Hillary Clinton told the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that her concussion in 2012 while Secretary of State in the Obama Administration makes her incapable of accurately remembering if she ever got any briefings on how to handle confidential or classified documents while in office, and then she also stated that she relied upon the judgments of her underlings and those around her as well.
The report brings press statements from her rival Donald Trump and his campaign, of course, as reported over at the Hill Friday.
“Clinton’s reckless conduct and dishonest attempts to avoid accountability show she cannot be trusted with the presidency and its chief obligation as commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces.”
From documents just released and available at the FBI Vault online, it seems that Hillary Clinton also told FBI agents that she really doesn’t know if she ever had any briefings on how to handle classified or confidential government records properly while she was Secretary of State for the Obama Administration because of the concussion she suffered.
Per the New York Times December 15 report in 2012 of this concussion, it appears to some that Clinton fainted and struck her head and thus was made unavailable to testify before Congress on the September 11 Benghazi attack which officials publicly blamed on a video even though Clinton’s emails to others reveal she knew it was not a video causing the attack.
Of course, her rival Donald Trump and his campaign people are now saying Clinton has bad “judgment,” as reported on over at the Hill by Ben Kamisar. Trump’s spokesperson Jason Miller emailed a statement to reporters.
“Hillary Clinton is applying for a job that begins each day with a Top Secret intelligence briefing, and the notes from her FBI interview reinforce her tremendously bad judgment and dishonesty.”
This partial memory lapse thing is a big issue at multiple media outlets of course, as Clinton wants desperately to be the next leader of the nation. But from Clinton’s own interview, what she also told the FBI as pointed out by Daniel Nussbaum at Breitbart online, was that she was “unaware” of policy requirements to turn over emails.
“Clinton did not have any discussions with aides about turning over her email records, nor did anyone from State request them. She believed her work-related emails were captured by her practice of sending email to the state.gov email addresses of her staff. Clinton was unaware of the requirement to turn over printed records at that time. Her physical records were boxed up and handled by aides.”
She cannot recall, but from the Clinton FBI story posted over at the Huffington Post, the former Secretary of State told the FBI agents that she did not think she ever received any training on how to handle classified documents. The agent’s summary also states the matter of her post-concussion health.
“However, in December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot. Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received.”
Hillary Clinton’s concussion and aide issues aside, voters will recall that Benghazi was a very big firestorm in 2012, before and after the November elections. Some in the media, such as former CBS investigative news reporter Sheryl Atkisson, were on the story and would not be bulldozed by the government or her own “friends of Clinton” superiors. She resigned after fighting against the CBS “liberal bias” as the story from Politico covers well.
She is recently quoted by writer Ian Hanchett over at Breitbart on the matter of her much ignored FOIA requests.
“I filed a Freedom of Information Act request for those in 2012, still hasn’t been filled. It’s been, what, four years? Those should be coming to me, but they’re not. So, that’s yet another example of violation of Freedom of Information law at the very least.”
And reporter Chris Cillizza tells of the 13 devices Clinton used, which were not all available for the FBI to investigate, and gives his own important point that Clinton never felt obligated to tell anyone that she was setting up her own private server either.
What Hillary Clinton told FBI agents may not be of further interest, but should any reader wish to take a look at one of the two FBI reports from the “Vault” please do so soon. The debates begin September 26.
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