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1,000 Clinton-Petraeus emails missing from records sent to State, FBI files show

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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 09:10 PM
The Hillary Clinton / FBI investigation / scandal just keeps getting better with time.

Like a good Bourbon.

Now we learn something like 1000 emails are *thought to be* "missing" from the Clinton pile and these are to/from General David Petraeus !!

This is from an FBI interview on Aug 17th, 2015 where an un-named witness (State Department employee) said those were somehow not included in the email pile Hillary turned over as work related.

1,000 Clinton-Petraeus emails missing from records sent to State, FBI files show

Roughly 1,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus were thought to be missing from the 30,000 emails provided by Clinton’s team to the State Department in December 2014, according to the newly released FBI investigative files.

Additional documents obtained through a federal lawsuit by Judicial Watch show Clinton had directed Petraeus to send her emails at her personal address, which was used for all government work during her tenure as secretary of state.

In a heavily redacted FBI interview summary from Aug. 17, 2015, a State Department employee from the Office of Information and Programs and Services (IPS), which handles Freedom of Information Act requests, discussed how Petraeus’ records apparently were not among the work-related emails provided by the former secretary's team.

"CENTCOM records shows approximately 1,000 work-related emails between Clinton's personal email and General David PETRAEUS, former Commander of CENTCOM and former Director of the CIA," said the employee, whose name is redacted, according to the summary. "Most of those 1,000 emails were not believed to be included in the 30,000 emails that IPS was reviewing. Out of the 30,000 emails, IPS only had a few emails from or related to PETRAEUS as well as a few related to Leon PANETTA, former Secretary of Defense."

edit on Oct-21-2016 by xuenchen because: classified for sure

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 09:13 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

Maybe they will turn up at wikileaks.

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 09:22 PM
Seems the Clinton has been vigilant about protecting her security, just not worried about the US or SoS cyber-security.

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 09:26 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

State Secrets! shhhhhhhhhhh Can't speak out against the MOB without ending up swimming with the fishes....

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 09:48 PM
"*thought to be* missing"

That's all I need to hear, on to the next one.

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 10:01 PM

1,000 Clinton-Petraeus emails missing from records sent to State, FBI files show
Roughly 1,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus were thought to be missing from the 30,000 emails provided by Clinton’s team to the State Department in December 2014, according to the newly released FBI investigative files.
In addition, new emails obtained through an ongoing federal lawsuit by Judicial Watch show that on Jan. 10, 2009, Clinton told Petraeus -- who was then CENTCOM commander -- to use her personal address on a BlackBerry account. "If there is ever anything you need or want me to know, pls use this personal email address. All the best, Hillary," she wrote.
The CIA used the B(1) FOIA redaction 20 times. According to Freedom of Information Act exemptions, these redactions can include information about national defense, foreign policy, U.S. national security, transnational terrorism and sources or methods, or cryptology. B(3) was used 25 times. This FOIA category redaction category prevents disclosure by statute which includes information about arms export control, immigration and Iran. B(7) was cited for redactions three times. This FOIA category includes protected information about investigation techniques and personal privacy.

Those are the only 1000 'work' emails that happened to get deleted, of course.

Doesn't matter, that right there SCREAMS Guilty.

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 10:07 PM
In his Yahoo draft folder. That's where he kept all the seedy adultery ones. Not the brightest General on either side the Mason Dixon that's for sure. I'm a retired CPT and would run circles around him. Dude is just not that intelligent.

posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:42 PM
My guess is Russia has them all.

Judging by the way they have become bold to challenge
The U.S. in many ways as of late.

If they do not publish any of them, Clinton will
be blackmailed in her presidency.

posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 05:08 AM
We wanted to take this opportunity, given how much information has been circulating, to provide the best information we have about an understandably confusing situation. This document is on-the-record as “Statement from the Office of Former Secretary Clinton”.


Like Secretaries of State before her, Secretary Clinton = used her own email account when engaging with State Department officials. For anything related to work, it was her practice to email them on their “.gov” accounts, with every expectation those email would be retained in the Department's system.

When the Department asked former Secretaries last year for help ensuring their work email were in fact retained, she immediately said yes. And, she has asked the Department to make these emails available to the public.

She is proud of her work and service to the country during her four years as Secretary of State and is eager for people be able to see that for themselves.

Was this allowed?

Yes. The laws and regulations did not prohibit her from using her own email for work.

Under the Federal Records Act, records are defined as “books, papers, maps, photographs, machine-readable materials, or other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by an agency of the United States Government under Federal law or in connection with the transaction of public business.” [44 U.S.C. 3301].

In meeting the record-keeping obligation, it was Secretary Clinton’s practice to email government officials on their “.gov” accounts, so her work emails were captured and preserved.

