State Department finds almost 600 security violations in Clinton email review
The State Department Investigators currently into the probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s misuse of email servers were in for a shocking revelation. It turns out that the misuse of private email servers reached nearly 600 security incidents that violate agency policy.
According to the report of the Daily Caller News Foundation, the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security found 38 individuals guilty of violating security violations. 497 violations were also found.
This investigation has finally come to an end, concluded on September 6, with the report issued September 13.
This investigation was set in order to determine if Clinton’s acts “represented a failure to properly safeguard classified information” and if the people she interacted with are guilty of any of these failures.
It turns out 60,000 emails were exchanged on a private email account she hosted on a server, which she kept in her New York residence. She also used these emails to communicate with her aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and adviser Sidney Blumenthal. In 2016, James Comey recommended that charges against Clinton be dropped as she was only “extremely careless” in using the email system not recommended by the government.
The FBI’s investigation says otherwise as it turns out some of the emails were top secret. While there is “no persuasive evidence” of “systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information”, this represented the risk of “unauthorized disclosure.” The private system was found to lack network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities that the State of Department networks offer.
All of this is based on their review of all the emails, statements and in-person interviews conducted with other State Department officials.