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Some excerpts. Trying to understand the players. Looks like more than a few knew she was using an unsecured private server

OIG identified two individuals who provided technical support to Secretary Clinton. The first, who was at one time an advisor to former President Clinton but was never a Department employee, registered the clintonemail.com domain name on January 13,
2009.155

The second, a Schedule C political appointee who worked in IRM as a Senior Advisor from May 2009 through February 2013,156 provided technical support for BlackBerry communications during the Secretary’s 2008 campaign for President.157 OIG reviewed emails showing communications between Department staff and both individuals concerning operational issues affecting the Secretary’s email and server from 2010 through at least October 2012. For example, in December 2010, the Senior Advisor worked with S/ES-IRM and IRM staff to resolve issues affecting the ability of emails transmitted through the clintonemail.com domain used by Secretary Clinton to reach Department email addresses using the state.gov domain .158


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The former Director of S/ES-IRM declined OIG’s request for an interview.
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The clintonemail.com domain name was registered with Network Solutions Certificate Authority on January 13, 2009 and identifies the advisor to former President Clinton as the registrant.
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Schedule C appointments are those of a “confidential or policy-determining character” 5 C.F.R. § 6.2.
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Secretary Clinton’s counsel advised OIG that the Senior Advisor “performed technology services for the Clinton family for which he was compensated” by check or wire transfer in varying amounts and various times between 2009 and 2013. In addition, the Senior Advisor’s direct supervisors in IRM from 2009 to 2013 told OIG they were unaware of his technical support of the Secretary’s email system. While working at the Department, the Senior Advisor reported directly to the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Operations, who in turn reported to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The DCIO and CIO, who prepared and approved the Senior Advisor’s annual evaluations, believed that the Senior Advisor’s job functions were limited to supporting mobile computing issues across the entire Department. They told OIG that while they were aware that the Senior Advisor had provided IT support to the Clinton Presidential campaign, they did not know he was providing ongoing support to the Secretary’s email system during working hours. They also told OIG that they questioned whether he could support a private client during work hours, given his capacity as a full-time government employee.
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At that time, S/ES IRM staff met with the Senior Advisor, who accessed the Secretary’s email system and looked at its logs. The issue was ultimately resolved and, on December 21, 2010, S/ES-IRM staff sent senior S/ES staffers an email describing the issue and summarizing the activities undertaken to resolve it. On another occasion, the Senior Advisor met with staff within CTAD and received a briefing on cyber security risks facing the Department. A third interaction took place on October 30, 2012, during the period when Hurricane Sandy disrupted power in the New York City area. An email exchange between Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and another member of the Secretary’s staff revealed that the server located in Secretary Clinton’s New York residence was down. Thereafter, the Senior Advisor met with S/ES-IRM staff to ascertain whether the Department could provide support for the server. S/ES-IRM staff reported to OIG that they told the Senior Advisor they could not provide support because it was a private server.

•Two staff in S/ES-IRM reported to OIG that, in late 2010, they each discussed their concerns about Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email account in separate meetings with the then-Director of S/ES-IRM. In one meeting, one staff member raised concerns that information sent and received on Secretary Clinton’s account could contain Federal records that needed to be preserved in order to satisfy Federal recordkeeping requirements. According to the staff member, the Director stated that the Secretary’s personal system had been reviewed and approved by Department legal staff and that the matter was not to be discussed any further. As previously noted, OIG found no evidence that staff in the Office of the Legal Adviser reviewed or approved Secretary Clinton’s personal system. According to the other S/ES-IRM staff member who raised concerns about the server, the Director stated that the mission of S/ES-IRM is to support the Secretary and instructed the staff never to speak of the Secretary’s personal email system again.

On January 9, 2011, the non-Departmental advisor to President Clinton who provided technical support to the Clinton email system notified the Secretary’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations that he had to shut down the server because he believed “someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in i didnt [sic] want to let them have the chance to.” Later that day, the advisor again wrote to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, “We were attacked again so I shut [the server] down for a few min.” On January 10, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations emailed the Chief of Staff and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and instructed them not to email the Secretary “anything sensitive” and stated that she could “explain more in person.”


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The Executive Secretariat (S/ES), comprised of the Executive Secretary and four Deputy Executive Secretaries, is responsible for coordination of the work of the Department internally, serving as the liaison between the Department's bureaus and the offices of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretaries. It also handles the Department's relations with the White House, National Security Council, and other Cabinet agencies.

