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FBI Missed Clinton Emails MARKED Classified, Wanted To Conclude Probe Before IG
Daily Caller ^ | 02/07/2018 | LUKE ROSIAK

Posted on 02/07/2018 11:43:55 PM PST by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

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To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch
I love the way they soft-sell what the Clinton BITCH did: 'It allowed her to claim that she didn't send or receive', blah, blah, blah...

How about, 'Clinton REPEATEDLY LIED, in public and in private, about whether there were classified documents on her illegal private server'??!!

There's very little journalistic integrity to be found in today's America.

41 posted on 02/08/2018 4:47:21 AM PST by DJ Frisat (Hey, what happened to my clever tag line?!)
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To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

Wasn't it nice to hear how well BillyBob's grandkids are doing!

42 posted on 02/08/2018 4:47:25 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama & Hillary: The Two Most Corrupt Politicians of My Lifetime.)
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To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

The liars, scammers, plotters, murderers, seditionists and crooks in the federal breaucracies are giving the other 2% a bad name.


43 posted on 02/08/2018 4:47:53 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (The only trannie I want to see is a Muncie 4 Speed M-22 Rock Crusher)
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44 posted on 02/08/2018 4:51:33 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama & Hillary: The Two Most Corrupt Politicians of My Lifetime.)
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To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

45 posted on 02/08/2018 4:53:47 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama & Hillary: The Two Most Corrupt Politicians of My Lifetime.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hillary was told to blame Comey for losing the election.


46 posted on 02/08/2018 4:54:36 AM PST by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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To: stanne

“...When my kid threw a tantrum I sat back and let it happen...

Great analogy!! I personally think that Sessions is in the game under the radar. I did the same with my 4 daughters and they never threw tantrums after the first one or two failed to cause any reaction from me.


47 posted on 02/08/2018 4:55:43 AM PST by stonehouse01
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To: Boomer

Very succinctly put. See my new tag line.


48 posted on 02/08/2018 5:03:50 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Until no one is above the law; there is no law.)
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To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

None Dare Call It Treason


49 posted on 02/08/2018 5:16:45 AM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

I have long followed the old saying popularized long ago by Napoleon, that you “never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.” Anything at all involving the Clintons is a clear exception to that rule.


50 posted on 02/08/2018 5:27:10 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones.)
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To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch
Hey FBI, there's this neat feature built into most every email client out there called "search"... You enter some characters in there and wow the computer does the grunt work for you! Or maybe your sysadmins and IT folks need to be introduced to my friends grep and find. There's even man pages out there that explain how to use them! Guess it's back to computers 101 for the FBI... 30K+ emails - should've taken mere seconds for a competent computer person to find all the ones that had been portion marked.

As for Clinton's assertion she didn't know what the portion marking meant - that's BS. When you are cleared you receive training on that. Then you receive regular refresher training. There's no excuse. Claiming ignorance means you are admitting to not having completed the required training, or being incapable of retaining it - either way it is a violation and your clearance gets pulled. So her excuse meant she should have been denied access to any and all classified material.

Everything around her, in fact everything around all the Clintons and all the obamas and their cohorts in crime is just lies upon lies like the dust and dirt cloud around Pig Pen.

51 posted on 02/08/2018 5:36:13 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Doing my part to help make America great again!)
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To: Alberta's Child
"The government can’t prosecute her when the government was complicit in her “crimes.”

Sure it can. That is EXACTLY what "checks and balances" is all about.

52 posted on 02/08/2018 5:46:18 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: Liz; bitt; ransomnote; Lucy; hoosiermama

Liz,

Thanks for posting this!!!

Bears repeating & pinging out in its entirety!

Liz wrote:

“From link: http://observer.com/2016/03/hillary-has-an-nsa-problem/

........one of the most controversial of Ms. Clinton’s emails released by the State Department under judicial order was one sent on June 8, 2011, to the Secretary of State by Sidney Blumenthal, Ms. Clinton’s unsavory friend and confidant who was running a private intelligence service for Ms. Clinton.

