During tonight’s debate Hillary Clinton said that classified material did not fall into the wrong hands. Well, that’s not necessarily true. Granted, we don’t know if any hostile actors obtained state secrets, but people who were not authorized to view classified information certainly had access to Hillary Clinton’s private server. One of those people was Bill Clinton’s aide Justin Cooper, who admitted that he didn’t have a security clearance at a House Oversight Committee hearing last month.
REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UT): “After you left the White House early in, when did you leave the White House?”And more importantly, Hillary and her staff have been proven to be careless with regards to handling sensitive material. The server was not authorized by the State Department. It was not secure. The point is that she left sensitive material vulnerable. There were 53 attempts to hack her server, and as it so happens, Mr. Cooper had access to the server, which had classified material on it.
BILL CLINTON AIDE JUSTIN COOPER: “In 2001”
CHAFFETZ: “2001, Did you ever have a security clearance level of any level after that?”
COOPER: “No, I do not have a security clearance.”
REP. CHAFFETZ: “When you had full access to the whole server the entire time that you were working for the Clintons.”
COOPER: “Yes, I had access to the server.”
REP. CHAFFETZ: “And you have no Security Clearance?”
COOPER: “I have no security clearance.”