Malfeasance In Office: The last Hillary Clinton email dump includes one that gives away the location of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was murdered by terrorists in Benghazi. Is she responsible for his death?
The email was sent in 2011 and is one of several State Department emails that went through Clinton’s personal email account and private, non-secure server virtually advertising Stevens’ whereabouts, Breitbart reports. Others that had been previously released revealed that Stevens was moving “from Malta to Benghazi,” advised that he and his “team are in the hotel” and disclosed that he had requested “better security at the hotel” and “better security-related coordination.”
Stevens died on Sept. 11, 2012, during terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, more than a year after these emails were sent. But the fact that his whereabouts were exposed in emails in 2011 strongly suggests that his movements and location could have also have crossed through Clinton’s private email server days and even hours before he was killed. We haven’t seen any emails that would confirm that, but remember, Clinton deleted 30,000 of them. The public hasn’t seen them. For all we know, she could be hiding multiple emails that told hackers exactly where Stevens was and when.
Clinton’s personal email and private server were far from secure. It was as open and accessible as an office bulletin board. One high-ranking former KGB officer said that “of course” the Russian foreign intelligence service “got it all,” while former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has said that he thinks there’s a good chance that Russia, China and Iran hacked Clinton’s email server. That means the terrorists who killed Stevens and three other Americans didn’t need to obtain the information themselves. They could have received it from another party that simply wanted to stir up trouble for the U.S.
Though we know that at least 2,000 of the emails on her home-based server held classified material, the full extent to which Clinton’s email arrangement put national — and personal — security at risk is not fully known. We hope some of the fog will be cleared up by Bryan Pagliano, the staffer who set up the server in the Clintons’ New York home in 2009. The Justice Department has granted Pagliano immunity in its criminal probe into the possible mishandling of classified material.
The evidence provided by Pagliano, a political appointee approved by the White House, could severely damage Clinton. It’s safe to say that few if any know more about the set-up than he does. In effect, he knows where the bodies are buried. If he tells investigators where they are who put them there — if he knows that Clinton deleted official State Department emails rather than just personal emails, as she claims, or was ordered to do it himself — then the Clinton camp is in trouble.
Actually, it’s been in deep trouble for some time. Hillary would not have survived as a candidate — and maybe even as a free citizen — this long had she not been a Democrat. The media would have pressured her out of the race and demanded prosecution if she were a Republican. But it’s treated her emails much the way it’s treated the Benghazi scandal: Nothing to see here.