The Secretariat Staff (S/ES-S) works with the various offices of the Department in drafting and clearing written materials for the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary for Political Affairs. This staff also is responsible for taking care of advance preparations for the Secretary's official trips -- domestic and international -- and staffing the "mobile office" and keeping the Secretary's schedule on track during the trip.

The Operations Center (S/ES-O) is the Secretary's and the Department's communications and crisis management center. Working 24 hours a day, the Operations Center monitors world events, prepares briefings for the Secretary and other Department principals, and facilitates communication between the Department and the rest of the world. The Operations Center also coordinates the Department's response to crises and supports task forces, monitoring groups, and other crisis-related activities.
http://www.state.gov/s/es/





Edited by Baldo, May 26 2016, 04:16 PM.
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BTW the way if the person who did have access to Hillary's server was Justin Cooper

His title is Chief of Staff Clinton Foundation as of 2/19/2016 .

Also

Mr. Justin G. Cooper serves as a Senior Advisor to Teneo Holdings and Decision Sciences Corporation. Mr. Cooper served as Senior Advisor to President William J. Clinton. He advised President on a broad range of issues, including finances, business matters, public affairs and politics. He advises and assists in operating the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Family Foundation. As a key member of President's inner-most team, his advice and influence ...http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=222852653&privcapId=40152409

Cooper serves on the governing board of the American University of Dubai
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AP: ORIGIN OF KEY CLINTON EMAILS FROM REPORT ARE A MYSTERY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before - including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private.

After 14 months of public scrutiny and skepticism over Clinton's motives in keeping her emails secret, new questions emerged Thursday. They centered on her apparent failure to turn over a November 2010 message in which she worried that her personal messages could become accessible to outsiders, along with two other messages a year later that divulged possible security weaknesses in the home email system she used while secretary of state.

The Clinton campaign has previously denied that her home server was breached, but newly revealed emails show an aide worried it could have been compromised.

The existence of these previously unreleased messages - which appear to have been found among electronic files of four former top Clinton State Department aides - renews concerns that Clinton was not completely forthcoming when she turned over a trove of 55,000 pages of work-related emails. And it has drawn fresh criticism from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump....snipped

...Two other emails sent to Abedin were cited in the inspector general's report, but also did not turn up among the emails released by Clinton. Those messages to Abedin contained warnings in January 2011 from an unidentified aide to former President Bill Clinton who said he had to shut down Hillary Clinton's New York-based server because of suspected hacking attacks.

In response, Abedin warned Mills and Sullivan not to email Clinton "anything sensitive" and said she would "explain more in person."


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CLINTON_MYSTERY_EMAILS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-05-26-14-2658-

Reading over the report it makes me suspicious that there were a number of people both inside the State Dept & outside that knew Hillary was using a private e-mail server. I suspect a number were just aides doing what they were told. Those people should be worried.

Right know according to this AG report we have at least one person who didn't have security clearance with access

Did the Russians, Iranians, Chinese, North Koreans, and maybe even terrorists in Libya have access. Who knows? Maybe that is how the terrorists knew Ambassador Stevens was going to be at Benghazi that night from reading his schedule on her server.
Edited by Baldo, May 26 2016, 05:16 PM.
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Let's be very, very clear here about what Hillary worried was about.

It is infinitely harder to hack into the secure classified email system than
the private, commercial system that Hillary set up.

So, if she was worried about people seeing her emails, it would be much
better for her to use the secure, classified system.

But Hillary knew that the secure classified system was monitored and backed-up,
and she didn't have control over who would see what.

So, Hillary was not worried about international entities hacking into her private system.

She didn't want people in the US with oversight responsibilities to see her emails.
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Bingo!
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Bill Clinton’s Personal Aide — With No Security Clearance — Operated Hillary’s Email Server
By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann On May 26, 2016

Buried in a footnote and text of the scathing report by the State Department’s Inspector General (IG) about Hillary’s emails is evidence that the private email server that carried America’s top secret information to and from the Secretary of State was installed, maintained, and partially operated by a civilian aide to Bill Clinton who lacked any security clearance and did not even work for the government.

This extensive reliance on a close assistant to Bill Clinton raises questions about the handling of classified material by the Secretary of State. If General David Petraeus was held accountable to passing secret information to his biographer and mistress, what are we to make of the routine access to potentially all secret information granted to Hillary’s husband’s aide?

