Executed Iranian spy was discussed by Hillary Clinton on her personal email server
Once again Hillary Clinton is some hot water over her decision to use an unsecured personal email server on which she conducted all State Department business, this time because she allegedly discussed the Iranian spy who was executed by his home country over the weekend.
Tom Cotton came out swinging yesterday, here is what he had to say:
Hillary Clinton recklessly discussed, in emails hosted on her private server, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was executed by Iran for treason, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Sunday.
“I’m not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman,” he said on “Face the Nation.” Cotton was speaking about Shahram Amiri, who gave information to the U.S. about Iran’s nuclear program.
The senator said this lapse proves she is not capable of keeping the country safe.
“That goes to show just how reckless and careless her decision was to put that kind of highly classified information on a private server. And I think her judgment is not suited to keep this country safe,” he said.
Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL and Blackwater CEO, went even further in his criticism. Here is what he had to say:
“The physicist that came out, he defected, he was a treasure trove of information, but the CIA and the Clinton State Department botched it while he was in the States, left him pretty much unsupported,” Prince replied, calling it a major mistake to leave Amiri’s family in Iran.
“The second time he calls home, the Iranian intelligence service answers the phone. Undoubtedly, they leveraged him. When the guy talks about psychological trauma here in the United States, I’m sure it’s because the Iranians were telling him all the things they were going to do to his family if he didn’t come home,” said Prince.
“Once again, the administration screwed it up. He goes home; of course, he’s arrested. And then Hillary’s emails, which were in the open, certainly readable by foreign powers, were talking about Hillary’s so-called friend, who was a defection, and not an abduction, as the guy was claiming,” he added.
When he went back to Iran, there was no talk of him being executed. Once her emails were released, he was executed. What does it mean? It means, once again, America does not take care of the people that help America. This guy was a treasure trove of information on the Iranian nuclear program. He’s dead. We leave the Pakistani doctor who helped us find bin Laden, still in Pakistani prison.
The Clinton campaign is blaming Donald Trump, and a vast right wing conspiracy, for this new controversy:
The Trump campaign has never met a conspiracy theory that it did not like. He and his supporters continue to use increasingly desperate rhetoric to attack Hillary Clinton and make absurd accusations because they have no ideas for the American people. It’s pretty remarkable to baselessly claim that Hillary Clinton is responsible for this tragic death.
Meanwhile Hillary Clinton continues to deny there was any classified information on her email server despite the FBI investigation which concluded otherwise. As I have written many times before; there is information which is born classified at the time it is written even if it was not marked as such and as head of the State Department it was Hillary Clinton’s responsibility to understand which emails were sensitive.
It goes without saying that if Hillary Clinton was discussing a spy in her emails that it is more than obvious this was classified information which never should have been transmitted on an unsecured personal email server and if she was not smart enough to understand this she should never be allowed access to top secret information.
Recently the former Secretary of State defended lying to the American people by claiming she “short-circuited” and confused what she told the FBI privately and what she told the American people publicly, perhaps she just short-circuited here as well and just did not realize she should not discuss a spy on an unsecured email server…
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