Hillary Clinton had her Filipino immigrant maid handle and print classified emails for her when she was secretary of state, according to latest reports based on FBI notes.
The maid, Marina Santos, not surprisingly did not have the security clearance to handle such materials but that didn’t stop Clinton from having her top aides at the State Department forward the sensitive documents to her for printing, emails and FBI memos show, according to the New York Post.
Clinton had Santos print out talking points before speaking to another head of state, drafts of her speeches and, most disturbingly, confidential memos, among other things, the Post reported.
“Pls ask Marina to print for me in am,” Clinton told Huma Abedin in a 2011 email marked sensitive but not classified.
In a 2012 email titled “Revisions to the Iran points” that was marked classified, one of Clinton’s aides wrote, “We can ask Marina to print this.”
Both emails were marked “confidential.”
According to the FBI’s notes, Santos also had access to a SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility) room that was setup at Clinton’s D.C. residence known as Whitehaven, the Post reported.
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From within the SCIF, Santos — who had no clearance — “collected documents from the secure facsimile machine for Clinton,” the FBI notes revealed.
Just how sensitive were the papers Santos presumably handled? The FBI noted Clinton periodically received the Presidential Daily Brief — a top-secret document prepared by the CIA and other US intelligence agencies — via the secure fax.
A 2012 “sensitive” but unclassified e-mail from Hanley to Clinton refers to a fax the staff wanted Clinton “to see before your Netanyahu mtg. Marina will grab for you.”
Yet it appears Clinton was never asked by the FBI in its yearlong investigation to turn over the iMac Santos used to receive the e-mails, or the printer she used to print out the documents, or the printouts themselves.
In a speech given in Manila for the Clinton Foundation former President Bill Clinton called Santos the “wonderful woman who runs our home in Washington, without whom Hillary will not be able to serve as secretary of state.”
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