Hillary Clinton lost several mobile telephones during her tenure as Secretary of State, according to recently released FBI documents pertaining to her mishandling of classified information. These phones would’ve carried e-mails from her private server, likely including classified information.
One report states, “Abedin and Hanley indicated the whereabouts of Clinton’s devices would frequently become unknown once she transitioned to a new device.” Frequently? Every garden-variety citizen I know of here in fly-over country either turns their old phone in for recycling upon purchase of a new one, or stores it in its original box, in a closet, pending some unforeseen emergency use.
According to Breitbart.com, another report notes that Clinton is known to have used 11 smartphones while Secretary of State and two more thereafter. Investigators wanted all 13 of these mobile devices, but two had been destroyed and none of the others could be found! Documents show that a staffer destroyed Clinton’s old phones “by breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer.” Nothing unusual about that. Personally, I pour acid on mine and then put them through a wood-shredder. Doesn’t mean she had any sensitive information- or anything to hide- on them!
Concerns arose that Hillary may have left a trail of phones around the globe for hostile powers and foreign spies to hack, but the former head of the State said she never lost a cell phone while traveling abroad. Well, at least we put that fear to rest! Apparently then, whilst in the U.S., she lost more phones than a platoon’s worth of alcoholic traveling salesmen.
Apart from mishandling information, “losing” thousands of e-mails, and being unable to pinpoint where her ad-hoc server was, she can’t even remember where a plethora of her former phones went. Good thing she isn’t tasked with carrying the nuclear briefcase.
“Where’s the case, Hill? Where’s the briefcase??!!”
“Well, I’m sure I had it earlier today. Let’s see, where is the last place I know I had it? Umm… Bulgaria?!”
(Federal law prohibits the unauthorized transfer, storage, or destruction of classified information or documents. There is a strict protocol and precise procedures to be followed when devices containing government documents are to be destroyed, especially those containing classified information that could endanger national security).