This email contains an amazingly detailed assessment of events in Sudan, specifically a coup being plotted by top generals in that war-torn country. Mr. Blumenthal’s information came from a top-ranking source with direct access to Sudan’s top military and intelligence officials, and recounted a high-level meeting that had taken place only 24 hours before.

To anybody familiar with intelligence reporting, this unmistakably signals intelligence, termed SIGINT in the trade. In other words, Mr. Blumenthal, a private citizen who had enjoyed no access to U.S. intelligence for over a decade when he sent that email, somehow got hold of SIGINT about the Sudanese leadership and managed to send it, via open, unclassified email, to his friend Ms. Clinton only one day later.

NSA officials were appalled by the State Department’s release of this email, since it bore all the hallmarks of Agency reporting. Back in early January when I reported this, I was confident that Mr. Blumenthal’s information came from highly classified NSA sources, based on my years of reading and writing such reports myself, and one veteran agency official told me it was NSA information with “at least 90 percent confidence.”

We can confirm that the contents of Sid Blumenthal’s June 8, 2011, email to Hillary Clinton, sent to her personal, unclassified account, were indeed based on highly sensitive NSA information. The agency investigated this compromise and determined that Mr. Blumenthal’s highly detailed account of Sudanese goings-on, including the retelling of high-level conversations in that country, was indeed derived from NSA intelligence.

Specifically, this information was illegally lifted from four different NSA reports, all of them classified “Top Secret / Special Intelligence.” Worse, at least one of those reports was issued under the GAMMA compartment, which is an NSA handling caveat that is applied to extraordinarily sensitive information (for instance, decrypted conversations between top foreign leadership, as this was). GAMMA is properly viewed as a SIGINT Special Access Program, or SAP, several of which from the CIA Ms. Clinton compromised in another series of her “unclassified” emails.

Currently serving NSA officials have told me they have no doubt that Mr. Blumenthal’s information came from their reports. “It’s word-for-word, verbatim copying,” one of them explained. “In one case, an entire paragraph was lifted from an NSA report” that was classified Top Secret / Special Intelligence.

How Mr. Blumenthal got his hands on this information is the key question, and there’s no firm answer yet. The fact that he was able to take four separate highly classified NSA reports—none of which he was supposed to have any access to—and pass the details of them to Hillary Clinton via email only hours after NSA released them in Top Secret / Special Intelligence channels indicates something highly unusual, as well as illegal, was going on.

Suspicion naturally falls on Tyler Drumheller, the former CIA senior official who was Mr. Blumenthal’s intelligence fixer, his supplier of juicy spy gossip, who conveniently died last August before email-gate became front-page news. However, he, too, had left federal service years before and should not have had any access to current NSA reports. There are many questions here about what Hillary Clinton and her staff at Foggy Bottom were up to, including Sidney Blumenthal, an integral member of the Clinton organization, despite his lack of any government position.

How Mr. Blumenthal got hold of this Top Secret-plus reporting is only the first question. Why he chose to email it to Ms. Clinton in open channels is another question. So is: How did nobody on Secretary Clinton’s staff notice that this highly detailed reporting looked exactly like SIGINT from the NSA?

Last, why did the State Department see fit to release this email, unredacted, to the public?”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3630359/posts?page=26#26


53 posted on 02/08/2018 5:58:32 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: WildHighlander57

Yup——that’s a biggie....thanks for keeping it alive.


54 posted on 02/08/2018 6:00:01 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Eleutheria5

She pled ignorance of the meaning of “(c)” AFTER she had taken the State Department training on handling confidential information (which covered the markings) AND signed the form attesting to the fact she took the training AND understood it.


55 posted on 02/08/2018 6:05:23 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: WildHighlander57

BTW——the Clinton Foundation is connected to the Sudan bigtime. Long read follows..........

EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Foundation Got $100M From ‘Blood Minerals’ Firm / dailycaller.com report

A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces “blood minerals” is among the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

“Blood minerals” are related to “blood diamonds,” which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords.

When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,” the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the war-torn African countries of Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Lundin promoted its reputation as a fierce, hard-driving company. Adolf Lundin, who founded the company, audaciously traveled to the French home of Congo dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1996 to secure mining rights for his company. A few years later, Lundin admitted he had offered a “donation” to Mobutu’s “elections campaign,” but later said he never gave the funds.

