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Clinton Emailed Identity Of Top CIA Asset Over Unsecure Server

Michael Short - October 9, 2015

Last night, Yahoo News broke another big development in Hillary Clinton’s growing email scandal. According the below report, Hillary Clinton used her secret email server to “pass along the identity of one of the CIA’s top Libyan intelligence sources,” material the government considers “some of the most protected information in our intelligence community.”

This latest shoe to drop underscores the recklessness of Hillary Clinton’s decision to skirt transparency laws with her secret email server. As reported by Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff (emphasis added):

Hillary Clinton used her private email account to pass along the identity of one of the CIA’s top Libyan intelligence sources, raising new questions about her handling of classified information, according to excerpts from previously undisclosed emails released Thursday by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

On March 18, 2011, Sidney Blumenthal — Clinton’s longtime friend and political adviser — sent the then secretary of state an email to her private account that contained apparently highly sensitive information he had received from Tyler Drumheller, a former top CIA official with whom Blumenthal at the time had a business relationship.

“Tyler spoke to a colleague currently at CIA, who told him the agency had been dependent for intelligence from [redacted due to sources and methods],” the email states, according to Gowdy’s letter.

The redacted information was “the name of a human source,” Gowdy wrote to his Democratic counterpart, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, and was therefore “some of the most protected information in our intelligence community.”

Read the full report here.


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