While not named in the report itself, the “non-Department” aide referred to is apparently Justin Cooper, longtime aide-de-camp to the former president. Cooper had no security clearance and no expertise whatsoever in safeguarding computers. He helped Bill Clinton research two of his books, frequently traveled with Clinton, was involved in Clinton Foundation fundraising, and, at the same time, worked for Teneo — the sprawling investment banking, political consulting, and PR firm that started on Hillary’s tenure. Teneo paid Bill Clinton, Huma Abedin, Doug Band, Justin Cooper. The firm was founded by two former State Department employees and then hired four more.

It was Cooper who initially opened and registered the private server and it was he who apparently maintained its security. But that wasn’t the end of it.

The Inspector General report indicates that on two occasions, Cooper suspected that the server had been hacked and that, on one of them, he actually took it upon himself to shut the entire server down. (Hillary’s aides deny that it was ever hacked, but emails from Cooper belie that assertion). Indeed, both hacking attempts came while Hillary was traveling abroad in locations of dubious security — the UAE, Bosnia, Serbia and Algeria. Her server was especially vulnerable to hacking on her foreign travels when she carried and used her Blackberry which was linked to her server.

The IG Report states that on Jan. 9, 2011, the Bill Clinton aide who registered the clintonemail.com domain — who was Justin Cooper — “notified the Secretary’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations [Huma Abedin] that he had to shut down the server because he believed ‘someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in I didn’t [sic] want to let them have the chance to.'”

Cooper wrote another email to Abedin later in the day stating that, “We were attacked again so I shut [the server] down for a few min.” Abedin emailed another top Clinton aide the next day urging them to not email “anything sensitive” to Clinton. She also offered to “explain more in person.” Abedin did not report any of the hacking issues to anyone at the State department, as was required.

Cooper obviously had the authority, access, and ability to access and shut down the server used by State Department employees, diplomats, and ambassadors to communicate with the Secretary of State. And apparently the server was also used by Bill Clinton’s aides for his business, as we reported last September.

The Clintons are very interested in Cooper’s legal issues. Columnist Monica Crowley reported that the Clintons are now paying Cooper’s legal bills. That’s interesting, isn’t it?

The “all in the family” approach of the Clintons to the operation of the private server makes a mockery of security. Not only could anyone with even minimal levels of skill hack into her server through her Blackberry (that she carried with her into high risk countries despite the explicit warnings of security officials that she wrote about in her own books), but an aide who worked for a former president, who was aggressively courting foreign countries for donations and for a private consulting firm soliciting foreign governments as clients had access to the State Department email server.

But the broader implications of the IG Report about Cooper’s intimate connection with the Secretary of State’s email server suggest that the Hillary and the former president operated an off-the-shelf rogue operation out of Bill Clinton’s office — and possibly the Clinton Foundation — that had the potential access to all the government’s secrets that passed through the Secretary of State.

Hillary went to great lengths to keep the server secret and out of the reach of the State Department and the Freedom of Information Act.

What’s even more astounding is that Bryan Pagliano, who is obviously the second “technical adviser, “a political appointee” of the Secretary referred to in the Report, kept his work on the Secretary’s server a dark secret from his State Department bosses.

Remember, Pagliano was granted immunity by the Department of Justice in exchange for his testimony.

But whatever he actually did for Hillary was on the QT, because according to the Report, his direct supervisors said: “they did not know that he was providing ongoing support to the Secretary’s email system during working hours. They also told the IG that they questioned whether he could support a private client during working hours, given his capacity as a full time employee.”

Yet Hillary’s attorney, David Kendall, said that Pagliano performed technical assistance for the Clinton family and was compensated in various amounts at various times by wire or check.

So what was he doing?

This massive conflict of interest opens up an important new line of investigation: Did Cooper — or anyone else in the Bill Clinton orbit — access any of the actual emails, and, if so, did they share the content with Bill Clinton or anyone at Teneo? These are the kind of questions that the indiscriminate sharing of the email server with the Clintons’ entire official family invites.

The OIG Report raises lots of questions beyond its unequivocal conclusion that Hillary did not seek permission for the use of a private email server and would not have been granted permission in any event. Moreover, the Report certifies that she violated Federal Records requirements and failed to protect the server from cyber strikes.

