strangely, the search for Clinton emails returns to scrape a bottom of the diversion barrel

Hoping to intimidate witnesses in other investigations, the Trumpian shibboleth of security breaches by HRC returns to the meme-hopper. No mention of Jarvanka’s private email server or of Trump’s public appeals for emails that were oddly coincident with a 2016 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower. 

Ignoring the lack of a counter-intelligence component to the Mueller report, Trumpists should be careful of what they waste time looking for… ten-year old communications can always be relevant.

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As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators — a list that includes senior officials who reported directly to Clinton as well as others in lower-level jobs whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, said current and former State Department officials. Those targeted were notified that emails they sent years ago have been retroactively classified and now constitute potential security violations, according to letters reviewed by The Washington Post.

State Department investigators began contacting the former officials about 18 months ago, after President Trump’s election, and then seemed to drop the effort before picking it up in August, officials said.

Senior State Department officials said that they are following standard protocol in an investigation that began during the latter days of the Obama administration and is nearing completion.

“This has nothing to do with who is in the White House,” said a senior State Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing probe. “This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails, which is about 3½ years.”

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