by Jim Kouri
Clash Daily Contributor
A number of emails on Hillary Clinton’s infamous private server — a server monitored by a company without security clearances — contained higher than “top secret” intelligence from some of the America’s intelligence community’s most sensitive operations, according to an exclusive report from Fox News Channel’s chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge on Tuesday evening.
The Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III sent a letter to leaders on congressional intelligence committees last week detailing the findings from a review of Clinton’s emails, Fox News reported Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the inspector general confirmed to CNN that the report was accurate.
Two separate government agencies have indicated that emails on Clinton’s server contained classified intelligence, the inspector general reported, including some on so-called “special access programs”, which exceed the “top secret” classification making the information super-secret as in “for your eyes only” secret, according to former U.S. military intelligence operative and police anti-terrorism unit detective Michael Snopes.
Select Committee on Benghazi Communications Director Jamal Ware has released the following statement:
It is the FBI, not the Benghazi Committee, that is investigating the mishandling of classified information in connection with Secretary Clinton’s use of an unsecure, private server to conduct official U.S. government foreign policy.
Of course, none of the Secretary of State’s emails – including one in which she appears to instruct a top aide to strip a document of its “identifying heading and send nonsecure” instead of via classified, secure fax – would have been discovered if not for the work of the Select Committee on Benghazi.
Meanwhile, the New York Times revealed that the book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by Peter Schweizer, should have shaken up things within the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, but there was almost a total media blackout when it was released. The scuttlebutt within political circles is that the book expands the narrative about numerous cash donations made by foreign donors to the money-sucking Clinton Foundation.
According to reports already known, foreign individuals and organizations donated millions of dollars to the foundation and gave former President Bill Clinton enormous speaking fees while his wife served as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State. She in turn is accused of granting favors from her State Department, all the while transacting business using a private email account and a Clinton owned and controlled Internet server.
Schweizer’s book uncovers a pattern of financial contributions to the Clintons that ended up giving the contributors access to policy decisions benefiting those donors, while the Clintons built up a personal mega-fortune. Already the Clintons’ trusty team of liars, smear-merchants and goon-squad members are out in full force — with the help of their news media sycophants — attacking the messenger and attacking the motives of anyone who dares to investigate these allegations.
However, truth be told, neither Bill nor Hillary Clinton is a hero of the middle-class. Historically — going back to their early days in Arkansas — at best they are narcissistic opportunists, and at worst they are criminal masterminds who run an alleged criminal enterprise with minions such as Lanny Davis, John Podesta, David Kendall and numerous others. And this behavior and these accusations are nothing new. In fact, the media was so captivated by Bill Clinton’s sexual proclivities that it intentionally or unintentionally ignored news stories that should have outraged the American population.
For example, President Bill Clinton’s FBI director, Louis Freeh — in his book titled, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror — revealed that Clinton kicked to the side of the road the American people and the families of victims of the Khobar Towers terror attack in Saudi Arabia. Clinton had promised America that he would do everything in his power to bring those responsible for the bombing that killed 19 and injured hundreds to face U.S. justice.
But Freeh became angry when Clinton refused to personally ask then Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to allow the FBI to place boots on the ground to question the terrorism suspects the kingdom had arrested and to at least visit the crime scene where Americans died horrible deaths. Freeh wrote in his book, “Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood [Abdullah’s] reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Freeh said, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”
Freeh told anyone in the news media who would listen that he wished to leave his post but decided to remain the FBI director until President Clinton left office in 2001. He feared the future of the FBI if Clinton could appoint his successor. “I was concerned about who he would put in there as FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI [and] for the director,” he told 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace. “[So] I was going to stay there and make sure he couldn’t replace me.”
In 1996, President Bill Clinton created the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security and assigned it three specific mandates: to look at the security threat to the airline industry, and how the US could address it; to examine how government should adapt its security regulations for aviation; and to look at the technological changes coming to air traffic control.
In the aftermath of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 terrorist bombing and facing voters in a reelection campaign that year, President Clinton asked his commission to focus its attention first and foremost on the issue of airline security. He ordered his minions to submit an initial report within 45 days, including an action plan to deploy new high technology machines to detect the most sophisticated explosives.
The Commission held six public meetings, and heard from scores of witnesses representing the aviation industry, law enforcement and security, and the public, including the loved ones of victims of air disasters.
Eventually the Commission, whose commissioners included family members of the victims of Flight 800, released a number recommendations including several measures to improve screening and create a national structure for airport screeners/security officers. It also called for airlines to hire security companies on the basis of performance, not the lowest bidder.
When the airline industry became nervous over the costs of implementing the Commission’s recommendations, the White House sent a letter to Air Transport Association saying there were no mandates, only suggestions being offered for the benefit of the airlines and airports.
The day after letter to the Air Transport Association was received, Trans World Airlines donated $40,000 to the Democrat National Committee. By the time of the Clinton’s presidential re-election, other airlines had given large donations to Democrat Party committees: $265,000 from American Airlines, $120,000 from Delta Air Lines, $115,000 from United Air Lines, $87,000 from Northwest Airlines. According to an analysis done for the Boston Globe by the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks donations, a total of $627,000 was donated to the Democrats by major airlines right after the Clinton administration shelved the Commission report and recommendations.
There were other accusations of misconduct during the Clinton dynasty and there will no doubt be more new allegations against Hillary Clinton in the coming months. The facts should appall any clear-thinking American, but alas, when it comes to the Clintons few things are clear and most voters gave up on “thinking” when they realized they could depend on Clintonian politicians to provide them with unearned largesse.
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Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He’s formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show…