Hillary Clinton no longer has a security clearance, a letter shared by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday revealed. The State Department also confirmed that the former presidential nominee no longer has a security clearance.
In the committee letter dated September 21st, the committee said the security clearances of Clinton and five of her aides had been “administratively withdrawn” amid the State Department’s “ongoing review of the mishandling of classified information related to the use of Clinton’s non-government email server.”
Cheryl Mills was among the aides who had their security clearances removed. The four others remained redacted in the letter.
Hillary Clinton’s security clearance is removed at her request, Senate Judiciary Committee reveals pic.twitter.com/BD4u9oPsjQ
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 13, 2018
Per Fox News:
The Judiciary Committee released a letter, dated Sept. 21 from the State Department to Chairman Chuck Grassley, detailing their progress in the investigation and the status of Clinton’s clearance, which was “administratively withdrawn” on Aug. 30. Mills and the other four individuals, whose name were redacted from the letter, had their clearance removed on Sept. 20, the letter said.
“As we previously informed the committee, these individuals had been granted access to classified information through a request made by Secretary Clinton designating them as researchers, per E.O. 13526, Sec. 4.4(a)(2),” the letter said.
As BizPac Review reports, the State Department removed Clinton’s security clearance “at her request”:
In a May 2017 letter to the State Department, Chuck Grassley — the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — stated that any government worker who had engaged in such serious offenses as Hillary did would have had their security clearances immediately suspended, pending an investigation.
Three weeks ago, the State Department finally responded to Senator Grassley’s 2017 lettersaying, ‘At her request, former Secretary Clinton’s security clearance was administratively withdrawn August 30, 2018.’”
But, as BizPac Review’s Samantha Chang importantly asked, why was Clinton allowed to hold a clearance until the end of the summer?
“Where is the media outrage at Hillary taking her sweet old time to turn in her security pass?” Chang asked.
“It’s shocking that Hillary had access to top-secret intel until just last month. She hasn’t been Secretary of State since 2013, and hasn’t been a presidential candidate since 2016,” she continued.
And, “Why did Clinton still have access to classified intel when she has demonstrated that she cannot be trusted to handle the nation’s most guarded secrets?”
The State Department is continuing to gather evidence on Clinton and other suspect individuals for their (mis)handling of classified information, Fox News reports.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance withdrawn at her request at the end of August, according to a letter from the State Dept. to the Senate Judiciary Committee. https://t.co/3kx1lbmmaT
— ABC News (@ABC) October 13, 2018
Any violation gets added to an individual’s security file:
The State Department then elaborated in the letter on their review, saying that “tens of thousands of documents” had been obtained and were being “reviewed for classified content.”
Any documents determined to include classified material were then sent and examined by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security “and all valid security incidents have been added to the security file for some individuals,” the letter and news release said.
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
The American people will continue to care about Hillary Clinton’s emails until justice is served! Everyone must be treated EQUALLY under the law and if she committed crimes, she must be charged! pic.twitter.com/c0kVWa6jb1
— Madison Gesiotto (@madisongesiotto) October 13, 2018