Despite her denials, there is now more testimony that the Hillary Clinton email server had material that broke the law.
Amid all the questions about whether Hillary Clinton email included classified material, please remember that the private account was illegal even if she didn’t include classified material. But, yes, we have reports from the State Department that her email server contained “top secret” information.
And now we have further confirmation from the CIA. The New York Times reports, “Second Review Says Classified Information Was in Hillary Clinton’s Email.”
A special intelligence review of two emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton received as secretary of state on her personal account — including one about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program — has endorsed a finding by the inspector general for the intelligence agencies that the emails contained highly classified information when Mrs. Clinton received them, senior intelligence officials said.
Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign and the State Department disputed the inspector general’s finding last month and questioned whether the emails had been overclassified by an arbitrary process. But the special review — by the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency — concluded that the emails were “Top Secret,” the highest classification of government intelligence, when they were sent to Mrs. Clinton in 2009 and 2011.
The Clinton team is now claiming that keeping track of what is “classified” is too difficult. Why didn’t anyone say that when General Petraeus was prosecuted?
The intelligence review is the latest development in continuing reverberations over Mrs. Clinton’s use of only a private email account for her public business when she was secretary of state, which gave her some control over what was made public. She faced criticism when the account became known this year, and after deleting what she said were more than 31,000 personal messages turned over more than 30,000 work-related emails for the State Department to make public.
I don’t understand how Hillary Clinton can keep denying that she kept classified information on the server. Only if we believe that she never sent or received classified information by email can we accept her story. I haven’t heard anyone claiming she used a secure State Department account for some email and her own server for others. If she only used one email server for her email communication, then how could she not have sent and/or received classified material?