The ongoing criminal probe surrounding Hillary's email server has been marked by opacity and lack of virtually any disclosure, not to mention a major turf war between the FBI and the DOJ, which is why many were surprised when overnight the WSJ revealed that at the center of the probe over Hillary's handling of classified information are a series of emails between American diplomats in Islamabad and their superiors in Washington about whether to oppose specific drone strikes in Pakistan.
As the WSJ writes, the 2011 and 2012 emails were sent via the “low side’’—government slang for a computer system for unclassified matters—as part of a secret arrangement that gave the State Department more of a voice in whether a Central Intelligence Agency drone strike went ahead, "according to congressional and law-enforcement officials briefed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe." Note the last and recall that two months ago we noted that according to Chuck Grassley, an FBI "source" may leak what the FBI has uncovered so far, to wit:
“Is there going to be political interference? If there’s enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference?” Grassley wondered aloud on Friday. "And if there’s political interference, then I assume that somebody in the FBI is going to leak these reports and it’s either going to have an effect politically or it’s going to lead to prosecution if there’s enough evidence."
It appears that this is precisely what may have happened, and the "source" used the WSJ as the distribution platform. And now that we (don't) know the "who", here is the "what."
The CIA drone campaign in Pakistan, though widely reported in Pakistan, is treated as secret by the U.S. government. Under strict U.S. classification rules, U.S. officials have been barred from discussing strikes publicly and even privately outside of secure communications systems. The State Department said in January that 22 emails on Clinton’s personal server at her home have been judged to contain top-secret information and aren’t being publicly released. Many of them dealt with whether diplomats concurred or not with the CIA drone strikes, congressional and law-enforcement officials said.
As the WSJ adds, some of the [drone-related] emails were then forwarded by Clinton’s aides to her personal email account, which routed them to a server she kept at her home in suburban New York when she was secretary of state, the officials said. Investigators have raised concerns that Clinton’s personal server was less secure than State Department systems.
The vaguely worded messages didn’t mention the “CIA,” “drones” or details about the militant targets, officials said. The still-secret emails are a key part of the FBI investigation that has long dogged Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, these officials said. They were written within the often-narrow time frame in which State Department officials had to decide whether or not to object to drone strikes before the CIA pulled the trigger, the officials said.
This is an issue, and potentially a criminal one, because "law-enforcement and intelligence officials said State Department deliberations about the covert CIA drone program should have been conducted over a more secure government computer system designed to handle classified information. State Department officials told FBI investigators they communicated via the less-secure system on a few instances, according to congressional and law-enforcement officials. It happened when decisions about imminent strikes had to be relayed fast and the U.S. diplomats in Pakistan or Washington didn’t have ready access to a more-secure system, either because it was night or they were traveling."
I wish that whoever has hacked hilary's emails would just put them up on line for everyone to see,,,If I were Donald Trump I would offer up a Reward to any individual or country that could produce to me hilary's Emails just to prove how corrupt she really is,,,,the only reason she had this private unsecured server is to get away from the Freedom Of Imformation Act,,,,And President Obama had to know her Server was Unsecure,,,but he doesnt care,,,he absolutely hates America and so do the clintons,,,,let me rephrase that,,,The Clintons Don't hate america they just hate the people,,,they want to rule and in order to rule they have to take over every aspect of your life,,,which the last 4 presidents have been complicit in,,,George H W Bush Started Agenda 21,,,bill clinton gave you Nafta and the repeal of the glassco stegal act ,,,george w bush gave you the rise of homeland security and FEMa,,,and Fema camps and Obama made the EPA a small army of armed agents,,,and gave Iran Their nuclear deal,,,and by pased congress on every turn,,,,and while we worry about America,,,They have turned us into the Kingdom of north america,,,
What difference does it make. The government will not do a thing to Hillary.
If we are lucky some one in the families of those she and the half breed bastard ,had killed will see that they are taken out (killed) or some one with a back bone will bring them up on treason charges and a real judge will have a pair and convict them and order them before a firing squad for witch will I gladly stand and be proud to do my duty on
Skip, fingers crossed. :)
Criminal is as criminal does... is that really the slogan of the democratic party
Butch, remember, the demoncrats threw God off their platform a long time ago.
The fraud is in ...... nothing will happen to this bitch ! If she gets nailed, she will get King O nailed too, and that is not going to happen. She identifies herself as a progressive, our youth needs to look it up and see what it means.
Barb, first they need to know how to read and understand. Do they even teach English anymore?
You are right Denise. Watters was asking the beach bums what year was the war of 1812 fought in, they did not know. They cannot read, they cannot write. The electorate that communism loves. Stupid and controllable !
Watters is a wealth of information to us about all the morons in this country. Some could not even name the vice president, Biden.