"On at least two occasions when Hillary Clinton changed electronic devices as secretary of state, the outgoing mobile devices met a violent end on the other side of a hammer or got broken in half.
At other moments, two of Clinton’s top aides recalled that the retiring devices’ whereabouts would often be a mystery.
And elsewhere in the FBI's report of its investigation and its interview with Clinton that was released publicly Friday, Clinton demonstrated a willingness to defer to others on matters of classified material, claiming on multiple occasions that she could neither recall receiving training or, in one particular instance, responding that she did not know that “(C)” markings in an email chain denoted confidential material.
From the drones to hammers to Colin Powell, here are 12 of the most remarkable sections from the FBI’s notes related to its investigation and from its July 2 interview with Clinton at its Washington headquarters." Nick Gass
In light of this information it seems odd that Comey did not recommend indictment on either the Government Records Act or on a charge of mishandling classified information. pl
"A laptop containing a copy, or “archive,” of the emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server was apparently lost—in the postal mail—according to an FBI report released Friday. Along with it, a thumb drive that also contained an archive of Clinton’s emails has been lost and is not in the FBI’s possession." Daily Beast
The State Department is not a notably efficient or well administered part of the government. It tends to employ people who think they are "entitled" and above the rules, but the behavior of Clinton's personal team reeks of the '60s and 70s. It makes me think of a group of teenagers (of various ages) playing the role of responsible government officials.
When I was a major I was for a few years in charge of security indoctrination and training for US military personnel who had access to seriously secret material as well as the inevitable investigation of violations at 5th US Army Corps headquarters at Frankfurt am Main and then at Allied Land Forces South East Europe at Izmir, Turkey. This was a NATO command with a large US presence in the headquarters. Then, later in life I was "indoctrinated" (trained and briefed) many times when it was decided that I should receive access to various categories and compartments of secret information. So, I know a bit about the way the US governments in its various parts safeguards secret information.
In basic terms a senior recipient is trained individually and privately by a Special Security Officer whose full time job is to make sure that people who receive such information understand fully the law and regulations with regard to handling such information. Following the training the recipient signs agreements with the government to follow the rules and accept the law. The Secretary of State would have a VAST access to a wide and deep number of "compartments" of information each containing some particular program or type of information of great sensitivity. for Clinton to claim as she did to the FBI that she was never trained to handle classified information and did not know the rules is simply absurd. pl