Thursday, October 01, 2015

Another Day, Another Wave Of Classified Hillary Clinton Emails

by JASmius

The subject that will never change for Hillary Rodham Clinton:

The controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of personal email while she was secretary of state is showing no signs of easing, as the number of messages now deemed classified doubled with the State Department's latest release and as more details emerged about the potential vulnerability of her account.

The number of emails now considered classified total more than four hundred, with three of the 215 newly classified documents marked as SECRET — the middle tier of the national security classification system....

Included in this batch is evidence that was the Russians:

In another blow to the [Rodham] campaign's "nothing to see here" narrative, the latest release shows that hackers targeted her personal email at least five times in August 2011, as part of a widespread speeding ticket hoax. It's not clear if [Mrs.] Clinton ever clicked on what appeared to be virus-laden attachments that security experts say seem to have originated in Russia. [Mrs.] Clinton and her surrogates have argued there is no evidence her "home brew" email system was ever compromised.

No, that is not what they said.  Look closer:

[Rodham] campaign spokesman Nick Merrill maintained that stance Wednesday. “We have no evidence to suggest she replied to this email nor that she clicked on the attachment,” Merrill said. “As we have said before, there is no evidence that the system was ever breached. [emphasis added]

Of course they have no evidence the system was breached.  Because they wiped it from that server months ago.  That does not mean that there was not plenty of evidence at one time.  That's kind of the point of a coverup, after all.

Some of the material in this latest release even Foggy Bottom didn't have to be bulldozed into classifying by the CIA or FBI, and pertained to the Iran nuclear sellout:

Wednesday’s release marks the first time the State Department itself has deemed messages in [Mrs.] Clinton’s account to warrant protection at the SECRET level — the middle tier of the national security classification system. State earlier classified one Benghazi-related message SECRET, but did so at the request of the FBI.

Two of the just-released SECRET emails pertain to talks about the Iranian nuclear program, conducted by a group of nations referred to as the P5+1. The messages are from January 21st and 22nd, 2011 and were forwarded to [Mrs.] Clinton’s private account by Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan, who now serves as policy director on [Mrs.] Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Without a single thought about the ill-advisedness and illegality of sending such messages "in the clear" where anybody could read them.  Well does Captain Ed crack that, "extremely sensitive diplomatic data on the Iranian nuclear negotiations may as well have been on Hotmail."  Or G-mail, or Yahoo.  I've never used any of those "free" email services myself.  Too easy to get hacked and spammed, dontcha know.

But if you're Commissar of State and clearly have other, radically different priorities than those you should have, such concerns become immaterial.  As we continue to be reminded almost daily in excruciatingly piecemeal fashion.

Drip, drip, drip.....

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