Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs with patrons during a visit to Dunkin’ Donuts in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Clinton faces Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in primary contests in five states on Tuesday: North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
At 2:57 am on January 9, 2011, Clinton aide Huma Abedin received an email from technology pro Justin Cooper, who oversaw Hillary Clinton’s private email servers.
Cooper: “I had to shut down the server. Someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in i didnt want to let them have the chance to. I will restart in the morning.”
This little tidbit was included in a batch of newly released, partially redacted FBI documents from their “Midyear Exam” (ME) probe which can be viewed here. ME was the FBI’s codename for their investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. This document indicates that there were many occasions when Clinton’s technology team “either suspected it had been hacked or seemingly acknowledged that security measures had come up short.”
This batch contains 277 pages of email exchanges, text messages and information about the specific equipment used by Clinton and her minions.
The documents include an email Abedin sent to Cheryl Mills and several other State Department officials three hours after she learned from Cooper that someone had tried to hack the server which said, “Don’t email hrc [Hillary Rodham Clinton] anything sensitive. I can explain more in person.”
An email from Cooper to Hillary said, “It is a constant fight to keep up with the security measures and unfortunately we keep seeing reminders of why we need to.”
After Clinton aide Monica Hanley had received a suspicious email in August 2010, she wrote to Abedin, “Yeah I wonder if someone hacked in. that stinks.”
Handwritten notes from the FBI’s interview of Justin Cooper in March 2016 start on page 19.
Note: Cooper, you may recall, was the employee who had famously smashed several of Hillary’s old devices with a hammer. That information came from a different source.
Here are some of the most notable revelations from the Cooper interview notes:
The server rooms in both locations were often left exposed.
He described the presence of a “SCIF” — an acronym “sensitive compartmented information facility” — in Clinton’s Chappaqua, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., homes.
Open door — not always secured, sometimes when HRC not @ residence was not closed. (both reside).
He described “safes” in at least one of the SCIFs, followed by a note from the agent, “No understanding of when open/closed” — although it was unclear whether that comment referred to the safes or the doors leading to the server room.”
There were “home computers” but “no secure computers” in the SCIFs…However, “phone/fax/video” were “secure” in the residences.
There were reports in August 2018 that Clinton’s server had been hacked by a Chinese state-owned company. The business, which operated in the D.C. area, penetrated Hillary Clinton’s private server and inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time. I wrote about that here.
The Daily Caller’s Richard Pollock broke the story. According to Pollock, “The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company.”
This was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General in early 2015. The IG immediately briefed FBI officials, one of whom was Peter Strzok.
A former intelligence official who spoke to The Daily Caller would not divulge the name of the Chinese company, but did say it was a “front group” for the Chinese government.
The FBI denied the story. An FBI spokesperson told Fox News that “The FBI has not found any evidence the servers were compromised.”
“However, a May 2016 email from Strzok, obtained by Fox News last year, said “we know foreign actors obtained access” to some Clinton emails, including at least one “secret” message “via compromises of the private email accounts” of Clinton staffers.”
It sure looks like Hillary Clinton and those who worked closely with her were well aware of the impropriety of her use of a private server. It also appears that the FBI was covering up for her.
We’re now starting to see irrefutable evidence that Clinton used her private email account to conduct all of her State Department business regardless of whether or not it was classified.
Documents are now being released at a faster rate than in the past. We’ve learned a lot about the massive abuses of power by Obama era officials, but it’s still only a fraction of what Attorney General William Barr knows. The directness of his testimony during the recent Congressional hearings made that clear.
Barr’s comments have scared the *%$* out of Democrats and driven them into a state of panic.
At any rate, it looks like the parade of documents has finally begun. Más, más!