The State Department (as in, the TRUMP State Department) is in the process of conducting an internal review of security protocols that were violated in the handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails. The review isn’t yet complete, but they’ve just released a progress report that shows quite a number of security violations.

So far, they’ve written up 15 people for breaking the rules. We don’t know who they are, because the Department itself would be breaking a rule by publicly naming them. I can think of several off the top of my head who are almost certainly included, but a number as high as 15 means there are more people involved than we knew about. Some of them –- I’m assuming the ones who are still working there; that’s an unknown number –- got write-ups placed in their security files, and it was reported that this could affect their ability to get security clearances in the future. Goodness, one would hope so.

(My thought is, what in blazes does it take to get one’s security clearance REVOKED? We’ve seen some pretty egregious behavior from former officials that, as far as I know, still hasn’t resulted in this.)


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So far, the State Department has found 23 violations and 7 infractions of security protocols related to Hillary’s emails. In a letter to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the assistant secretary for legislative affairs, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, said, “The department considers any violation of security policies to be a serious matter.” Well, maybe it does NOW. I’m not sure it did while Hillary was Secretary of State.

Clinton herself, by doing State Department business with a personal account tied to a server she kept at her Chappaqua, New York, home, “broke government rules and risked national security, according to multiple investigations,” as reported Tuesday by the Washington Times. No kidding. On the other hand, I’m not so sure I agree with the Times’ assessment that James Comey concluded in 2016 that “Mrs. Clinton was too ignorant of the risks to be able to be charged.” If memory serves, Comey talked about intent –- though intent had nothing to do with whether or not she broke the law –- but not specifically about ignorance on her part. Even if, hypothetically, prosecutors did have to show intent (again, they don’t), it seems self-evident that Hillary was quite deliberate in her choice to skirt the law. Plenty of reasonable prosecutors would have taken that case.

And the idea that Hillary, an attorney herself, was ignorant of what she was doing is laughable; it’s simply that she thinks the rules were made for us lesser mortals to follow and don’t apply to her. Plus, these weren’t simply rules (as in, internal guidelines and policies).  She clearly broke LAWS, such as the Espionage Act, to name one.

In 2016, it was found that over 2,000 of Hillary’s emails contained classified information, when it was her responsibility to recognize by the nature of the material that it was classified. There were even emails designated TOP SECRET: nearly two dozen that she sent and/or received over her nonsecure server. I would add that there may have been many more, as over 30,000 of Hillary’s emails were deleted with BleachBit and communications devices were physically destroyed.

Hillary Clinton emails mishandled by 15 State Department employees, review finds

I personally like President Trump’s write-up better., for the entertainment value. He tweeted: “Wow! The State Department said it has identified 30 Security Incidents involving current or former employees and their handing of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s emails. This is really big. Never admitted before. Highly Classified Material. Will the Dems investigate this?”

Dems investigate TIHS? Is he kidding? Well, yes, he is.

Sen. Grassley tweeted: “I’ve been doing oversight of Clinton email server + mishandling of classified info since 2015. State Department response to my inquiries proves safeguards for national secrets ignored by 15 ppl Violators shld b held accountable.”

That is for sure. We’ll see what happens when the review is complete.

Grassley Responds to State Department's Findings of 23 Violations Concerning Hillary's Emails - 'Violators Should be Held Accountable'

The State Department review is supposed to wrap up in early September. In her letter to Sen. Grassley, Ms. Taylor acknowledged that “the Department’s process has been necessarily more complicated and complex, requiring a significant dedication of time and resources.”  Thanks, Hillary, for wasting so much of our government's time and resources.  There are plenty of other things they could be dedicating their time and resources to, but it's all having to be spent on YOU.

Taylor also said that disciplinary actions are pending. I’m hoping that means prosecution for any laws that are alleged to have been broken. This deserves harder punishment than double-secret probation.

What about Clinton herself? She’s long-gone from the State Department; in fact, she even asked to have her security clearance suspended. Recall that former FBI general counsel James Baker said he was convinced that Hillary and her team should have been prosecuted; Comey & friends pressured him to change his mind, and he finally went along with them.

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Well, Hillary and her team may be getting a bad review from the State Department, but a Broadway play called HILLARY AND CLINTON got good reviews (naturally) from the New York theater crowd. Even so, it’s closing a month early due to low ticket sales, and investors apparently lost money on the $4.2 million production. Gosh, it’s sad when investors lose money, except when it’s on something like this. Did they not realize most people want to forget the Clintons?

The show had some star power: John Lithgow played Bill, and Laurie Metcalf (who got a Tony nomination for her role) played Hillary. No attempt was made by the actors to look like the real-life Bill and Hillary or impersonate them. In fact, the Hollywood Reporter explained that “HILLARY AND CLINTON is not based on the real Clintons, but instead characters with the same name in an alternate universe.” It seems to me that anyone who thought this concept would be successful is living in an alternate universe.

