NBC NEWS: Hillary Clinton Emails Held Info Beyond Top Secret: IG
Emails from Hillary Clinton’s home server contained information classified at levels higher than previously known, including a level meant to protect some of the most sensitive U.S. intelligence, according to a document obtained by NBC News.
In a letter to lawmakers, the intelligence community’s internal watchdog says some of Clinton’s emails contained information classified Top Secret/Special Access Program, a secrecy designation that includes some of the most closely held U.S. intelligence matters.
Two American intelligence officials tell NBC News these are not the same two emails from Clinton’s server that have long been reported as containing information deemed Top Secret.
The letter, first reported by Fox News, doesn’t make clear whether Clinton sent or received the emails in question, but in the past, emails containing classified information have tended to have been sent to Clinton, not written by her.
The new revelation underscores the extent to which the email classification issue could continue to dog Clinton, as State Department and intelligence officials review sensitive information within messages that were blacked out before being released to the public.
Clinton, who tops national primary polling as a Democratic presidential candidate, has repeatedly said that none of the information she sent or received while secretary of state was marked classified, and nothing has emerged to contradict that. But it’s become clear that classified information bled into the emails, which were sent over unencrypted channels open to interception by foreign intelligence agencies.
This reminded me of some of the worst of when the Clintons were still in the White House … but about to leave.
From the compromising (to China) of top secrets from Los Alamos N.M.'s Nuclear Facilities, to helping an official Chinese group try to purchase the shuttered Long Beach, CA Naval Base, to the more mundane peccadilloes of “renting out” the Lincoln Bedroom to top DNC donors … and then having to return White House furniture they tried to take with them when they left.
And none of it mattered per Bill Clinton’s “approval ratings” (and similarly Hillary tops the Democratic polls now). :shrug:
Although - THIS is reported by NBC News.