Yahoo holds key to FBI probe of Hillary-Huma emails
“Yahoo.com holds the key to determining just how severely Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton may have violated national-security laws with emails that Huma forwarded to herself at firstname.lastname@example.org, which ended up on a laptop owned by her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The FBI has the legal authority to force Yahoo to disclose whether IPs belonging to third parties, including foreign third parties, had access to read in real time – and in non-redacted form – emails that Abedin forwarded to email@example.com that ended up on Wiener’s laptop.
On Aug. 29, WND reported two-thirds of Abedin’s released emails were forwarded to personal addresses she controlled.
In August, WND realized that anyone with Abedin’s Yahoo email account username and password could have accessed firstname.lastname@example.org to read in real time – and in a non-redacted form – all State Department emails, including those with classified information that Abedin forwarded to herself.
As WND reported Sept. 6, several of the emails Abedin forwarded to her account at email@example.com were found to contain such highly sensitive material that the State Department redacted 100 percent of the content pages, marking many pages with a bold stamp reading “PAGE DENIED.
Huma’s complex use of firstname.lastname@example.org
Careful analysis of the Huma Abedin emails, released to Judicial Watch on August 17, made WND aware in August and September that in addition to Huma Abedin forwarding an estimated two-thirds of all State Department emails written by her and/or addressed to her to email@example.com, Secretary Clinton and others in the State Department freely used firstname.lastname@example.org in transmitting and receiving State Department emails.
The most typical example of Abedin forwarding a State Department email to herself can be seen in an email obtained by Judicial Watch dated May 19, 2009, in which Abedin, using her State Department secure email account at “Abedin, Huma, <AbedinH@state.gov>” forwarded to
“humamabedin[redacted] an email sent to her by Kenneth H. Merten, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department.
A second variation involved Abedin using her email address on Secretary Clinton’s private server, “Huma Abedin [Huma@clintonemail.com],” to forward an email to Abedin via her private Yahoo account at humamabedin@Yahoo.com, as seen in another email dated June 23, 2009.
That Clinton and Abedin sent State Department emails to Abedin insecure, offline Yahoo.com email account appears to be a clear violation of national-security laws regarding the handling of classified information.
The violation is compounded if the emails were downloaded to a laptop or other electronic device owned by or shared by Weiner because access to Weiner’s email usernames and passwords, either by consent or as a result of hacking, would have allowed access to State Department emails Clinton and Abedin sent to email@example.com.
If the FBI obtains information from Yahoo.com that unauthorized IP addresses, possibly some of which might be foreign IP addresses, then the national security crimes under investigation might reach to espionage and/or treason charges, depending in large part on whether or not Abedin and/or others released username and password access consensually, in order to allow unauthorized IP reader access to State Department emails in real-time and a non-redacted format.
…..Continue reading @ WorldNetDaily
– Note, setting up an email account for auto-forwarding is not an automatic or default setting. It is a deliberate act. No doubt that fact set off the alarm bells at the FBI. Huma Abedin left a trail to an archive of emails that she and Hillary had thought they had destroyed.
That archive was essentially open to all capable hackers as well as foreign entities. This was a huge breach of government security. This was deliberate.
Also interesting that TruePundit.com seems to have gotten this right back in September in the article below and got little press about it. Too bad, but cool for TruePundit. /CJ
Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Forwarded Classified & Top Secret Emails to Yahoo & Webmail linked to Anthony Weiner
– Truepundit | Sep 2016
“Hillary Clinton’s closest personal aide often sent classified and top secret State Dept. emails to her personal email accounts, according to documents released by the FBI.
Huma Abedin told FBI agents in an April interview that she didn’t know how to consistently print documents or emails from her secure Dept. of State system. Instead, she would forward the sensitive emails to:
- Her personal Clinton.com email address
- Her personal yahoo.com address
- Her email linked to husband Anthony Weiner
Abedin said, according to FBI documents, she would then access those email accounts via webmail from an unclassified computer system at the State Dept. and print the documents, many of which were classified and top secret, from the largely unprotected webmail portals.
Clinton did not have a computer in her office on Mahogany Row at the State Dept. so she was not able to read timely intelligence unless it was printed out for her, Abedin said. Abedin also said Clinton could not operate the secure State Dept. fax machine installed in her Chappaqua, NY home without assistance.
Perhaps more alarming, according to the FBI’s 302 Report detailing its interview with Abedin, none of the multiple FBI agents and Justice Department officials who conducted the interview pressed Abedin to further detail the email address linked to Weiner. There was never a follow up, according to the 302 report.”
…..Continue reading here @ Truepundit.com
“Has Secretary Clinton asked Huma Abedin what was on that laptop?”
“There’s credible reporting out there that this came from the laptop of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin,” he continued. “Why on Earth wouldn’t Hillary Clinton say to her closest personal aide, was there any stuff on your laptop, and what was it?”
Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, spent Sunday morning giving interviews about FBI Director James Comey’s decision to make public the new developments in Clinton’s private email server investigation.
And that was bad news for Huma Abedin.
While being questioned by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Mook dodged questions about Hillary and her top aide.
“I’m asking you a direct question,” the “Fox News Sunday” host posed to Mook. “Has Secretary Clinton asked Huma Abedin what was on that laptop that she shared with her husband Anthony Weiner?”
….Continue reading @ Daily Caller
House Intelligence Chair Nunes R-CA: Clinton left classified papers in Russia, China
– Washington Examiner
“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes charged Monday that Hillary Clinton left sensitive documents while traveling overseas, and demanded an answer to those charges by the middle of this week.
In one incident uncovered in Freedom of Information Act requests, according to Nunes, Clinton “left classified documents in her hotel room in China and that U.S. Marine Corps security officials filed a report related to the possible compromise of the documents.”
In another case, he said a Clinton aide “was counseled by Diplomatic Security officers because she brought Clinton’s classified briefing book into a hotel room in Russia and a classified document from the briefing book was left in the hotel room after her departure.”
Nunes asked Comey to inform Congress how many incidents the FBI investigated had turned up instances where Clinton or her staff “mishandled” classified documents while overseas, as well as any “damage assessment” performed by the FBI about mishandled secret material.”
…..Continue reading @ Washington Examiner