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    'Not Even Hillary Trusts Hillary': Twitter on Clinton Losing Security Clearance

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    After it had become known that the former secretary of state and two-time presidential candidate had her security clearance withdrawn “at her request” this August, social media users took this chance to blast Hillary Clinton and predict her future in prison.

    Hillary Clinton’s security clearance was revoked on August 30, 2018, at her own request. The fact became known on October 12, when a letter Charles Faulkner of the US State Department sent to US Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley was made public.

    Besides Clinton, five other people, including Hillary's former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, parted with their access to classified information on September 20. They had been granted "researcher" status and security clearances through a request made by Secretary Clinton.

    This letter was reportedly issued as a part of the State Department's investigation into Clinton's mishandling of classified information. Clinton was accused of negligence for having set up a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state under Obama.

    The recent revelations have prompted a vigorous reaction on Twitter, as many netizens have questioned Clinton’s motives behind the revoke request or just taken the opportunity to roast the former top official.

    Some pointed out that the timing for the voluntary withdrawal looks suspicious.

    ​​The request itself seemed “fishy” to other users.

    There were those, who implied that Hillary Clinton was up to something.

    ​Many just used the news as an inspiration for memes and jokes. The prison gags prevailed.

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    ​One couldn’t but mention Kanye West, known as an eager advocate of Trump.

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