Document Reveals What Hillary Did On 2nd Day In Office That Could Mean ‘Criminal Penalties’
by Randy DeSoto, Western Journalism A newly released document signed by Hillary Clinton on her second day serving as Secretary of State proves that she was made aware of her responsibility to ascertain and protect classified documents in her possession. The Washington Free Beacon obtained the Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreementsigned by Clinton through a Freedom of Information Act Request. The document clearly lays out her duties, and that she would be subject to stiff criminal penalties for an “unauthorized disclosure” of classified information. “I have been advised that the unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention, or negligent handling of SCI [Sensitive Compartmented Information] by me could cause irreparable injury to the United States or be used to advantage by a foreign nation,” the agreement states. According to the Department of Homeland Security, SCI is “classified information concerning, or derived from, intelligence sources, methods, or analytical processes requiring handling within formal access control systems established by the Director Central Intelligence (DCI)…The sensitivity of this information requires that it be protected in a much more controlled environment than other classified information.” The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Clinton received at least two emails while secretary of state on her personal email server since marked “TS/SCI”—top secret/sensitive compartmented information—according to the U.S. intelligence community’s inspector general. The State Department said in September that Clinton’s private email system, set up at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, was not authorized to handle SCI.
“TS/SCI is very serious and specific information that jumps out at you and screams ‘classified,’” Larry Mrozinski, a former U.S. counterterrorism official, told the New York Post in August. “It’s hard to imagine that in her position she would fail to recognize the obvious.” The former Secretary of State also signed a separate non-disclosure agreement, which states: “I will never divulge classified information to anyone unless: (a) I have officially verified that the recipient has been properly authorized to receive it; or (b) I have been given prior written notice of authorization” from the proper authorities. As reported by Western Journalism, Clinton placed classified material on an unsecured server, which was readily hackable through the Internet. Additionally, she turned over her server to a Denver-based IT firm, whose employees did not have security clearances, and to her attorney, who also lacked a clearance. Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus was indicted and convicted for what appears to be a far lesser breach of his duty to protect classified information. Poltico reported last week that the State Department has now found between 600-700 Clinton emails containing classified information.