Americans may never know the whole truth of what transpired behind the scenes when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Did she act illegally? Was her server hacked by foreign countries? Was classified information or vital security information compromised? Did Clinton lie in covering up her debacle?
These questions and many more circulate the former first lady and her time at the State Department. Perhaps the only real relief concerned citizens may have is knowing she was not (and will not be) elected President of the United States.
More solace may also be found in a newly released batch of emails from and to Hillary Clinton at the time she was in office.
“Newly unveiled emails from the personal email server that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used during her tenure at the department seem to provide further proof that she lied in 2015 when she claimed under penalty of perjury that there were no more emails to turn over,” BizPac Review reports.
At the time she insisted under oath that the 55,000 pages of emails she’d submitted to the State Department a year earlier comprised all of her work-related emails. That was a lie.
Clinton has long faced criticism for using an unsecured personal email server to transmit State Department work-related correspondence, some of which included classified materials.
Because of an investigation launched by the Justice Department, the former secretary of state was forced to turn over all the emails on her server for inspection in 2014. Instead of complying, she turned over only those emails she felt were relevant and deleted the rest.
Fast forward to 2017, when forensic investigators with President Donald Trump’s FBI were able to uncover 72,000 of deleted emails from Clinton’s server.
Thanks to a successful Freedom of Information Act filed against the State Department two years earlier, the watchdog group Judicial Watch has been able to obtain 756 pages of these emails. And according to a press release published Thursday, the emails appear to be quite damning.
BREAKING: Judicial Watch today announced it received 756 pages of newly uncovered emails that were among the materials former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to delete or destroy, several of which were classified (1/4).
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) March 21, 2019
BizPac Review reports this latest batch of emails “makes it clear that Clinton lied in 2015” and that she acted unethically during her time leading the State Department.
According to the report, the emails indicate American political operative and lawyer Lanny Davis reached out about creating a back-channel with the Israeli government.
Such an action is “highly unethical,” the report notes.
“In September 2, 2010, email exchange marked classified, longtime Clinton confidante Lanny Davis tells Secretary Clinton that he could serve as a private channel for her to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying he had a ‘private and highly trusted communication line, unofficial and personal, to PM N[etanyahu],’” Judicial Watch notes, per the report.
Clinton was also reportedly contacted about setting up a meeting with a Georgian billionaire who was working with Russian President Vladimir Putin to rig the election in his country. This meeting and other exchanges with pro-Russia, pro-Putin operatives are in the batch of emails.
The batch also reveals the State Department had set up Clinton a number of fully available and useable emails that would be protected by their encrypted server.
BizPac Review reports: “It appears Clinton chose to send and receive emails her way, despite the risks her way posed to the lives of others, including Sean Smith, an American diplomat who was killed in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. Previously reviewed emails show that Clinton negligently and recklessly revealed Smith’s location in one of the emails she transmitted via her unsecured server.”
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
Three years ago Smith’s parents filed a wrongful death suit against the former secretary of state, accusing her of essentially causing their son’s death.
“Having used a secret private email server that we now know was used to communicate with Ambassador Christopher Stevens with confidential and classified government information, and which we also now know was likely hacked by hostile adversaries such as Iran, Russia, China and North Korea aligning with terrorist groups, it is clear that Hillary Clinton allegedly negligently and recklessly gave up the classified location of the plaintiffs’ sons, resulting in a deadly terrorist attack that took their lives,” their attorney said at the time.
As of March 2019, Clinton has still not been held accountable for any of her actions. Because of the two-tiered way in which the justice system operates, some suspect she’ll never be held accountable