by Pamela Williams
This is a WikiLeaks tweet which was recently tweeted by the website:
It is a very interesting development showing the passion of Julian Assange’s quest for the truth. I am trying to zero in on his exact point. What is he looking for?
Assange said this: “We are issuing a US$20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or exposure of any Obama admin agent destroying significant records,” the organization tweeted above an image of a “Wanted” sign. We know that Hillary Clinton and her staff destroyed records before the FBI launched its investigation into her email server. Is this what he is referring to, as Clinton did serve as Obama’s Secretary of State? This is a very fascinating development.
Assange also recently tweeted this:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 2, 2017
I would like to show the progression of Clinton’s crimes from the very beginning of the email scandal, even before the FBI investigation, up until just recently when it was revealed that Hillary Clinton and her Camp tried to bribe the FBI to change some of her emails from “classified” to “unclassified.”
1. From WikiLeaks
*Hillary Clinton Email Said to Contain Classified Information< www.nytimes.com/2015/07/25/us/politics/hillary-clinton-email-classified-information-inspector-general-intelligence-community.html?ref=politics> // NYT // Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo – July 24, 2015*Government investigators have discovered four emails containing what they say is classified information on the personal email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, the investigators said in a letter to Congress released on Friday. Mrs. Clinton, meanwhile, said Friday that she would stay focused on the issues at the heart of her presidential campaign, and that she was concerned about “a lot of inaccuracies’’ in the reporting of her personal email account. “Maybe the heat is getting to everybody,’’ she said at a campaign event at New York University. “We are all accountable to the American people to get the facts right, and I will do my part,” Mrs. Clinton added. “But I’m also going to stay focused on the issues, particularly the big issues, that really matter to American families.”The government investigators discovered the four emails while reviewing a sampling of 40 emails from Ms. Clinton’s account. Of those, four contained information that should have been marked classified and should have been sent and stored on a secure computer system. Charles McCullough III, the inspector general of the intelligence community, the internal watchdog for the nation’s intelligence agencies, said in the letter to Congress.Hillary Rodham Clinton responded to new accusations involving the private email account she used when she was secretary of state. By Reuters on Publish Date July 24, 2015. Photo by Michael Appleton for The New York Times. Watch in Times Video »The emails were routed through a private email server that Mrs. Clinton set up in her home. Critics and security experts have questioned whether the practice made government secrets more vulnerable to security risks and hacking. A spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign released a brief statement on Twitter, saying, “Any released emails deemed classified by the administration have been done so after the fact, and not at the time they were transmitted.”The discovery of the four emails has prompted the inspector general to refer the matter to F.B.I. counterintelligence agents, who investigate crimes related to mishandling classified information. On Thursday night and again Friday morning, the Justice Department referred to the matter as a “criminal referral” but later on Friday dropped the word “criminal.” Regardless of the terminology, the referral raises the possibility of a Justice Department criminal investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails as she campaigns for president. Polls show she is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination by a wide margin. Justice Department officials said no decision had been made about whether to investigate.Since Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email account for official State Department business was revealed in March, she has repeatedly said she had no classified information on the account. State Department officials, however, told the inspector general that the account potentially contained hundreds of classified emails. When Mr. McCullough’s investigators performed the spot check of 40 emails, he said, 10 percent contained classified information, he said. A second inspector general, this one for the State Department, is also investigating the department’s handling of Mrs. Clinton’s emails. The two inspectors general have sent Congress a series of memos, including one dated June 29 that said Mrs. Clinton’s private account contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails.”The memo was written to Patrick F. Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management. At issue are thousands of pages of State Department emails from Mrs. Clinton’s private account. Mrs. Clinton has said she used the account because it was more convenient, but it also shielded her correspondence from congressional and Freedom of Information Act requests. She faced sharp criticism after her use of the account became public, and subsequently said she would ask the State Department to release her emails.The department is now reviewing some 55,000 pages of emails. A first batch of 3,000 pages was made public on June 30. In the course of the email review, State Department officials determined that some information in the messages should be retroactively classified. In the 3,000 pages that were released, for example, portions of two dozen emails were redacted because they were upgraded to “classified status.” But none of those were marked as classified at the time Mrs. Clinton handled them. In a second memo to Mr. Kennedy, sent on July 17, the inspectors general said that at least one email made public by the State Department contained classified information. The inspectors general did not identify the email or reveal its substance
OK…notice the name of Patrick F. Kennedy, because it will show up again.
most evident example of the discrepancy in the government’s response is the private email account used by former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills.
In a July 31 letter to lawyers for Mills and other former officials, State Department Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy — who had previously allowed ex-officials to keep copies of any records they were returning to the department — struck a newly urgent tone.
“For records management purposes, the Department asks that you and your client now take steps to return all copies of potential federal records in your possession to the Department as soon as possible,” Kennedy wrote. “The Department’s Office of Information … will contact you regarding additional steps with respect to the disposition of your and/or your client’s electronic copies of these documents.”
Mills’ lawyer Beth Wilkinson replied that Mills planned to delete her electronic copies of work-related emails on her personal account after she finished providing copies of those emails to the State Department.
However, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan stepped in, asking Mills, fellow Clinton aide Huma Abedin and Clinton not to delete any records in their possession. All three agreed.
The result is that any classified emails Mills has in her account now can’t be erased without a court order but are housed outside the government’s control and without the usual safeguards taken to protect classified information.
The status of Abedin’s emails is less clear because most of her work-related emails sent on a private account appear to have involved an account she had on Clinton’s server. Attorneys for Mills and Abedin declined to comment for this story.
Because the information was not marked classified at the time it was sent, some of those who now have such messages in their accounts may not even know it. One lawyer reached by POLITICO expressed surprise that information his client received from Clinton is considered classified.
“Nobody contacted me,” said the attorney, who asked not to be named. “It doesn’t make a lot of sense.”
Asked about efforts to recover classified information from commercial email services, the FBI declined to comment. A State Department official was vague about precise actions.
“The Department is taking appropriate steps. There are reviews and investigations underway, so beyond that we cannot comment any further,” said the official, who asked not to be named.
The FBI have released a new batch of Hillary Clinton investigation documents which prove the State Department bribed them to cover-up the mishandling of classified data.
WikiLeaks drew attention to the documents on Twitter, linking to part 5 of the new FBI release on Sunday amid a total media blackout.
The lack of comment by the FBI on the new 299-page document raises serious questions as to why they failed to aggressively pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton when they had such damning evidence against her as early as 2015.
According to bombshell release from previous documents, the State Department ordered the FBI to cover-up the fact that Hillary had sent and received classified data using her unsecured email server at home: Shortly thereafter [redacted] received a call from [redacted] of the INTERNAL OPERATIONS DIVISION [IOD] of the FBI who “PRESSURED” him to change the classified email to unclassified. [Redacted] indicated he had been contacted by PATRICK KENNEDY, Undersecretary of State, who had asked for his assistance in altering the emails classification in exchange for a “QUID PRO QUO.” [Redacted] advised that, in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE would reciprocate by allowing the FBI AGENTS to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.
FBI quietly releases new Hillary Clinton investigation documents (part 5) [as yet, no announcement] t.co/lmyWF5rA8H
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 9, 2017
In conclusion, could it be that classified material has in fact been destroyed? Nothing at this point would surprise me. Is this what Julian Assange thinks?