Friday the State Department released 37 pages of emails that related to “special access programs,” which often relate to highly sensitive info pertaining to things like drone strikes or overseas eavesdropping.
There are still additional emails that fall into a similar category that are still being investigated, including 22 that are so secretive they can’t be released! Making things tough legally is the fact that none of the emails were stamped as “Top Secret,” “Classified,” or the like, meaning Clinton could claim she didn’t realize the sensitive nature of the emails.
In recent days, rumors have begun to accelerate that the FBI’s case against Clinton is far more advanced than the public thinks.
This could not come at a worse time for the Democratic frontrunner for President as the Iowa caucuses are in three days and she is in a dead heat with Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
From the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton’s unsecured home server contained some of the U.S. government’s most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with material demanding one of the highest levels of classification. The revelation comes just three days before the Iowa presidential nominating caucuses in which Clinton is a candidate.
The State Department will release its next batch of emails from Clinton’s time as secretary of state later Friday. But The Associated Press has learned seven email chains are being withheld in full because they contain information deemed to be “top secret.”
The 37 pages include messages recently described by a key intelligence official as concerning so-called “special access programs” — a highly restricted subset of classified material that could point to confidential sources or clandestine programs like drone strikes or government eavesdropping.
Read more at the Associated Press