(National Sentinel)Â Deep State corruption: Months after losing to Donald J. Trump and afterÂ years of beingÂ out of government altogether, Hillary Clinton and some of her top staffersÂ still have access to sensitive, classified information,Â Fox News reported Wednesday.
Fox NewsÂ reported further:
The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nationâ€™s top diplomat…
The departmentâ€™s investigation aims to determine whether Clinton and her closest aides violated government protocols by using her private server to receive, hold and transmit classified and top-secret government documents. The department declined to say when its inquiry began, but it follows the conclusion of the FBIâ€™s probe into the matter, which did not result in any actions being taken against Clinton or any of her aides.
Depending on the outcome of the current State Department inquiry, Clinton and her aides could have their access to sensitive government documents terminated.
The inquiry was confirmed toÂ FoxÂ News by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
If you’re shaking your head right now and asking yourself why Clinton and some of her former staff wouldÂ stillÂ have top secret clearance after being out of office since 2013, understand that clearances are granted in 10-year blocks.
But what really ought to anger you is that she wouldÂ continue to have access to sensitive government information,Â especiallyÂ after being criminally investigated by the FBI and found, by its director, to have seriously violated numerous statutes governing the handling of classified material.
As for Grassley, he said his committee launched its own probe into Clinton’s handling of her emails in March.
Grassley cited among his concerns the July 5, 2016, statement of former FBI Director James Comey that the agency found Clinton and her staff members were â€œextremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.â€ He also said there is â€œevidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information…â€
Fox News also noted:
During the FBIâ€™s investigation of Clintonâ€™s use of top-secret and classified information on her private server, Comey said there were seven email chains on Clintonâ€™s computer that were classified at the â€œTop Secret/Special Access Program level.â€ Another 2,000 emails on her private server were found to have contained information deemed classified now, though not marked classified when sent. In addition, the server also contained 22 top-secret emails deemed too damaging to national security to be released.
Clinton’s people said there is no investigation into her email; “case closed, literally,” is howÂ Nick Merrill described it.