The State Department’s Inspector General has concluded then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton violated detailed guidelines on agency communication security.
According to the audit, Clinton ignored the guidelines and did not seek approval from senior information officers when she established her own private and unsecured email server.
“By Secretary Clinton’s tenure, the department’s guidance was considerably more detailed and more sophisticated,” the inspector general’s 78-page analysis concludes. “Secretary Clinton’s cybersecurity practices accordingly must be evaluated in light of these more comprehensive directives.”
The FBI is currently determining if Clinton’s email practice imperiled national security. The investigation will include a “sit down” with Clinton.
It is a common practice for the agency to question the subject of an investigation last. The FBI has spoken with Huma Abedin, a Clinton confidant and close aide at the State Department, and former chief of staff Cheryl D. Mills.
“With a person like Secretary Clinton, the FBI probably assumes they are going to get one chance to interview her, not only because she is a prominent person but because she is very busy right now with the presidential campaign,” David Deitch, a former Justice Department prosecutor, told ABC News on Monday. “It makes sense they would defer interviewing her until late in their investigation.”
Earlier this week it was revealed Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Clinton thus far has received kid glove treatment from the government on the email scandal and allegations surrounding the Clinton Foundation.
“Just as with Hillary’s email scandal, all the investigators are focused on the activity surrounding Hillary, but never Hillary herself. Never,” notes The Daily Wire.