So much for Hillary Clinton “never” sending any classified material through her private (and completely unsafe) email server. The ongoing State Department review seems to have barely just begun and already the number of classified emails on her server has bloated to 60! There are still thousands and thousands of emails to go through and the job likely won’t be finished for months… but this high a number so early is nothing but bad news for Mrs. Clinton and the Democrat Party.
The 60 emails are among those that have been reviewed and cleared for release under the Freedom of Information Act as part of a open-records lawsuit. Some of the emails have multiple redactions for classified information.
Among the first 60 flagged emails, nearly all contained classified secrets at the lowest level of “confidential” and one contained information at the intermediate level of “secret,” officials told the Times.
Those 60 emails do not include two emails identified in recent days by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III as containing “top-secret” information possibly derived from Pentagon satellites, drones or intercepts, which is some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets.
State officials and the intelligence community are working to resolve questions about those and other emails with possible classified information, a process that isn’t likely to be completed until January.
The primary season will just be kicking into gear around the same time this review process finishes up, and if the Democrat Party isn’t careful that won’t leave them with any good Presidential options. For years they’ve been preparing to crown Hillary queen, and if she’s forced out of the race due to scandal, that may leave them with a whole lot of nothing come election time. This email problem has to be a growing concern for the Clinton team and the folks running the DNC.
If Hillary Clinton can run for elected office once this scandal has finished running its course, then she will have proven that the Clinton family is indeed made of Teflon. General David Petraeus got into a whole world of trouble for ONE classified file – we’ve already found Hillary with at least 62 classified documents! If she doesn’t go to prison it will be a miscarriage of justice; if she’s not punished at all and is even on the Democrat Presidential ticket, it will make a mockery of our entire system of justice and of our nation itself.
Joe Scarborough on MSNBC was incensed about this and he has some hard questions for the Justice Department, the State Department and the FBI.
SCARBOROUGH: There was classified information on the server! There was classified information on the thumb drive! Why was this a voluntary exercise for six months? Why — where were you, FBI? Where were you, Justice Department? Where were you, State Department? You had classified information outside your control. A private citizen had classified information — you had no idea what was out there. And you did nothing for six months, and allowed a citizen to decide whether classified information was going to be taken over or not? Explain that to Americans. You need to explain that to Americans, because somebody is being political and possibly endangering America’s national security.
HALPERIN: Look, I agree with you on the substance on this stuff, on the politics. In Iowa, when she told that joke, there were people around me who gasped, because it’s not a joking matter for a lot of people. She said here at the fair when she had a press availability, real voters don’t talk to her about this, they never bring it up to her. Well, you know what, Joe? Real people never bring up to me that I need to lose some weight. They never tell me that [laughter]. They might talk about it to other people, but they never say it to me. I will tell you, here in Iowa, talking to people at the fair, talking to elite Democrats, they bring her e-mails up to me.