New Documents Reveal "Hillary Clinton Knew Her BlackBerry Wasn't Secure"

Tyler Durden's picture

Was Hillary Clinton just arrogant and ignorant (which is a decisively bad combination as it is) or did she knowingly traffic in state secrets on an unsecure server?

That’s pretty much what the entire, protracted investigation into her e-mail habits when she was the nation’s top diplomat boils down to. If she was simply arrogant and ignorant, she didn’t lie under oath. If she knew what she was doing was a bad idea when she was doing it, then she probably committed perjury, and obviously that’s no good.

Thanks to Judicial Watch, we now have new evidence to suggest that Clinton’s “I didn’t know” excuse is pure fiction. According to new documents obtained by the conservative legal advocacy group, Clinton lobbied (in the figurative sense of the word) the NSA for secure BlackBerrys that she and her staff could use inside Mahogany Row, the nickname given to the set of offices reserved for senior officials in the Department of State.

An e-mail from Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Donald R. Reid reads as follows:

[W]e began examining options for S [Secretary Clinton] with respect to secure “Blackberry-like” communications … the current state of the art is not too user friendly, has no infrastructure at State and is very expensive…While our noses are out of joint for how this was handled, the issue will be what kind of support will NSA be offering to meet S demands (basically, wireless comm in Mahogany Row) …

Another e-mail finds Reid discussing Clinton’s BlackBerry addiction:

The issue here is one of personal comfort … S [Secretary Clinton] does not use a personal computer so our view of someone wedded to their email (why doesn’t she use her desktop when in SCIF?) doesn’t fit this scenario … during the campaign she was urged to keep in contact with thousands via a BB … once she got the hang of it she was hooked … now everyday [sic], she feels hamstrung because she has to lock her BB up … she does go out several times a day to an office they have crafted for her outside the SCIF and plays email catch up … Cheryl Mills and others who are dedicated BB addicts are frustrated because they too are not near their desktop very often during the working day…

It gets comical from there.

Apparently, Clinton and Mills (who we profiled here, for those interested in the Clinton-BlackRock connection) were “addicts” in the true sense of the word. When they were told “no” they tried to get around it - twice.

First, they tried asking what kind of arrangements were made for Obama. When they were stonewalled, Mills asked why Condoleezza Rice and her staff got wavers but Clinton and her staff didn’t. To that question, the NSA answered as follows (and this is a quote from an e-mail sent by an unidentified source): “Use expanded to an unmanageable number of users from a security perspective, so those waivers were phased out and Blackberry use was not allowed in her suite.”

“The department's designated NSA liaison, whose name was redacted from the documents, expressed concerns about security vulnerabilities inherent with using BlackBerry devices for secure communications or in secure areas,” AP reports, adding that “Clinton began sending work-related emails through private accounts soon after, in March 2009.”

The full set of documents is embedded below.

Ok, so what’s the point, other than that Hillary Clinton is arrogant and isn’t used to being told “no”? For the answer we go to Judicial Watch’s president Tom Fitton who explains that “these documents show that Hillary Clinton knew her BlackBerry wasn't secure." 

He continues: "Then why did she use it to access classified information on her illicit email server? The FBI and prosecutors ought to be very interested in these new materials.”   

There you have it. Generally speaking then, this throws cold water on the idea that Clinton was ignorant to matters of cybersecurity and encryption and thus likely knew that using her home server to send work related e-mail was a poor decision from a national security perspective. More specifically, though, this seems to indicate that Clinton knowingly sent e-mail from an unsecure device.

Now at this juncture you might be asking yourself, "what difference does it make?!" 

After all, Clinton is one of the most entrenched members of America’s political aristocracy and is without question one of the most influential power brokers in Washington. As such, she'll almost assuredly never be prosecuted.

But it's just that kind of ill-begotten, Washington privilege that has pushed so many Americans to vote for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. So maybe it's a blessing in disguise.

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Lost in translation's picture

She seems to be drugged.

Seriously, no sarc. Drugged.

mtl4's picture

The Clinton's have had people we really think they give a crap about using an unsecure phone or email system?!

Overfed's picture

The DOJ and FBI are fully staffed with faithful progressives and Democrats. Shitlery will be indicted and convicted shortly after monkeys fly out of my ass.

knukles's picture

Next she's gonna tell us she studied for 3 weeks and still failed her drug test.  Or that she had trouble alphabetically organizing her M&M's
But that she's still good for President.

Nutsack's picture

Who cares? She has a vagina!

Normalcy Bias's picture

Thanks, I'm frantically searching for my bottle of Brain Bleach now.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

Uh oh, this may be a good time for Hillary to fall on her head. Again.

PTR's picture

They certainly are paving a nice path for Joe Biden to jump on to, I would say.  


Good cop/baaaaaad cop

nuubee's picture

BTW, any normal person asking for the permissions she asked for would be suspected of being a spy, if not outright denied clearances.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

In a hatbox in her closet.

greenskeeper carl's picture

This article and others kinda gloss over the main point though - it DOES NOT matter if clinton knew she was violating protocol. You do not have to have intent. In fact, you can be trying very hard to maintain protocols and make a mistake, once, and even though it is acknowledged that it was ACCIDENTAL you can and will still be prosecuted.


