Hillary’s blame game reached new heights this week when she and her campaign accused the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) of conspiring with Republicans to hurt her campaign.
In contention is a recent letter issued by the ICIG revealing that Clinton exposed intelligence from some of the U.S. intelligence community's most secretive and highly classified programs in “several dozen e-mails.”
According to the Clinton camp, the problem isn’t that Hillary did anything wrong or that she risked national security by sending and receiving classified information on her secret off-the-books email server. The real scandal is a bureaucratic vendetta by the intelligence community. Amazingly, they have provided zero evidence to support such a serious claim.
As Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin reports:
“For a major political candidate and former cabinet official to publicly accuse an inspector general of the intelligence community of intentional leaking and collusion with their political opponents is remarkable, if not unprecedented. McCullough, an attorney and former FBI agent, was unanimously confirmed for his position in 2011 and received praise from senators on both sides of the aisle.”
In contrast to Clinton’s unsubstantiated conspiracy theory, ICIG Charles McCullough stands by the information contained in his letter to Senators Burr and Corker, which cites sworn statements from two separate intelligence agencies claiming information classified above “top secret” sat on her server.
In fact, the information is so highly classified that even lawmakers conducting oversight of the State Department cannot read them, making Clinton’s claim that the information she put at risk was “innocuous” harder and harder to believe.
There is no way around it. Hillary Clinton’s pursuit of secrecy and self-interest at the expense of national security was undeniably reckless.
Even worse, her continued deception on this serious matter makes clear she will always put protecting herself above protecting our nation.
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