State Department Admits to 30 Violations in Hillary Email Scandal

Is it finally time for Hillary Clinton to face charges regarding the way she handled herself while serving as the Secretary of State under the previous administration? Some Democrats are (finally) beginning to answer yes to those questions.

What got them to finally change their mind about Hillary? A new report from the State Department revealing that 15 people in the department who worked with Hillary Clinton had committed 30 violations while she was in that position.

The number is broken down into 23 violations and seven infractions have been identified by the State Department. Many of the violations came at the hands of employees and people that were tasked with keeping Clinton’s emails and other important documents safe and organized. The investigation into Clinton is set to continue through September and it appears that more will be found.

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

The President has already alluded to the point that this is a big deal. He has also stated that the Democrats should investigate the matter. The issue is being considered as a serious one as there is still more to find. No one really knows how far these violations have spread and what kind of damage they have caused.

Taylor has also reported, “Given the volume of emails provided to the Department from former Secretary Clinton’s private email server, the Department’s process has been necessarily more complicated and complex requiring a significant dedication of time and resources.” It is possible, according to Taylor, that disciplinary action could be issued against Clinton and those involved.

Taylor also reported the following “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. 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.”

The State Department has been doing their job and reporting on all findings to those that can take action. Taylor also noted that “This referral occurred whether the individual was currently employed with the Department of State and such security files are kept indefinitely. Consistent with the referral policy, for individuals who were still employed with the Department at the time of adjudication, the Department referred to all valid security violations or multiple infractions to the Bureau of Human Resources.”

So far the department has acted in good faith and continues to do a good job performing the investigation. Justice must be served against those that would willingly violate the rules because they do not feel that the rules apply to them.

Prior investigations have revealed that Clinton has been careless with how she handles her emails. Even her personal email handling is being evaluated and watched to make sure that she is not violating classified document procedures.

There are a few people that are looking forward to seeing Clinton held accountable for things that she has done. Some people feel that she is actually responsible for more problems and crimes that are widely known.

It is known that Clinton’s legal team had a hand in the documents that were to be reviewed when the investigations started. The problem remains as to which documents have been handed over for review and what entity should be the one selecting the material.

The FBI should have full reign and authority in such matters. There should be nothing left untouched when it comes to this investigation.


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