Bill Clinton pardoned former CIA Director for having Classified Material on home computer

Here is a walk down memory lane. I was trying to figure out which of the Clinton’s scandals would be a good pick for a Saturday review when I came upon this little gem. John Deutch. One of Bill’s many pardons given to a Clinton loyalist. Hillary keeps insisting that there is nothing to see, well, for some reason, I don’t think Deutch was so much different. I just wish some newsperson would ask her about this little pardon. Here we go:


Perhaps she’s forgotten one of her husband’s final acts in the Oval Office: issuing a presidential pardon to former CIA director John
Deutch. Deutch’s offense? Keeping classified material on unsecured home computers.

The pardon came just as Deutch was reportedly going to cop a plea with the Justice Department. Deutch headed the CIA from May 1995 to December 1996. Several days after he left the agency, classified material was discovered on a government-owned computer at his house in Bethesda, Md. Additionally, unsecured classified magnetic media were found in the study. According to the CIA inspector general’s report, the computer had been “designated for unclassified use only.”

As the investigation progressed, the IG discovered that Deutch had “continuously processed classified information on government-owned desktop computers configured for unclassified use during his tenure as DCI [director, CIA] [and that] . . .  these unclassified computers were located in [his] Bethesda, Maryland and Belmont, Massachusetts residences, his offices in the Old Executive Office Building, and at CIA Headquarters.”

Read more at: NationalReview

Hillary Clinton warned of China’s hacking, and thought Bush ‘looks like he has something to hide’

I thought I would close out the Hillary Clinton week with these two short clips. Knowing what we know now, it is simply a stunner that as late as the July 4, 2015 weekend, she was out on the stump warning us of the dangers of China and their hacking. Apparently oblivious of the danger she herself had put herself and our Country in with her home grown server and unapproved devices she used. Then I give you her warning about Bush.
Published on Jul 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign 2016

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,” and of trying to “hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.

 

Recall Hillary Clinton remark : ‘Bush looks like he has something to hide’

That level of secrecy is ironic given Clinton’s comments about the Bush administration at an Oct. 29, 2003, conference at the New American Strategies Conference.

“In taking their action to evade or avoid providing information, the administration unnecessarily raises the suspicion that it has something to hide, that it might use the claim of national security to hide mistakes that are literally questions of life and death for Americans,” Clinton said.

She was criticizing the Bush administration for dragging its feet in turning over documents to the 9/11 Commission, led by former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean.

Clinton’s spokesperson makes an ass of herself trying to defend the beast

Palmieri Stumbles Through Interview About Clinton’s Private Email Server reads the headline. Look, I am enjoying every moment of watching the Hildebeast in slo mo circling the bowel in the toilet. Waiting and hoping the flush comes soon. For decades many of us have waited for her comeuppance. This interview is icing on the cake. Enjoy the moment. I am actually enjoying MSNBC’s Morning Joe these days. Here is one of Palmieri’s take:

Clinton Campaign’s Palmieri: When You’re Asking About Wiping Servers, You’ve Ran Out Of “Legitimate Questions”

Clinton won’t say if she scrubbed server

Apparently Hillary still thinks her Email and server are a joke. She did herself no service when she again defies reality and tells straight up lies. And that server sitting in the bathroom? She won’t answer if she scrubbed it because you see, she just doesn’t understand technology. But she did understand the Nixon tapes now didn’t she? (We can’t hear Ed Henry’s questions in the beginning)

How many had access to Clinton’s E-Mails?

While Hillary spins her tale of the vast right-wing conspiracy that paranoia will bring on, the courts are moving forward in obtaining documents. It looks like the State department is waking up that they might not be able to bury the issue. In an update we have the issue of who all had access to the E-Mails. This may be the real “gotcha” for Clinton. The story broadens out. Way out. Here we go:

Department of State officials refused to identify to a congressional committee the “chain of custody” – the complete list of people who had access to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s investigation.

The materials were sought “in order to identify those persons who had touched them and then for us to determine who might have violated classified handling procedures. And we got nothing,” the source said.

