Sen. Grassley Asks Why ‘Extremely Careless’ Hillary Still Has Access To Classified Info

(ZeroHedge) Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would very much like to understand why Hillary Clinton and 6 of her closest “research aides” may still have access to classified State Department information despite FBI Director Comey’s assertion that they were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

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And, after sending numerous requests to John Kerry’s State Department that ‘shockingly’ fell on deaf ears, Grassley has sent a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson asking why Hillary’s security clearance hasn’t yet been revoked given that “any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at a minimum, have their clearances suspended pending an investigation.”

I have repeatedly asked the State Department whether Secretary Clinton and her associates had their clearances suspended or revoked to which the Obama Administration refused to respond. Recently, the State Department informed the Committee that six additional Secretary Clinton staff at State were designated as her research assistants which allowed them to retain their clearances after leaving the Department.

Director Comey stated that Secretary Clinton and staff were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information” and “there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information…”

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Any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at a minimum, have their clearances suspended pending an investigation.  The failure to do so has given the public the impression that Secretary Clinton and her associates received special treatment….

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