With Hillary Clinton's Email Lies Unravelling, 147 FBI Agents Are On Her Heels

Tyler Durden's picture

Earlier this month, conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch released a series of documents obtained via an FOIA request which appear to prove that Hillary Clinton knew her BlackBerry wasn’t secure when she and her staff moved into Mahogany Row (the nickname given to the set of offices reserved for senior officials in the Department of State).

E-mail exchanges between Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure Donald Reid and the NSA show Clinton was intent on obtaining a secure BlackBerry that she could use in restricted areas.

Although Clinton would of course be given a desktop computer on which she could safely conduct state business, Reid said the Secretary had become “addicted” to her BlackBerry during her ill-fated 2008 Presidential campaign. “The issue here is one of personal comfort,” an e-mail from Reid reads. “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.”

When the NSA wasn’t receptive, long-time Clinton aid and BlackRock crony Cheryl Mills tried her hand at convincing security officials to find a work around for Clinton’s BlackBerry but she too was rebuffed. “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 recounts, adding that “Clinton began sending work-related emails through private accounts soon after, in March 2009.”

Or so the story goes. In fact, however, Clinton may have begun using the private server housed in her basement before March. And while there’s some ambiguity, that would seem to contradict statements she made under oath.

"Conservative legal watchdogs have discovered new emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server dating back to the first days of her tenure as secretary of State," The Hill reports, referencing newly released messages turned up by Judicial Watch. "The previously undisclosed February 2009 emails between Clinton from her then-chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, raise new questions about the scope of emails from Clinton’s early days in office that were not handed over to the State Department for recordkeeping and may have been lost entirely." Here, for instance, is a message dated February 13 that appears to reference the meeting Mills had with the NSA:

Just to clarify, this is a problem because Clinton's campaign has contended that she did not use the personal account prior to March and the publicly released e-mails begin on March 18. 

Again, there's some ambiguity here. “[Clinton] has previously acknowledged that she emailed with department officials before March 18, 2009, the date of the first email in the collection that former Secretary Clinton provided to the Department in December 2014," a State Department official said last week. “Former Secretary Clinton has also indicated that she does not have access to work-related emails beyond those she turned over to the Department."

So essentially, the argument is that although there were indeed work related e-mails sent prior to March 18, Clinton could not access them to turn them over - or something. The story keeps changing. And indeed that's the whole problem. At this point it's abundantly clear that Clinton would have been far better off telling the truth from the very beginning and the fact that incremental information continues to surface certainly seems to suggest that the former First Lady fully intends to admit only what someone else can prove. That doesn't exactly inspire much trust.

“So now we know that, contrary to her statement under oath suggesting otherwise, Hillary Clinton did not turn over all her government emails,” Tom Fitton, the head of Judicial Watch said in a statement. “We also know why Hillary Clinton falsely suggests she didn’t use clintonemail.com account prior to March, 18, 2009 — because she didn’t want Americans to know about her February 13, 2009, email that shows that she knew her Blackberry and email use was not secure.”

While we would note that there's a bit of confirmation bias going on there (i.e. Fitton said the messages he uncovered earlier this month were proof that Clinton knew her BlackBerry wasn't secure and now he says the new e-mails are proof that that proof was indeed proof), Fitton is probably right. Clinton most likely would rather not have been forced to admit that she and Cheryl Mills essentially tried to browbeat the NSA into figuring out how to accommodate the BlackBerrys because the very fact that they had the conversation in the first place suggests Clinton and Mills knew the devices weren't secure.

But more importantly, it seems exceedingly unlikely that Clinton couldn't have turned over the messages from February had she wanted to. That is, how is it that she had access to mail on her private sever from March 18 but not from the beginning of February? Did she permanently delete the messages? And if so, why? 

Well the FBI intends to find out, because as a new Washington Post piece (which you're encouraged to read in its entirety) details, the Bureau now has 147 agents on the case. "One hundred forty-seven FBI agents have been deployed to run down leads" WaPo writes, adding that "the FBI has accelerated the investigation because officials want to avoid the possibility of announcing any action too close to the election."

While we can always hold out some hope that Clinton will one day be held accountable and that someone, somewhere will dispel with the notion that America's political aristocracy is above the law, we can't help but suspect that we'll never see Hillary Clinton in black and white stripes - unless it's a pantsuit. 

