Saturday, January 23, 2016

"Clinton emails so secret some lawmakers can't read them"

Fox News: The emails in question, as Fox News first reported earlier this week, contained intelligence classified at a level beyond “top secret.” Because of this designation, not all the lawmakers on key committees reviewing the case have high enough clearances.

A source with knowledge of the intelligence review told Fox News that senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, despite having high-level clearances, are among those not authorized to read the intelligence from so-called “special access programs” without taking additional security steps -- like signing new non-disclosure agreements.

Fox News is told that the reviewers who handled the SAP intelligence identified in Clinton’s emails had to sign additional non-disclosure agreements even though they already have the highest level of clearance -- known as TS/SCI or Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented information. This detail was first reported by NBC News.

This alone seems to undercut the former secretary of state’s and other officials’ claims that the material is "innocuous."

In an interview with NPR, Clinton claimed the latest IG finding doesn’t change anything and suggested it was politically motivated. (the Inspector General is an Obama appointee)

“This seems to me to be, you know, another effort to inject this into the campaign, it's another leak,” she said. “I'm just going to leave it up to the professionals at the Justice Department because nothing that this says changes the fact that I never sent or received material marked classified.”

Despite Clinton's claims, it is the content that is classified; the markings on the documents do not affect that.


chickelit said...

She really should go now, hastening Bernie's rise, hastening Biden's late entry.

chickelit said...

Just think of all the money wasted by all of those wannabe influence peddlers. Somewhere, somehow, heads must roll.

Rabel said...

An odd thing happened two days ago. This tweet:

"Catherine Herridge: "The @FBI was able to recover [Clinton's] deleted emails ... [wipe] was not what I would call a professional standard."

appeared on the Fox news site. I found it through Iowahawk and verified it by going to the Fox site.

Then...nothing. I watched Megyn kelly that night just to see if Herridge appeared (she is usually on the Kelly show) and sure enough there she was. She talked about the SAP material but said nothing about the FBI recovering the deleted emails.

If true, this is huuuge news. But why no follow-up?