...... Now if you look at the Department of State's regulations, conversations between American officials and foreign heads of state are automatically classified CONFIDENTIAL and NOFORN.
You normally — at least if you're not Hillary or one of her minions — store classified information on classified servers. Even confidential. (This one hasn't been as exciting since it became clear the Obama administration was using the same server for the same stuff.)
Some people want to argue that this shouldn't be classified, but they miss a couple of points: first of all, classification is another one of those Article II powers of the president (see Executive Order 13526). If he says it's classified, it's classified. The second is that the White House was concerned about stuff being leaked and warned Vindman explicitly about talking about it.
So why is it surprising that material is being stored on a classified server? Why the hell was it ever stored on anything BUT a classified server?
The point here is that all of these things would, in the normal course of events, be security violations punishable by everything from actually losing a job to extended terms in Kansas making small rocks.
Why was this not the normal course of events?There are an awful lot of people who need to be in jail for decades for what they've done in the name of social justice and hate. We can't tolerate their ilk in the State Department, Justice Department or CIA/NSA/DIA. They're tolerable in places like the DOE only to the extent that we need to defund them of $59 billion/year. After all, they really only hurt minorities now don't they? I think so. We need to get rid of them too but they are secondary to securing our national security. Plus? the gulag large enough for all of those killers hasn't been seen on earth since, oh, wait, the Chinese depopulated the Uighurs and the Soviets deported the Balts out of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
I'd really like someone in Congress to ask those questions.
Honestly, the only hate crimes I see these days are democrats lashing out at orangeman and the fake hate crimes created by minorities who deeply wish they were hate-crimed against since it would explain so much failure. They are forced to hate-criming themselves which speaks ill of the entire idea of so called hate crimes.