The play is a discussion between the two characters, whoever they are, concerning her 2008 campaign. I would imagine any actual discussion of Hillary’s 2008 campaign involved a lot of screaming and flying ashtrays and wine glasses, with Secret Service agents ducking for cover. No doubt the true story would have been a lot more entertaining than this 90-minute play.

There’s also an actor who plays some version of Barack Obama, or I guess I should say someone in an alternate universe who happens to have the name “Barack Obama.”

In case you’re sad right now that you didn’t get tickets to this while you could (me, neither), this will fix you up: A NYT review said that the play was “asking us to see the world through the eyes of a woman who ostensibly has the right stuff to be President and yet is never allowed to win.”

Still want to see it? Personally, I’d prefer to see a show about a woman whose “wrong stuff” –- dishonesty, secrecy, greed, condescension –- kept her from being President. That would star the real Bill and Hillary, and it would be a documentary.

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  • Robert Dandrea

    07/16/2019 05:01 PM

    when are they going to be prosecuted?

  • Patricia McMahon

    06/20/2019 04:41 PM

    Excellent "review" Gov. Huckabee. Who in their right mind would invest money in such a piece of rehashed-hash. The horse is dead already. Will you PLEASE stop beating it? Real people don't give a darn. Will the elite Broadway or Hollywood groupies give up the ghost already? We just DON"T CARE! Go away already.

  • Val Touba

    06/20/2019 02:06 PM

    Why would Sheldon Cooper's God-fearing mother ever accept a role as Hillary Clinton?!?

  • Vivian long

    06/20/2019 01:18 PM

    I'm sick of the Clintons, obama, and the democrats in general. I wish they were all on another planet far far away !!

  • Kathi Andrews

    06/20/2019 12:44 PM

    As a 33-year Army vet, I lost my top secret with compartimentalized access when my husband and I fell on financial hardship. The lowering of my credit score was enough for me to lose my access during the last couple years of my service. So that’s what it takes to lose a security clearance! Of course, I am a deplorable peon without liberal elitist privilege!

  • Lisa Kowalsky

    06/19/2019 11:16 PM

    Thank you for always keeping us up to date on real news & making it all so interesting with your wonderful humor that keeps me laughing! And by the way you & your wife raised an amazing woman, honest, intelligent, beautiful, witty & Godly! Look forward to seeing what God has for her next. Keep up the good work & May God continue to richly bless you & your family!

  • Stephen K Lentz

    06/19/2019 09:31 PM

    "it’s simply that she thinks the rules were made for us lesser mortals to follow " THAT is the way it is for ALL you politicians. YOU make the laws for us "mortals" but are not required to obey the laws YOU make. You'll forgive me if I don't hold my breath to see if the rinos do ANYTHING to get ANY of the jackasses or rinos behind bars. Like we used to say in Nam "never happen" The political system in this country is as corrupt as a third world country and the rinos and jackasses WANT it that way!! And "we the people" can do nothing to stop it or "drain the swamp"

  • Marlene Glidden

    06/19/2019 07:33 PM

    Thank God for giving us President Trump to save this country

  • SANDRA HOWARD

    06/19/2019 05:47 PM

    Hope the sequel will be "Hillary goes to jail". That's one perp walk I'd pay for a ticket to watch.

  • Joseph

    06/19/2019 04:41 PM

    This is good news ,but if you don't mind I won't hold my breath that anyone other than the pawns will be punished. We have seen to many times where the Clintons and their cronies have walked away scot free

  • jack macdonald

    06/19/2019 04:41 PM

    The acceptance of the premise that a person smart and qualified enough to be a senator, be a presidential prospect, and a secretary of state is not smart enough to know how to classify material she initiates or handles says a few things. One, who would hire such an incompetent? Who would working in the State Dept would not know that she should be stopped from endangering national security and report this. Unfortunately, in the Obama administration it would be hard to find an honest person to report it to. She got by with Treason because everyone is intimidated by the clintons. All are swamp critters and they operate with no consequences. This is no longer the USA!!

  • Donald Burkhart

    06/19/2019 04:25 PM

    Big deal, they wrote some people up for wrongdoing.
    It’s pathetic that nothing will ever happen to her for breaking the law.
    ??????????????????????????????

  • Lou ann divens

    06/19/2019 03:19 PM

    I truly believe that nothing will happen to Hillary or any democrats. They seem to above the law and Republicans are continually persecuted or prosecuted. Also someone should keep Trump from saying stupid stuff and giving the Dems and news outlets ammunition against him. I know he isn’t a politician and that is why we like him but sometimes he just needs to STOP TALKING!

  • Marcia

    06/19/2019 02:57 PM

    When are the Clintons and Obama going to be held responsible for all their corruption? When are they going to jail??!

