Why Criminal Risk Exposure From Hillary’s Home-Brew Server Is Increasing

SECRET Coversheet: Hillary Clinton Knows That Not All Classified Information Comes With a Coversheet

SECRET Coversheet: It’s The Information That Makes Something Classified, Not The Markings.

Criminal risk exposure from Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a home email server to conduct her Secretary of State duties grows by the day. Recent statements from her campaign, the State Department and the White House show the intrigue surrounding violations of Hillary’s legal responsibilities to protect America’s secrets continues to mount.


On 14 January, Intelligence Community IG Charles McCullough III sent an unclassified memo to senior Congressional lawmakers detailing the intelligence community’s findings of highly classified email/information on Hillary Clinton’s server. Some emails included the highest level of classification (above TOP SECRET) involving Special Access Program (SAP) information. Even the historically damaging espionage by Edward Snowden didn’t compromise that level of classified information.

According to a Fox News Report:

“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.”

What’s most telling about this revelation is the lack of outrage from the Democrat Party. Remember, it was the Democrat Party that went after President Bush and his Administration over the Valerie Plame “outing”. That was treated by Democrats as treason, but not a word regarding Hillary’s unprotected server, which according to FOX’s source, has done far worse.

The Clinton campaign tried to deflect criticisms regarding emails that the intelligence community marked as too sensitive and damaging to release. The campaign responded with:

We firmly oppose the complete blocking of the release of these emails. This appears to be over-classification run amok. We will pursue all appropriate avenues to see that her emails are released in a manner consistent with her call last year.

Hillary’s campaign seems to be confusing the “complete blocking” of her State Department emails with the protection of National Security. This isn’t surprising since Secretary Clinton herself had the same confusion as the Secretary of State. If she wanted to protect America’s National Secrets and protect OUR records, she never would have set up the illegal server in the first place.

In another, of a series of irrelevant comments regarding classification markings, John Kirby, the State Department’s spokesman, stated on 29 January that the documents referenced in Inspector General Charles McCullough III’s Memo were “not marked classified at the time they were sent”and that the State Department will look at “whether they were classified at the time they were sent”.

As far as whether Federal Laws were broken or not, it doesn’t matter if it was marked, or when the information was classified. The mishandling of it, intentionally or accidentally is all that matters. In the case of Secretary Clinton’s unsecure server, the information was not protected, and puts her in grave legal danger. It’s fair to say that just about anybody else in America would already be under indictment and on their way to prison.

The White House, which refuses in other instances to comment on ongoing investigations, did not hold back regarding Hillary Clinton’s FBI troubles. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked by a reporter on 29 January:

“Can you say with certainty and confidence that Secretary Clinton will not be indicted because of this email scandal?”

He responded:

“That will be a decision made by the Department of Justice and prosecutors over there…What I know that some officials over there have said is that she is not a target of the investigation. So that does not seem to be the direction that it’s trending. But I’m certainly not going to weigh in on a decision or in that process in any way. That is a decision to be made solely by independent prosecutors but again, based on what we know from the Department of Justice, it does not seem to be headed in that direction.”

Ernest also stated:

“I can tell you with full confidence that there is has been no political interference in this process! think the extraordinary request that Secretary Clinton put forward to actually release her emails is something that, Im not sure has a precedent, at least for federal office holders.”

His comment drips with “Clinton Speak”. There shouldn’t be a precedent regarding the requests to release emails, since nobody else in the government was careless enough to use a private server to conduct classified government business. The need to release the emails stems from Hillary’s gross negligence in protecting America’s CLASSIFIED Programs and information.

The State Department also announced that 18 emails between Clinton and President Obama would also be withheld from Friday’s release. It would be fascinating to know what they discussed. Clearly, if the President was emailing Hillary Clinton at her home server, with a home address, he should have known that the address wasn’t a “.gov” address. Obama stated before that he learned of Hillary’s server from the press. The 18 withheld emails suggest otherwise.


The Missing Question In The Hillary Email Scandal?

What The Media Continues To Miss About Hillary’s Emails

White House, Washington D.C.

White House, Washington D.C.

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal continues to grow, but it’s time to bring some perspective that is being missed in the media. I wrote in March, when this story first broke, that this was a big a deal! Hillary Clinton stated that she knew what classified was and did not receive or send any classified information.

I wrote that her claim was patently false at the time, and I basically stated that when Hillary was talking about her understanding of what “classified” is referred only to what comes with a big blue, Confidential, or red Secret or Top-Secret cover sheet and markings before every paragraph indicating whether it’s classified or not. Based upon her comments, that is her understanding of what classified is! Unfortunately for Hillary, and more importantly for the country, she is so a blatantly wrong that it proves without a shadow of a doubt that she doesn’t know what classified is.

Classified information is so sensitive, so damaging, that if revealed it can harm, even gravely harm, the security of the United States. The rule, literally, is when in doubt you have to assume that something is classified. Security Clearance holders are legally bound to treat information as such, which is why using a protected and certified government system is the only legal mechanism. Hillary Clinton is apparently oblivious of this, and having been a first lady, a senator and the Secretary of State, I’m sure with a TS security clearance in two if not all three circumstances, should be completely aware of it. If she’s ignorant, then that is in and of itself a condemnation and a career ender. She is supposed to protect national security and our Nation’s secrets. If she put her self interests above the country, then she is also unqualified to hold further office.

There is another type of classified information that Hillary ignored when setting up her private server. Individual emails or individual statements within the server may be completely unclassified but when aggregate with other emails that might by themselves be unclassified, together CAN constitute classified information. Even up to Top-Secret or worse even TS-SCI (Secret Compartmented Information), which is beyond TS. For Example: One email which states that there’s an informant in northern Africa that provided information about Libya, by itself might not be classified. A second email that specifically names an agent in North Africa might also alone be unclassified. Put those two emails together and they might be TS-SCI as they name the agent and tie them to Libya. That agent would be compromised.

The aggregation of information of some 35,000 deleted emails, and we have to take Hillary’s word on this right now, plus the 55,000 pages that she turned over must be classified, probably highly classified, and there’s no doubt that the Russians have it. I don’t think there can be any doubt that the Chinese have it. And scores of others potentially have it. When she exposed all of the information on her server in aggregation, the potential is devastating to national security.

In a sane and accountable America Hillary Clinton would have effectively removed herself from any possibility of holding public office. She can’t be trusted! Her only rational concern right now should not be the presidency, but whether she’s going to jail and for how long.


The Massive Risk Posed By Hillary’s Emails

Example SECRET Coversheet Required for Every US Government SECRET Document

Example SECRET Coversheet Required for Every US Government SECRET Document

As I Blogged back in March, Hillary DID send and store classified US Government information on her personal email server used while she was Secretary of State, and this poses a massive risk for the country.

The Missing Question In The Hillary Email Scandal

Hillary put herself above, way above, the American People. This gross security violation invalidates her as a viable Presidential Candidate. There are two massive questions that must be debated and answered which result from her wanton abuse of her security clearance.

1. Does this violation rise to the level where she belongs in jail?

2. It would be naive to believe that her server wasn’t hacked by one or more countries, organizations and or people, and all of her emails, including the 30,000+ that she deleted, exist on their servers. The potential that she can be blackmailed is so real, that she poses a National Security Risk as President of the United States. Regardless of the answer to question #1, if she cared more about the country and American People than she does herself, she’d drop out of the race.

Data in Clinton Emails Comes From 5 Intelligence Agencies