The One America News Network (OAN) is reporting a “bombshell development”: “[H]ighly classified emails” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been impermissibly keeping on a private, non-authorized and non-secure server were apparently read “in real time” by a Chinese company and may be responsible for the deaths of “over a dozen” and perhaps “up to twenty … CIA agents working in China.”
The actual “massive intelligence leak” occurred between 2010 and 2012 and was uncovered by U.S. officials in 2015 – who seemingly went on to do not much about it. OAN claims one of the individuals apprised of the breach was erstwhile Chief of the FBI’s Counterespionage Section and notorious anti-Trump figure Peter Strzok; who seems to have ignored the warning.
The gruesome charge is that Hillary’s “carelessness” led to the capture of the CIA operators who were then “tortured or murdered”.
The network specifies “investigators aren’t positive whether a spy in the agency was responsible or if the information was obtained from Clinton’s emails.”
What is known, however, about the former First Lady’s lapse? “The FBI concluded in 2016 that Hillary Clinton did send and receive classified emails on her personal server, putting the information in jeopardy. It also concluded that emails were definitely hacked and viewed by foreign agents.”
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson seconds that accusation, noting the Daily Caller News Foundation declares HRC guilty of this reckless and startling violation. “That happened to Hillary Clinton. They say a Chinese company did it, and may have had access to her emails during her tenure as Secretary of State.” The commentator and TV talk host adds, “The FBI is denying that, sort of, but the story is still fluid and confusing and for some reason a lot of people don’t seem that interested in finding out what actually happened.”
On Fox News’ Tucker Carlson program, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton confirmed the government has been evincing an odd, evasive dismissiveness in answering questions about the Hillary/email affair. This, he emphasizes, despite “substantial evidence” that the one-time Democratic Presidential candidate’s sloppiness facilitated the compromise of her emails by snooping foreign parties.
And that last bit is one of the most troubling aspects of this entire controversy, isn’t it: why the shoulder-shrugging from those who are supposed to prevent these kinds of things from happening? Why the insouciance regarding what is arguably a major act of malfeasance on the part of Hillary Clinton? We’re not quibbling over a fixed traffic ticket here, after all, but a potentially catastrophic lapse – perhaps an actual catastrophic lapse if American agents were imprisoned and murdered because of it – by a former, major government player. One whose surname happens to be Clinton.
Why are D.C. sleuths and investigative journalists not pulling out all stops to get to the squalid bottom of this? Why is this not bannered from every newspaper and radio or television news broadcast? Why is Hillary not being held criminally accountable for what was, best case scenario, a brazen violation of American national security protocols?
The explanation is in that “Clinton” factor, I suspect. With that surname? She – and her Democrat kahuna of a hubby — get away with stuff all the time. They have been for decades. (Need I remind you? Whitewater, Filegate, Travelgate, Pardongate, Cattle Futures, Jennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Wiley, Impeachment, Benghazi, etc., etc.)
Somehow I suspect if it were quondam GOP heavy-hitters like Colin Powell, Dan Quayle or – gasp! — Dick Cheney who’d foolhardily laid bare troves of government cyber-documents for all the world to sneak a peek at, the situation would not be greeted with the same breezy vibe.
The late talk-radio giant Bob Grant observed years ago that there appeared to be almost a kind of “satanic shield” surrounding this infamous couple. No matter the slippery situations in which they find themselves they manage to wriggle free and move on. Mr. and Mrs. “Slick Willy”.
True, it’s possible this simmering scandal played a partial role in costing Hillary her Oval Office contest against Donald Trump, but you’ll notice she’s still gadding about, expatiating on the current scene, imbibing the life of a pampered elite. Back in 2015, being interviewed by Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, she laughed off the then-fresh email contretemps, bantering she was offended people found her emails ‘boring”. She even showed up on a sit-com the other evening joking about it. ““Emails … I do have some experience with emails,” she jested on episode one of CBS’s revival of Murphy Brown.
Hillary the Hilarious. She’s a scream. You’re killin’ me, Hillary.
I wonder if those poor CIA hands screamed at any point before Xin Jinping’s brutes killed them?
Obviously, someone needs to unpack the details and facts of this outrage. If Hillary’s dizzying computer incautiousness contributed to the execution of these intelligence servants, there needs to be severe consequences for her. If the leak issued from somewhere else, that needs to disclosed as well – but even so, her disregard for her duty as Secretary of State, spurning crucial security procedures for whatever reasons, can’t be waved off.