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Maplehood's picture

She's such a C-word

onewayticket2's picture

between Lynch and obama, there's not much punisment coming HRC's way...

the Law is irrelevant.

WordSmith2013's picture
Judge Napolitano: Indictment Certain in Clinton Email Scandal Before November

 

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=33379

 

InjectTheVenom's picture

>>>>  Hillary for Prison 2016 !

>>>>  Hillary for POTUS 2016 !

kliguy38's picture

I'm sure she has a logical explanation for this mixup

pods's picture

So the Clinton Kill List is going to have 147 more names added? 

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) pods Mar 28, 2016 1:21 PM

So what? HILLARY HAS A VAGINA!

Keyser's picture

Her flying monkeys won't even be able to save her when the house falls on her this time... 

Richard Chesler's picture

One hundred forty-seven FBI agents have been deployed to run down err, cover up leads.

NoDebt's picture

FBI can do whatever they want.  DOJ is not going to indict.  Even if they do, I can assure you the wrist-slap pre-agreed "settlement" was banged out between the Clinton Crime Syndicate and the DOJ months ago.  And thus will be proven Hillary's contention that she "did nothing seriously wrong".  End of story.

Tarzan's picture

I'm thinking this is at least partly responsible for the recent surge for Bernie.  The establishment is hedging, the superdelagates are NOT BOUND to Hilary, and mutiny may be unstoppable if this investigation lingers, like water boarding the electorate, drip drip drip, the establishments grip begins to slip. 

If two outsiders are nominated, if they can't even succeed in securing Hilary's nomination, let alone Jeb's, They may panic!

Martial law may crown Obama King before the General election.

We deserve everything we've voted for, we deserve it good and hard!

Manthong's picture

They need to bill her skanky ass for the man hours expended.

CheapBastard's picture

Low-Retta will jump on this with indictment.....

 

 

Ha ha ha ha ha...fooled ya!

Arnold's picture

Richard Kimball had more agents tied up, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Poundsand's picture

Loretta be working it baby.  I would imagine that Loretta be liking her job at Justice and would be looking for that SC nomination not from Obummer, but from the next Democratic President.  Those lifetime gigs are hard to come by. 

The real question is would you want Hillary's balls in your hands?  Or are you afraid of a Ft. Marcy Park type event?  I wonder if Vince thought he had those same balls in his hands at one time?

Stuck on Zero's picture

Security rules are for little people.

edotabin's picture

As are most rules. 

147? They could put 1,147 agents on the case and the outcome would be the same. Let's not kid ourselves, she wouldn't be running unless she knew 100% this was going to be "taken care of" for her. The only thing that may come of this is that it may erode the confidence the electorate has in her to a point were it becomes damaging. Even then it is "taken care of" by the fact that people are so damn stupid, it is having a much smaller affect than it should.

What'll be funny is if she loses and her "handlers" turn on her.

RogerMud's picture

Well, I'm running down the road 

tryin' to loosen my load 

I've got 147 agents on my tail.

3 that want to shoot me..

Manthong's picture

“Low-Retta will jump on this with indictment.....

 Ha ha ha ha ha...fooled ya!”

 

Don’t be too quick with that assessment..

Keep in mind that in 2007, the old war horses.. Kennedy, Durbin and Kerry in the senate (small cap intended) backed the inexperienced, pliable Negro muslim against the dried –up criminal megalomaniac witch.

The dem PTB certainly do not want the Burn now, but they have every good reason to be very wary of the witch.

The muslim and his DOJ minion lawyer might just give the green light to the FBI.

If they do not, the leaks will become a waterfall.

You have to think that they already have Plan “B” written up.

Biden, Warren 2016?

 

There just might be a reason you have not heard or seen squat from Biden in the last few months.

 

DollarMenu's picture

FBI agents can't be 'on her heels', she has hooves.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Lets ask Hillary if she still wants to be an astronaut.

There's got to be an old Saturn V we can strap her to, surely?

Overfed's picture

Any regular schmuck would already be rotting in Club Fed. The laws really do only apply to the little people.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Exactly, this is all smoke and mirrors for people who have no idea how the real world really works. Seriously, people, don't be a chump.

The Debt-Money Monopolists protect their demon-spawn, especially when they are **really** nasty towards ordinary people and many ordinary people are blind to it.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

They ALL have skeletons in their closets.  Thats why no on wants to unleash the "dogs of war" on Hillary.  She goes to prison???  WHO ELSE GOES TO PRISON???  She's got a lot of dirt on enough people to keep herself out of the clink.  Thats how Washington operates. 

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

There is going to be a dead body or 2 show up before Nov.  Like Vince Foster.

jeff montanye's picture

thanks ss rat for the link.

i now hope trump wins the nomination if only to see hillary's (and bill's) evil acts exposed.

it's gettting harder and harder to imagine trump is somehow working to help hillary listening to roger stone.  he really sounds like they are going after her blood, such as it is.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

It's long past time for the FBI to put up or shut up.

RiverRoad's picture

If "they" want her out of the way, "they'll" yank her with this FBI thing.  All that's needed then is to give it the old CIA/Skull & Bones treatment so Bill won't know whom to kill....

Son of Loki's picture

A Special Prosecutor should have been brought in Day1.

Bumpo's picture

My hope is that Hillary wins the Democratic Party nomination, THEN she gets indicted. What a shit show. Either way, the FBI is not going to arrive empty handed. Watching the present administration spin this as Sexist, Racist, Transgenderphobic, Safe Zoney, WHATEVER - will only perfectly point out Peak Government.

edotabin's picture

My bet is that their hands are tied. Sure, there's probably some good people busting their butts to do what's right but I think they will stonewalled etc. and then reality will set in for them. Perhaps, I repeat perhaps, the FBI firector will resign in frustration blah blah blah. Unless I see otherwise, I am betting it won't even amount to a slap on the wrist for her.

Maybe we can re-label the truth and accuse her of being anti-trans-truthic-ist or something. People's minds are so screwed up at this point, it just may work.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Somebody has to fall out of helicopters like those two Boston bombing arresting FBI agents or get shot in the face like Serpico... Only the good get murdered young... the really nasty chameleon types are worth more than gold to the Debt-Money Monopolist demon spawn.

CuttingEdge's picture

Would an active indictment disqualify her from running? Purely as a spoiler?

Her hubris and arrogance towards the Feds over this affair cannot have endeared the thought of her as next president to those in the J Edgar.

RiverRoad's picture

Believe me this has all been planned for.  There are no surprises in politics.  The DNC has their sources at the FBI and they've got her understudy waiting in the wings.  But the FBI is holding the cards as to the Day and the Hour.  They won't destabilize the election.

jeff montanye's picture

imo these turkeys aren't half so smart as you think they are.

found the passport of a hijacker at ground zero?  

fails the laugh test.

weburke's picture

democratic convention will deadlock, and go to someone else. bloomberg?

then obama may pardon.

look, 2 times bill clinton this month has said obama is terrible, things are not going clintons way for a change.

The Alarmist's picture

Remember Filegate, where several hundred FBI files on persons somehow ended up in the office of Hillary henchman Craig Livingston in the mid 1990s? 

Yeah, I didn't think so.  This too shall pass.

DutchR's picture

Most powerfull girl in the world, think about that

The Alarmist's picture

Just sayin she has already made the FBI her bitch.

jeff montanye's picture

it's a role they know well, imo; their investigation of 9-11, starting with securing the evidence at the "crash sites", was shameful.

http://www.amazon.com/Solving-9-11-Deception-Changed-World/dp/0985322586

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP_Ezjm7xDg

SilverSphinx's picture

Hold off on the 'We' stuff, I don't deserve what the majority voted for.

I did everything in my power over the decades trying to get things to move another direction.

I participated in the process by voting and as a precinct committeeman. (they ain't looking for your input, just phone bank operators and door knockers)

I wrote presidents and senators and congressmen.

I talked politics with others trying to persuade them.

The only things I didn't do was assassinate anyone or blow something up.

I don't deserve what might be coming.

 

de3de8's picture

Well that's proof you can do anything with editing. Thought real at first.

r101958's picture

Still......pretty darn funny.

DrewJackson's picture

Dream the Dream brother.....   This is what the "smart money" is betting on.

 

#ContrariumLivesMatter

 

I say she is going down, directly or through leaks and public resignations.

 

 

 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Holy shit, just realized my user name (HRC) and Hildogs (Hillary Rodham Clinton - HRC) initials are the same...

AAAHHHHHHHH!  I am ready for the reds! Give it to me...