Hillary Clinton can no longer claim no classified information was sent over her private email server, as thousands of published emails now point to the contrary.Most of the classified material was sent to Hillary from aids, lower level diplomats, and other people at the State Department. So it’s clear she received classified information, but how many emails containing classified information did she personally send?
Hillary Clinton wrote 104 emails that she sent using her private server while secretary of state that the government has since said contain classified information, according to a new Washington Post analysis of Clinton’s publicly released correspondence…
In roughly three-quarters of those cases, officials have determined that material Clinton herself wrote in the body of email messages is classified. Clinton sometimes initiated the conversations but more often replied to aides or other officials with brief reactions to ongoing discussions…The analysis is based on an examination of the 2,093 chains of Clinton’s email correspondence that the State Department decided contained classified information. The agency released 52,000 pages of Clinton’s emails as part of a court-ordered process but blocked the sensitive information from public view. The Post identified the author of each email that contained such redactions.
Her defense has been consistent: that the material wasn’t classified at the time it was sent through email. However, there’s a known criteria for when information is classified, and Hillary is aware of that.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]