Clinton Foundation Staffer Who Managed Hillary's Server: No, I Never Had a Security Clearance

Posted: Sep 13, 2016 12:00 PM

Former Clinton Foundation aide Jason Cooper, who according to the FBI was instructed to smash Clinton devices with hammers in order to destroy them, said during congressional testimony Tuesday that he didn't have a security clearance while managing Clinton's private server.

"I didn't have a security clearance...and never did have a security clearance," Cooper said about his time using and managing Clinton's server.

The lack of security clearance is of course a major problem considering top secret, classified information was regularly passing through the unsecured server. Cooper also revealed the server didn't have encryption and was used by multiple administrators and users.

"Interesting, Mr. Cooper was never employed by the State Department while he managed the server she used to conduct the business of the government," Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said. "Mr. Cooper purchased the first server used by Secretary Clinton and had it installed in the basement of her private residence in Chappaqua, New York...Mr. Cooper has described his role in managing Secretary Clinton's private server as the 'customer service face.'"