The Epoch Times declassified, Op-ed by Brad Johnson

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Hello and welcome, I’m Gina Shakespeare.
Today on Declassified, we look into the

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Clinton email scandal, plus FBI and DOJ
corruption. This story by Epoch Times

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contributor Brad Johnson. Brad is a
retired CIA senior operations officer

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and a former chief of station. He is
president of Americans for Intelligence

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Reform. Just before we begin please feel
free to Like, Comment, Share and Subscribe.

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We have seen a growing list of senior
officials at the Federal Bureau of

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Investigation and Department of Justice
being fired or leaving in disgrace. Now,

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the New York Times informs us that the
FBI began an investigation in May of

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2017 looking at whether President Donald
Trump was a spy for the Russians. The

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accusation was naturally completely
devoid of any evidence and so it seems a

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safe bet that it was purely political
and another stain on the FBI and DOJ.

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Even in the face of direct and
conclusive proof of political corruption

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the FBI and DOJ leadership appear to
continue unchallenged since they are

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lacking any form of checks and balances.
Brad would like to remind everyone of

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the classified documents found on former
Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop that were

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discovered as part of the dissemination
of indecent material to a minor case

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against him. Each of those classified
documents is illegal to have on a

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private laptop at home, period. Intent is
completely irrelevant former FBI

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director James Comey openly admits the
crime took place but not only was it not

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investigated as a crime, it was also said
to be a crime. The following quote was

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taken directly from Comey’s July 5th 2016
statement clearing Hillary Clinton from

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any wrongdoing with regard to these
classified documents: “From the group of

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30,000 emails returned to the State
Department, 110 emails and 52 email

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chains have been determined by the
owning agency to contain classified

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information at the time they were sent
or received. Eight of those chains

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contained information that was
top-secret at the time they were sent.

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Thirty-six chains contained secret
information at the time, and eight contained

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confidential information, which is
the lowest level of classification.”

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“Separate from those, about 2,000
additional emails are were ‘up-

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classified’ to make them confidential; the
information in those had not been

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classified at the time the emails were
sent.” Two points from this are extremely

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important. First:
According to Comey, there were at least

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2,110 individually classified
documents on that laptop that were

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discovered by examining approximately
30,000 emails. Each one of those is

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individually a crime. No intent or any
other qualifications are needed for this

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to be illegal; it is a very
black-and-white. You have classified

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documents at home—that is illegal. Lots
of people have gone to jail for exactly

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that crime. Second: Something that is
never discussed in mainstream media is

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the process of how a classified document
can end up in someone’s personal email.

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All classified computer systems are
fully closed systems; that is to say

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there is no possible way to make a
mistake where a classified document gets

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sent to a non-classified system like a
private email address by accident. Let us

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explain how this particular crime was
committed. The classified documents were

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printed. On each document there was a
header and footer that gave the

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classifications and other information.
Those were cut off or concealed and then

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the document was scanned. Once scanned it
could be attached to a private email and

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sent out to anyone. And they were not
marked as classified that way. This is

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also highly illegal of course but it is
the only way it can realistically be

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done under these circumstances. You will
notice Clinton never says whether

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anything was classified or not. She
always states that nothing was marked

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‘classified’ at the time that’s a
convenient lawyerly answer if one knows

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that the headers and footers were all
cut off. If you were wondering what it

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means to up-classify, just take a
classified document; cut the headers and

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footers off so it is not marked
classified, and then when it is found you

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up-classify it by marking it classified
again. An additional point worth making

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is that it’s child’s play to see which
printers were used to print the

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classified documents and who was doing
it. The full case is actually even worse.

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The FBI agent initially
in charge of exploiting the Weiner

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laptop told the Office of the
Inspector General:

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“I have private Hillary Clinton emails,
number one, and BlackBerry messages,

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number two. I’m telling you that we have
potentially 10 times the volume that

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Director Comey said we had on the record.
Why isn’t anybody here?” “And … I said the

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thing that also bothers me is that
Comey’s testimony is inaccurate.” The FBI

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agent clearly implies that he believes
more than 20,000 classified documents is

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a more accurate number and that in his
opinion at Comey was lying to the

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American public.
The FBI eventually moved the laptop to

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Quantico for further exploitation. In
the IG report documents there eventually

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just under 50,000 documents were
examined, many of which were duplicates

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of the initial 30,000 documents
examined. The little secret there has not

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been well reported is that according to
the IG report the laptop contained

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approximately 1,355,980

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items or files. As everyone knows
each file can contain a large number of

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individual documents or emails. So
according to the FBI more than 1,300,000

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documents and perhaps a much
higher number of documents were not

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looked at to see if they contained
classified information. This whole

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situation stinks to the High Heavens of
political corruption. The Senate

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confirmation hearings for William Barr
is the next US Attorney General taskbar

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to dig into this specific case into
overhaul the DOJ FBI corruption. Probably

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more significantly, a federal judge just
ordered discovery on the Benghazi

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Clinton email scandal this is a
devastating loss for the DOJ FBI since

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now organizations such as Judicial Watch
will be able to submit Freedom of

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Information Act requests and demand
testimony from everyone involved. If

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there is more to learn about Benghazi
or more classified documents to be found

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among the million plus documents ignored
by the FBI

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the corruption will be out in the light
for all to see. This is going to be one

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of the big stories for 2019 and will
define the battle lines between liberals

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and conservatives. Excellent
story there by Brand Johnson,. And just in

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