from Bill Still
First of all, just a little personal stuff. I have worked in classified environments on and off since I turned 18.
I grew up in the D.C. metro area where clearances are as common as ticks on a dog. Bottom line: I know something about this.
What you are about to read is very important. It is the most detailed exposition of our national security clearance structure I have ever read, and, as far as I know, this is exactly how the system works and everyone in this nation needs to know what is about to happen as a result.
Because once the FBI uncorks its probable referral for the indictment of Hillary Clinton, the American public will be subjected to a stream of lying and confusion that even lyin’ Ted Cruz cannot match.
So, without further adieu, this is a letter sent by Major Ed Coet. It’s about 1,000 words long. I will simply read it in its entirety.
It is entitled: What all Americans need to know about Hillary Clinton’s alleged SAP Compromise.”
“My name is Ed Coet. I am a retired US Army Intelligence Officer. In my last job in the army I was the Chief of the Human Intelligence Branch for the US European Command in Stuttgart , Germany.”
“In that capacity I was also the Designated Program Manager for a Special Access Program (SAP) like the SAP that Hillary Clinton is alleged to have compromised in the most recent State Department Inspector General report to congress and which has been widely reported in the news.”
“Here is what I personally know about SAP’s and what I can attest to in an unclassified forum:”
“1. The names of each SAP are themselves classified Top Secret because the information within the SAP are far and above Top Secret.”
“2. SAP’s are so sensitive that even people who have security clearances giving them access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI), an enormously high security clearance level, cannot have accesses to a SAP’s unless they receive a special indoctrination into the SAP based on an operational “must know” that exceeds all other “need to know” standards.”
“3. Being “read in” to an SAP is far more then acknowledging in writing that you have been briefed on the SAP. It is an in-depth “indoctrination” into the given SAP, and each SAP is itself compartmented separately from other SAPS.”
“Having access to one SAP does not give you access to another SAP. Only a tiny handful of people have knowledge of all SAP’s. SAP’s are the most stringently compartmented and protected information in the entire US government.”
“4. Unlike Top Secret/SCI which is maintained in highly secure Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilitates (SCIF’s) managed by specially trained Special Security Officers (SSO’s) at various levels of command, every single SAP is managed by an individually designated Program Manager for each individual SAP covering an entire theater of operations.”
“SSO’s are not cleared to even know about SAP’s or to maintain information about them in their already enormously secure SCIF’s. How SAP’s are secured cannot be discussed because of the sensitive, beyond-Top-Secret nature in which it is done.”
“5. Unlike individuals with the highest Top Secret/SCI access security clearances, who must undergo a special background investigation, those tiny few who have access to SAP’s must also endure periodic polygraph tests in addition to the most comprehensive of special background investigations.
“I used to have to schedule four-star generals and admirals to be polygraphed in order for them to maintain their access to my SAP.
“Many generals and admirals who obviously have the highest security clearances still did not rate being indoctrinated into my SAP. In fact, they didn’t even know the SAP existed.”
“6. Compromise of a SAP is the single most dangerous security violation that can ever happen to the USA .
“Even the enormously damaging revelations of the Edward Snowden’s Top Secret/ SCI security compromise does not reach the level of a SAP compromise.”
“7. To put SAP information in to an unsecured sever, like Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server, is a class one felony that could, in some cases, result in life in prison.
“That is because such a compromise is so dangerous that it could and likely will result in the death of people protected by and within the scope of the SAP.”
“As a former SAP Program Manager I believe it is inconceivable that if it is verified that Hillary Clinton’s server actually had SAP information on it, that she could possibly escape indictment and criminal prosecution.
“As hard as it is to imagine, that would even be worse than electing to not prosecute a mass murdering serial killer because even they could not inflict as much damage to our country as the compromise of a SAP.