Withheld Clinton Emails Contain 'Operational' Intel, Put Lives at Risk


#1

So…anyone think she’s going down or will this be pushed aside as always?

Official: Withheld Clinton emails contain ‘operational’ intel, put lives at riskEXCLUSIVE: 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.
Separately, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., who sits on the House intelligence committee, said the former secretary of state, senator, and Yale-trained lawyer had to know what she was dealing with.
"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,” he said. “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.”…

Official: Withheld Clinton emails contain ‘operational’ intel, put lives at risk | Fox News


#2

The MSM have been under-reporting and obscuring the significance of the story and letting The CHILL get away with word games. She keeps on claiming she never sent/received emails marked “classified”. Maybe some one with direct experience can set me straight, but my understanding is that documents are not marked “classified”, but with the level of classification (“Secret”, “Top Secret”, etc.). And that the lack of such marking does not alter the fact that the information is Secret or etc…

Reports I’ve seen have been that 22 documents on her server were Top Secret or higher. As this report pointed out, that meant that people’s lives (e.g. sources of intel and personnel in operations), operations, and strategies were put at risk and compromised. This is extremely serious. More important is the bigger picture. Along with the 22 high classification documents, The CHILL’s insecure email server also compromised hundreds of documents that were “merely” classified Secret. Her email server wasn’t a small leak, but an open pool in which anyone with moderate hacking skills could swim at will. IOW, The CHILL does not understand or care about keeping our nations secrets secure.


#3

The Dems have a choice between a crazy socialist and a criminal. It’s sadder than the Republican primary. Maybe she’ll be indicted before she’s president, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see her somehow survive something that would have sent the rest of us to prison already. Edward Snowden is a fugitive facing prison time, for crying out loud, and all he did was prove our government spies on us, not risking the lives of U.S. citizens operating on behalf of the U.S. government. He’s a hero, and the “authorities” think he should pay for what he did. She’s still walking around telling us, “Gee, I didn’t do nuttin’ wrong, and if I did, it’s just a disagreement about what should be classified and… and … and…”


#4

It would hardly be the first time…


#5

It looks like the MSM may finally be on the story: MSNBC: Safe To Talk About Hillary Emails | REDE-CM