When new revelations keep coming out of Hillary’s emails, I for one am not going to get tired of hearing about it (sorry Bernie).
While Hillary has claimed that no classified information was sent or received through her private servers we’ve reported previously that 275 of her emails were either partially or fully classified. Hillary’s defense was that they weren’t classified until after the fact.
But now we have new evidence: Hillary potentially instructed one of her staffers to send classified information even when there was no secure way to do so.
“…in one email exchange between Clinton and staffer Jake Sullivan from June 17, 2011, the then-secretary advised her aide on sending a set of talking points by email when he had trouble sending them through secure means.Part of the exchange is redacted, so the context of the emails is unknown, but at one point, Sullivan tells Clinton that aides “say they’ve had issues sending secure fax. They’re working on it.”
Clinton responds, “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure.”There’s an enormous amount of redacted information in the emails between Clinton and Sullivan, which makes it hard to know if classified information was being discussed. Though the fact that so much information is redacted alone isn’t a good sign either for her.
However, the fact that they’re discussing sensitive material that’s supposed to be sent through secure means, and Hillary is instructing him to send it without an identifying heading, doesn’t look good.
I’d normally give someone in this situation the benefit of the doubt, but it’s questionable if the only presidential candidate currently under investigation by the FBI is deserving of that.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]