Monday, December 5, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
Lost: Male Great Pyrenees, all white, double dew claws on back legs, sweet, shy, not aggressive, Nov. 10, C.R. 404/405, neighbors heard 2 shots, any information appreciated. 830-393-0801.
Found: Red Chihuahua, male, friendly but frightened, need to find his owner, in Floresville. 830-534-6413.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

General labor hand needed at Whitsett, TX location, must have valid driver license, clean record, and reliable transportation; must be willing to work different shifts and weekends. Email resumes to teika@oscenergy.com.
Floresville ISD is accepting applications at www.fisd.us for the following position: Bus driver.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

National News


Senators Introduce Bill to Revoke Secretary Clinton’s Security Clearance




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
The author of this entry is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
July 7, 2016 | 702 views | 5 comments

Washington, DC -- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced S.3135, the Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies (TRUST) Act of 2016, legislation that would revoke Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance as well as the security clearances of Secretary Clinton’s colleagues at the State Department who exhibited extreme carelessness in their handling of classified information. Additionally, the TRUST Act expresses the sense of Congress that Secretary Clinton should not have access to classified information again until she earns the legal right to such access.

The legislation follows the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system in her capacity as Secretary of State. In an announcement earlier this week, FBI Director James Comey said that “there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information” and “none of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff.” The FBI uncovered several thousand additional emails related to her position, some of which contained classified material, that were not included in the 30,000 emails Clinton handed over to the State Department. Comey concluded the FBI’s findings with “we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.”

Comey stated the investigation initially focused on whether classified information was transmitted on Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail system and evolved to determine if there is evidence that classified information was not properly transmitted or stored on that personal e-mail system and whether there is evidence that the system was hacked by foreign or hostile hackers. While Comey confirmed that classified information was transmitted and stored improperly and the personal e-mail system may have been hacked, he formally recommended that no charges be filed against Secretary Clinton.

“The FBI’s investigation into Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail server confirmed what Americans across the country already know: Secretary Clinton recklessly accessed classified information on an insecure system -- establishing a vulnerable and highly desirable target for foreign hackers,” said Gardner. “If the FBI won’t recommend action based on its findings, Congress will. At the very least, Secretary Clinton should not have access to classified information and our bill makes sure of it.”

“Access to classified information is a tremendous responsibility, and should only be entrusted to those who will treat that information with the care it deserves,” said Senator Cornyn. “When individuals mishandle our country’s most sensitive information they jeopardize national security and shouldn’t be trusted with such an important responsibility.”
 
‹ Previous Blog Entry
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
July 8 at 3:55pm
 
Like this has' any chance of succeeding. She will call up the DNC and tell them to 'take care' of it and the the sorry low life skank will walk again.

 
James Tabone  
Floresville, TX  
July 7 at 5:12pm
 
I laud Cornyn and Gardner for introducing the bill, but it will fail 52-48 on a straight party line vote. You will need 60 votes to pass the bill. In the House it could possibly pass, but still it wouldn't be acceptable to... More ›

 
Martin Kufus  
White Sands Missile Range, NM  
July 7 at 11:23am
 
The senators' proposal (above) to revoke Hillary Clinton's security clearance is entirely justified. Both the State Department Inspector General and the FBI have confirmed she cannot be trusted with national secrets. However,... More ›

 
Fred Ohnesorge  
Floresville, TX  
July 7 at 9:30am
 
The Republicans remind me of a limp noodle. Always a day late and dollar short.

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
July 7 at 8:07am
 
New Post

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

National News Archives


Friesenhahn Custom WeldingAllstate & McBride RealtyTriple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.