Hillary Clinton’s right-hand aide has allegedly forwarded a trove of sensitive emails to her personal Yahoo account, up to and including passwords to government systems. However, no charges have been forthcoming. This massive breach of protocol occurred just prior to massive hack that affected every single Yahoo account was conducted by a Russian security expert. Curiously enough the Russian security expert was employed by very the same Moscow bank that reportedly paid former President Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech he gave in 2010.
President Trump is now demanding that the Department of Justice launch an investigation into Huma Abedin and former FBI Director James Comey. The president states Abedin violated the most basic of government security protocols with regards to classified information and she simply handed sensitive passwords over into the hands of foreign agents.
As Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department, Abedin sent passwords for her government laptop to her Yahoo account on August 24, 2009, according to an email released in September 2017. This was not the first time Abedin is known to have sent sensitive government information through Yahoo either.
In addition to classified notes regarding a call with the U.N. secretary-general, Abedin also received an email with the subject “Re: your yahoo acct.” This established that others knew of her use of the email account for official government business.
President Trump vented his frustrations on social media, tweeting for the Justice Department to actually do something and to “finally act” regarding Abedin, Hillary, and Comey’s mishandling of classified material and the subsequent FBI investigations.
President Trump tweeted – “Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on a submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others”
The tweet is in reference to a recent report showing Abedin forwarded top-secret state department passwords to a non-secured Yahoo! account; violating federal law and placing the passwords in jeopardy of foreign surveillance.
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
According to the Daily Caller: “Abedin received an email “with the subject ‘Re: your yahoo acct.’ Abedin did not recall the email and provided that despite the content of the email she was not sure that her email account had ever been compromised,” on Aug. 16, 2010, an FBI report says.
The FBI also asked her about sending other sensitive information to Yahoo. “Abedin was shown an email dated October 4, 2009, with the subject ‘Fwd: US interest in Pak Paper 10-04’ which Abedin received from [redacted] and then forwarded to her Yahoo email account…. At the time of the email, [redacted] worked for Richard Holbrooke who was the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP). Abedin was unaware of the classification of the document and stated that she did not make judgments on the classification of materials that she received,” the report said.
After Abedin sent an unspecified number of sensitive emails to her Yahoo account, half a billion Yahoo accounts were hacked by Russian cybersecurity expert and Russian intelligence agent, Igor Sushchin, in 2014. The hack, one of the largest in history, allowed Sushchin’s associates to access email accounts into 2015 and 2016.
At the time of the hacks, Sushchin was the security director for Renaissance Capital – the investment firm which paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech in 2010 that was attended by Russian officials and corporate leaders. “The speech received a thank-you note from Russian President Vladimir Putin,” wrote Luke Rosiak of The Caller.
Sushchin’s indictment says “the conspirators sought access to the Yahoo, Inc. email accounts of Russian journalists; Russian and U.S. government officials,” and others. Information about the accounts such as usernames and password challenge questions and answers were stolen for 500 million accounts, the indictment says. The indictment does not mention Abedin’s account.
A hacker called “Peace” claimed to be selling data from 200 million Yahoo users.
The United States charged Sushchin with the hacks in March, 2017. His indictment reads “the conspirators sought access to the Yahoo, Inc. email accounts of Russian journalists; Russian and U.S. government officials, and others. The New York Times reported that the Yahoo hack – which affected all Yahoo accounts, affected users’ names, birth dates, phone numbers, and passwords that were encrypted with easily cracked security. The intruders also made off with security questions and backup email information – which is particularly useful to hackers seeking to break into government computers worldwide.
While Clinton and Abedin woefully mishandled classified information, they were never prosecuted – after an investigation led by disgraced FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok determined that Clinton’s behavior did not warrant litigation. “We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private email accounts of individuals with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her private account,” said former FBI director Jim Comey in the agency’s exoneration of the former Secretary of State.
In this case, the “hostile actor” was none other than a man employed by the very bank Bill Clinton gave a 2010 speech to for a cool half-million dollars. What a small world!”