  • Marcia

    06/19/2019 02:53 PM

    When are the Clintons and Obama going to be held responsible for all their corruption?

  • Anne Knowlton

    06/19/2019 02:45 PM

    You ALWAYS hit the nail on the head! Keep it coming!

    Ps. Love your daughter! Hate to see her leave the WH, but I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of her. She gets my vote for any office, including the presidency.

  • Bella Gray

    06/19/2019 02:06 PM

    Addressing Intelligence Agencies, these people are highly trained specialists whose job it is to handle our nation's secrets, there should be zero tolerance for their acts.

    A slap on the wrist, letter in their file, is not only ineffective and not justice, it is dangerous. Their actions demonstrated they were willing to act as agents against the POTUS. That is Sedition, Coup, Advocating the Overthrow Gov't, Treason, Espionage, and many other subtitles.

    Who the POTUS is in this case is irrelevant. The same would have happened to anyone they took a disliking to, especially any conservative the American people elected.

    Everyone of these people need to find employment outside government, after their jail sentences. Some should be tried for treason and hung, as they knew the legal consequences of their actions and chose to take them anyway. This is no time for leniency. It is deadly dangerous for our Constitutional Republic.

    Something needs done about these globalists funding these rebellions also. They aren't just outside our country, they are within. You don't dig out the root it will all happen again, only worse because they know the consequences of failing now that they are exposed.

  • Tony Weaver

    06/19/2019 02:04 PM

    They keep saying the President is not above the law. Well it seems to me quite a few Democrats are. For 2+ years we hear they have committed various crimes, leaks, and obstructions. Who has been charged, arrested, etc ?
    Well let’s keep waiting on the next report or investigation
    Also, it seems every illegal immigrant is above the law too. But that’s a different story

    Grace Grace
    Tony Weaver

  • Gaye Haehnel

    06/19/2019 02:02 PM

    These people need to be brought too justice, all of them. Gov. Huckabee you know the scriptures, Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the heart of the sons of men is fully set to do evil. I hear folks say all the time "she will never be brought before a judge", I personally hope that is not true.

  • roy e horner

    06/19/2019 01:48 PM

    The reason most people don't want to hear anything about Hillary Clinton is because of the anger they feel over her not being prosecuted. Every dedicated conservative thinks she should have gotten life in prison.

  • Joe Wilkerson

    06/19/2019 01:34 PM

    To this ols man, getting a rephiman (sorry about spelling) is laughable. These people did far worse than that. They endangered our security and so, NO slack should be allowed. As President Trump is fond of saying "you're fired". I am for putting the worse violators in prison. Where does treason come in? Enough of them.

  • John Mac

    06/19/2019 01:19 PM

    Concerning security clearances. I was told, when in the Army, that to revoke a security clearance requires an act of Congress and almost never happens. However, you can be denied access to classified information for any reason. There are no requirements nor any proof required that you are a threat to national security. You may not even be under suspicion and access could be denied on a whim. I don't know of any such case, but the point is that national security is the only concern and the individual has no rights. In my opinion, this is absolutely correct policy. I can assure you that if any military person removed, transferred, possessed, discussed or in any way dealt with classified material in an unsecure area, they would have faced huge problems. The least of which would have been having their access denied. No military person could do what Hillary did and expect to be living free. The system is corrupt and as long as Hillary is free, there is no equal justice under the law.

  • rodney burke

    06/19/2019 01:01 PM

    It's past time to take of the gloves and lop some head...for all to see. hilary got by iwht murder because her State department was looking the other way. In a word, they were complicit to the crimes of 2009 - 2012. They FAILED to carry out their duties and allowed a criminal tio run rough shod over the law and everything. As things progress, I think the onion is growing new layers for us to unpeel. Yep things are NOT getting better, they are getting progressively worse. there is no nice way to say this. DC is a den in iniquity. Sodom and Gomorrah almost on steroids, Rome, or Greece at their most decadent. The word sewer is more appropriate that swamp. Although... Time for the indictments and deportations to GITMO is past. When people are hauled off in cuffs as Jeanine advocates...IN public! Things will begin to change.

  • ERIN JEFCOAT

    06/19/2019 12:59 PM

    There is so much to be sad, its important that the Clintons (both) and Obama are held responsible for breaking the law, and not just a slap on the wrist. Hillary created the (me movement) on her own actions. Everything was about her and Obama, it didn't matter to her what happened to our country. I believe the Uranium is a part of this, people were killed over this not to mention the danger she put our country in. God put Trump where he is, to save America. If people will learn the difference in now vs. 3 years ago and just what went on in the White House they will understand why we have such a deficit. I know I'm a whisper in the sand, but people need to see daylight in our country, we desperately need people like you and Sarah. Please keep demanding justice.

  • usnret30

    06/19/2019 12:53 PM

    A security clearance violation can get you federal prison if your pay grade is E6.