In this day and age, citizens have pretty low expectations of their elected officials and those that run for office. Hillary Clinton continues campaigning for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 amidst several scandals. Congress has yet to hold her accountable. Email-gate is at the forefront; however, Benghazi is just as important. With the FBI hinting at a possible warrant for the private email server, which resulted in classified information being sent over a non-secure means, Hillary maintains she did nothing wrong as the State Department denies knowing about the email server.
According to former State Inspector General Howard J. Krongard, he insists the State Department is not being truthful about Clinton’s use of a private email server because the Department never established a government email for her. Krongard, who served as State Inspector General from 2005 – 2008, stated, “This was all planned in advance” to circumvent the rules on federal records management.
Krongard, in an interview with the New York Post, said from day one, “Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov email address like previous secretaries.”
“That’s a change in the standard. It tells me that this was premeditated. And this eliminates claims by the State Department that they were unaware of her private e-mail server until later,” Krongard said in an exclusive interview. “How else was she supposed to do business without e-mail?”
He also points to the unusual absence of a permanent inspector general during Clinton’s entire 2009-2013 term at the department. He said the 5¹/₂-year vacancy was unprecedented.
“This is a major gap. In fact, it’s without precedent,” he said. “It’s the longest period any department has gone without an IG.”
Krongard stated it was obvious that Clinton did not want to be audited or subject to an internal investigation that would expose the sending of classified information over a non-secure private email server in her home. The “key” to this entire FBI investigation rests in determining how “highly sensitive state secrets in the classified network, known as SIPRnet, ended up in Clinton’s personal email. According to Krongard, it doesn’t “jump over” by itself — someone had to help it.
“The starting point of the investigation is the material going through SIPRNet. She couldn’t function without the information coming over SIPRNet,” Krongard said. “How did she get it on her home server? It can’t just jump from one system to the other. Someone had to move it, copy it. The question is who did that?”
Who indeed? This means the State Department was complicit in the violation as well. What is producing interest, as well, is the fact that Clinton received the classified information from her chief of staff Cheryl Mills, her deputy chiefs Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan. Abedin and Sullivan work on her presidential campaign. Krongard stated these individuals are facing intense scrutiny and are pressured to cooperate with investigators.
According to the New York Post:
He says staffers who had access to secret material more than likely summarized it for Clinton in the e-mails they sent to her; but he doesn’t rule out the use of thumb drives to transfer classified information from one system to the other, which would be a serious security breach. Some of the classified computers at Foggy Bottom have ports for memory sticks.
Either way, there would be an audit trail for investigators to follow. The SIPRNet system maintains the identity of all users and their log-on and log-off times, among other activities.
“This totally eliminates the false premise that she got nothing marked classified,” Krongard said. “She’s hiding behind this defense. But they [e-mails] had to be classified, because otherwise [the information in them] wouldn’t be on the SIPRNet.”
Added Krongard: “She’s trying to distance herself from the conversion from SIPRNet to [the nonsecure] NIPRNet and to her server, but she’s throwing her staffers under the bus.”
It comes as no surprise Clinton would throw her staff under the bus. She views it as a necessary “collateral damage” to keep her criminal self “clean.” The Clintons will go to any length to attain power and exercise control.
Krongard maintained that Clinton will never see an indictment brought against her. The reason is any criminal referral from the FBI to the Justice Department has to pass through four “loyal Democrat women — Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, who heads the department’s criminal division; Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates; Attorney General Loretta Lynch; and top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.” If the case ever went this far, Krongard predicts it will be plea bargained down to a misdemeanor punishable by fines. Krongard is accurate on his assessment meaning further disappointment for the American people.
Government officials, like Clinton, break the law and jeopardize the security of the nation, denies wrong-doing, and lies about the entire incident with an almost impunity. Individuals at the State Department knew about this all along and lied to the American people. It’s the old, “rules for thee but not for me” mentality that should infuriate every American in the nation.
Since this is about Hillary Clinton, one can expect her to “get off” without even a fine. It’s the way things are done now under the Hussein Soetoro administration. No House committee will produce any results and Clinton will go free. It’s simple to figure — no Republican or Democrat will dare oppose the Clintons, who are notorious for leaving a trail of dead bodies in the wake of their political yacht ride to power. And, if the Clintons saw fit for one to live, they would make that one’s life a living hades.
And, should Clinton win the Democratic nomination, it will be up to the people to reject a criminal from holding the highest elected office in the nation. Unfortunately, there are die-hard Democrats who would vote Charles Manson into office if he ran and women who would vote for anything that was or appeared to be a woman, just because. Someone should run a sow for president as a Democrat to watch the die-hards and women vote a pig into office. Put lipstick on that pig and dress it up in a Mao suit and one could call it Hillary the Second.