Tuesday, August 11, 2015

FLASH UPDATE: THE “BIG TURN-OVER FOLLOWS QUICKLY AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF ‘TOP SECRET’ MATTERS IN HILLARY’S E-MAILS” EDITION


ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS FBI AGENTS INVESTIGATING HILLARY CLINTON’S HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED MATERIAL ON HER E-MAIL SYSTEM WILL BE  TAKING POSSESSION OF HILLARY CLINTON’S PRIVATE E-MAIL SERVER  —   ALSO,  THUMB DRIVES HELD BY HILLARY CLINTON’S ATTORNEY, DAVID KENDALL, TURNED OVER BECAUSE THE FBI DETERMINED THAT HE SHOULD NOT HAVE THEM

CLINTON CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN NICK MERRILL SAYS THAT THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HAS AGREED TO TURN OVER HER SERVER TO GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TURN-OVER OF HILLARY CLINTON’S DEVICES FOLLOWS QUICKLY ON DISCLOSURE THAT SOME MATERIAL ON THOSE DEVICES WAS “TOP SECRET”



CBS/ AP REPORT

An early report on a CBS News blog indicated the following: “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has directed her staff to turn over her private email server to the Department of Justice, the spokesman for Clinton's presidential campaign, Nick Merrill, told CBS News Tuesday....   ‘This past spring, Hillary Clinton asked the Department of State to publish the 55,000 pages of the work emails she provided to the Department last fall. As she has said, it is her hope that State and the other agencies involved in the review process will sort out as quickly as possible which emails are appropriate to release to the public, and that the release will be as timely and transparent as possible,’  Merrill explained. ‘In the meantime, her team has worked with the State Department to ensure her emails are stored in a safe and secure manner. She directed her team to give her email server that was used during her tenure as Secretary to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her emails already provided to the State Department.’..."   ( See “Hillary Clinton to hand her email server over to the FBI” by CBS News Staff & Associated Press, 6/11/15, CBS News [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clintons-lawyer-turns-her-emails-over-to-the-fbi/]).

A U.S. official said the FBI recovered at least two thumb drives containing Hillary Clinton’s emails from her attorney David Kendall. The drives contain around 30,000 emails that Clinton deemed work-related and turned copies over to the State Department [Additionally, she says that she destroyed thousands of others that she said were not work-related].  Kendall, turned over the emails on the thumb drives after the FBI determined that he should not remain in possession of the classified information, a U.S. official briefed on the matter told the Associated Press.

The article on the CBS News blog concluded with this: “....   The FBI is looking into the security of the Clinton email arrangement. There is no evidence she used encryption to shield the emails from foreign intelligence services or other prying eyes.”


WASHINGTON POST REPORT

In a Washington Post report about the FBI’s taking of HRC’s server and thumb drives, it quoted the following comments by Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson:  “Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman, said Tuesday night that Clinton is cooperating with the FBI probe. He declined to say whether the FBI ordered that she turn over the devices and when her attorney, David Kendall, had done so....  ‘She directed her team to give her e-mail server that was used during her tenure as secretary to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her e-mails already provided to the State Department,’ Merrill said. ‘She pledged to cooperate with the government’s security inquiry, and if there are more questions, we will continue to address them.’...” ( See “Hillary Clinton agrees to provide private e-mail server to FBI” by Carol D. Leonnig, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman, 8/11/15, The Washington Post
[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-secret-e-mails-were-sent-on-clintons-private-account-official-says/2015/08/11/f3117f08-403d-11e5-9561-4b3dc93e3b9a_story.html]).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A news outlet reported at least 2 e mails were classified. If this was her only e mail account than hundreds of e mails will be classified material. Anyway Bush is in sixth place in Iowa GOP poll and 25,000 people attended a Bernie Sanders rally.
A Sanders v Trump debate will look like One Flew Over the Nest on Trumps head.

Galewyn Massey said...

FYI: THE "THAT AIN'T THE HALF OF IT" EDITION

THE MEDIA HAS WIDELY REPORTED THAT FOUR (4) E-MAILS OUT OF A SAMPLE OF FORTY (40) HILLARY CLINTON E-MAILS WERE "CLASSIFIED" --- YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES WERE ABOUT THE FACT THAT INTELLIGENCE SOURCES INDICATED TO CONGRESS TWO (2) OF THOSE WERE CLASSIFIED "TOP SECRET"

ALL OF THE BROUHAHA ABOUT HILLARY'S E-MAIL SERVER AND THUMBNAIL DRIVES FOLLOWED ON THE DISCLOSURE OF THE "TOP SECRET" E-MAILS

"Anonymous said... 9:48 PM" was technically correct, but what he or she said only told a small piece of the story.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE “WHAT’S GOING ON HERE – #BLACK-LIVES-MATTER AT [NOT AT] HILLARY’S N.H. DRUGS SPEECH ?” EDITION

