Remember when Hillary Clinton said, “I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal e-mails instead of two.”:
Newly-released FBI documents on the investigation into her mishandling of classified information show that while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used 11 smartphones, and 2 devices thereafter.
In other words, she did not have one device for “convenience”, but 13 mobile devices, for???
It gets even better…investigators tried to recover all 13 mobile devices. Two had been destroyed, and none of the others could be found. Eleven devices used by the US Secretary of State are nowhere to be found.
And it gets even better…The FBI documents reveal that a Hillary staffer would destroy mobile phones by “breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer.”
Maybe it’s time for the Clinton campaign to blame the Russians? Is Vladimir Putin walking around with the missing 11 mobile devices?
Breitbart reports further on how “the most qualified person ever to run for President of the United States” was unable to keep track of a US government mobile device.
“[Huma] Abedin and [former Clinton aide Monica] Hanley indicated the whereabouts of Clinton’s [mobile] devices would frequently become unknown once she transitioned to a new device,” one report indicates.
On other occasions, a staffer would destroy Clinton’s old mobile phones “by breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer,” the FBI documents reveal.
The fact that Clinton’s staff attempted to destroy her old smartphones whenever they could indicates that they knew there was sensitive information on the devices.
FBI director James Comey revealed in July that Clinton had sent and received emails that were marked classified at the time, and contained information that she and her aides should have known was classified.
Federal law prohibits the unauthorized transfer, storage, or destruction of classified information. Federal records acts likewise prohibit the destruction of government documents, which would have included work-related emails on Clinton’s server and mobile devices.
When old devices containing government documents are to be destroyed, there are precise procedures to be followed, especially if the devices are storing classified information that could endanger national security in the wrong hands.
Presumably, if Clinton’s old smartphones were lost, the information in her emails would be accessible to whoever had found them or obtained them by other means.
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