Judge Orders Release of Clinton Security Training Docs To Begin In Five Days




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 <http://dailycaller.com/author/richard-pollock/> Richard Pollock

 <http://dailycaller.com/author/richard-pollock/> 

 <http://dailycaller.com/author/richard-pollock/> Reporter

 

A frustrated federal judge ordered
<https://www.scribd.com/document/324786678/Order-9-20-16>  the State
Department to begin producing within five days hundreds of documents on
whether required or recommended security training, briefings or courses were
completed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides.

Judge Richard Leon ruled Tuesday in favor of The Daily Caller News
Foundation by rejecting the State Department’s motion to dismiss TheDCNF’s
Freedom of Information Act lawsuit concerning production of the documents
originally sought under the Freedom of Information Act. But he also denied
TheDCNF’s request to depose State Department officials.

The State Department has been unable to produce any records confirming that
Clinton and her top aides received mandatory annual security briefings about
the proper handling of classified materials and the proper methods for
conducting secure communications.

In addition to Clinton, TheDCNF seeks the same records for former Clinton
Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin and Advisor
Jacob Sullivan.

  

Leon has been impatient with State Department foot-dragging in releasing the
documents. He ordered the department to release one third of the 400
documents by Sept. 26 and the rest of them by Oct. 10.

Bradley Moss, one of the attorneys representing TheDCNF, said “Judge Leon’s
Order made clear his frustration with the State Department’s continued
obstruction of the FOIA process. State will either meet his deadline or face
the consequences of failure.”

FBI Director James Comey told reporters in a July 7 news conference he
regarded the former secretary of state as a “careless” federal official when
she set up a private and unsecured email server in her New York home. Comey
did not end up recommending prosecution of the former secretary of state. 

National Security Agency officials were aghast to learn early in Clinton’s
term that she insisted on using an unsecured personal Blackberry phone
within the confines of her State Department office. Unsecured digital
devices are banned from the secretary’s office.

State Department officials admitted
<http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/01/exclusive-hillary-completed-no-security-b
riefings-or-courses-at-state-dept/> in a July 29 response to TheDCNF that
their failure to produce the requested documents meant the “courses were not
completed” by Clinton or her aides.

Department officials balked at searching computer hard drives in Clinton’s
executive offices or in security offices where security awareness training
is arranged for all of the department’s 45,000 employees and foreign service
officers.

In an Aug. 31 hearing
<http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/31/breaking-judge-orders-state-dept-to-relea
se-hillarys-security-training-records-or-be-deposed/> , Leon told Justice
Department Attorney Jason Lee the documents should be released before the
November election.

“I’m sure you can appreciate Mr. Lee, there is a certain time sensitivity on
this issue,” Leon said. “We’re looking down the barrel of a presidential
election from now in two months.”

 

 

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