The Report verifies what we already knew: Hillary is a chronic liar who deliberately lied about her email server cover-up.

Let’s hope the FBI picks up where the OIG left off.

http://thehillarydaily.com/bill-clintons-personal-aide-no-security-clearance-operated-hillarys-email-server/

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Curious & More Curious

April 29, 2016

DailyCaller

Report: Clintons Are Paying Legal Bills For Aide Who Registered Private Email Address

The Clintons have paid “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to cover the legal bills for a Bill Clinton aide who sits at the center of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

That’s according to Washington Times opinion editor Monica Crowley who reports in a new column that a knowledgeable source tells her that the Clintons are covering legal expenses for Justin Cooper, a longtime aide to the former president.

Such an arrangement would raise questions over whether the Clintons are paying Cooper’s bills in order to ensure that they have some oversight of his interactions with federal investigators. It would also raise questions about whether the Clintons are paying other aides’ legal costs.

Cooper registered clintonemail.com in his own name on Jan. 13, 2009. That email domain is the same one Hillary Clinton exclusively used to send work-related emails as secretary of state. Emails sent on that account were stored on a server that the Clintons kept at their personal residence in New York.

According to Crowley, Cooper’s role in helping set up Clinton’s mysterious email arrangement has put him in the FBI’s cross hairs. She reports:

A source familiar with Mr. Cooper’s arrangement with the Clintons tells me that they have paid his legal fees associated with the FBI investigation, amounting to “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” They aren’t paying those costs out of a sense of decency. They’re paying them because he knows the “why” of the server, which may very well have been to make it easier for the foundation to hustle big donations.

One wonders what, if anything, Mr. Cooper is telling the FBI — and whether the whole sordid Clinton house of cards will be left standing.

The FBI seized Clinton’s server last year after it was determined that some of her emails contained classified information. And now, investigators are reportedly poised to interview aides who have knowledge about the system.

And according to a Fox News report from earlier this year, the FBI’s investigation has expanded to a public corruption probe which centers on the intersection of the Clinton Foundation and State Department.

Cooper could also be embroiled in that aspect of the investigation, according to Crowley, who also works as a Fox News analyst...snipped

http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/25/exclusive-state-dept-staffers-looking-at-benghazi-records-idd-hillarys-email-address-much-earlier-than-thought/


:think: :think: I wonder

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually commit the crime personally...snipped
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act


Sounds like it is getting close to it. The Clinton Foundation, Secretary of State, private e-mail server, speaking fees, special favors for donors to the Clinton Foundation from the State Department.

:uhoh:
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Justin Cooper (aide)

Justin Cooper was a senior adviser to Bill Clinton, former President of the United States.[1] Justin Cooper first worked within the Office of Science and Technology before later becoming an aide for former President of the United States Bill Clinton.

Personal
A native of Pennsylvania, Cooper is an alumnus of Upper Dublin High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the American University with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies of Communication, Law, Economics and Government. While working for Clinton, Cooper attended Fordham Law School where he earned a Juris Doctor in 2008.

Career
White House
Cooper began working in the White House as an intern in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and later in the Oval Office. He was later hired as a Staff Assistant for Oval Office Operations.

Post-Presidency
Clinton asked Cooper, along with Doug Band, to move to New York to play a critical role in his post-presidential activities.

Cooper has served as senior aide and advisor to President Clinton, becoming a critical member of Clinton's post-presidency cadre of advisors. In his current role, Cooper has traveled with Clinton on hundreds of trips domestically and internationally.

Cooper is frequently credited with assisting President Clinton in editing and recounting his autobiography detailing his formative years and tenure as President in his memoir My Life. President Clinton notes Cooper’s critical role in the formation of the memoir in the first sentence of the book’s “Acknowledgments.” Cooper was integral in transforming Clinton's those thoughts into an organized narrative.
He played a similar role on Clinton's second book, Giving.

Cooper who has a close working relationship with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her senior most advisers since their White House days, including Cheryl D. Mills and Huma Abedin, is often responsible for briefing and advising the President on a range of issues including finances, business matters, public relations, politics, the Clinton Family Foundation and the Clinton Foundation's initiatives as well as the Clinton Global Initiative.

In addition to his noted role in the publication of Clinton’s memoirs, Cooper is also a frequent travel partner of the President. Most notably, Cooper accompanied the President’s delegation to North Korea when Clinton successfully secured the release of two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, in August 2009.

