• Questions for Clinton

    September 18, 2015

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    I’ll begin today a new series, called “Questions for Clinton,” in which I’ll compile a set of questions Congressional Committees, media and the FBI should ask the former Secretary of State when they have a few free moments before the election.

    The questions will be factual, and non-partisan under normal people’s definitions** of these terms.

    **Normal people excludes anyone who has decided without further thought that there is nothing to see here, that asking questions itself is a partisan attack, and that “everybody does it” is a valid explanation for whatever happens. If you are not willing to examine or re-examine these issues, there is nothing for you to see here. Enjoy being ignorant, you’ve earned it, so click here.



    Today’s Questions

    Madame Secretary, please read the September 1 exchange below, between State Department spokesperson Mark Toner and the media. Here are the questions:

    1) Who at the State Department, highest level, authorized your private email server. You stated it was permitted under State Department rules. Who made that determination and when? Was the determination ever reevaluated during your four years in office? If it is in writing, please produce the document. If it was not in writing, please explain why not.

    2) Was there concern/opposition/protest/raising of issues within the State Department over your use of a private email server? What is the highest level that voiced that concern, and the highest level that received the concerns? How were those questions responded to? Did anyone in the State IT or State Information Security structure know about your server? How and when were they informed, or did they discover it on there own?

    3) A person you placed into a State Department job, Bryan Pagliano, also at the same time administered your private server. Were his bosses’ at State aware of this? What was their reaction? Did they raise any concerns? If they were not informed, why not? As you are aware, State employees are required to report and vett any outside employment. Did he? If not, why not?

    4) In March you stated the private server was simply because you did not wish to carry multiple devices, though obviously you did. You then stated in September the reason there was a private server was because as you took office you were simply too busy with matters of foreign affairs to focus on how email was processed. Which is it? Why have you offered two different explanations separated by six months of additional disclosures?

    5) Your IT administrator from your 2008 presidential campaign was Bryan Pagliano. You had him hired by the State Department after you became Secretary of State, as a GS-15 civil service employee in his job as a special advisor and deputy chief information officer at the State Department. He earned around $140,000 per year from 2010-2012. You also paid him personally, on the side, to continue managing your private server from 2009 to 2013. Pagliano still works at the State Department, albeit now as a private contractor.

    Was the job “special advisor and deputy chief information officer” created for him, or did it exist prior to him filling it? Who were his predecessors and what was their pay rate? Exactly and specifically, what were his duties? What is his contractor job now at State? Do you feel it may create some sort of conflict of interest, given the issues around your use of private email, that Pagliano still has access to the State Department computer networks where information concerning your situation is being processed?

    6) If you do not know the answers, why not? Who will answer these questions for us if you cannot?



    The Press Exchange

    QUESTION: But do you know who signed off on her having a private server?

    MR TONER: Who signed off on her? I don’t, no.

    QUESTION: I mean —

    QUESTION: Did anybody?

    MR TONER: Again, I’m not going to answer that question. I’m not going to litigate that question from the podium.

    QUESTION: So you’re saying that nobody signed off on her having a private server?

    MR TONER: No. I’m saying – look, everyone – there were – people understood that she had a private server. I think we’ve talked about that in the past.

    QUESTION: What level was that knowledge? How high did that go up in this building?

    MR TONER: I mean, you’ve seen from the emails. You have an understanding of people who were communicating with her, at what level they were communicating at, so —

    QUESTION: Was there anybody in this building who was against the Secretary having her own private server?

    MR TONER: I can’t answer that. I can’t.

    QUESTION: And just —

    MR TONER: I mean, I don’t have the history, but I also don’t have – I don’t have the authority to speak definitively to that.

    QUESTION: But —

    MR TONER: Again, these are questions that are appropriate, but appropriate for other processes and reviews.

    QUESTION: But not the State Department? She was the Secretary of State and —

    MR TONER: No, I understand what you’re asking. But frankly, it’s perfectly plausible – and I talked a little bit with Arshad about this yesterday – is for example, we know that the State IG is – at the Secretary’s request – is looking at the processes and how we can do better and improve our processes. And whether they’ll look at these broader questions, that’s a question for them.
    [….]
    QUESTION: So last opportunity here: You don’t know who signed off on Secretary Clinton having her own server?

    MR TONER: Again, I don’t personally, but I don’t think it’s our – necessarily our responsibility to say that. I think that that’s for other entities to look at.



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  • Recent Comments

    • John Poole said...

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      All empires find their Mark Toners. Were Toner types born to serve empire or were they groomed? What in their parenting made it possible for them to shill for the elite. Sorry, wrong questions.

      09/18/15 8:25 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Attention…Peter Van Buren…

      Please report to the nearest Attitude Adjustment and Re-education Center immediately for reprogramming.

      I repeat.. report to the nearest Attitude Adjustment and Re-education Center immediately for reprogramming.

      This message brought to you courtesy of the Clinton Foundation’s enforcement thugs..er..branch.

      That is all.

      We now return you to your previously scheduled propaganda station.

      09/18/15 9:14 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      seriously..

      1. How many blow jobs did it take to convince those with DOS communications oversight authority to look the other way?

      2. How many to ensure a cover up?

      3. How many to get the server IT services?

      4. How many to keep it hush hush over 4 years.

      5. When and where?

      6. When do I get mine to quit asking questions?

      09/18/15 9:23 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      So there you have it friends, Pitch is asking for some McLovin’ here to quit asking questions. Any takers?

      Sorry Pitch,but my advice is to either become a Saudi or a defense contractor. The government has whole departments devoted to offering BJ’s to those people.

      09/18/15 11:19 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      “Attention…Peter Van Buren…

      Please report to the nearest Attitude Adjustment and Re-education Center immediately for reprogramming.

      I repeat.. report to the nearest Attitude Adjustment and Re-education Center immediately for reprogramming.”

      Pitch, sounds like an excerpt from “Mr Roberts,” — something that James Cagney’s dictator-character would sputter into the ship’s sound system because, again, his palm tree-prize has been thrown overboard

      09/18/15 6:00 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Peter said

      “So there you have it friends, Pitch is asking for some McLovin’ here to quit asking questions. Any takers?”unquote

      Is there some part of satire 101 you missed Peter? Or am I missing something here?

      09/18/15 8:39 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Kyzl Orda said…

      “Pitch, sounds like an excerpt from “Mr Roberts…”

      Yeah, but fast forward to today…

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doug-bandow/military-junta-turns-thai_b_8120776.html

      Attitude adjustment. By virtue of hanging by your balls while being beaten with impunity.

      Such is planet earth circa it’s self defined date of Sept. 18th, 2015. Nothing has changed since the Spanish Inquisition..except the names.

      09/18/15 8:49 PM | Comment Link

    • Tim said...

      8

      10/18/15 1:21 AM | Comment Link

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