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August 1, 2017

James Comey knew about “That Damn e-mail server”

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:54 pm

I am blogging about a newspaper article which you can read in full at https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/08/01/heres-why-hillary-clintons-book-title-on-her-2016-campaign-disaster-is-very-ve-n2360864

The following quote is from the newspaper article, cited above:

The only saving grace was that then-FBI Director James Comey said that Hillary didn’t know the markings meant they were classified, despite the secretary of state being an original classification authority.

So, what did happen? It couldn’t be that no one trusted you? That character question sunk faster than the Titanic when it was discovered that you set up an unsecured and unauthorized homebrew email server, which handled all of your State Department communications, a truckload of which contained classified information.

Yes, most were up-classified by the FBI when Clinton decided to hand over the server to the authorities, but three were declared classified at the time they were sent or received. The only saving grace was that then-FBI Director James Comey said that Hillary didn’t know the markings meant they were classified, despite the secretary of state being an original classification authority.

Clinton didn’t care about the fallout; she should have. Dishonest and untrustworthy soon became popular words to describe the former first lady. It was compounded by her serial inability to give a straight answer about the server and why she set it up. It appears that it was clearly a violation of the 2009 regulation from the National Archives And Records Administration that stated all electronic communications needed to be recorded and stored by their respective agencies. She said no classified information was sent through the server. That was also untrue. She said that the State Department signed off on the server. Not only was this a falsehood, but also State’s inspector general said if she had come to officials with this request for a homebrew server—it would have been rejected.

End of quote from newspaper article.

As a person who formerly had a private e-mail server, I can tell you that when you have a private server, you can see where your e-mail is really coming from and not from where it is claiming to come from. So Hillary was very wise to have a private e-mail server. She knew where her e-mail messages were really coming from.

On the other hand, why was FBI director James Comey involved in this? What was he up to?  And why did Trump later fire Comey?

Enquiring minds want to know!

1 Comment »

  1. And why did Trump later fire Comey?

    I think he gave his reasons at the time — but anyway, why does Trump need a reason to fire the FBI Director? — the Director, like other employees in the Executive Branch, serves at the discretion/pleasure of the President — he can be fired at any time; no reason is necessary — as President, Trump is like the CEO of the Executive Branch — he is entitled to put in place people whom he believes will best implement his policies and agenda, or just plain perform better in a particular job — because the President is, in the end, responsible for the overall performance of the Executive Branch.

    In general (there are exceptions), employment in the US is ‘at will’; this is a specific legal term — this means your company can fire you any time they want, and you can quit any time you want.

    Comment by eah — August 2, 2017 @ 4:13 am


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