Hillary Clinton Used Public Gmail for Classified Benghazi Emails
This is Part II of the True Pundit’s Exclusive Clinton/Google Email story.
If you missed Part 1 you can read it here
Summary/Background of Part 1
Following the Benghazi consulate attack in 2012, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secretly worked with Google to reroute email traffic away from her private computer server and use public Google mail servers instead. That clandestine move, by Clinton and Google, served to cloak her inner circle’s communications from lawmakers, public scrutiny and criminal investigators, according to intelligence sources.
According to sources, Clinton’s former and privately-paid information technology guru Bryan Pagliano worked with Google programmers to convert Clintonemail.com’s server. Pagliano, now a federal witness for the FBI in Clinton’s criminal investigation, has been granted immunity in exchange for his cooperating with federal agents. Sources confirm Clinton and her aides used Google’s servers for their private email backbone during November and December 2012, a very turbulent period in Clinton’s State Department tenure.
Last week, revelations surfaced proving Google’s internet search algorithms are weighted to favor Clinton, by scrubbing negative results and stories about the Democratic presidential front runner. However, her colluding with Google to shroud government and personal emails is far more troubling and dangerous. Google brass has been accused of intentionally boosting Clinton’s presidential campaign. Helping the Secretary of State divert email, however, likely propels Google into the realm of the FBI’s criminal investigation as a possible accomplice for potentially damaging national security infrastructure.
Now Part II of the Exclusive Story
It’s like a bad spy movie involving a third-world government. Or perhaps a slap stick comedy. The Secretary of State reading, sending, receiving sensitive emails with national security secrets, threats and classified or top secret intelligence over Google’s public Gmail. We expect this from chatting soccer moms but not from the top diplomat of the United States.
But it gets even worse.
Intelligence sources confirm Clinton and her aides also accessed emails through a customized Gmail-like interface publicly hosted by the tech giant and set up specifically for the Secretary of State and her aides by Google programmers. True Pundit has learned Clinton also accessed her emails via the Gmail app on her mobile devices.
Equally alarming to Clinton and Google colluding to divert emails, True Pundit has found that there are an untold number of emails Clinton has yet to turn over to regulators, despite swearing under oath in federal court that she is not withholding any additional emails. But intelligence sources cooperating with True Pundit say this is simply not true. The bulk of Clinton’s emails which were diverted using Google have never been provided to anyone: not the State Department; not Congress; not the U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi. Therefore, their content likewise remains secret.
Switch Followed Turmoil
Amid questions and pressure from lawmakers following the attack on Benghazi, Clinton faced a barrage of harsh questions and criticisms. In early November 2012, U.S senators urged the immediate creation of a temporary Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attack. This followed a letter sent by over 50 members of the House of Representatives to President Obama and Clinton requesting responses to oversight questions, how the State Department protected the Benghazi compound, contradictions in the administration’s public statements of the attack as a deliberate terrorist attack or a spontaneous protest (prompted by a YouTube video), and numerous other wild discrepancies.
During the same time frame, members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs notified Clinton she would likely be called to testify at a public hearing on Benghazi within weeks. Following Clinton’s return from Albania in early November, according to sources, Clinton’s home server and her Clintonemail.com website were reconfigured to route all email using Google’s mail servers as its networking backbone.
So, instead of the normal email traffic flowing through Clinton’s home server — which she maintains was guarded by Secret Service 24 hours a day — incoming and outgoing emails were instead being routed through public servers in Mountain View, California; Lenoir, North Carolina; and Council Bluffs, Iowa, according to records and intelligence sources. These servers were also shared by hundreds of millions of Google subscribers throughout the world.
Critical Gap in Emails
U.S. Rep.Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the special House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks, has complained about mysterious gaps in Clinton’s emails. For instance, Gowdy notes there are scant emails found relating to Benghazi and Libya. “There are gaps of months, and months, and months,” Gowdy has lamented.
Forced by a federal judge’s order, the State Department has been slowly releasing Clinton’s emails to the media and the public. These add to the emails Clinton has turned over herself. Only a handful, however, were included from the time frame in question, while the other emails that were released span the entire tenure at State without similar alarming gaps. The November following Benghazi was perhaps the most intense, turmoil-filled period of Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Consider the surrounding events:
* David H. Petraeus resigned his position as CIA Director and admitted to having an extramarital affair.
* The Department of Defense released a detailed timeline of the Pentagon’s response to the attack.
* U.S. intelligence and counter-terrorism officials testified in congressional public and closed hearings about Benghazi.
* Former CIA Director David Petraeus was grilled in closed hearings to both congressional intelligence committees where he testified that he knew that the attack was a terrorist attack linked to al-Qaeda affiliates and not sparked by a protest over an anti-Islam video, as White House officials and President Obama had said for weeks afterwards.
* News outlets hammered Clinton for holding back key reinforcements who were ready to deploy and help Americans under siege at the Benghazi consulate among hundreds of other breaking new developments from the media.
*Clinton and aides during these events left the United States on Nov 12 to travel to Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Israel, Palestine, and Egypt. President Obama joined Clinton in Thailand and Burma.
Yet the State Department has only a handful of outgoing emails from Clinton during this time frame? Impossible to believe. This beckons two simple questions: Where are these emails? And is the American public supposed to actually believe that no emails exist from the most tumultuous period of Clinton’s public office?
Alleged Injury Prompts Email Switch Back
On Dec. 7, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs announced that Clinton would testify, as early as the following week, at an open hearing on the Benghazi attack.
On Dec. 15, Clinton allegedly faints and suffers a concussion. As a result, her aides announce that they no longer expect her to testify at the hearing on the Benghazi attack until she is medically cleared to do so.
Within days of being excused from testifying, Clintonemail.com’s mail servers were switched from Google Mail back to Clinton’s private server in Chappaqua, NY, according to intelligence sources.
Clinton never used Google for her domain’s email again, intelligence sources said