Former frontline CIA Officer Scott Uehlinger says Hillary Clinton clearly broke the law with her private unprotected server. Uehlinger explains, “What the Clintons rely on is most Americans don’t really understand the security procedures. So, they can throw up a lot of smoke and mirrors that confuses people and makes them think that this was not so much of a problem. But people in the military and people in the intelligence community understand this better, and certainly it is even worse than it appears. . . . The fact that she set up a private server, in and of itself, means she is guilty of a felony right there. Obviously, by having a private server, she was conspiring to evade her signed sworn statements that she would uphold secrecy agreements. The fact that she simply established that (private server) regardless of what was on it, she intended to go around and circumvent the law. Now, we had more than 100 highly classified emails on the server, and the fact that this server is absolutely vulnerable to any Chinese, Russian or Iranian hacking, this is the greatest disaster or mishandling of classified information at the upper levels of the U.S. government in history. There is no question about it.”
Does Uehlinger think Clinton’s private server was hacked? Uehlinger says, “I would virtually guarantee that with 95% certainty it was hacked. There is almost no question about it.”
What about the mishandling of classified information that General David Petraeus plead guilty to last year? Is this the same level of security breach? Uehlinger says, “We don’t know exactly what he gave out, but there has been talk in the press that his schedule was given out. People of that level, even their schedules are classified information. We cannot even begin to compare the damage of General Petraeus’ schedule, which is obsolete after a week or so, compared to highly sensitive information (on Clinton’s private server) that involve U.S. technical means . . . that’s so high in classification that the FBI agents investigating her case were not allowed to see. This is a quantum leap in mishandling of classified information far and above anything that Petraeus did, and look at what was done to him, and compare that to the present inaction going on with Hillary Clinton’s case.”
On Iran’s recent public push for ballistic missile development, Uehlinger, who is a 20 year CIA veteran and is an expert on Russia and Iran, says, “None of this is a surprise to people like us. However, this is a surprise to this administration, which just has a willful blindness and an ideology it sticks to and doesn’t want to hear anything to the contrary. They wanted to conclude something with Iran, and it was done, even though all evidence pointing to this would be a disaster. It’s an absolute disaster. It’s unconscionable that you can have a non-agreement agreement and release money seized by the international community since 1979 . . . and unfreeze that, and the Iranians have admitted they are going to use some of that money for terrorist activity. They are progressing with their missile activity and threatening the United States for daring to criticize them. . . .They are going to increase the chances for war in the Middle East, not decrease it.”
Uehlinger, who is also running to be a Republican delegate in Pennsylvania, says Hillary not being charged may be to the advantage of the GOP come November. Uehlinger explains, “I have talked to some whose fear, their fear is that she will be charged. If this happened at the 11th hour, what might happen is Biden might be put up. I know people who have greater fear of Biden running against either Cruz or Trump than Hillary. It might be the best thing for the Republican Party for Hillary to remain where she is as a candidate because she can be defeated.”
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