Cooper serves on the governing board of the American University of Dubai.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Cooper_(aide)


He isn't just an aide, he is buried deep into Bill & Hillary's Life
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cks
May 26 2016, 08:35 PM
Bingo!
:toast:

http://observer.com/2016/05/game-over-emailgate-just-crippled-the-clinton-express/

Any foreign intelligence service worth its salt would have had no trouble accessing Ms. Clinton’s emails, particularly when they were unencrypted, as this column has explained in detail.

Yet Hillary was more worried about the American public finding out about what she was up to via FOIA than what foreign spy services and hackers might see in her email.
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Looks like they have been circling the wagons

Hillary Clinton’s inner circle shunned investigators in email probe
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/26/hillary-clintons-inner-circle-refused-to-cooperate/


One wonders why the Democrats allowed her to run? The walls seem to be closing in

1) E-mail server investigation by two AGs
2) FBI Investigation
3) Benghazi Investigation
4) Bernie attacks
5) Finally Trump

Then of course we have her record as Secretary of State which is atrocious.

I just don't understand why she ran. All of this wouldn't have risen if she had just not run. She would have hundreds of millions, but I guess it wasn't good enough.




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MikeZPU
May 26 2016, 09:41 PM
cks
May 26 2016, 08:35 PM
Bingo!
:toast:

http://observer.com/2016/05/game-over-emailgate-just-crippled-the-clinton-express/

Any foreign intelligence service worth its salt would have had no trouble accessing Ms. Clinton’s emails, particularly when they were unencrypted, as this column has explained in detail.

Yet Hillary was more worried about the American public finding out about what she was up to via FOIA than what foreign spy services and hackers might see in her email.
Interesting disclosure at the bottom of your referenced Observer article.

Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the publisher of Observer Media.
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May 26 2016, 09:58 AM
...On a related topic - Ann Coulter's Latest coumn "Fantasy Football in DC" is a must read. She has an interesting angle as to why Hillary relied on a private server.
You mean this one?
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http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/25/exclusive-state-dept-staffers-looking-at-benghazi-records-idd-hillarys-email-address-much-earlier-than-thought/

EXCLUSIVE: State Dept. Staffers Looking At Benghazi Records ID’d Hillary’s Email Address Much Earlier Than Thought

State Department staffers who worked to respond to congressional requests for documents about the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks discovered in June 2013 — a year earlier than has previously been reported — that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account.

...Prior to Wednesday’s watchdog report, the State Department had identified the summer of 2014 as the period when staffers working on Benghazi document productions had identified Clinton’s personal email address. The discovery of the email address — which was known to many top officials within the State Department during Clinton’s tenure but apparently not to lower-level staffers sifting through Benghazi records — reportedly served as the catalyst for an official State Department request for Clinton’s work-related emails.

...The June 2013 discovery — which was made while the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was investigating Benghazi — is key because it shows that the State Department was aware that emails to and from Clinton likely existed which could have provided valuable insight to Congress about the Benghazi attacks.
Looks like quite a few State employees should be fired immediately.
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http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/25/alleged-clinton-sexual-assault-victim-responds-to-claims-trump-gave-her-financial-support/

...This is the same old Hillary tactic- attack the woman assaulted by her husband.

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sdsgo
May 27 2016, 04:46 AM
MikeZPU
May 26 2016, 09:41 PM
cks
May 26 2016, 08:35 PM
Bingo!
:toast:

http://observer.com/2016/05/game-over-emailgate-just-crippled-the-clinton-express/

Any foreign intelligence service worth its salt would have had no trouble accessing Ms. Clinton’s emails, particularly when they were unencrypted, as this column has explained in detail.

Yet Hillary was more worried about the American public finding out about what she was up to via FOIA than what foreign spy services and hackers might see in her email.
Interesting disclosure at the bottom of your referenced Observer article.

Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the publisher of Observer Media.
Yes, I saw that too :)

I read the article and some previous related articles carefully
and came away with the impression that Schindler researches
material for his articles very meticulously with good insight.

Maybe due to the publisher's (Jared Kushner) family connection to
Trump, the author, Schindler, was motivated to really dig into this,
but there was good research in the article.

I wish everyone in the media was honest about their connections
and biases, e.g., George Stephanopoulos.

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