State Dept identifies 23 violations and 7 infractions concerning Clinton emails

Late last night Trump tweeted that the State Department had found 30 security incidents with regard to Hillary Clinton’s email that involved both current and former employees:



Here’s more from Fox News:

The State Department revealed Monday that it has identified “multiple security incidents” involving current or former employees’ handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and that 23 “violations” and seven “infractions” have been issued as part of the department’s ongoing investigation.

The information came in a letter to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is responsible for overseeing the security review.

“To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents,” Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the State Department’s Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, wrote to Grassley. “DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents. … This number will likely change as the review progresses.”

The State Department, calling the matter “serious,” said it expected to conclude the investigation by Sept. 1. The department acknowledged that the probe was unusually time-consuming.

They say there will be disciplinary consequences for those found guilty of these violations:

Taylor also noted that disciplinary consequences were pending.

“In every instance in which the Department found an individual to be culpable of a valid security violation or three or more infractions, the Department forwarded the outcome to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/PSS), to be placed in the individuals’ official security file,” Taylor wrote. “All valid security incidents are reviewed by DS and taken into account every time an individual’s eligibility for access to classified information is considered.

“This referral occurred whether or not the individual was currently employed with the Department of State and such security files are kept indefinitely,” Taylor added. “Consistent with the referral policy, for individuals who were still employed with the Department at the time of adjudication, the Department referred all valid security violations or multiple infractions to the Bureau of Human Resources.”

That sounds a bit like a slap on the hand to me. But regardless, it will be interesting to see the final report in September and hopefully at that time they will name names.

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72 thoughts on “State Dept identifies 23 violations and 7 infractions concerning Clinton emails

  1. Most of the people who were involved no longer work for the State Dept. so unless this is sent to the DOJ I don’t know know what they can do to people? However, I’ve heard Barr’s investigation is going deep and is far reaching.

    1. At one time she said, “At this point, what difference does it make?”
      Maybe now we can answer that question.

  2. Is that all? I’m shocked there aren’t a lot more violations. They must be going lenient on her. People have spent years in jail for committing fewer and less serious crimes than her Royal Highness Hillary. Unfortunately, I still don’t expect her to be perp walked or spend any time in jail as much as she deserves it.

  3. Did one these employees set up a homebrewed email server with the same security protection as a mid-90s hotmail account, to manage highly classified communications to skirt government reporting and archiving requirements?

    Did this employee transmit and print out highly classified information, having been briefed on and signed off on the protocol for handling classified information and material?

    No? Then get back with me when you are.

    1. Whoever did that should run for president, lose, whine about if for the next 20 years, have anyone who could implicate them in a crime murdered, and then finally one day die and leave us all in peace.

  4. Did anyone else notice the huge, gaping, get-out-of-jail-free loophole in his actual tweet?

    This is really big. Never admitted before. Highly Classified Material. Will the Dems investigate this?

    (Tears out hair)

    WHY, for the love of Christ, would you even ask that question?????

    The only reason you would, especially if you’re Trump, is if neither you nor your DOJ have any intention of actually doing anything substantial about it, so you toss this out there to publicly put the onus on the Democrats to act, like you don’t know exactly what they’re going to (not) do. All for the sake of a pointless freaking talking point.

    Excuse me while I go tear out the rest of my hair.

  5. Hillary is the KNOWN criminal yet our corrupt media and idiotic democrats keep pushing Trump to be the criminal. It’s sickening and disgraceful what this country has become because of the HATE filled left.

  6. They say there will be disciplinary consequences for those found guilty of these violations

    Whoa. Slow your roll there bro. She’s had enough.

    First the bankruptcy after leaving the White House. Then the inability to receive care for her multiple strokes and alcoholism because it didn’t play well with the election polling. Then losing, again, when it was clearly her turn.

    She’s had enough, State Dept. Even Donald (may his orange glory never fade!) recognized this, as he reflects the will of his loyal subjects. She’s had enough.

    She’s had enough.

    1. OK now @atomicsentinel that’s damn funny! 😆 😆 😆 Slow your roll. . .

  7. Did anyone else notice the huge, gaping, get-out-of-jail-free loophole in his actual tweet?

    This is really big. Never admitted before. Highly Classified Material. Will the Dems investigate this?

    (Tears out hair)

    WHY, for the love of Christ, would you even ask that question?????

    The only reason you would, especially if you’re Trump, is if neither you nor your DOJ have any intention of actually doing anything substantial about it, so you toss this out there to publicly put the onus on the Democrats to act, like you don’t know exactly what they’re going to (not) do. All for the sake of a pointless freaking talking point.

    Excuse me while I go tear out the rest of my hair.

  8. They say there will be disciplinary consequences for those found guilty of these violations

    Whoa. Slow your roll there bro. She’s had enough.

    First the bankruptcy after leaving the White House. Then the inability to receive care for her multiple strokes and alcoholism because it didn’t play well with the election polling. Then losing, again, when it was clearly her turn.

    She’s had enough, State Dept. Even Donald (may his orange glory never fade!) recognized this, as he reflects the will of his loyal subjects. She’s had enough.

    She’s had enough.

    1. OK now @atomicsentinel that’s damn funny! 😆 😆 😆 Slow your roll. . .

  9. I’m having a hard time with NOT screaming, SO WHAT?!?!”

    Until Hillary is put on trial AND serves significant jail time, I just don’t care. She’s been free too long!

  10. Hillary is the KNOWN criminal yet our corrupt media and idiotic democrats keep pushing Trump to be the criminal. It’s sickening and disgraceful what this country has become because of the HATE filled left.

