- On Friday, 22 emails were held back from the State Department’s dump from Hillary Clinton’s email server because they were deemed too important for general release.
- An unnamed source within the administration described them as containing “operational intelligence” and that their existence on Clinton’s rogue server put at risk “sources, methods and lives”
In other words, these are SO MUCH more than the “yoga schedules and wedding planning” emails that Clinton originally claimed.
- A member of the House Intelligence Committee said this:
“There is no way that someone, a senior government official who has been handling classified information for a good chunk of their adult life, could not have known that this information ought to be classified, whether it was marked or not.
Anyone with the capacity to read and an understanding of American national security, an 8th grade reading level or above, would understand that the release of this information or the potential breach of a non-secure system presented risk to American national security.”
Of course, Clinton says this is just a GOP talking point to bring her down and nothing occurred. NO ONE, beyond Clintonistas and their affiliates, believes this.
Via Fox News:
Highly classified Hillary Clinton emails that the intelligence community and State Department recently deemed too damaging to national security to release contain “operational intelligence” – and their presence on the unsecure, personal email system jeopardized “sources, methods and lives,” a U.S. government official who has reviewed the documents told Fox News.
The official, who was not authorized to speak on the record and was limited in discussing the contents because of their highly classified nature, was referring to the 22 “TOP SECRET” emails that the State Department announced Friday it could not release in any form, even with entire sections redacted.
The announcement fueled criticism of Clinton’s handling of highly sensitive information while secretary of state, even as the Clinton campaign continued to downplay the matter as the product of an interagency dispute over classification. But the U.S. government official’s description provides confirmation that the emails contained closely held government secrets. “Operational intelligence” can be real-time information about intelligence collection, sources and the movement of assets.
The official emphasized that the “TOP SECRET” documents were sent over an extended period of time — from shortly after the server’s 2009 installation until early 2013 when Clinton stepped down as secretary of state.
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