question we were all initially thinking when we heard this story:
Hillary Clinton still has a security clearance? https://t.co/oGnLxBBpdN
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) June 20, 2017
Back in October of 2016, FBI agents were reportedly dismayed with Director James Comey letting Clinton and her aides off the hook. They were particularly outraged over security clearances.
“It was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked,” one high-ranking FBI official stated.
Now, this new investigation may make that a reality.
Better late than never?
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