In a related development Monday, a federal judge with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered an accelerated hearing for Aug. 20 on whether to order discovery by attorneys for Judicial Watch on the State Department’s possession of Clinton’s servers, accounts, hard drives or other devices.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the State Department to respond no later than Wednesday to the non-profit watchdog’s request for discovery following repeated failures by the government to fulfill its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.

Other parties may have had unauthorized access to the Clinton materials if Kendall printed out the emails using either a commercial printing company or an unsecured Williams & Connolly copier machine.

To print out 30,000 paper emails, “it seems likely that [Kendall] would have contracted a commercial printing firm and then as a result, that has now been exposed to someone else,” observed Alex McGeorge, the head of threat intelligence at Immunity, Inc.

Even if Williams & Connolly printed out the 30,000 emails in-house, the best copiers are really computers with large storage capacity that would keep the classified information, McGeorge said.
Read more: Daily Caller

Hillary’s IT company: ‘Highly likely’ a full backup of device exists

When ABC starts bearing down on the Hildebeast, one has to know the it is getting warmer for the old gal. Her joke about Snap Chat erasing her comment is even more ludicrous. A joke? We shall see who laughs last. Here we go:

Platte River Networks, the Denver-based cybersecurity firm Hillary Clinton hired in 2013 to maintain her old email server, says it is “highly likely” a full backup of the device was made and that the thousands of emails Clinton deleted may still exist, ABC News is reporting.

Clinton hired Platte River to manage her email set-up after she left the State Department in Feb. 2013. Prior to that, the server resided in the basement of her Chappaqua, N.Y. home. It was managed by an IT worker hired by the State Department from Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

It is still not clear why exactly Clinton hired Platte River. Many have speculated that it was a response to the March 2013 hack of the email account of Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Clinton friend.

A spokesman for the Defense Security Service, an arm of the Defense Department, told TheDCNF that Platte River “is not cleared” to have access to classified material. Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said that the finding “raises serious questions” about how secure Clinton’s server was.

 

Read more: Daily Caller

Other posts of interest:

Hillary’s IT man worked for State Dept, Company without security clearance

Hillary’s tech company was sued for ‘Illegally accessing database’

Hillary’s little home server used a spam filtering service with access to classified stuff

Hillary’s IT man worked for State Dept, Company without security clearance

This gets more interesting by the day.The man who set up and administered Hillary Clinton’s personal email server during her tenure as Secretary of State worked for the State Department. Better yet, the IT Company chosen by Hillary did not have security clearance. Here we go: hillarydaily
Bryan Pagliano

The man who set up and administered Hillary Clinton’s personal email server during her tenure as Secretary of State worked for the State Department. This adds ethical issues to the problems Clinton already faces, as well raising questions about a taxpayer-paid official conducting private business on our dime. Who is Bryan Pagliano:

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More significantly, along with the new server came a technical specialist, Bryan Pagliano,, who had worked as Clinton’s campaign’s IT director. According to federal campaign finance records, Pagliano was paid by Clinton’s Senate leadership PAC through April 2009. The next month, he went to work for the State Department as an IT specialist.

The people briefed on the server indicated that Pagliano continued to act as the lead specialist responsible for Clinton’s personal server even while he was employed by the Department of State. The e-mail system was not always reliable, these people said, with Pagliano summoned at various times to fix problems. Notably, the system crashed for days after New York was hit by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, while Hillary Clinton was still secretary of state. It is unclear what email system the secretary used to conduct the nation’s diplomatic business with during that period.

Then we have this from the Daily Caller:

The DSS is an arm of the Defense Department and is the only federal agency authorized to approve private sector company access to sensitive or confidential material.

The agency reviews and approves private contractors to assure they have secure facilities and approves security clearances for employees to clear them for access to sensitive or classified materials.

About 13,000 companies have received FCL or facility-wide clearance.  But Platte River is not one of them.

“Platte River is not cleared” to have access to classified material, stated Cindy McGovern, chief public affairs officer for DSS in a telephone interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Read more: Daily Caller

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