(NOTE: The facts and opinions expressed in this article are those of author Paul Hair and have not been verified or adopted by TheRebel.media.)
Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was U.S. Secretary of State is now well-known. But what many people don’t know is that she ran a private human intelligence operation at the same time.
Kent Clizbe is a veteran CIA officer. I’m a veteran U.S. Army intelligence analyst. We wrote an analysis on how Hillary Clinton ran a shadow human intelligence (HUMINT) operation while she served as Secretary of State. You can read the full analysis at Intel and CT Weekly.
Clinton used retired CIA officer Tyler Drumheller, long-time Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal, and others to collect and disseminate privately gathered human intelligence for her. All this took place outside the U.S. intelligence community.
Some of this intelligence was transmitted over Clinton’s private email server. Clinton had no way of verifying if the intelligence was accurate. On top of this, she was attempting to avoid governmental oversight of her activities.
But there’s something else that we don’t mention in our analysis. If any U.S. serviceman had done a fraction of what Clinton did, the media would be screaming about “war crimes” or “another intelligence scandal.” Here’s why.
If a U.S. military unit captures enemies the average serviceman can ask basic questions of them. He can ask, “Are more attacks planned?” or “Do you know where others are who are working with you?” along with other similar questions.
But if he isn’t an authorized interrogator and starts using deception or threats (“We’re going to make things uncomfortable for you if you don’t answer”), he’s just crossed the line into illegal interrogation. That would then be reported up the chain-of-command and if the media learned of it you would see headlines like this: “MORE U.S. INTELLIGENCE CRIMES! U.S. TROOPS ILLEGALLY INTERROGATED PRISONER!”
So think about this and consider it against what Clinton and her shadow HUMINT operation did.
They didn’t just mistakenly ask someone a question; they ran an entire intelligence operation without authorization. Every single piece of information they collected and disseminated—every act they did associated with it—was done without proper authorization.
So if a U.S. serviceman would be punished for illegally interrogating an enemy by way of asking an inappropriate question, why wouldn’t the U.S. government prosecute Clinton for her shadow HUMINT operation?
This is yet another example of how corrupt 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is.