  11. Democrats are are too big to jail. They get away with everything. Most of that is because of the propaganda machine. If the voters are deceived then it’s not that big of a deal. The propaganda ministers minimize the s#%t out of it.

  12. That’s what happens with government reviews, and what I suspect will happen with the Barr investigations too. Barr himself said it was only for review and not for criminal prosecution. I hope that’s not the case but I don’t want to get too optimistic and get body-slammed like we did with Hillary.

  13. “A note in their file”?

    How about fired, prosecuted, and put in prison? I mean, that’s what the same government did to a poor schmuck submariner who had the audacity to take a selfie on a sub and immediately delete it.

  14. Did one these employees set up a homebrewed email server with the same security protection as a mid-90s hotmail account, to manage highly classified communications to skirt government reporting and archiving requirements?

    Did this employee transmit and print out highly classified information, having been briefed on and signed off on the protocol for handling classified information and material?

    No? Then get back with me when you are.

    1. Whoever did that should run for president, lose, whine about if for the next 20 years, have anyone who could implicate them in a crime murdered, and then finally one day die and leave us all in peace.

      1. @texas-chris

        Whoever did that should run for president, lose, whine about if for the next 20 years, have anyone who could implicate them in a crime murdered, and then finally one day die and leave us all in peace.

        What makes you think she’ll ever be considerate enough to do that last one?

        Maybe I can blame this on sleep deprivation putting me in a particularly weird frame of mind, but I’m halfways tempted to start a betting pool as to whether or not she’ll just continue to linger on indefinitely, driven by forces foul and unnatural, like Gollum, until the end of all things.

        Because if anyone could ever do that, it would be her.

  15. I know the predominate view is nothing’s going to happen to the Screeching B*tch From Hell, but my gut’s telling me she was so blatantly “in your face” about this, the DOJ’s going to be forced to act against her.

      1. More than likely, although her and Bill’s political clout has decreased considerably from what it once was.

  16. Most of the people who were involved no longer work for the State Dept. so unless this is sent to the DOJ I don’t know know what they can do to people? However, I’ve heard Barr’s investigation is going deep and is far reaching.

  17. General Petraeus did time for pillow talk with a mistress. Hillary communicated on an unsecure server hacked by foreign governments and was most likely responsible for covert agents being killed abroad. She and all her cronies should be on jail!

      1. Shot? That’s a bit extreme. I say hang them all. Use the same rope over and over.

        Frugal. As all government should be.

  18. Kinda feel for the poor schlub who’ll take all the heat for Hillary. Well, maybe I don’t. But we all know this isn’t going to touch Hillary. She’s more slippery than a “non-chloric, silicon-based kitchen lubricant 500 times more slippery than any cooking oil.” And we ALL know how slippery that was for Clark.

    1. Agreed. Hillary will walk. I’m betting Huma gets the noose and has an “accident” before trial.

    1. At one time she said, “At this point, what difference does it make?”
      Maybe now we can answer that question.

  19. I’m having a hard time with NOT screaming, SO WHAT?!?!”

    Until Hillary is put on trial AND serves significant jail time, I just don’t care. She’s been free too long!

  20. Is that all? I’m shocked there aren’t a lot more violations. They must be going lenient on her. People have spent years in jail for committing fewer and less serious crimes than her Royal Highness Hillary. Unfortunately, I still don’t expect her to be perp walked or spend any time in jail as much as she deserves it.

  21. I know that I’ve repeated this ad nauseam, but wake me up when there’s a perp walk.

    1. Some worker bees might be in trouble. Get fired, etc. But the Queen will never be touched.

      1. @landscaper Yeah, if necessary someone will fall on the sword to save the Hagfish and be rewarded handsomely for their troubles.

  22. Democrats are are too big to jail. They get away with everything. Most of that is because of the propaganda machine. If the voters are deceived then it’s not that big of a deal. The propaganda ministers minimize the s#%t out of it.

  23. That’s what happens with government reviews, and what I suspect will happen with the Barr investigations too. Barr himself said it was only for review and not for criminal prosecution. I hope that’s not the case but I don’t want to get too optimistic and get body-slammed like we did with Hillary.

  24. “A note in their file”?

    How about fired, prosecuted, and put in prison? I mean, that’s what the same government did to a poor schmuck submariner who had the audacity to take a selfie on a sub and immediately delete it.

  25. I know the predominate view is nothing’s going to happen to the Screeching B*tch From Hell, but my gut’s telling me she was so blatantly “in your face” about this, the DOJ’s going to be forced to act against her.

  26. General Petraeus did time for pillow talk with a mistress. Hillary communicated on an unsecure server hacked by foreign governments and was most likely responsible for covert agents being killed abroad. She and all her cronies should be on jail!

      1. Shot? That’s a bit extreme. I say hang them all. Use the same rope over and over.

        Frugal. As all government should be.

  27. Kinda feel for the poor schlub who’ll take all the heat for Hillary. Well, maybe I don’t. But we all know this isn’t going to touch Hillary. She’s more slippery than a “non-chloric, silicon-based kitchen lubricant 500 times more slippery than any cooking oil.” And we ALL know how slippery that was for Clark.

    1. Agreed. Hillary will walk. I’m betting Huma gets the noose and has an “accident” before trial.

  28. I know that I’ve repeated this ad nauseam, but wake me up when there’s a perp walk.

    1. Some worker bees might be in trouble. Get fired, etc. But the Queen will never be touched.

      1. @landscaper Yeah, if necessary someone will fall on the sword to save the Hagfish and be rewarded handsomely for their troubles.

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