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Blagojevich stay request denied, Resentencing can proceed, US Supreme Court appeal

Blagojevich stay request denied, Resentencing can proceed, US Supreme Court appeal

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

 

 

From SFGate August 24, 2015.

“Blagojevich stay request denied, Resentencing can proceed, US Supreme Court appeal”

“A federal court has denied a request by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his resentencing while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.

A Monday order from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago denies last week’s request by the Illinois Democrat’s lawyers. The order says resentencing won’t interfere with the high-court appeal.”

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Blagojevich-resentencing-can-proceed-after-stay-6462426.php

 

 

Hillary Clinton in big big trouble, Email defense total BS according to former State Dept. officials, Army Col. Larry Mrozinski, Diplomatic security service special agent Raymond Fournier, Her duty to return all classified documents including ones with status of uncertain

Hillary Clinton in big big trouble, Email defense total BS according to former State Dept. officials, Army Col. Larry Mrozinski, Diplomatic security service special agent Raymond Fournier, Her duty to return all classified documents including ones with status of uncertain

“Anybody else would have already lost their security clearance and be subjected to an espionage investigation,”
“But apparently a different standard exists for Mrs. Clinton.”… retired Army Col. Larry Mrozinski

“I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.”…Linda Tripp

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

From the NY Post August 23, 2015.

“Hillary’s e-mail defense is ‘total BS’: former State Dept. officials”

“Former State Department security officials don’t buy Hillary Clinton’s latest alibi that she couldn’t tell that government e-mails — which she improperly, if not illegally, kept for several years on an unsecured home server — contained top-secret information because they lacked official markings and weren’t classified until later.

Such messages contain sensitive “keywords” distinguishing them from unclassified information, even if the material didn’t bear a classified heading as she claims.

The secretary would have known better, the department ­officials say, because she was trained to understand the difference when she was “read in” on procedures to ID and handle classified information by diplomatic-security officials in 2009.
Clinton also went through a so-called “read-off” when she left ­office in 2013. In that debriefing, security officials reminded her of her duty to return all classified documents, including ones in which the classification status is “uncertain,” which would have included the e-mails stored on her private server — which she only this month turned over to authorities. The read-off would have included her signing a nondisclosure agreement.

“Once she resigned as secretary, she needed to return classified documents and other government-owned documents, which in this case would have included the server,” veteran Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Raymond Fournier said.”

““I did not receive any material marked or designated classified, which is the way you know whether something is [classified],” she said last week, revising an earlier claim that “there is no classified material.”

“That’s total BS,” said retired Army Col. Larry Mrozinski, who served almost four years as a ­senior military adviser and security manager in the State Department under both Clinton and Condoleezza Rice.

He says Clinton easily would have ID’d the material as classified based on “keywords and phrases” and the fact that the information came from foreign sources.

“TS/SCI is very serious and specific information that jumps out at you and screams ‘classified,’ ” Mrozinski said. “The sources [of the information] also drive and signal sensitivity.””

““She’s in big, big trouble,” Fournier agreed.”

Read more:

http://nypost.com/2015/08/23/hillarys-e-mail-defense-is-total-bs-former-state-dept-officials/

 

Hillary Clinton emails classified from start, Dozens of emails contain information automatically deemed classified by State Dept., J. William Leonard former director of Information Security Oversight Office “It’s born classified”

Hillary Clinton emails classified from start, Dozens of emails contain information automatically deemed classified by State Dept., J. William Leonard former director of Information Security Oversight Office “It’s born classified”

“I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.”…Linda Tripp

“By July 1993, the Clintons and their associates had established
a pattern of concealment with respect to the Clintons’ involvement
with Whitewater and the Madison S&L. Because of the complexity
of the allegations of misdeeds involving these institutions, documents
and files are critical to any inquiries into the matter. Yet,
at every important turn, crucial files and documents ‘‘disappeared’’
or were withheld from scrutiny whenever questions were raised.…Senate Whitewater report June 13, 1996

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Reuters August 21, 2015.

“For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids.

While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as “Classified,” it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election, first sent or received it.

But the details included in those “Classified” stamps — which include a string of dates, letters and numbers describing the nature of the classification — appear to undermine this account, a Reuters examination of the emails and the relevant regulations has found.

The new stamps indicate that some of Clinton’s emails from her time as the nation’s most senior diplomat are filled with a type of information the U.S. government and the department’s own regulations automatically deems classified from the get-go — regardless of whether it is already marked that way or not.

In the small fraction of emails made public so far, Reuters has found at least 30 email threads from 2009, representing scores of individual emails, that include what the State Department’s own “Classified” stamps now identify as so-called ‘foreign government information.’ The U.S. government defines this as any information, written or spoken, provided in confidence to U.S. officials by their foreign counterparts.

This sort of information, which the department says Clinton both sent and received in her emails, is the only kind that must be “presumed” classified, in part to protect national security and the integrity of diplomatic interactions, according to U.S. regulations examined by Reuters.

