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State Dept Finds 588 Violations, 38 People ‘Culpable’ In Violations In Clinton Server Investigation

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The investigation into the private email server of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is complete and it is no good news for the Democrats.

There were 588 violations found and 38 people were found to be ‘culpable’ in transmitting classified information.

“APD’ s administrative review of the HRC emails resulted in the adjudication of 91 valid violations attributable to 38 individuals.

“Additionally, APD adjudicated 497 valid violations where no individual was found to bear culpability, resulting in a ‘valid, but not culpable’ determination,” the report said.

The State Department concluded that using the private server “added an increased degree of risk of compromise, as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of [the] State Department.”

“While the use of a private email system itself did not necessarily increase the likelihood of classified information being transmitted on unclassified systems, those incidents which then resulted in the presence of classified information upon it carried an increased risk of compromise or inadvertent disclosure,” it said.

But it said that the people that were interviewed “did their best” to handle classified information properly.

“It was APD’s determination that the use of a private email system to conduct official business added an increased degree of risk of compromise as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of State Department networks.

“While the use of a private email system itself did not necessarily increase the likelihood of classified information being transmitted on unclassified systems, those incidents which then resulted in the presence of classified information upon it carried an increased risk of compromise or inadvertent disclosure,” it said.

“While there were some instances of classified information being inappropriately introduced into an unclassified system in furtherance of expedience, by and large, the individuals interviewed were aware of security policies and did their best to implement them in their operations.

“Correspondence with the Secretary is inherently sensitive, and is therefore open for broad interpretation as to classification, particularly with respect to Foreign Government Information. Instances of classified information being deliberately transmitted via unclassified email were the rare exception and resulted in adjudicated security violations.

“There was no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information,” it said in the report.

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