While there has been much discussion of the regulation issued in 2009. To be clear, this regulation merely reaffirmed existing law on the need to preserve work email.

Was she ever provided guidance about her use of a non-“.gov” email account?

The Department has and did provide guidance regarding the need to preserve federal records, which included her work emails.
To address requirements to keep records of her work emails, it was her practice to email U.S. government employees at their “.gov” email address. That way, work emails would be captured and preserved in the Department's system.

What did Secretary Clinton provide to the Department?

On December 5, 2014, 30,490 emails sent and received by Secretary Clinton from March 2009 to February 2013 were provided to the Department. This totaled roughly 55,000 printed pages.

Why did the Select Committee announce that she used multiple email addresses during her tenure?

In fairness to the Committee, this was an honest misunderstanding. Secretary Clinton used one email account during her tenure at State (with the exception of her first weeks in office while transitioning from an email account she had previously used for years). A month after she left the Department, Gawker published the email address she used while Secretary and so she changed the address on her account.

At the time the email were provided to the Department last year, because it was the same account, the new email address established after she left office appeared on the copies as the sender, and not the address she used as Secretary. In fact, this address on the account did not exist until March 2013. This led to understandable confusion that was cleared up directly with the Committee after their press conference.

Why did the Department ask for assistance? Why did the Department need assistance in further meeting its requirements under the Federal Records Act?

The Department formally requested the assistance of the four previous former Secretaries in a letter dated October 28, 2014 to help in further meeting the Department’s requirements under the Federal Records Act.

The letter stated that in September 2013, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) issued new guidance clarifying records management responsibilities regarding the use of personal email accounts for official government business.

While this guidance post-dated all four former Secretaries, the Department decided to ensure their records were as complete as possible and sought copies of work email sent or received by the Secretaries on their personal accounts.

Why was the Department given hard copies?

That is the requirement. The instructions regarding electronic mail in the Foreign Affairs Manual, requires that “until technology allowing archival capabilities for long-term electronic storage and retrieval of E-mail messages is available and installed, those messages warranting preservation as records (for periods longer than current E-mail systems routinely maintain them) must be printed out and filed with related records.” [5 FAM 443.3].

Were any work items deleted in the course of producing the hard copies?


How and who decided what should be provided in hard copy?

Her counsel conducted a thorough review, using a multi-step process.

First, a search of her entire email account, both sent and received, was conducted for any mention of “.gov” (not just This produced just over 27,500 email, representing just over 90% of the 30,490 emails ultimately provided to the Department

To help identify any potential non-“.gov “correspondence that should be included, members of her staff who served with her at the State Department were enlisted to help with the following steps.

A search of first and last names of more than 100 State Department and other U.S. government officials was performed. This included all Deputy Secretaries, Under Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries, Ambassadors-at-Large, Special Representatives and Envoys, members of the Secretary’s Foreign Policy Advisory Board, and other senior officials to the Secretary, including close aides and staff.

Next, to account for non-obvious or recognizable email addresses or misspellings or other idiosyncrasies, the email were sorted and reviewed both by sender and recipient.

Lastly, a number of terms were specifically searched for, including: “Benghazi” and “Libya.”

These additional steps yielded just over another 2,900 email. Many of those, however, were had been forwarded onto the system, further reducing the number of email not captured in real-time, or in close to real-time.

Most importantly, this process indicated that the vast majority of hard copies Secretary Clinton provided to the Department were duplicates of email that would be captured by in their system..

When the email provided to the Department are released, what is an example of what we will see?

You will see everything from the work of government, to email with State and other Administration colleagues, to LinkedIn invites, to talk about the weather -- essentially what anyone would see in their own email account.

Did Secretary Clinton use this account to communicate with foreign officials?

The search yielded only a single email exchange with a UK official. She communicated with foreign officials in person, through correspondence, and by telephone.

Do you think a third party should be allowed to review what was turned over to the Department, as well as the remainder that was not?

Secretary Clinton went above and beyond in responding to the Department’s request to ensure all her work email are captured. She also has made clear that she would like email provided to the Department to be made public.

posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 05:21 AM
they "think" the email is missing

"CENTCOM records shows approximately 1,000 work-related emails between Clinton's personal email and General David PETRAEUS

So CENTCOM records the send but does not save a copy of the email?

posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 08:03 AM
a reply to: xuenchen

But there were 55K emails not 30K, that is according to the wikileaks podesta emails. So could the missing 1K be in this?

posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 08:10 AM

originally posted by: FlyingMonkeyInSpace
"*thought to be* missing"

That's all I need to hear, on to the next one.

Huh? So they have records on Petraeus's side showing them sent but not on Clinton's dump of emails and you just want to ignore it? Wonder who you are voting for.....

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