by WorldTribune Staff, November 6, 2016
Hillary Clinton routinely asked that secret government documents, including the President’s Daily (intelligence) Brief be sent to the maid of her Washington, D.C. residence for printing, a report said.
As secretary of state, Clinton routinely asked Marina Santos to print out sensitive government e-mails and documents even though the maid had no security clearance to handle such material, the New York Post reported on Nov. 6.
According to the report, Clinton would receive the emails and then request aides at the State Department forward them and any attached documents to Santos to print out.
“Among other things, Clinton requested Santos print out drafts of her speeches, confidential memos and ‘call sheets’ — background information and talking points prepared for the secretary of state in advance of a phone call with a foreign head of state,” the Post report said.
According to FBI notes from an interview with Clinton aide Huma Abedin, Santos also had access to a highly secure room called an SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility) that security agents set up at Clinton’s D.C residence.
From within the SCIF, Santos “collected documents from the secure facsimile machine for Clinton,” the FBI notes revealed.
The FBI noted that Clinton periodically received the Presidential Daily Brief — a top-secret document prepared by the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies — via the secure fax.
“It appears Clinton was never asked by the FBI in its year-long investigation to turn over the iMac Santos used to receive the e-mails, or the printer she used to print out the documents, or the printouts themselves,” the Post report noted.
Long-time Clinton pal Vernon Jordan recommended Santos for the job, according to a 2010 profile in The Philippine Star.