“It’s born classified,” said J. William Leonard, a former director of the U.S. government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). Leonard was director of ISOO, part of the White House’s National Archives and Records Administration, from 2002 until 2008, and worked for both the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.”

Read more:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/21/us-usa-election-clinton-emails-idUSKCN0QQ0BW20150821

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan Hillary Clinton didn’t follow government email policies, Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, State department ordered to give FBI emails, More damning evidence?

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan Hillary Clinton didn’t follow government email policies, Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, State department ordered to give FBI emails, More damning evidence?

“I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.”…Linda Tripp

“By July 1993, the Clintons and their associates had established
a pattern of concealment with respect to the Clintons’ involvement
with Whitewater and the Madison S&L. Because of the complexity
of the allegations of misdeeds involving these institutions, documents
and files are critical to any inquiries into the matter. Yet,
at every important turn, crucial files and documents ‘‘disappeared’’
or were withheld from scrutiny whenever questions were raised.…Senate Whitewater report June 13, 1996

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

More damning evidence against Hillary Clinton to be found?

From the NY Times August 20, 2015.

“A federal judge on Thursday said that Hillary Rodham Clinton did not comply with government policies in her exclusive use of a personal email account while she was secretary of state, challenging her longstanding position that she abided by the rules.

At a hearing for a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department, the judge, Emmet G. Sullivan of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, said that “we wouldn’t be here today if the employee had followed government policy.”

Judge Sullivan also opened the door for the F.B.I., which is investigating whether there was classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s account, to expand its inquiry to pursue emails that she may have deleted. The judge ordered the State Department to ask the F.B.I. to give it any emails recovered from Mrs. Clinton’s private server that were not already in the State Department’s possession or that may be related to the lawsuit.

The Justice Department, which oversees the F.B.I., has argued that Freedom of Information Act searches do not typically involve a government employee’s personal email account.

Mrs. Clinton has said she gave the State Department more than 30,000 emails related to her work in office. She deleted about the same number of emails that she said were personal. Her lawyer has said the server was then wiped clean. Mrs. Clinton has also said that she had no classified information on her account.

In a statement, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton defended her use of the account. “Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account was consistent with the practice of other secretaries of state, and permissible under the department’s policy at the time,” said the spokesman, Brian Fallon.

When Mrs. Clinton became secretary in February 2009, the State Department’s general policy was “that normal day-to-day operations be conducted on an authorized” government computer. Nine months later, federal regulations were toughened to say that government agencies that allow employees to use nongovernment email accounts must “ensure that federal records sent or received on such systems are preserved in the appropriate agency record-keeping system.””

Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/21/us/judge-says-hillary-clinton-didnt-follow-government-email-policies.html?_r=0

Rod Blagojevich appeal rehearing denied, Attorney Len Goodman appeal to US Supreme Court, Resentencing next, Blagojevich exposes Obama corruption or receives pardon?, What was their deal?

Rod Blagojevich appeal rehearing denied, Attorney Len Goodman appeal to US Supreme Court, Resentencing next, Blagojevich exposes Obama corruption or receives pardon?, What was their deal?

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

 

 

From Fox News August 19, 2015.

“A full appellate court indicated Wednesday that it will not rehear an appeal of Rod Blagojevich’s corruption convictions, and his lawyer responded that the imprisoned former Illinois governor will appeal next to the U.S. Supreme Court.

After a three-judge panel tossed out five of his 18 convictions in July, the Democrat had hoped the full court might overturn even more. But the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals posted a notice Wednesday saying not a single judge on the court asked for a rehearing.

Blagojevich, 58, is serving a 14-year prison sentence at a federal prison in Colorado on convictions including his attempt to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat.

An appeal to the high court is a last slim hope for Blagojevich, who proclaimed his innocence for years on talk shows, including NBC’s “The Apprentice” when Donald Trump still presided over the reality show.

There’s no guarantee the Supreme Court would even agree to hear Blagojevich’s appeal. It accepts only around 80 cases a year out of more than 10,000 requests to take up a case, according to court data. It also favors cases that raise unique, weighty issues.

Defense attorney Leonard Goodman, however, suggests that the Supreme Court might agree to a view that 7th Circuit judges did not agree with: That in each case of alleged corruption, Blagojevich was participating in legal, run-of-the-mill politicking.

Allowing all the convictions to stand, Goodman said in a written statement, “puts every public official who must raise campaign funds to stay in office and to be effective at the mercy of an ambitious or politically motivated federal prosecutor.””

“In a modest win for Blagojevich, the panel ordered that he be brought back to Chicago to be resentenced, something that could happen within the next several months. But it also said his original 14-year sentence might be considered fair even after subtracting the five overturned counts.”

