7th floor group

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Group.png 7th floor group  
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The 7th floor of the Harry S. Truman Building
Extinction17 February 2017
Headquarters7th Floor, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington DC, USA
Interestscensorship, Russiagate, Donald Trump, VIPedophile
Member ofDonald Trump/Conspiracy theories
Membership• Huma Abedin?
• Hillary Clinton
• Jonathan Finer
• Heather Higginbottom
• Julia Frifield
• Roberta Jacobson
• Patrick Kennedy
• John Kerry
• Cheryl Mills
• Julissa Reynoso
• Jennifer Stout
• Jacob Sullivan
• Lona Valmoro
A set of USDOJ officials who met at the top of the US State Department to control information. Termed by the FBI a "shadow government". Ignored by corporate media. Wikipedia removed its coverage of the group.
A section of a partially redacted FBI document posted on Wikileaks which mentions the "7th Floor Group" as a "Shadow Government"

The 7th Floor Group was a US deep state faction made up of US State Department officials that was exposed in 2016 and terminated in 2017. Over the years, the term has been used for the State Department leadership.[1]

The FBI mentioned a group referred to as The "Shadow Government" inside the State Department, exposed in Autumn 2016, and which briefly attracted the attention of commercially-controlled media. They met regularly on the 7th floor of the Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, DC. The group appears to have formed around Hillary Clinton, who had an office on the 7th floor of the State Deapartment[2] although no direct evidence has yet emerged to tie her to the group. Most if not all remaining members had their employment terminated on 17 February 2017.


The 7th Floor Group met on Wednesday afternoons and discussed FOIA requests and the congressional record in order to contain particularly sensitive information, and how best to release other information. CNBC reported in October 2016 that the group had "argued for a Clinton document release to be conducted all at once "for coordination purposes" instead of on a rolling basis as would normally be the case".[3]

Censorship of official reports

A 2015 report for The Washington Examiner was entitled "State Department Inspector General officials edited out passages of a high-profile report in [February] 2013 that could have embarrassed Hillary Clinton just days before she quit President Obama's Cabinet." This compared a report published in 2013 with earlier drafts that were provided by whistleblower Richard Higbie. The Examiner states that "The unexplained gaps in the final version, and the removal of passages that would have damaged the State Department, call into question the independence of Harold Geisel, who was State's temporary inspector general throughout Clinton's four years at the head of the department."[4]

It appears a lot of investigations have been stonewalled by the 7FG. One such passage, present in the draft but not in the final report states that "Sources reported that a senior '7th Floor' Department official ordered [diplomatic security] to stop the investigation of an ambassador accused of pedophilia, and another such senior official had [diplomatic security] stop an investigation of an ambassador-designate". Another cover up alleged the group's involvement regarding an officer from the state department raping local embassy staff. The news report by the WE even notes investigators that made the draft version were carrying firearms - purposely - in full view 24/7 out of fear of being assassinated in the elevator by the ones subjected in their internal affairs probes.[5]


The Secretary's suite was a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility which also had a DSS security detachment outside of the office.


Meetings were attended by the Secretary of State John Kerry, Deputy Chief of Staff Jennifer Stout, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, Kennedy, Assistant Secretary Julia Frifield, and unnamed members of the Office of the Legal Adviser.[6]

Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin are not known to have attended their meetings, but this inference seems highly plausible considering that some names were redacted from the FBI document, Hillary's office was also located on the 7th Floor of the US State Department Headquarters, where she is known to have met with her top advisers, including Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.[7]Moreover, in 2018, an email to Colin Powell was declassified in which she wrote "Colin, I am finally out of the SCIF and want to thank you for all of the advice about berries, security and life on the 7th floor! I hope we'll have a chance to visit in person sometime soon. All the best, H"[8]


The New York Post report on the group after the initial FBI document was published on 17 October 2016

The group was first exposed on 17 October 2016 by a reference in an FBI investigation report arising from the Hillary Clinton email controversy. Interest has been heightened by the fact that FBI documents refer to it as a "shadow government" inside the US State Department.[9] By November 2016, another suspected reference to the group was in the public record, an email on Wikileaks by Roberta S. Jacobson to her "7th floor colleagues."[10]

Peter Strzok's SMS

An SMS between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page released in February 2018

On 7 February 2018 the US Senate released a set of (redacted) SMSs between Peter Strzok and "his alleged mistress Lisa Page".[11] One from 28 July 2016 reads: "This article highlights the thing I mentioned to you earlier, asking if Bill had noted it to 7th floor. I'm going to send it to him".[12] Strzok had previously referred to a "'secret society' of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI".[13]


