More evidence that Hillary Clinton’s lack of email security wasn’t a case of not knowing–it was a case of her ignoring security warnings.
Judicial Watch today submitted new evidence to U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan showing that Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecured BlackBerry device despite being warned by “security hawks” against doing so.
The email record was obtained in response to a court order from a May 5, 2015, lawsuit filed against the State Department (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)) after it failed to respond to a March 18, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking: “All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-‘state.gov’ email address.”
The new document brings the known total to date to at least 433 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department. These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.]
Judicial watch reported about an email, presumably from former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief of staff. Kennedy wrote Clinton on March 7 2009 that “Just in case you are still allowed to carry your blackberry, your friends are watching with great pride.” Clinton responded on March 8, 2009:
Clinton’s response was ‘Against the advice of the security hawks, I still do carry my berry but am prohibited from using it in my office, where I spend most of my time when I’m not on a plane or in a “no coverage” country.”
What Clinton was talking about was a March 2, 2009, internal memorandum from Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell entitled, “Use of Blackberries on Mahogany Row [govt. slang for the senior executive floor]” However the email trail also warned against using any unsecured Blackberry anywhere. Hillary’s Blackberry was unsecured…