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Like Clinton, Her Top Aides Endangered Foreign Policy Despite Contract Not To

- June 2, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON WILL DELIVER AN "AGGRESSIVE" NATIONAL SECURITY ADDRESS TODAY, MEANT TO OUTLINE AND CONTRAST HER FOREIGN POLICY VISION

Today, Hillary Clinton Will Deliver A Policy Address On National Security Meant To Discuss Her Vision On The Issue, According To Clinton Policy Adviser Jake Sullivan. "Hillary Clinton will deliver an aggressive policy address here Thursday in an attempt to cast a Donald Trump presidency as a threat to national security, her aides said. In her first major foreign policy speech since Trump secured the Republican nomination last month, Clinton will 'outline two competing visions of America's role in the world and two starkly different paths forward,' according to Clinton campaign senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan."(Monica Alba, "Hillary Clinton To Deliver Policy Speech Aimed At Donald Trump," NBC News, 6/2/16)

DESPITE BEING MADE AWARE OF HIS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HANDLING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, JAKE SULLIVAN WAS NEGLIGENT

In His January 2009 Agreement, Jake Sullivan Acknowledged Legal Obligations To Not Disclose Classified Information, Both "Marked Or Unmarked"

On January 16, 2009, Jake Sullivan Signed A Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement. (Jake Sullivan, Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement, 1/16/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2015-15018, 9/28/15)

As Part Of The Agreement Sullivan Acknowledged That Classified Information Includes "Marked Or Unmarked Classified Information." (Jake Sullivan, Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement, 1/16/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2015-15018, 9/28/15)

In The Agreement, Sullivan Agreed To Never Divulge Classified Information Without Permission, Was Specifically Warned About "Negligent Handling" And The Penalties For Unauthorized Disclosure

As Part Of The Agreement, Sullivan Agreed To Never Divulge Classified Information Without Authorization. (Jake Sullivan, Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement, 1/16/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2015-15018, 9/28/15)

According To Section 4 Of The Agreement, Sullivan Acknowledged That Unauthorized Disclosure Of Classified Information Could Constitute Violations Of Federal Criminal Law. (Jake Sullivan, Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement, 1/16/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2015-15018, 9/28/15)

Media Reports And Released Records Reveal That Sullivan Jeopardized Classified Information By Sending It To And From Unsecured Email Accounts

According To A Washington Post Analysis, Sullivan Authored 215 Emails Containing Classified Information That Was Sent To Hillary Clinton's Unsecured Private Server. "Sullivan, a top foreign policy aide who now advises Clinton's presidential campaign, was the most frequent author of classified emails. He wrote 215, the Post analysis found." (Rosalind S. Haberman and Tom Hamburger, "Clinton, On Her Private Server, Wrote 104 Emails The Government Says Are Classified," The Washington Post , 3/5/16)

According To The New York Times, Sullivan Authored Several Of The Emails On Clinton's Server, That Were Classified As "Top Secret/ S.A.P." "The inspector general of the nation's intelligence agencies, I. Charles McCullough III, has said that 'several dozen emails' contained classified information, including some now determined to contain information at the 'top secret/S.A.P.' level. That designation refers to 'special access programs,' which are the nation's most closely guarded secrets. Mr. Sullivan was the author of some of those, while he forwarded others, the officials said, declining to specify exactly what details were classified. Another of those, they said, was written by Richard C. Holbrooke, who served as the administration's envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan until he died in 2010." (Steven Lee Meyers, "Unclassified Clinton Emails May Have Consequences For A Key Deputy," The New York Times, 2/26/16)

In A June 13, 2009 Email To Hillary Clinton And Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan Sent Classified Information From His Personal Account That Was Later Determined To Be Classified. (Jake Sullivan, Email to Hillary Clinton, et. al., 6/13/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2014-20439)

BRYAN PAGLIANO DIRECTLY FACILITATED THE MISHANDLING OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

In May 2009, Pagliano Signed A Security Non-Disclosure Agreement Acknowledging His Responsibilities To Prevent Unauthorized Disclosures Of Classified Information

On May 11, 2009, Bryan Pagliano Signed A Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement. (Bryan Pagliano, Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement, 5/11/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2015-15018, 9/28/15)

As Part Of The Agreement Pagliano Acknowledged That Classified Information Includes "Marked Or Unmarked Classified Information." (Bryan Pagliano, Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement, 5/11/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2015-15018, 9/28/15)

As Part Of The Agreement, Pagliano Agreed To Never Divulge Classified Information By Methods Including Negligent Handling, Without Authorization. (Bryan Pagliano, Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement, 5/11/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2015-15018, 9/28/15)

According To Section 4 Of The Agreement, Pagliano Acknowledged That Unauthorized Disclosure Of Classified Information Could Constitute Violations Of Federal Criminal Law. (Bryan Pagliano, Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement, 5/11/09, State Department Release, FOIA # F-2015-15018, 9/28/15)

Pagliano Was The Staffer Who Set Up Hillary Clinton's Private Server, Which Was Ultimately Determined To Contain Over 2,000 Emails Containing Classified Information

Pagliano Was The Former Clinton Campaign Staffer Who Set Up Clinton's Private Server In Her Chappaqua Home in 2009. "The official said the FBI had secured the cooperation of Bryan Pagliano, who worked on Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign before setting up the server in her New York home in 2009. (Adam Goldman, "Justice Dept. Grants Immunity To Staffer Who Set Up Clinton Email Server," The Washington Post , 3/2/16)

After Setting Up The Server, Pagliano Continued To Help Maintain It. "Bryan Pagliano, the State Department IT staffer who helped set up and maintain Hillary Clinton's private email server in her Chappaqua, N.Y. home in 2009, has been granted immunity by the Justice Department, CBS News confirmed Tuesday." ("IT Worker Who Helped Set Up Hillary Clinton Email Server Gets Immunity," CBS, 3/3/16)

Of The Emails Clinton Turned Over To The State Department, At Least 2,079 Were Deemed To Have Contained Classified Material. "At least 2,079 emails that Hillary Clinton sent or received contained classified material, according to the State Department's final update from its review of more than 30,000 emails." (Anita Kumar, "At Least 2,079 Clinton Emails Contain Classified Material," McClatchyDC , 2/29/16)

  • 22 Of Clinton's Emails Were Withheld Entirely, As They Were Deemed To Contain Top Secret Information. "Three weeks ago, the State Department designated 22 of previously reviewed emails 'top secret' - the first time it has deemed any of Clinton's emails to be classified at a level that can cause exceptionally grave' damage to national security if disclosed. The 22 emails will not be released to the public. The department is releasing other classified emails with some redactions." (Anita Kumar, "At Least 2,079 Clinton Emails Contain Classified Material," McClatchyDC , 2/29/16)

In March 2016, Pagliano Was Granted Immunity By The Justice Department As A Part Of Its Criminal Probe Into Potential Mishandling Of Classified Information

In March 2016, The Justice Department Granted Pagliano Immunity As Part Of Its Criminal Investigation Into The Possible Mishandling Of Classified Information. "The Justice Department has granted immunity to a former State Department staffer, who worked on Hillary Clinton's private email server, as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to a senior law enforcement official." (Adam Goldman, "Justice Dept. Grants Immunity To Staffer Who Set Up Clinton Email Server," The Washington Post , 3/2/16)

Clinton's Senior Aide's NDAs

Jacob Sullivan Non Disclosure Agreement

 

Bryan Pagliano Non Disclosure Agreement

 

Senior Clinton Aides NDA Lawsuit

 


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