Read more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/19/full-court-wont-rehear-blagojevich-appeal/

 

Hillary Clinton emails hacked?, Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson worried, FBI Director James Comey deeply concerned classified information in Secretary Clinton’s email may exist outside of federal government’s possession

Hillary Clinton emails hacked?, Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson worried, FBI Director James Comey deeply concerned classified information in Secretary Clinton’s email may exist outside of federal government’s possession

“I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.”…Linda Tripp

“By July 1993, the Clintons and their associates had established
a pattern of concealment with respect to the Clintons’ involvement
with Whitewater and the Madison S&L. Because of the complexity
of the allegations of misdeeds involving these institutions, documents
and files are critical to any inquiries into the matter. Yet,
at every important turn, crucial files and documents ‘‘disappeared’’
or were withheld from scrutiny whenever questions were raised.…Senate Whitewater report June 13, 1996

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

From the Daily Caller August 18, 2015.

“Unsecured Hillary Emails, Hackers Worry Senate Homeland Security Chairman”

“Federal officials and Hillary Clinton’s lawyers may not be the only ones with copies of the former secretary of state’s official emails, according to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson.

Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, told FBI Director James Comey in an August 17 letter that he is “deeply concerned by recent reports that classified information in Secretary Clinton’s email may exist outside of the federal government’s possession.”

The homeland committee chairman wants Comey to explain “whether additional unsecured copies of classified information currently exists.”

Johnson also said he is worried that hackers, foreign governments or other unauthorized persons may have hacked Clinton’s emails. He asked Comey for answers by August 31.

“The very nature of this kind of material is that it’s transferable,” a congressional source familiar with the Senate investigation told the Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday.

“There are a lot questions out there about whether additional copies or even hard copies were made elsewhere,” the source said.

The DCNF reported Tuesday that the State Department has yet to provide the House Select Committee on Benghazi information on the chain of custody of Clinton’s email even though that material was first requested months ago.

The chain of custody is essential to determining whether Clinton, any of her government or campaign aides or other State Department officials violated federal law concerning the handling of classified documents in connection with her use of a email private server at her New York residence. between 2009 and 2013.

Clinton surrendered the server to the FBI on August 11, as well as three thumbnail flash drivers possessed by her attorney, David Kendall, who held them in a secure room at his law office of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.

During the same time, another “backup server” was picked up by the FBI from a “third party” IT company in New Jersey that was under contract to Platte River Networks, a small Colorado IT company that signed a contract to upgrade and maintain her personal server system in 2013. The DCNF reported Friday that Platte River is not certified by the Department of Defense to handle classified material.”

Read more:

http://dailycaller.com/2015/08/18/unsecured-hillary-emails-hackers-worry-senate-homeland-security-chairman/

Attorney Barbara Wells Hillary Clinton data migrated to different server June 2013, Platte River Network handed old server to FBI, Clinton attorney David Kendall handed over three thumb drives that contained Clinton’s emails

Attorney Barbara Wells Hillary Clinton data migrated to different server June 2013, Platte River Network handed old server to FBI, Clinton attorney David Kendall handed over three thumb drives that contained Clinton’s emails

“I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.”…Linda Tripp

“By July 1993, the Clintons and their associates had established
a pattern of concealment with respect to the Clintons’ involvement
with Whitewater and the Madison S&L. Because of the complexity
of the allegations of misdeeds involving these institutions, documents
and files are critical to any inquiries into the matter. Yet,
at every important turn, crucial files and documents ‘‘disappeared’’
or were withheld from scrutiny whenever questions were raised.…Senate Whitewater report June 13, 1996

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

From the Daily Caller.

“Hillary Clinton’s Server Was In New Jersey This Whole Time. It’s Blank Now.”

“Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s mysterious email server has been in a private data center in New Jersey since 2013, that is, until the IT company the former secretary of state hired to maintain the hardware handed the “blank” device over to the FBI Wednesday.

Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, informed the Department of State in a letter Wednesday that the company hired to manage and maintain the server, Denver-based Platte River Networks, was turning it over to the Department of Justice. Kendall also told State he handed over three thumb drives that contained Clinton’s emails.

The Washington Post reported the FBI recently contacted the company to obtain the server. That move followed reports that the Intelligence Community inspector general had discovered that at least two emails maintained in Clinton’s records contained “Top Secret” information.

The server was housed in the basement of Clinton’s Chappaqua, N.Y. home while she was secretary of state. After she left office, Clinton hired Platte River Networks, which moved the system from her home to a private data center in New Jersey.”

Barbara Wells, an attorney for the company, told The Post agents picked the server up at around 4 p.m. Wednesday. But she said the hardware is “now blank” and no longer contains any useful information.

“The information had been migrated over to a different server for purposes of transition,” said Wells. The transfer was carried out in June 2013, she told The Post.

“To my knowledge the data on the old server is not available now on any servers or devices in Platte River Network’s control.””

Read more:

http://dailycaller.com/2015/08/13/hillary-clintons-server-was-in-new-jersey-this-whole-time-its-blank-now/

So, emails to and from the Secretary of State have been moved all over the country and available for numerous people to peruse and Hillary wants to be our president.