HILLARY HAS IT BOTH WAYS WITH #BLACK-LIVES-MATTER PROTESTERS

BLACK-LIVES-MATTER PROTESTERS WERE KEPT OUTSIDE HILLARY’S SPEECH — THEY WERE GIVEN A “PRIVATE” AUDIENCE WITH HER INSTEAD

INTRIGUE SURROUNDS EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS FROM "PRIVATE" MEETING BETWEEN HILLARY CLINTON AND #BLACK-LIVES-MATTER ACTIVISTS


According to a report from CNN, “Keene, New Hampshire (CNN) Hillary Clinton met with five #BlackLivesMatter members on Tuesday in New Hampshire after the group was not allowed into the presidential candidate's forum on substance abuse.... After her event here, Clinton met with the group for 15 minutes, according to Daunasia Yancey, founder of #BlackLivesMatter in Boston. Yancey said that the group felt the meeting was positive, but still has more questions for Clinton on her family's role in mass incarceration and drug policy....” (See “Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatter protesters after they were barred from her event” by Dan Merica and Eric Bradner, 8/12/15, CNN [http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/11/politics/hillary-clinton-new-hampshire-black-lives-matter-2016/]).

Later in their report, Merica and Bradner pointed out, “The #BlackLivesMatter members, along with over a dozen other members of the public, were escorted into an overflow room, where they watched Clinton's event. Afterwards, Clinton went to the overflow room to meet and take pictures with the 20 or so people inside.... Initially, the meeting between Clinton and the protesters was going to be covered by pooled members of the media, but Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton's campaign, said the #BlackLivesMatter protesters asked for the event not to be recorded by the media once they were informed journalists would be let in. Members of the media were never in the room with Clinton and the protesters.... A Clinton aide said the protesters asked those in the room to stop recording and photographing during the first moments of their meeting with Clinton. Because of that, the aide said, the campaign did not escort anyone else in after that....”

What makes all of that even more problematic is what follows: “The #BlackLivesMatter members, along with over a dozen other members of the public, were escorted into an overflow room, where they watched Clinton's event. Afterwards, Clinton went to the overflow room to meet and take pictures with the 20 or so people inside.... Initially, the meeting between Clinton and the protesters was going to be covered by pooled members of the media, but Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton's campaign, said the #BlackLivesMatter protesters asked for the event not to be recorded by the media once they were informed journalists would be let in. Members of the media were never in the room with Clinton and the protesters.... A Clinton aide said the protesters asked those in the room to stop recording and photographing during the first moments of their meeting with Clinton. Because of that, the aide said, the campaign did not escort anyone else in after that....”

That doesn't really add-up quite right.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE “ ‘HERE NOW, THE NEWS’ [NO, NOT ON THE BBC – BUT ACCORDING TO GOOGLE]” EDITION

IT JUST GETS “...WORSE AND WORSE...” FOR HILLARY CLINTON AND HER PRESIDENTIAL PROSPECTS

HERE’S THE LATE AFTERNOON 8/12/15 RESULTS OF A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR THE TERMS: “HILLARY”; “CLINTON” AND “NEWS”

These are the “hits” on Google —

First Read: A One-Two Punch of Tough News for Hillary Clinton - NBCNews.com - 3 hours ago

A Double-Whammy for Clinton, Part One: After months of resistance, Hillary Clinton's ...
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatter protesters after they were barred from her event - CNN - 5 hours ago

Clinton to hand over email server - BBC News - 6 hours ago

(See “Google Search for ‘Hillary’; ‘Clinton’; and ‘News’ [https://www.google.com/search?q=Hillary+Clinton+News&oq=Hillary&aqs=chrome.1.69i59l3j0j69i57j69i61.5524j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8]).

And these hits on the Google link for “More news for Hillary Clinton News”:

This e-mail story just keeps getting worse for Hillary Clinton -Washington Post-3 hours ago
No matter what spin emerges from Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign about her decision to turn over her private e-mail server to the Justice ...

How 'Home Brew' Email Servers Like Hillary Clinton's Work - ABC News-5 hours ago

Poll: Most want criminal probe for Clinton emails- Highly Cited-CNN International-5 hours ago
Hillary Clinton under fresh attack for email use - In-Depth-Politico-6 hours ago

Hillary Clinton NH pal 'bit surprised' by Bernie Sanders poll leap -
Opinion-Boston Herald-4 hours ago

Hillary Clinton Will Hand Over Private Email Server to Justice ... - Blog-Slate Magazine (blog)-21 hours ago

(See.... [https://www.google.com/search?q=Hillary+Clinton+News&oq=Hillary&aqs=chrome.1.69i59l3j0j69i57j69i61.5524j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#q=Hillary+Clinton+News&tbm=nws]).