Here’s a good question. Why did Hillary Clinton still have a security clearance. Word is she asked to have the clearance removed before it was revoked.
Because of her OPSEC violations, she probably was going to lose her security clearance whether she wanted to or not. It looks like all she was doing here was saving face. Really she should have lost it a long time ago, but the FBI and DOJ was not interested in doing the right thing.
When someone steals silverware and curtains from the White House, they should lose their clearance immediately.
Per Fox News:
Hillary Clinton had her security clearance removed over the summer “at her request,” the Senate Judiciary Committee, who received confirmation from the State Department, revealed Friday.
The news comes as part of an update from the State Department of “its ongoing review of the mishandling of classified information related to the use of Clinton’s non-government email server,” a news release from the committee said.
Five other people labeled by the former secretary of state as being researchers, “including close aide Cheryl Mills,” also lost their clearance, the news release said.
The Judiciary Committee released a letter, dated Sept. 21 from the State Department to Chairman Chuck Grassley, detailing their progress in the investigation and the status of Clinton’s clearance, which was “administratively withdrawn” on Aug. 30. Mills and the other four individuals, whose name were redacted from the letter, had their clearance removed on Sept. 20, the letter said.
“As we previously informed the committee, these individuals had been granted access to classified information through a request made by Secretary Clinton designating them as researchers, per E.O. 13526, Sec. 4.4(a)(2),” the letter said.
Is it necessary that former government employees maintain their security clearance? If someone is no longer working in the government, what purpose does their security clearance serve? It seems to create a load of liability and risk.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 12, 2018
The best thing the government could do to regain the American people’s trust would be to lock Hillary Clinton up.