From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer

There are at least 22 top-secret emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server. The question is how they got there and when they became top secret.

That fact comes from the State Department on Friday—the Obama administration’s first public confirmation of classified material on the server. However, “these documents were not marked classified at the time they were sent,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said.

  • luna

    I suspect the statement that the documents were not marked classified at the time they were sent is intended to make Hillary sound less guilty to lay people like myself who aren’t trained to handle potential state secrets. I further suspect those in the intelligence community would consider such a statement completely meaningless, as secretary of state is expected to know better because their communications are subject to classification as state secret.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It depends on what the meaning of “is” is.

    • What do you mean by that period?

      • luna

        I suspect Kirby is misleading the public.

    • Minicapt

      Well … actually the statement is not meaningless; it is an acknowledgement that members of the State Department, up to and including the Secretary, were regularly breaking the rules on handling classified material. If the SD classified material supervisor decided to remove the classification of SD material for transmission to the Secretary, he can. But, he should be fired after the first instance.
      What Hillary’s vassals were doing was removing the classifications from documents classified by other organisations. That is forbidden and should have resulted in those orgaisations stopping all exchanges of classified materiel with the SD.


      • luna

        Thanks. So it’s actually worse than I thought.

        • Minicapt

          Much worse …


  • Jabberwokk

    Bullshit level: Clinton

  • Xavier

    No indictment without a grand jury; no grand jury without the DOJ; no DOJ if prosecution will lead straight to the White House.

    Hello President Clinton.