Emails show NSA rejected Hillary Clinton’s request for secure smartphone

Drip drip drip.

Hillary knew what she was doing with her private email server and Blackberry was against the rules. The NSA refused to let her have what she wanted so she did it anyway. Pagliano was merely a campaign staffer, not network security expert with any kind of clearance. She didn’t care about security protocols. She just wanted her Blackberry. Reckless. Lawless. Arrogant. Dangerous.

It’s not just if she sent some classified documents improperly or whatever contortion she’s pushing this week based on the latest revelation on what was sent. Hillary Clinton knew she was forbidden altogether from a private email server in connection with a Blackberry. She just wanted her convenience. Love or hate the NSA, I suspect they know better than Hillary Clinton whether the arrangement she wanted was secure. Did she misunderstand what the NSA told her?

“We began examining options for (Secretary Clinton) with respect to secure ‘BlackBerry-like’ communications,” wrote Donald R. Reid, the department’s assistant director for security infrastructure. “The current state of the art is not too user friendly, has no infrastructure at State, and is very expensive.”

Reid wrote that each time they asked the NSA what solution they had worked up to provide a mobile device to Obama, “we were politely told to shut up and color.”

Resolving the issue was given such priority as to result in a face-to-face meeting between Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills, seven senior State Department staffers with five NSA security experts. According to a summary of the meeting, the request was driven by Clinton’s reliance on her BlackBerry for email and keeping track of her calendar. Clinton chose not to use a laptop or desktop computer that could have provided her access to email in her office, according to the summary.

I’d say- No. Hillary understood. Even the set-up she wanted officially through the State Department wasn’t feasible.

This is from the Judicial Watch FOIA fishing expedition, not from the FBI. The FBI definitely knows about it though This is almost certainly why Pagliano has been given immunity.

more of Clinton’s foreign policy “experience”

Vallejo Nocturno has a post loaded with links on Hillary Clinton’s other massive foreign policy failure, Honduras. Remember all of the child refugees crossing the borders a couple of years ago? That was a direct fallout of a the 2009 coup that Clinton supported.

Agents of the current government are now murdering indigenous leaders who stand in the way of the neoliberal agenda, which in terms of foreign policy is just outsourced colonialism. Activist Berta Cáceres was assassinated this week for her opposition to a hydroelectric dam, illegal logging, and land theft.

Justice Department grants immunity to Clinton’s former IT aide in private email server investigation

Last night the new came out that a former Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano, her IT guy, took immunity in cooperation with the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private email server. I have no idea what to make of it. Obviously, this is bad for Clinton, which I love, but why now? Why did this happen the day after Super Tuesday? Why did the State Department release the last of the emails the night before Super Tuesday? It’s implausible that the investigation is not tied to the election cycle.

Meanwhile, a federal judge ruled that Judicial Watch can proceed with its fishing expedition deposing Clinton staffers. That’s another whole mess which is likely just partisan bullshit. However, they might turn up real dirt.

Throwing up a few links that I believe could be related to this mess because looking for the links in emails I’ve sent to Bill is tedious:

“I am not a superpredator”

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Ashley Williams, you’re awesome. The friend who filmed this too, because seeing the moment added so much more. It was a $500 plate event in what looks very much like an antebellum mansion, attended by what seems to be entirely white people.

Charleston, South Carolina. February 24th, 2016.

This was Clinton’s audience.


Clinton has to be lying in stating no one has ever asked her about her superpredator nonsense.

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Fishing expedition on Clinton gears up

Judge orders that Clinton’s top aides in the State Department must testify under oath about her private email system. Judicial Watch is at it again. They have their opening to begin tearing into Clinton. The fish expedition is underway.

This isn’t the FBI investigation. My hunch is that they’re more concerned with unearthing evidence of corruption than petty classification protocol. They’d better hurry the fuck up and deliver. I’ve no doubt Clinton is guilty of using her office inappropriately. Out her actions now and be done with it.

However, this Judicial Watch suit? This is just a long game. This is the hunt they will try to bring her down with at the most inopportune time. Another reason why I don’t want Clinton as President is that with our current Congress is that she’ll likely be impeached in her first year. It will likely be something absurd and trivial.

The Theater of Empowerment through Debt

I fell for microlending for a few months in the early ’00s. I threw up a couple of $20 that I believed I was lending at no interest. It felt… off. There was indeed interest on the loans and it was going to “operating costs” for the microlending operation. Yeahhhhhhh….. fuck that. I hate when I’m a sucker.

Mark Ames and his allies have been hammering the drum on Pierre Omidyar’s microlending racket for years. It lodged in my head that the Clinton Foundation interlocks with the Omidyar Network, but it’s hard to keep it straight, as eventually it’s just an amorphous blob of gree.

Thomas Frank illustrates the Clinton’s decades old song & dance routine for the microlending scam.