• FBI Finally Moves To Seize Hillary’s Secret Cache

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized thumb drives with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails on them in their investigation of the security failures from Clinton’s private email server from her tenure as Secretary of State.

    More from the Associated Press:

    The FBI has taken possession of thumb drives containing Hillary Clinton’s emails, some of which have been deemed to contain highly sensitive classified information, according to a U.S. official briefed on the matter.

    The official was not authorized to be quoted publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

    Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, turned over the emails after the FBI determined that he could not remain in possession of the classified information, the official said. The State Department previously had said it was comfortable with Kendall keeping the emails at his Washington law office.

    The news came as Sen. Charles Grassley (R.-Iowa) said two of the emails, which traversed Clinton’s insecure home email server, were deemed “Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information,” which is among the government’s highest classifications.

    Grassley said the inspector general of the intelligence community had reported the new details about the higher classification to Congress on Tuesday.

    Those two emails were among four that had previously been determined by the inspector general of the intelligence community to have been classified at the time they were sent. The State Department disputes that the emails were classified at the time.

    The U.S. official said the FBI recovered at least two thumb drives containing the emails from Kendall. The drives contain around 30,000 emails that Clinton deemed work-related and turned over to the State Department. She destroyed thousands of others that she said were not work-related.

    This didn’t escalate quickly enough but at least it’s going somewhere now. Clinton has agreed to also turn over her entire server to the Department of Justice. She will likely tout her willingness to comply as proof of her open and honesty, but she’s literally had years to wipe it clean.

    Clinton would be prosecuted and sentenced to prison if she were an ordinary person for moving classified information onto a private system.

    She also destroyed her emails before handing them over to the State Department before the government could determine for itself which were personal and which were job-related, in addition to allegedly exchanging classified information via private e-mail. Her actions could constitute a felony, with a three-year prison sentence attached.

    Another question to be answered is whether congressional committees will have access to the servers and emails–or does this FBI seizure, while an embarrassment to Clinton, erect a new obstacle to further disclosures.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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