by Al Benson Jr.
Just read an interesting article on http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com for April 5th that stated: “A stunning report from Fox News indicates that the Obama administration granted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and six of her top aides access to top secret and classified information–even after she left the State Department in 2013, even after she announced a run for the White House in April of 2015, and even after FBI Director James Comey declared that Clinton and her staff had been ‘extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information’.” Seeing that Hillary and associates are above the law I realize none of this will make any difference, but it bugs me enough that I have to write about it anyway.
Knowing the Marxist proclivities of the Obama administration this should come as no surprise. With classified information in the hands of the Obama administration, the country’s enemies already had control of it, so if Hillary, accidentally or otherwise, spread some of it around–why who cared?
Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa noted this and he said: “I have repeatedly asked the State Department whether Secretary Clinton and her associates had their clearances suspended or revoked to which the Obama administration refused to respond.” No surprise here either. Obama continually “stonewalled” Grassley’s requests for this information. That tell you anything? Grassley took note of this and passed this information on to the new Secretary of State under Trump, Rex Tillerson. He also observed to Tillerson that Clinton had asked for access to classified information because she was in the process of writing her memoirs (again).
How many times has this woman testified before some congressional committee or other that she could barely remember her own name and that of her infamous husband, but any details over and above these seemed to totally escape her? Yet when it comes to writing yet another book (for which she will get millions) all of a sudden all the memories and details thereof come flooding back (at least those she wants us to know about).
Just a couple brief questions here: Why did she need access to classified information to write her memoirs? Was she planning on passing along some of that information to her readers? Fox News also asked some of these same questions so I am not alone. The Political Insider article noted: “Fox News reported, ‘The State Department has not yet responded to an inquiry from Fox News as to whether Clinton, or her staff…still have access to the classified and top-secret archives and systems’.”
Believe it or not, almost three months into a Trump administration, this question is still pending. Grassley is still wanting to know if the current Secretary of State agrees with the FBI determination that Hillary was “extremely careless” in dealing with classified information. He also wants to know–and this is the sixty-four dollar question–Has the State Department started to review the security clearances of Hillary or her aides?
Grassley asked that question, as noted in an article on The Hill on March 31st of this year. So it’s a legitimate question at this point. One can almost hear someone in the State Department shouting in reply: We have already cancelled Hillary’s security clearance tomorrow! So, has Hillary’s security clearance and those of her aides been revoked at this point–and if not, why not??? That’s the other brief question.
The State Department has been a thorn in the sides of genuine patriots all the way back to the days of Alger Hiss. Maybe none of you all are old enough to remember him. If the name doesn’t ring any bells look him up on the Internet.
So we need to ask, in all honesty–even with a Trump administration–do we still have the same problems with the State Department that we have had in the past? What about Hillary’s security clearance??? Has it been revoked, or do we need to start asking our senators why it hasn’t been? Rand Paul might be a good one to ask about that. I’m sure he’d have a more genuine concern than many of the others, and he’d want answers too.