HRC Emails Face New Scrutiny

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  1. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Hillary Clinton Emails Face New Scrutiny - News JS

    The Wall Street Journal
    By
    Byron Tau
    Jan. 20, 2016 12:30 a.m. ET

    Hillary Clinton Emails Face New Scrutiny

    Former secretary of state’s private server included highly classified intelligence, review says; unclear whether information was deemed classified when sent.

    WASHINGTON—Emails on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server contained national-security information classified at some of the highest levels, according to a new review by a government watchdog.

    A letter from Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough finds that Mrs. Clinton’s email trove contains a type of highly classified intelligence information beyond “top secret,” referred to as “special access programs” or SAP. That designation is reserved for information shared on a need-to-know basis to protect intelligence sources, military operations or other highly sensitive government information.

    In a separate review over the summer, Mr. McCullough’s office found “top secret” information on Mrs. Clinton’s home server. The new unclassified letter from Mr. McCullough to members of the House and Senate committees that oversee intelligence, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, says that the intelligence community now believes even more highly classified information was on the server. The letter was reported earlier by Fox News.

    Mr. McCullough’s latest finding is that “several dozen” emails in Mrs. Clinton’s archive containing information classified at various levels, including SAP.

    Most of Mrs. Clinton’s email trove of about 55,000 pages from her time in office has been released by the State Department. That includes more than 1,300 emails with some information blocked out, or redacted, because it is classified.

    State Department spokesman John Kirby declined to comment on the letter Tuesday, saying the department is focused on releasing the rest of Mrs. Clinton’s emails to the public “in a manner that protects sensitive information.”

    The campaign of Mrs. Clinton, a leading Democratic presidential candidate, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Mrs. Clinton’s campaign has said that no information in her emails was marked classified at the time it was sent.

    A review is now under way by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several inspectors general to determine whether some of that information should have been marked classified.

    A spokesman for the inspector general declined to comment on whether the SAP information was deemed classified at the time it was sent; nor would the office elaborate on what was contained in the emails, citing their nature. It is also unclear if Mrs. Clinton sent or received the information.

    Information deemed highly classified by the intelligence community could include programs that have been publicly revealed in the media, for example the government’s drone program. Some parts of the program are widely known and routinely discussed, but the program is still considered highly classified by government officials. Media reports about classified programs could be deemed classified by government officials.

    The inspector general’s latest finding sets up a potential intragovernmental standoff with the State Department, which has repeatedly insisted that no information sent or received by Mrs. Clinton was classified when it was sent.

    Mrs. Clinton’s decision to use a personal email server while serving as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013 has roiled her campaign. Use of a private email server for unclassified work email was discouraged but not explicitly forbidden by State Department policy. Other secretaries of state occasionally used private email accounts, though not on a personal server.

    Mrs. Clinton turned over her email archive to the State Department in late 2014. Her emails are in the process of being publicly released under orders from a federal judge.

    The FBI has taken possession of Mrs. Clinton’s server equipment and is conducting an investigation into the possible loss or mishandling of classified information. Officials say Mrs. Clinton isn't the target of the probe.
     
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  2. major56

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  3. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Opinion Journal: Hillary’s Special Access Program (SAP) and Top-Secret (TS) Email Evasions

    Re: WSJ 2/1/2016 1:19PM

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton with an update on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server.
    Opinion Journal: Hillary

    Bottom-line: HRC was/is an incompetent, lawless AND so deeply, deeply flawed presidential candidate who did very likely, via her own negligence, provide during her tenure as SOS—highly sensitive U.S. national security information to U.S. adversaries. There is absolutely no getting around her collective disregard for the rule-of-law, as well as, total ineptness and contempt as to the highest levels of obligation she was entrusted with as SOS. A prime illustration of a political appointee (hack) who was WAY beyond her level of competency, public office acumen, and more decisively—trustworthiness—her public record reinforces such glaring defects …

    The FBI Director James Comey will very likely recommend (referral) an indictment to attorney general Loretta Lynch. If so, then it’s purely a matter of how far Obama is willing to stick his neck out for Hillary Rodham Clinton. There will be either an indictment or a leaked FBI memo recommending an indictment.
     
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  6. major56

    major56 Active Member

  7. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    Shes going down for this one for sure. Only thing that can save her is Obama. And I'm not sure he wants to drag his name through annals of history tracking mud all over the place.
     
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    And when it doesn't happen, it won't matter. It will simply point to some unseen, undetected conspiracy anyway, right?

    I have no idea what the result of the e-mail investigation will be. Neither do you.
     
  9. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    Yes we no the results, she did it. She clearly broke the law. That is a fact.
     
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    To my knowledge HRC hasn't been charged with anything. It's tempting to say that the longer this goes on the more it seems that she'll be charged with something but the whole Bengahzi thing amounted to nothing
     
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Her criminal actions don't necessarily lead to the same result in the federal investigation into them that they would had she been a lower level official.
     
  12. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    The FBI doesn't like to lose, and they don't pursue a case to this extent if there isn't ample fire where the smoke led them to in the first place.
     
  13. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I'm betting you're right but it's so political right now and even the FBI takes orders from someone so who knows what's really happening.
     
  14. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    If the PTB make this vanish, then we might as well make it official and delineate two separate systems of justice in this country; one for the politically important, and one for the rest of us.

    The tell-all books that will be written by the FBI Agents who worked this case will be incredible.
     
  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Where have you been that you don't think this is already the case?
     
  16. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    That's what I said "make it official", so we can stop pretending otherwise.
     
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Ah. Fair enough.
     
  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Of course, this is also what many poor people say about people on my (our) socioeconomic level. Disparity of justice as a function of economics.
     
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