A new report from the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security found nearly 600 separate security incidents that violated agency policy in their probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Investigators accused 38 State Department employees of committing 91 of the violations, but the rest of the violations were not attributed to specific people. The investigation’s purpose was to determine if Clinton’s server “represented failure to properly safeguard classified information” and to track down any State Department employees who might have been guilty of perpetuating that failure.
Over the course of their probe – which follows a separate FBI investigation that concluded in the summer of 2016 – State Department investigators pored through all the emails Clinton sent and received on her private server, interviewed dozens of witnesses, and obtained hundreds of statement from current and former officials at the agency.
In their report, the BDS determined that Clinton’s mix of personal and public email “represented an increased risk of unauthorized disclosure.” They went on to say that her use of the private server “added an increased degree of risk of compromise as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of State Department networks.”
However, they ultimately determined that there was “no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information.”
“While there were some instances of classified information being inappropriately introduced into an unclassified system in furtherance of expedience,” the report said, “by and large, the individuals interviewed were aware of security policies and did their best to implement them in their operations.”
This conclusion, of course, was what the mainstream media sunk its teeth into.
The New York Times even managed to sneak this snarky little bit of business into the conclusion of their story:
Mr. Trump’s own administration officials — including his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner — have admitted to using private messaging services to conduct official work. House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry has revealed that Trump administration diplomats used private phones to message each other about their efforts to pressure Ukrainian officials to investigate the president’s American political rivals, including the Bidens.
We can only imagine how much fun their “reporters” had thinking up ways to end a story about Hillary Clinton’s security malpractice with another reminder of the Ukraine scandal. Have to hand it to them, they’re good at what they do. When it comes to publishing leftist propaganda, they’re pretty much the best in the biz.