Hillary Clinton’s security clearance has been revoked! Clinton alleges that she willingly surrendered her clearance but in additions to Hillary’s clearance, five of her aides lost their security clearance. You have to wonder why in the world her aides would even have security clearance, to begin with.
Clinton’s clearance was actually revoked sometime in August but the information is just being released to the public now. Democrats have been under fire for allowing Clinton to keep her clearance despite being the subject of several investigations. More so, because Clinton has a proven track record of not being able to handle classified information appropriately- as seen with the thousands of emails leaked from Clinton’s private email server.
According to Fox News, the Judiciary Committee released a letter, dated Sept. 21 from the State Department to Chairman Chuck Grassley, detailing their progress in the investigation and the status of Clinton’s clearance, which was “administratively withdrawn” on Aug. 30. Mills and the other four individuals, whose name were redacted from the letter, had their clearance removed on Sept. 20, the letter said.
“As we previously informed the committee, these individuals had been granted access to classified information through a request made by Secretary Clinton designating them as researchers, per E.O. 13526, Sec. 4.4(a)(2),” the letter said.
The letter was dated a day after the clearances for Cheryl Mills and four other names, which were redacted, were withdrawn. Mills served as Clinton’s chief of staff during her tenure at the State Department.
“At her request, former Secretary Clinton’s security clearance was administratively withdrawn on August 30, 2018,” the letter said. “On September 20, 2018, security clearances were administratively withdrawn for Cheryl Mills, [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], and [redacted]. As we previously informed the committee, these individuals had been granted access to classified information through a request made by Secretary Clinton designating them as researchers.”
No doubt, Clinton’s previous job as Secretary Of State entitled her to some type of security clearance which should have been revoked as soon as her leaked emails were revealed. Someone as careless as Clinton should not have access to sensitive information of any kind. However, why in the world did Hillary request that her aides receive clearance?