Every single person who has been given access to any kind of information, even stuff thats simply "confidential" signs a piece of paper saying that they understand this. It clearly states that any violations, even accidental, are punishable by prison. Obviously, this makes it worse, since this proves she knew she was breaking the law, but all this talk about "she didn't know she was breaking the law" by her defenders is meaningless, it doesn't matter

Justbob's picture

Hey, nuts-for-brains. You really don't ever have anything useful to add, do you?

Why don't you spare us and STFU.

Nutsack's picture

Name calling is the hallmark of a sniveling coward, Bob.

Justbob's picture

So you can offer useful commentary. Suggest you stick to same.

38BWD22's picture



NOTHING will happen to Hillary & Co.  

The fix is in.

wren's picture

You have monkeys in your ass?

Sorry, watched Happy Gilmore last night...

Bush Baby's picture

"Shitlery will be indicted and convicted shortly after monkeys fly out of my ass."


-or- Trump is President at the time when the FBI recommends an indictment

Overfed's picture

We'll see if Trump cleans house at DOJ. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high.

Artemis Rand's picture

Hillary for cell block bitch 2016!

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

Sorry to say but anyone who thinks crime in any form for the 1% is punished just has NOT been paying attention.

We've had plenty of criminal presidents before (Nixon comes to mind, Clinton, Obama) so just get used to the fact that soon we will just have another one.

We had a brief breakout of "the rule of law" after Watergate, the Church Commission on domestic spying, etc. but Deep State soon got rid of that foolishness.

SWRichmond's picture

Johnson, HwBush, WBUSH

The Bushes are a crime family.  Johnson had Kennedy killed.

macholatte's picture

It was at the DNC Convention, Barry signed Hitlery's pardon, stepped up to the microphone and said this:


What difference, at this point, does it make?

Bra ha ha ha!

The entire room full of numb skulls broke out into raucaus laughter. The MSM spent the next 4 hours commenting and praising the proceedings.


seek's picture

Anyone else ponder the idea that maybe she had external incentive (aka ca$h promises) to do this?

If you were in China's or Russia's intelligence service and could guarantee access to critical US state dept emails for a few or few tens of millions, it'd be a no-brainer. And H could play dumb the whole time, and leaks would be blamed on "hackers" rather than intentionally lowering the castle gate.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Hmmm, maybe we should turn our attention towards those Filipino casinos again.


Tom Servo's picture

What difference, at this point, does it make?


Dolar in a vortex's picture

Yup, that's the quote!

She'll probably use it again when the FBI report is dismissed by DOJ.

JLee2027's picture

I've read that Huma worked for Hillary at State, at the Clinton Foundation, for Ms. Clinton personally, and a company the Clintons owned....

all four at the same time.  Mills did something similar. They are all dirty.  

Fester's picture

Die bitch, die

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

And where is ANYONYMOUS in all this? 

What a bunch of useless, phony, sanctimonious hypocrites, operating at an emotional and psychological level of an impaired child.

Anopheles's picture

What you don't realize is the backend of many corporate cell networks run Blackberry software.   It runs enterprise level, secure email communication for Apple and Android and Windows phones, not just BB 

booboo's picture

"I don't recall, I don't remember"

She used those phrases 194 times during White water, Rose Law Firm inquirey

BlackMagician's picture

"What difference does it make!" ~Hillary "Cankles" Clinton

allamerican's picture

hell ya, bags ass guilty as sin.

now there's your asn on why sanders hangs in there,  indict the bitch Bernie is dreamin..

Normalcy Bias's picture

Just-us. Nothing's gonna happen to this master grifter. The laws do not apply to these people, and they know it.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture


it going to be a loooong hot summer. of evil under the sun.

if she walks - burn it down.  spec ops are cowards if she does and lives.


Overfed's picture

Spec Ops are mercenaries with no loyalty or honor. They won't touch Shitlery or any other traitor to the Constitution.

JaKst3r's picture

Until they aren't.... Until someone burns out their family... Then its game on.

economessed's picture

When is this dickless felon going to be held accountable for her crimes?

Nutsack's picture

definitely no charges as long as Trump is in the lead.

wren's picture

Not new news. We all know she lied. Everyone knows she did wrong.

What gets me about this is it's nothing really. I mean, the email thing when comparing it to her other crimes. This is like not having a dog license compared to beheading people in your front yard. Her true crimes far outweight this little crime. It's not a little crime, it's just small in comparison to all her other crimes. I wish they would go after her for all the dead bodies.

Of course even if they found the murderer they wouldn't be tied to her. I'm sure her or her people just got a message to the big banks and said they had a 'problem' with person 'x'. No involvement in the actual committing of the murders.

I'm not saying she shouldn't be prosecuted for this by any means. She should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But I really wish they could tie her to all the other atrocities as well. Murders, bribes, her contributions in foreign wars against sovereign nations whose political agendas didn't align with the banks, and all the other COUNTLESS things she did to sell out every person in our country.

allamerican's picture

Trump get hillary in debate, there will be no political correct BS.  Trump has plenty of fodder through at the the mass on this ass clown..

Dolar in a vortex's picture

Hey, the FBI got Capone on tax evasion.

I'll take any charge against Her Heinous.

Oldwood's picture

Trump said he could shoot someone and still get elected. I wonder where he got that idea???

Who was that masked man's picture

You couldn't get me anywhere near Hillary's "blackberry", secure or not.  Is that what they call it now?

jcaz's picture

More brain bleach, please.....