Intelligence officials who know the game think Hillary shouldn’t be a player anymore.
In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, a group of former intelligence and security officers called OPSEC are asking Kerry to revoke “any and all security clearances” security clearances the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might hold.
Hillary’s unapologetic use of a private email server during her days as the nation’s top diplomat – and her unwillingness to cooperate with investigators trying to determine whether classified information was compromised because of it, make Clinton and her advisers unworth of trusting with the nation’s secrets, the officers wrote.
In addition to Hillary, the letter names her former Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan, and top adviser Huma Abedin. It was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, which reported:
The group maintains that Clinton and her allies should have their clearances revoked until government agencies can determine whether they broke the law by exchanging emails on a private email server outside of the State Department’s jurisdiction.
At least two inspectors general at the State Department and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) have come forward to say that classified information had been mishandled during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
“These four very senior officials, … while still employed by the Department, violated a plethora of department directives and Title 18 U.S. Code by their involvement with a privately owned and operated email server and domain to send and receive official emails, some of which contained” classified and secret information, OPSEC writes in its letter.
In a statement to the Free Beacon, OPSEC President Scott Taylor said the country demands better.
“The American people must be assured that the Departments of State and Justice and the relevant congressional oversight committees are committed to ensuring that the laws and policies governing handling of classified materials are efficiently and consistently enforced to protect the national security of this country and its citizens,” Taylor said.
“Hence, we call on Secretary Kerry to take immediately the first and essential step in fulfilling that obligation.”
If Hillary can’t be trusted with secrets as a former secretary of state, how is she going to handle them as president?