State Dept Concludes Investigation Into Clinton Server, Finds Almost 600 Security Violations

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You may not have known, but there was still an investigation going on into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

The State Department was conducting their own review of what was done with Clinton’s private email server and their Bureau of Diplomatic Security has now concluded that there were 588 security violations of the Department’s policy.


Clinton sent or received more than 60,000 emails on her private server. While the FBI and James Comey found that she had in fact sent and/or received classified information, including top secret information, among those emails, he declined to prosecute her, instead simply calling her “extremely careless.”

Indeed. That’s one way of putting it.

According to the Daily Caller, after reviewing all the emails, getting hundreds of statements and doing dozens of interviews, the State Department investigation concluded that the use of the server to do State Department business “represented an increased risk of unauthorized disclosure” and that it “added an increased degree of risk of compromise as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of State Department networks.”

The report found that 38 individuals were responsible for 91 of the security violations. But for 497 of the violations they did not assign culpability because of the duration of the investigation and many of the subjects having left the State Department.


So what does that leave us with?

Thousands of hours of investigation, another finding that shows wrongdoing, but does that mean anyone at all will be punished?

Obviously for 497 violations, waiting too long means those folks don’t get punished.

But even for the 91 they did pin on someone, they haven’t named those people in the report, or even identified what if any punishment those folks will be receiving for their security violations. Or whether there should be criminal actions recommended for any of those instances.

This was typical for so many scandals of the Obama administration. Clear evidence of wrongdoing. Yet never any punishment, which allows them to try to spin to this day “we had no scandals.” No, what you had were lots of scandals, just never any punishment for any of them.

Media and those on the left are already giving the kindest spin to it.


Yes, the report does say it wasn’t “systemic mishandling of classified information” but obviously that’s an incredibly generous gift in a situation where they also find hundreds of security violations. But that’s the hook media needs to dismiss it as the responses to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein’s tweet show.

Apparently doing State Department business completely on a private server exposing it to compromise with hundreds of violations, sending and receiving classified information isn’t a “systemic” mishandling. Please.


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