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It Depends Upon What The Meaning Of The Word "Set Up" Is

- August 5, 2015

As The FBI Launches An Investigation Into Clinton's Secret Server, There Are New Questions As To Just Who Was The Original User Of The "Set Up"

DURING HER SECRET SERVER PRESS CONFERENCE IN MARCH, CLINTON SAID THAT THE SYSTEM SHE USED WAS "SET UP" FOR BILL CLINTON'S OFFICE

Hillary Clinton, March 2015: "Well, The System We Used Was Set Up For President Clinton's Office." CLINTON: "Well, the system we used was set up for President Clinton's office. And it had numerous safeguards. It was on property guarded by the Secret Service. And there were no security breaches. So, I think that the - the use of that server, which started with my husband, certainly proved to be effective and secure." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks, New York, NY, 3/10/15)

  • Clinton: "So, I Think That The - The Use Of That Server, Which Started With My Husband, Certainly Proved To Be Effective And Secure." CLINTON: "Well, the system we used was set up for President Clinton's office. And it had numerous safeguards. It was on property guarded by the Secret Service. And there were no security breaches. So, I think that the - the use of that server, which started with my husband, certainly proved to be effective and secure." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks, New York, NY, 3/10/15)

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It Has Been Revealed That Clinton's Secret Server Was Used By Her First Presidential Campaign That Had Been Set Up By A 2008 PAC Staffer

Clinton Scrapped Bill Clinton's Server And Installed A Server Used By Her 2008 Presidential Campaign At Their Chappaqua Home. "Those briefed on the server setup say the device installed for Bill Clinton was deemed too small for the addition of a sitting Cabinet official. Instead, a server that had been purchased for use by Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign was installed at the Chappaqua home." (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)

  • An Employee Of Clinton's Political Action Committee "Set It Up In Her Home, Replacing A Server That Clinton's Husband, Former President Bill Clinton, Had Been Using In The House." "For instance, the server installed in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home as she was preparing to take office as secretary of state was originally used by her first campaign for the presidency, in 2008, according to two people briefed on the setup. A staffer who was on the payroll of her political action committee set it up in her home, replacing a server that Clinton's husband, former president Bill Clinton, had been using in the house." (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)

THE FBI HAS ALSO LAUNCHED AN INQUIRY INTO THE SECURITY OF CLINTON'S SERVER AFTER THE CASE WAS REFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The FBI Is Now Investigating Clinton's "Unusual" Private E-Mail Setup. "The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials." (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)

  • The Washington Post Headline: "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup" (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)

"The Inquiries By The FBI Follow Concerns From Government Officials That Potentially Hundreds Of E-Mails That Passed Through Clinton's Private Server Contained Classified Or Sensitive Information." (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)

  • In July, The Inspector General For The Intelligence Community Referred The Issue To The Justice Department. "The FBI's interest in Clinton's e-mail system comes after the intelligence community's inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that some sensitive information was not in the government's possession and could be 'compromised.' The referral did not accuse Clinton of any wrongdoing, and the two officials said Tuesday that the FBI is not targeting her." (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)

Clinton's Lawyer Confirmed He Was "Actively Cooperating" With The FBI While Clinton's Spokesman "Declined To Comment"

The FBI Has Contacted Clinton's Lawyer, David Kendall, Who Possesses A Thumb Drive Of Clinton's Emails That May Contain Sensitive Information And Could Be Compromised. "Also last week, the FBI contacted Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work e-mails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state. … Intelligence officials expressed concern that some sensitive information was not in the government's possession and could be 'compromised.'" (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)

  • Kendall Confirmed The Contact, Saying: 'The Government Is Seeking Assurance About The Storage Of Those Materials. We Are Actively Cooperating.' " (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)

"Nick Merrill, A Spokesman For Clinton's Campaign, Declined To Comment On The FBI's Actions." "Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton's campaign, declined to comment on the FBI's actions. He noted that Clinton has called repeatedly for the State Department to release her e-mails to the public, a process that is ongoing." (Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Rosalind, and Tom Hamburger, "FBI Looking Into The Security Of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup," The Washington Post , 8/4/15)


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