Hillary Agrees to Surrender Her Security Clearance. Does Anyone Believe That She Gave it up Voluntarily?

Elder Patriot – According to the Washington Times, “Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday.”

At least that’s what she’d like you to believe.

On Friday, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said that the former Secretary of State had voluntarily given up her security clearance in August as a show of support for former CIA Director John Brennan who had his clearance stripped by President Trump.

If you believe Hillary gave up her security clearance for that reason then I have a bridge to sell you.  That would be the first time Clinton ever did anything to help another person after they had become a liability to her.  Hillary has never given up anything without payment in return.

Immediately after President Trump had revoked Brennan’s clearance, press secretary Sarah Sanders read a list of officials being considered for revocation of their clearances. She said the White House is “exploring the mechanisms” by which the government might take them away.

Knowing she was on the chopping block is the likely explanation for Mrs. Clinton’s actions.  

Hillary will still have access to classified information through her husband and partner in crime, former President Bill Clinton.

The Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley also revealed Hillary’s top aide and attorney, Cheryl Mills had her clearance stripped as well as four other Clinton aides.

CBS News reported that according to a letter released by Grassley, the State Department said that Clinton’s clearance was revoked on Aug. 30. Five of Clinton’s aides, who she had asked be designated as researchers, had their security clearances revoked three weeks later, on Sept. 20.

Clinton’s spokesman never addressed the coincidental revocation of the security clearances of Clinton’s five associates.  Mills was closely tied to Mrs. Clinton during the FBI investigation into her use of a private server to handle official State Department business.

Until we know the names of the other four aides it will be hard to pin down the exact reason that Clinton was compelled to “surrender” her clearance.

Merrill’s tweets explaining Mrs. Clinton’s decision just doesn’t pass the smell test.

Remember, this is the same Hillary Clinton who went back to sleep rather than send help to the defense contractors defending our CIA outpost in Benghazi.  In the vernacular, Hillary doesn’t give a shit about anyone but herself.

One of the survivors of Benghazi, Kris Paronto wouldn’t let Brennan alibi  and blame Trump for the action that was long overdue:

Paronto had previously turned his ire on Hillary:

Think logically.  Hillary was granted the opportunity to surrender her clearance on her own terms and walk away without incident.  She chose to do this rather than to open the whole email server scandal to another round of public scrutiny.