Emails reveal sensitive info left exposed after US pullout from Yemen
Internal State Department emails reviewed by Fox News reveal that as security unraveled in Yemen, U.S. personnel were scrambling to finalize their exit plan and were so uncertain about what would happen that procedures for safeguarding sensitive information were bypassed — with permission from Washington.
The unclassified emails reveal staff on the ground in Yemen, as well as senior department executives in Washington, were concerned the evacuation might go bad and left a communication network running at the embassy in case staff had to return. The emails point to uncertainty on the ground amid fast-moving developments, even as the Obama administration downplayed any irregularities.
"It wasn’t hasty," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki insisted on Fox News’ "The Kelly File" on Feb. 12, a day after the evacuation.
Holy sh*t Batman have we forgotten all security procedures or do we just ignore them now. Are there any adults left in the government?
Asked about the emails on Wednesday, Psaki said: "We successfully moved our personnel out. And I think that’s what everybody should be focused on."
No lady it’s not. The fact that we can’t seem to protect our people, equipment or operational information these days seems to indicate a larger issue, like gross governmental incompetence.