Diary

Hillary Had Her Maid Printing Out Classified Emails

Incredibly careless, the FBI uses that phrase with regard to Hillary, I don’t think they understand what it means.

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government e-mails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington, DC, e-mails and FBI memos show. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance to handle such material.

In fact, Marina Santos was called on so frequently to receive e-mails that she may hold the secrets to E-mailgate — if only the FBI and Congress would subpoena her and the equipment she used.

Clinton entrusted far more than the care of her DC residence, known as Whitehaven, to Santos. She expected the Filipino immigrant to handle state secrets, further opening the Democratic presidential nominee to criticism that she played fast and loose with national security.

“Pls ask Marina to print for me in am,” Clinton e-mailed top aide Huma Abedin regarding a redacted 2011 message marked sensitive but unclassified.

In a classified 2012 e-mail dealing with the new president of Malawi, another Clinton aide, Monica Hanley, advised Clinton, “We can ask Marina to print this.”

“Revisions to the Iran points” was the subject line of a classified April 2012 e-mail to Clinton from Hanley. In it, the text reads, “Marina is trying to print for you.”

Both classified e-mails were marked “confidential,” the tier below “secret” or “top secret.”

Santos also had access to a highly secure room called an SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility) that diplomatic security agents set up at Whitehaven, according to FBI notes from an interview with Abedin.

From within the SCIF, Santos — who had no clearance — “collected documents from the secure facsimile machine for Clinton,” the FBI notes revealed.

–NY Post

All this latest twist in scandal lacks is a laugh track. We have an FBI director who apparently can’t tell the difference between carelessness and gross negligence, let alone read the statute that says neither matters when it comes to national security laws. We have the hapless secretary of state who is to busy with picking the pockets of foreign dignitaries to realize she is littering the landscape with state secrets. Finally we have her band of cronies who would be comfortable as villains in the 60s Batman’s rogues gallery. Now instead of Alfred the butler we have Marina maid.

I can’t put too much blame on these people, the criminally insane will just be that way, it’s much more our fault for letting it get to this point.