Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Anthony Weiner Connection to the Hillary Clinton Email Story

Thanks to another Freedom of Information Act lawsuit launched by Judicial Watch on May 5, 2015, we now have an even better idea of what happened to those State Department non-"state.gov." emails of Hillary Clinton's and her right-hand assistant, Huma Abedin.  In this release, conveniently dated December 29th, 2017 when no one was paying attention because of the Christmas break, the State Department released an additional 139 work-related documents from Huma Abedin that were found on her former husband's, the aptly named Anthony Weiner, laptop.  Despite this protestation by Ms. Clinton during the 2016 Presidential election:

"Classified material has a header which says ‘top-secret, secret, confidential.’ Nothing, and I will repeat this and this is verified in the report by the Department of Justice, none of the emails sent or received by me had such a header."

...it appears that, at the very least, sensitive information did pass through her personal server to her aide, Ms. Abedin and onward to the laptop of Anthony Weiner, a civilian who was not cleared to view any confidential State Department documents/emails.  As such, let's take a look at a handful of the emails from Huma Abedin that were found on Mr. Weiner's laptop:

1.) Email dated July 9, 2011 to Hillary Clinton regarding the Secretary's Call Sheet for a telephone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

You will notice that the contents of the entire email which was originally classified as "Confidential" have been redacted.

2.) Email dated November 25, 2011 from Alice Wells regarding an update on the talks between Hamas - PLO talks:

In this case, while the document is considered "unclassified" by the State Department, the entire contents have been deemed too sensitive for release to the public.

3.) Email dated August 22, 2011 from Monica Hanley regarding the Secretary's Call Sheet for a telephone call to Libya's Transitional Council Chairman, Abdel Jalil:

Again, while the document is considered "unclassified", other than a brief mention of the purpose of the call, the remainder of the email is considered to be too sensitive to release to the public.

4.) Email dated March 9, 2011 going back and forth between Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin to regarding "Tomorrow" with most of the contents redacted:

Let's look at three examples of what was fully released or very slightly redacted:

Thus far, the vast majority of Huma Abedin's 139 work-related emails that ended up on her husband's laptop are completely innocuous, at least to the untrained eye, however, there are a significant number that have been subjected to significant redaction, suggesting that the Clinton personal email server issue was far more serious than the Democrat's candidate for POTUS would have had us believe during the 2016 campaign.  Apparently, the contents of some of the emails that had no security classification whatsoever are still deemed, at least by the State Department, as too sensitive for the sweaty voting masses.

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