The Context Former Secretary of State — now presidential candidate — Hillary Clinton set up a home-brewed email system for handling government business. That’s a big no-no, and she should have known better (well, it’s likely she did know better, but she’s a Clinton so different rules apply, right?) The latest charge is that her team cut and pasted highly classified documents to remove the “top secret” classification.
For over a year, Hillary has denied sending any classified information on her private server. She sent an estimated 30,000 emails (most of them, she says, about yoga and planning her daughter’s wedding). Uh huh. Of those 30,000 emails, the Inspector General was only allowed to see 40. So, just 29,960 more to go. Of those 40 emails, four were found to contain classified information.
Bill Clinton has taught Hillary well. She’s playing the “definition of is” game from her husband’s old sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky. Hillary says she never sent emails marked as classified without addressing the actual content of the emails. If she’s the smartest woman in the room, she should know the difference between classified and non-classified content.
There are three basic levels of classification for government documents — Confidential, Secret and Top Secret. Compromised Top Secret information would be a devastating blow to our national security. Top Secret documents also have a coding system — SI, TK and NOFORN. What do they mean? SI means Sensitive Information. TK means Talent Keyhole or information retrieved from spy satellites. NOFORN means No Foreign Government can see this info. Hillary’s emails very likely contained intel from an NSA satellite program.
Glenn Beck demonstrated Tuesday exactly what it would look like for Hillary’s team to deliberately access secured documents and remove them without the security classification.
“The only way you can get Top Secret information is in a wildly secure and protected room called the SCIF [pronounced skiff],” Glenn said. “The only way you could get this stuff off site is to print out the classified document, scan it, memorize it — then go copy and paste it.”
Hillary Clinton broke federal laws and compromised the security of the United States of America. She should be behind bars.
It should be obvious by now Hillary Clinton is not only guilty of having classified and top secret information on her unsecured home email server, but she also lied about it.
If anybody but a handful of select people did this, they would be arrested, indicted and locked up in prison for a long time.