His son, Lukas Lundin, also likes to promote the company’s reputation. He told an interviewer in 2005 his personal philosophy was “to chase elephants. Go big or go home.”

The Lundin Group reportedly cut a deal in 1997 with Congolese Marxist warlord Laurent Kabila, with a $50 million down payment toward $250 million they would give to the rebels in exchange for mining rights, according to according to U.N. Inspector Jason K. Stearns. Lundin eventually won majority rights to one of the country’s richest mineral veins.

A Swedish prosecutor, mirroring the views of human rights groups, once characterized the company as filled with “opportunistic, dictator-hugging businessmen,” a description the company has vigorously denied.

In accepting the $100 million, President Bill Clinton hailed Lundin’s contribution, saying “today’s generous support by the Lundin Group is to be applauded because it demonstrates the potential of this global initiative to capture the imagination and support of the mining sector.”

It wasn’t the first time Clinton consorted with mining moguls. In the waning hours of his presidency in 2001, Clinton pardoned Glencore International mining and oil magnate Marc Rich after his wife, Denise, made generous donations to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign and his Clinton Library.

Clinton’s pardon erased a 65-count indictment against Rich for trading with Iran against the oil embargo. Rich did the Iranian oil sales while Americans were held captive in the country by the Mullahs.

In the same year the Clinton Foundation accepted Lundin’s money, Swedwatch, a Swedish non-governmental organization that tracks Swedish business dealings in the developing world, released a condemnatory report about the company’s operations in Congo, titled “Risky Business.”

The report detailed widespread suffering in the Congo as whole villages were removed to make way for Lundin’s mining operations.

Six years earlier, the relief organization Christian Aid released a report denouncing the scorched-earth tactics of the Sudanese military to clear villages for Lundin’s petroleum exploration. Its report was titled, “Lundin Oil in Sudan: Scorched Earth.”

Thanks to those reporters and others, Lundin is known in Congress as well. Rep. Joe Pitts, a Pennsylvania Republican who co-chairs the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, told TheDCNF that “areas with high conflict over minerals are breeding grounds for human rights abuses on a massive scale, and when entities like the Clintons’ Foundation accept donations from these corrupt actors, they are sanctioning the exploitation.”

Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh reflected her government’s regret over the Swedish company in April, 2001, saying, “Lundin Oil activities are negative for Sweden.” She added, “we expect Swedish companies to respect an ethical code in line with human rights and the environment in which they operate abroad.”

Although then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Congo in 2009, she unexpectedly delayed implementation of a landmark “certification” program designed to assure human rights were respected by mining companies like Lundin in Africa.

The certification process was passed under the Dodd-Frank Act. Her failure to act was criticized at the time by John Prendergast, president of “Enough.org,” a nongovernmental organization which championed the “blood minerals” legislation.

“At rare moments during the course of a war, a confluence of factors come together to provide a window of opportunity for real conflict transformation,” he wrote in 2010, a year after Clinton assumed office. “That missing conductor is the United States, and more specifically, its highest ranking official to travel to Congo and make it a priority: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“At this pivotal moment, it is imperative that Secretary Clinton’s 14 month-old commitments to Congo are translated into concrete actions from the U.S. government.”

Robin Wright, another Enough.org advocate, wrote in Time Magazine that two years after Clinton traveled to the Congo, local villagers told her, “nearly everyone I met asked me to take a message back to ‘Mama Clinton’ to urge her to make good on her promise to implement the certification process.”

Such apparent quid pro quos were common at the Clinton Foundation, charges Charles Ortel, who has extensively studied the foundation.

“Since January 2001, the Clinton family has used their public charity as a vehicle to create enormously valuable concessions in numerous desperately poor and corrupt countries, for individuals who claim that they have made extravagantly large ‘pledges.’”

The final execution of the certification process was announced by the Department of State the same month Clinton left office in February, 2013.

Human rights groups have released numerous reports of the devastation wrought by oil and mining companies in Africa, with many focusing specifically on Lundin.

