This is like crossing the street legally against a green light in a crosswalk -- and then being investigated after the laws were changed to make it illegal to cross the street in a crosswalk against a green light. And making it a national security breach if you're found guilty.
Members of the department insist that this is all part of a program instituted during the Obama Administration. But not only do few people with the gift of common sense believe this, but some of these former aides who received letters about being investigated said that several of their letters were written two years AFTER they left the State Department.
The investigation had been made dormant for a long time, but only within the past few months did the State Department start it up again. It's difficult to imagine why -- unless you read the paper, see that polls show that all the leading Democratic candidates are beating Trump, notice all the horrible stories about Trump (including meeting with the NRA after gun massacres, the U.S. House suing to get Trump's tax records, New York State suing to get Trump's tax records, using a sharpie to illegally falsify official U.S. weather maps and so much more) and we didn't even get to the Ukraine shakedown which has brought about impeachment hearings, and understand the foundations of fascism.
Yes, the Ukraine shakedown and ensuing impeachment hearings is the leading headline story and should be. But this is in its own way as horrific a story and abuse of power.
You can read the article here. And should.