The group appears to have been disbanded by Donald Trump's administration. On 17 February 2017, CBS reported that "Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed."[14]


7th floor delete.jpg

After the 17 October 2016 publication of the FBI report, a Wikipedia user created a page on the group, but it was speedily deleted on 8 November 2016, after a vote yielded 9 votes to 'Delete' and 1 (anonymous) one to 'Keep'.[15] In spite of the FBI document in which it is termed a "shadow government", the 7th floor group was deemed a "non-notable conspiracy theory" with a "lack of reliable secondary sources".[16] Although as a corporate controlled media outlet, CNBC is deemed reliable, their breaking of the story[17] was treated as a primary source, since a Wikipedia rule states that "All breaking news stories, without exception, are primary sources..."[16] i.e. Since corporate media only ran one story on this topic, it is not suitable for Wikipedia. By March 2017, the FBI report had been removed[18], but as of February 2018 it was still on the Internet Archive.[19]

7th Floor at the CIA

The Seventh floor is where the Directors conference room is in the CIA headquarters in Langley.[20] Casual references to the seventh floor and meeting senior leadership there are found in 2002, and the 7th floor is presumably an internal phrase meaning the leadership.[21]

A reference was found in a 2013 NBC-article[22], referring to the 7th floor of the CIA headquarters, and seems to refer to “the Sisterhood,” a powerful band of female CIA-leaders: Avril Haines, Fran Moore, Sue Gordon and many others "some of which are classified".


Known members

12 of the 13 of the members already have pages here:

Hillary Clinton“Too big to jail”
Jonathan FinerUS deep state actor, Bilderberger, 7th Floor Group, CFR, friend of UK and US deep state functionaries
Julia FrifieldUS/Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs under Barack Obama.
Heather Higginbottom7th floor group deep state operative
Roberta Jacobson7th Floor Group member whose appointment as ambassador to Mexico reportedly "took weeks of backroom dealing"
Patrick Kennedy7th floor group diplomat
John KerryUS Skull and Bones DSO, in Jeffrey Epstein's Black book ...
Cheryl MillsChief of staff for Hillary Clinton.
Julissa Reynoso7th floor group
Jennifer StoutUS deep state functionary and member of the 7th Floor Group
Jacob SullivanUSDSO and member of the 7th floor group
Lona ValmoroMember of the 7th floor group and the "main scheduler" for Hillary Clinton
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  1. https://allafrica.com/stories/200408230214.html
  2. https://wearechange.org/who-wikipedia-fbi-deletes-7th-floor-group/
  3. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/17/fbi-releases-100-new-pages-on-clinton-email-probe.html
  4. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillarys-officials-cut-criticisms-out-of-state-dept.-reports/article/2565827
  5. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillarys-officials-cut-criticisms-out-of-state-dept-reports
  6. https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton/hillary-r.-clinton-part-04-of-04/view}
  7. https://www.scribd.com/document/327930858/Hillary-Clinton-FBI-Files-Final-Release-4-of-4%7Ctitle=Hillary Clinton FBI Files - Final Release 4 of 4|last=|first=|date=|website=Scribd, Page 49|publisher=|access-date=2016-10-18}}
  8. https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/DOS-HOGR-09022016-000001%20to%20000003.pdf
  9. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/17/fbi-releases-100-new-pages-on-clinton-email-probe.html
  10. https://www.wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/752
  11. https://theminorityreportblog.com/2018/01/23/fbi-peter-strzok-texted-deleting-texts-50000-go-missing/
  12. https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/appendix-c_-documents see p.66
  13. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/01/22/gowdy_strzok_and_page_need_to_explain_anti-trump_secret_society_texts.html#!
  14. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/state-dept-layoffs-under-rex-tillerson-being-carried-out/
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log/delete&page=7th_floor_group
  16. a b https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/7th_Floor_Group
  17. https://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/17/fbi-releases-100-new-pages-on-clinton-email-probe.html
  18. https://wearechange.org/who-wikipedia-fbi-deletes-7th-floor-group/
  19. http://web.archive.org/web/20170203160045/https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton/hillary-r.-clinton-part-04-of-06/view
  20. https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna42853221
  21. https://www.cia.gov/static/eae16eb08669306e47b43b5d691e8a69/One-Womans-Contribution.pdf
  22. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/sisterhood-spies-women-crack-code-cia-flna2D11594601