Anthony Weiner search warrant states probable cause of classified information on laptop computer, Never authorized for the storage or transmission of classified or national defense information, Much less secure than Hillary server
“If This Story Gets Out, We Are Screwed”…Wikileaks: Doug Band to John Podesta
“James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.”…Daily Mail October 30, 2016
“So the Weiner leaks, the WikiLeaks, you name your leaks, we’ve got our hands on all of them – 650,000 emails.”…Iowa Rep. Steve King
From the Anthony Weiner laptop computer search warrant revealed yesterday December 20, 2016.
“26. Given the information indicating that there are thousands of (redacted) emails located on the Subject Laptop — including emails, during and around (redacted) from (redacted) account as well as a (redacted) account appearing to belong to (redacted) — and the regular email correspondence between
(redacted) and Clinton, there is probable cause to believe that the Subject Laptop contains correspondence between (redacted) and Clinton (redacted). Because it has been determined by relevant original classification authorities that many emails were exchanged between (redacted) using (redacted) and/or (redacted) accounts, and Clinton that contain classified information, there is also probable cause to believe that the correspondence between them located on the Subject Laptop contains classified information which was produced by and is owned by the U.S. Government. The Subject Laptop was never authorized for the storage or transmission of classified or national defense information.”
It is obvious that one of the names redacted is that of Huma Abedin.
It is also obvious that this is a more serious security infraction than Hillary’s use of her private unsecured server.
Having this classified data on a laptop computer is the ultimate unsecured medium.
If Huma is responsible for this then Hillary is ultimately responsible.
From James Comey’s testimony before congress on Hillary’s use of her private email server.
“Mr. Hurd asked what was protecting the server, given that the investigation showed that at least seven chains of emails were classified at that level. “Well, not much,” Mr. Comey replied. He later acknowledged that the server was vulnerable to exposure to hostile countries.
Mr. Hurd said it was outrageous that there was not a recommendation to prosecute.
“What does it take for someone to misuse classified information and get in trouble for it?” he asked.
“It takes mishandling it and criminal intent,” Mr. Comey said.
“And so an unauthorized server in the basement is not mishandling?” Mr. Hurd said.
“Well, no, there is evidence of mishandling here,” Mr. Comey said. “This whole investigation at the end focused on: Is there sufficient evidence of intent?”
Mr. Hurd, like other Republicans, raised the question of precedent, asking whether the decision not to punish Mrs. Clinton sent a message to others in the government who handle classified information. He asked whether an employee of the F.B.I. should have a private server.
“They better not – that’s one of the reasons I’m talking about this,” Mr. Comey said. He added, “There will be discipline from termination to reprimand and everything in between for people who mishandle classified information.””
“An hour into the hearing, Mr. Comey offered a little more detail about the classified information that did pass through the server, though he did so obliquely – unable, of course, to discuss even the topic of the emails in a public hearing.
He said classified information was in “most circumstances” sent to her by her aides, but then he talked about one chain of emails that were classified as “top secret.” The State Department, at the insistence of the C.I.A., declined to release 22 emails in seven chains even in a redacted form. Mr. Comey previously said there were eight chains. According to intelligence and congressional officials, most of those, though not all, involve the C.I.A.’s secret drone strikes in Pakistan.
For the first time, Mr. Comey made it clear that Mrs. Clinton had typed an email in one of those “top secret” chains.
“In the one involving ‘top secret’ information, Secretary Clinton not only received but also sent emails that talked about the same subject,” Mr. Comey said
Representative Ron DeSantis, a Republican of Florida, asked whether it should have been obvious that the information was classified and thus not appropriate to discuss on an unclassified email system .
“Yes,” Mr. Comey said.”
Given Comey’s response regarding Hillary’s use of her private server, it will be interesting to see what comes of this very insecure laptop situation and how many heads could roll.
Zero Hedge has some more interesting observations.