Friday, October 28, 2016
This AM a letter from FBI Director James Comey to Senators; Richard M. Burr (R-NC), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Representatives; Devin Nunes (R-CA), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), John Culberson (R-TX) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), disclosed that the investigation into HRC’s e-mails reportedly found on computers of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner. He hinted that there may be more classified e-mails.
The probability of classified material on Abedin’s computer is supported by an FBI 3o2 in which Abedin reportedly told the FBI in an April interview:
“that she didn’t know how to consistently print documents or emails from her secure Dept. of State system. Instead, she would forward the sensitive emails to:
- Her personal Clinton.com email address
- Her personal yahoo.com address
- Her email linked to husband Anthony Weiner
Abedin said, according to FBI documents, she would then access those email accounts via webmail from an unclassified computer system at the State Dept. and print the documents, many of which were classified and top secret, from the largely unprotected webmail portals.
Clinton did not have a computer in her office on Mahogany Row at the State Dept. so she was not able to read timely intelligence unless it was printed out for her, Abedin said. Abedin also said Clinton could not operate the secure State Dept. fax machine installed in her Chappaqua, NY home without assistance.”
If this is true, IMHO Huma should have resigned from HRC’s campaign staff and been prosecuted under 18 U.S. Code § 798.
The obvious speculation is the FBI is finding new, possibly marked classified documents that were on the Clinton.com server, and were deleted to cover up their existence.
This report was troubling because it did not link to source and in my experience they is no way to forward from a classified system to an unclassified system. Further investigation, using other sources, not cited documents lead me to believe that Huma was forwarding from her unclassified DOS computer to her home emails and that it is unlikely that classified information was transmitted in this way.
We will have to wait for FBI to report if they found classified information on Huma’s systems, or find the FBI 302 cited to see if it really contained the words “secure Dept. of State system”.