By Douglas J. Hagmann
The law: Every government employee who is granted a security clearance to handle classified documents and information is required to sign form SF-312, which is a straight-forward and strictly enforced non-disclosure agreement. As clearly stated on this form, “classified information is marked or unmarked classified information, including oral communications, that is classified under the standards of Executive Order 13526.”
Hillary Clinton’s defense: Clinton stated that she never knowingly sent or received any documents with classified markings or designations. Her defense is irrelevant as the document she signed clearly states that the signatory clearly understands that documents could be classified without bearing such markings.
Summary of Findings: While Secretary of State, in direct violation of governmental regulations, Hillary Clinton never used a “dot-gov” email account. All emails were transmitted through her private server.
During the Benghazi hearings, Congress discovered that Hillary Clinton was using a private server and issued a subpoena for those emails. Upon receiving the subpoena, Clinton ordered her aides to delete an estimated 33,000 emails out of an estimated 60,000. In reality, however, the numbers appear to be much greater.
Hillary Clinton used at least 13 mobile devices as Secretary of State to access emails that resided on her private server. The FBI was denied access to all of her devices as she reportedly ordered her aides to physically destroy (smash) them. She LIED to the public by claiming that she wanted to use just one device for “both” (work and personal) accounts.
Contrary to her public statements and claims made in the media, a minimum of 2.079 emails containing classified information/documents (including top level Special Access Programs) were sent and/or received via her private server. Those classified documents were available to people without proper clearance, including but not limited to her own housekeeper. Each of the 2079 emails is regarded as a separate felony under violation of Section 793 of the U.S. Espionage Act.
Clinton forwarded classified information to her daughter, Chelsea at the unsecured email address email@example.com.
Investigation has since revealed that Clinton’s server and devices have been hacked at least five different times by countries antagonistic to the U.S.
As reported in The Washington Post, “[t]he FBI has found emails related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state on the laptop belonging to the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, according to a U.S. official. These emails, CBS News’ Andres Triay reports, are not duplicates of emails found on Secretary Clinton’s private server.” (Emphasis added)
Violations of Law: Based on the known actions of Hillary Clinton, some federal investigators have cited potential violations of at least six-(6) laws in addition to the aforementioned Section 793 of the U.S. Espionage Act: