Bombshell - Former Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Under Oath: I Warned Hillary Twice About Her Unsecure Blackberrys & Personal Emails


Well, it's no bombshell that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should have known and did know better than to be using an illegal email server and unsecured devices to communicate, especially classified information.  It wasn't a mistake.  It wasn't poor judgment.  It was disdain for the law.  She was warned over and over, even after having been First Lady decades ago.  She should have known, and now, the former Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security has testified under oath, which is a bombshell, that he warned Clinton twice against using unsecure Blackberrys and personal emails to transmit classified material while she was Secretary of State.

Eric Boswell, the former Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, testified to this and much more.

Depositions were acquired by Judicial Watch of Boswell's testimony, in which he stated that both Clinton and her staff were"wedded to their Blackberrys," and claimed the former State Department employees "were shocked" upon learning that Clinton used clintonemail.com to conduct official government business.

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Below is the transcript of the deposition.

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According to Judicial Watch, Boswell said stated the following:

  • Hillary Clinton and other Senior State Department officials were warned in 2009 that “any unclassified Blackberry is highly vulnerable in any setting to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving emails and exploiting calendars.”
  • Clinton was warned again in 2011 that “We also urge Department users to minimize the use of personal web email for business, as some compromised home systems have been reconfigured by these actors to automatically forward copies of all composed emails to an undisclosed recipient.”
  • Clinton assured him that she “gets it” when he informed her about dangers of Blackberries.
  • Clinton and her staff were “wedded to their blackberries” and wanted to continue using them in secure areas even after warning because it was a “convenience issue” to them.
  • He and other former State Department employees “were surprised” to learn that Clinton used clintonemail.com to conduct official government business.  Boswell claimed that they were not aware of such activity while still employed by the government.

Additionally, Judicial Watch reported:

Boswell was deposed as part of the discovery granted to Judicial Watch by U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth in response to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, non-government email system (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)).

Judicial Watch was granted both depositions and written questions under oath of former Clinton aides, State Department officials, and others:

  • Justin Cooper, a former aide to Bill Clinton who reportedly had no security clearance and is believed to have played a key role in setting up Hillary Clinton’s non-government email system;
  • John Hackett, a State Department records official “immediately responsible for responding to requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act;”
  • Jacob “Jake” Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff;
  • Sheryl Walter, former State Department Director of the Office of Information Programs and Services/Global Information Services;
  • Gene Smilansky, a State Department lawyer;
  • Monica Tillery, a State Department official;
  • Jonathon Wasser, who was a management analyst on the Executive Secretariat staff. Wasser worked for Deputy Director Clarence Finney and was the State Department employee who actually conducted the searches for records in response to FOIA requests to the Office of the Secretary
  • Clarence Finney, the deputy director of the Executive Secretariat staff who was the principal advisor and records management expert in the Office of the Secretary responsible for control of all correspondence and records for Hillary Clinton and other State Department officials;
  • Heather Samuelson, the former State Department senior advisor who helped facilitate the State Department’s receipt and release of Hillary Clinton’s emails;
  • Monica Hanley, Hillary Clinton’s former confidential assistant at the State Department;
  • Lauren Jiloty, Clinton’s former special assistant;
  • E.W. Priestap, is serving as assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division and helped oversee both the Clinton email and the 2016 presidential campaign investigations. Priestap testified in a separate lawsuit that Clinton was the subject of a grand jury investigation related to her BlackBerry email accounts;
  • Susan Rice, President Obama’s former UN ambassador who appeared on Sunday television news shows following the Benghazi attacks, blaming a “hateful video.” Rice was also Obama’s national security advisor involved in the “unmasking” the identities of senior Trump officials caught up in the surveillance of foreign targets;
  • Ben Rhodes, an Obama-era White House deputy strategic communications adviser who attempted to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy;”
  •  Heather Samuelson, the former State Department senior advisor who helped facilitate the State Department’s receipt and release of Hillary Clinton’s emails;
  • and one other person to be designated by the State Department.

Judge Royce Lamberth ordered that the Boswell video be sealed.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “Thanks to our court-ordered discovery, we now have confirmation that Hillary Clinton was warned by the top security official in the State Department that unsecure Blackberry and email use was a security risk, yet Hillary Clinton ignored these warnings."

And here we are years later, and nothing has been done about it.

We knew that she was doing all of this.

We know that the FBI knew she was doing it.

We know the Obama White House knew she was doing it.

The DOJ under Obama knew she was doing it.

We know that many on her staff knew she was doing it.

My goodness, even her maid knew she was doing it!

Yet, she walks free.  No indictment, no threat of arrest, and I don't see it coming in her lifetime either, despite what people continue to hope.

I'm not writing that to diminish people's hopes, but honestly, I've not seen any effort to bring justice upon anyone in the Obama administration, which is the job of the Executive Branch.  Instead, back peddling on that began just moments after the election of President Donald Trump, long before Robert Mueller began investigating a non-crime.

Let's see if anyone will offer anything more than rhetoric in the coming days.  I'm not holding my breath.

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media

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