Newly released documents from the FBI’s investigation into the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal reveal the Presidential candidate’s flagrant disregard for physical and information security, as well as how senior Diplomatic Security staff quit her detail and otherwise avoided it like the plague. One member of the detail, “explained that Clinton’s treatment of DS [Diplomatic Security] agents on her protective detail was so contemptuous that many of them sought reassignment elsewhere.” Being assigned to the Secretary of State’s detail was previously seen as an honor reserved for senior DS agents but by the end of Clinton’s time as Secretary, “it was staffed largely with new agents because it was difficult to find senior agents willing to work for her.”
The FBI interview continues, the DS agent laying out Huma Abedin’s special relationship with Hillary Clinton saying that she had “much more power” over Clinton’s staff and schedule than previous chiefs of staff for the Secretary of State.
Also described in the interview is how Hillary Clinton blew off security protocols, both in terms of her physical security as well as information security, taking a lackadaisical approach to safeguarding classified information. Examples include bringing her civilian cell phone into the SCIF, against regulation. The relevant pages of the interview can be found below:
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