Oh, it just gets better and better. Via Fox News:
Hillary Clinton’s emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government’s most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers.
Fox News exclusively obtained the text of the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified “several dozen” additional classified emails — including specific intelligence known as ‘special access programs’ (SAP).
That indicates a level of classification beyond even ‘top secret,’ the label previously given to two emails found on her server, and brings even more scrutiny to the presidential candidate’s handling of the government’s closely held secrets.
To prevent anyone from proving her corruption, to avoid leaving an e-mail trail, Hillary Clinton violated federal law and operated an exclusive, unsecured e-mail server out of her own home. She had no concern for American national security, but only for herself. Among her pathetic excuses is that her home server was secure because her property was guarded by the Secret Service, and all of the classified materials sent and received via her server weren’t classified when they were sent or received.
It beggars belief to imagine that our worst enemies had not, long ago, hacked Clinton’s server, and knew precisely what the Obama Administration was going to do in foreign affairs and elsewhere. Knowing what Clinton and Obama were thinking and planning would easily convince Iran, for example, that there really was no humiliation too large, no mocking too grievous, no stonewalling too strong. Iran could do and say anything it wanted and Obama would follow along like a good little poodle.
That damage of intelligence leaks at this level is incalculable.
To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels,’ said the IG letter to lawmakers with oversight of the intelligence community and State Department. ‘According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.’
Intelligence from a ‘special access program,’ or SAP, is even more sensitive than that designated as ‘top secret’ – as were two emails identified last summer in a random sample pulled from Clinton’s private server she used as secretary of state. Access to a SAP is restricted to those with a ‘need-to-know’ because exposure of the intelligence would likely reveal the source, putting a method of intelligence collection — or a human asset — at risk. Currently, some 1,340 emails designated ‘classified’ have been found on Clinton’s server, though the Democratic presidential candidate insists the information was not classified at the time.
Oh, but Mrs. Clinton and her apologists have claimed that classified materials weren’t classified when they were sent or received, or that they weren’t marked classified. Surely they wouldn’t lie about a thing like that?
There is absolutely no way that one could not recognize SAP material,’ a former senior law enforcement with decades of experience investigating violations of SAP procedures told Fox News. ‘It is the most sensitive of the sensitive.’
There is no formal appeals process for classification, and the agency that generates the intelligence has final say. The State Department only has control over the fraction of emails that pertain to their own intelligence.
While the State Department and Clinton campaign have said the emails in questions were ‘retroactively classified’ or ‘upgraded’ – to justify the more than 1,300 classified emails on her server – those terms are meaningless under federal law.
The former federal law enforcement official said the finding in the January IG letter represents a potential violation of USC 18 Section 793, ‘gross negligence’ in the handling of secure information under the Espionage Act.
You don’t say. Things are getting more and more interesting. At the most recent Democrat debate, Mrs. Clinton dramatically changed her tone and all but promised to be the reincarnation of Barack Obama. Was this a quid pro quo? Was it fealty to the Obama legacy over all in exchange for no prosecution?
There is no question that there is no love lost between the Clintons and the Obamas. Barack Obama loves none but himself. The only question is whether the most corrupt Department of Justice in American history will prosecute the Democrat frontrunner. Mrs. Clinton, also at the last Democrat debate, all but taunted the DOJ by proclaiming that no one is too big to jail. Or did she? If she knew the fix was in, why not throw that out, pretend to be virtuous knowing that she is, in fact, too big to jail?
Of course, if the DOJ prosecutes Clinton, they’ll have to pursue Clinton’s aides that shared Clinton’s server, such as Cheryl Mills, and Huma Abedin, whose Muslim Brotherhood connections run deeply indeed. Would Barack Obama want to allow that can of worms to be opened?
Or will Mr. Obama stonewall until December and simply pardon everyone that can harm him or his legacy? I expect an unprecedented blizzard of pardons.
The next year is going to be very ugly indeed.