With the primary election season in full swing, Clinton is darting across the country trying to prove her left-wing bona fides as voters question “Which Hillary” they will hear from next.
And following her every step of the way are the controversy and consequences surrounding her unprecedented email practices as Secretary of State.
After Monday's final court-ordered release, we know that on more than 2,000 occasions, Hillary jeopardized national security and sensitive diplomatic efforts by using a secret, unsecure email server to send and receive classified material.
This included 22 emails that have been fully withheld and classified “Top Secret” and information so sensitive, its exposure potentially put lives at risk.
Hillary Clinton's email scandal by the numbers: pic.twitter.com/vyzCkRzsd6— GOP (@GOP) March 1, 2016
As the FBI, the State Department, and the intelligence community continue to investigate, Clinton continues to battle back more damaging revelations. A few that have come to light just in the past week:
Clinton Acknowledges That Information Can be Classified Even if It Isn’t Marked: The central claim that Hillary Clinton has made to push back against allegations that she mishandled classified information is that none of that information was “marked” classified at the time. But the latest email dump reveals one new email where Clinton was concerned about whether unmarked material was classified. She clearly understood that unmarked material could still be classified, blowing a big hole in her defense.
“If it's not classified or otherwise inappropriate,” she wrote, “can you send to the NYTimes reporters...?”
Federal Judge Rules State Dept. Officials and Top Clinton Aides Should Be Questioned Under Oath: In a lawsuit arguing that there is “reasonable suspicion” that Clinton and possibly her staff tried to evade the Freedom of Information Act, a judge ruled that her top staff can be questioned about why Clinton used a secret server.
The same judge also suggested he was considering subpoenaing Clinton and her top aide for all of their emails, not just the ones her staff and lawyer deemed official and which have been released. Who knows what other official government information Hillary Clinton could be keeping off the books?
Clinton’s Chief of Staff Gets a Pass: The State Department has allowed her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills to keep her Top Secret security clearance despite the fact she repeatedly forwarded classified information to Hillary Clinton’s secret server. This arrangement is highly unusual, and highlights how double standards and unethical favoritism are par for the course in Clinton World.
Hillary is desperate as ever to sweep the sordid facts of her secret email server under the rug.
But lawsuits and investigations by the FBI and State Department mean we are still learning just how reckless Hillary’s above-the-law approach was.
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