215 More Hillary Clinton Emails, Now More than 400, Marked Classified In Latest State Department Email Dump
THE HILLARY EMAIL/PRIVATE SERVER SCANDAL CONTINUES TO GET WORSE AND WORSE ...
The State Department conducted another Hillary Clinton email document dump and low and behold, even more emails marked classified have turned up. According to the Politico, the number of emails now considered classified total more than 400, with three of the 215 newly classified documents marked as SECRET, the middle tier of the national security classification system. But I thought Hillary said she had done nothing wrong? With all of this, how on Earth is this woman still a viable candidate to be President of the United States?
Nothing here folks, I’s a Clinton, what did you expect?
The controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email while she was secretary of state is showing no signs of easing, as the number of messages now deemed classified doubled with the State Department’s latest release and as more details emerged about the potential vulnerability of her account.
The number of emails now considered classified total more than 400, with three of the 215 newly classified documents marked as SECRET — the middle tier of the national security classification system. While Clinton has maintained that she never received or forwarded messages that were marked classified at the time, critics have argued that the use of a private email account and server put her in a precarious position when dealing with sensitive materials.
In another blow to the Clinton campaign’s “nothing to see here” narrative, the latest release shows that hackers targeted her personal email at least five times in August 2011, as part of a widespread speeding ticket hoax. It’s not clear if Clinton ever clicked on what appeared to be virus-laden attachments that security experts say seem to have originated in Russia. Clinton and her surrogates have argued there is no evidence her “home brew” email system was ever compromised.
More from Hot Air, its only a matter of time before the State Department distances itself from Clinton, but the rest of the Obama administration. It will be interesting to see what the White House does once and if Joe Biden enters the presidential race. Hillary will have bus tire marks on her pant suit.
State’s action in classifying this data is rather telling. Other e-mails have been classified above that level by demand from intelligence agencies and the FBI, but State has pushed back against those decisions on Hillary’s behalf. That has allowed Hillary’s defenders to try to muddy the waters by talking about overclassification as the real problem in this scandal, rather than Hillary’s use of an unsecured communications system to send and receive sensitive data relating to national security — including satellite-derived intel on North Korea’s nukes, which no one doubts should be highly classified. The decision by State to classify these as SECRET undermines that argument significantly.
Plus, now we find out that extremely sensitive diplomatic data on the Iranian nuclear negotiations may as well have been on Hotmail. I’m sure that will bolster trust among our allies about our ability to protect discussions held in confidence with our diplomatic personnel.