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Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Continues

Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Continues
September 08
13:09 2015

Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 5.42.11 PMIf Hillary Clinton’s email scandal gains any more notoriety, it might go down in textbooks right next to Watergate. According to the Washington Times, information found in the most recent batch of emails may be enough see to send her to jail.

The email in question contains information about North Korea’s nuclear status – information gathered by a top secret spy satellite. There’s no need to explain why information regarding the United States’ defense capabilities must remain top secret.

According to the enter federal statue 18 U.S. Code § 793, Hillary’s behavior could land her in jail for up to 10 years. Section 793(f) applies in cases where an individual improperly handles data related to the national defense. It seems that Hillary has go violated this code in her email conversations with Sid Blumenthal.

Will this newest revelation be enough to destroy Hillary’s credibility?

Sifting through her emails, the State Department has already found lots of “born classified” information – info that by its very nature is classified – regarding China, Haiti, and Sudan and confidential conversations with foreign leaders.

In 2014 the former Secretary of State violated several State Department rules by using private thumb drives to copy 30,000 emails for David Kendall (her lawyer). Kendall found out in late May that the thumb drives contained secret information, but didn’t do anything about it for nearly two months. “The things that’s always bothered me is the timeline,” says a congressional investigator. “You have a six-week gap there where they know it’s classified but they have no protection in place to secure the thumb drives.”

Investigators worry about what might have happened during those six weeks. IT security experts Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell explained at a “Black Hat” conference last year: flash drives “can be reprogrammed to spoof various other device types in order to take control of a computer, exfiltrate data, or spy on the user.”

Kendall handed the thumb drives over to the FBI last month, but the State Department refused to comment.

The State Department has been ordered to follow a strict schedule regarding the investigation into Hillary’s emails, releasing a certain number to the public each month.

Last week’s email release contained 7,000 new emails. The total number of emails found to contain classified information is now over 400 and the FBI has begun a criminal investigation.

If the investigation continues to produce information as 2016 approaches, Hillary may see her presidential dreams come to an abrupt end.

 

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