Swedwatch wrote extensively of the horrors caused by Lundin mining in Congo. “Three villages were relocated to make room for the new mining activities. In October 2007, many resettled families that had been promised new houses were still sheltering under plastic sheeting, waiting for their new houses to be built,” the report stated.

In the Sudan, Christian Aid said field workers in the Sudan “found thousands of Nuer civilians displaced from villages along this road, hundreds of miles away” due to Lundin oil operations, adding, “Then government troops arrived by truck and helicopter, burning the villages and killing anyone who was unable to flee – in most cases, the old and the very young.”

In April, 2001, Swedish Dagens Nyheter journalist Anna Koblanck toured Lundin’s Block 5A oil parcels in the Sudan with company executives.

Koblanck described seeing death and destruction along the way, writing, “the displaced Bentiu are starving to death.” She reported that “many villages along the road are empty.”

Human Rights Watch in 2003 noted Lundin never mentioned the scorched earth tactics in public statements about its presence in the Sudan: “The oil companies, led by Lundin, made no public statement condemning this destruction and displacement in Block 5A, despite the press attention it garnered and the regular alarms from U.N. agencies about the dire state of the needy in this very area.

“None of this fighting nor mass displacement caused the oil consortium, led by Lundin, to express concern about the well-being of the people living in its concession area,” said Human Rights Watch. “Lundin never mentioned the armed conflict in its public releases.”

Accusations of Lundin human rights violations in Ethiopia were so frequent in 2011 two Swedish journalists went there to investigate charges the company was party to widespread human rights violations. They were arrested by Ethiopian authorities government on “terrorism” charges and in 2012 sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The two “were investigating allegations of human rights violations linked to the activities of the Swedish oil company Lundin Oil,” stated PEN, the international journalist organization. The international outcry finally secured their release after more than a year of imprisonment.

For his part, Lukas Lundin has taken a page from the Clintons. He has established his own family Lundin Foundation that showcases an allegedly softer side of the company.

Lundin states the company is concerned about the welfare of local people, emphasizing “education and skills training to maximize local hire” including “sourcing from local producers” and “targeting wealth and employment creation in sectors independent of extractive activities.”

Neither the Clinton Foundation nor Lundin Group responded to requests for comment by TheDCNF. dailycallernewsfoundation.org.


56 posted on 02/08/2018 6:06:08 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: raiderboy

It is now obvious that Sessions is a strategically placed deep state stooge who’s duty is to shut down the Justice Department probe of any of this. To this point he has been amazingly successful. I fear for whatever reason Trump will not remove this roadblock. Can any of these federal felons be indicted at all with Sessions completely obstructing the legal process?


57 posted on 02/08/2018 6:16:28 AM PST by hardspunned
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To: DJ Frisat; Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

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I love the way they soft-sell what the Clinton BITCH did: ‘It allowed her to claim that she didn’t send or receive’, blah, blah, blah...

How about, ‘Clinton REPEATEDLY LIED, in public and in private, about whether there were classified documents on her illegal private server’??!!

There’s very little journalistic integrity to be found in today’s America.
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It matters NOT she even soft-sold her lies. As SoS, there is a *permanent* presumption of classified+ material.

There was also the rule that personal biz wasn’t to be conducted on work machines...least that was when I was a DoD contractor.

Just setting up a personal box, let alone outside of govt approval\validation processes, would have gotten anyone canned in 5sec in the real-world.


58 posted on 02/08/2018 6:17:40 AM PST by i_robot73 ("A man chooses. A slave obeys." - Andrew Ryan)
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To: Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

No trial needed - anyone with a clearance knows how she broke the law and that she should have been indicted and now serving her prison sentence, not running around talking to large audiences of man haters.


59 posted on 02/08/2018 6:20:07 AM PST by Cheerio (#44, The unknown President)
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To: stanne

Letting this leak out on Fox news? Relatively speaking no one watches Fox news. If you have a video of Mueller confessing to masterminding the entire Russiagate affair and it is only reported on Fox nothing happens. Having their propaganda arm is more important to the Rats than their internal police arm (FBI and Sessions/Lynch DOJ).


60 posted on 02/08/2018 6:22:45 AM PST by hardspunned
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