• Intel Agencies: Clinton Emails Match Top Secret Documents

    March 1, 2016

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    Clinton supporters, erroneously, make much out of the idea that of the many, many emails that passed through her private server, none were “marked” classified. They claim that, when in fact thousands of those same emails are indeed now marked classified, that is just after-the-fact Washington squabbling.

    So this new information — that America’s intelligence agencies now say the contents of some of those unmarked emails match the contents of their own classified documents — is a big deal. It also suggests just how Clinton’s unclassified server came to be loaded up with classified material.

    Several agencies have told Congress that Hillary Clinton’s home server contained some emails that should have been treated as TOP SECRET because their wording matched sections of some of the government’s most highly classified documents. These reports are the first formal declarations by intel agencies detailing how they believe Clinton violated government rules when highly classified information in at least 22 email messages passed through her unsecured home server.


    So how this all work?

    There is no physical connection between the U.S. government’s unclassified and classified systems; you absolutely cannot email a document from the dark side to the light. Properly configured, classified systems should not allow for removable media, to lessen the chance for information transfer (one of the reasons Chelsea Manning was able to smuggle out so much classified was because his computer was not properly set up, and included a DVD burner. We still don’t know how Ed Snowden got his documents out.)

    Given these restrictions, the way anyone can move information from one system to the other is what’s called “sneakernet,” after the athletic shoes. You print out a marked, classified document, and then retype the parts you like into the unclassified system. You of course do not add the marking — TOP SECRET — because that would be like robbing a bank and then sticking a sign on your chest saying “Attention Cops, I’m the Guy Who Just Robbed a Bank.” Including the classification markings would be admitting to a crime.


    So that is why Clinton’s emails had no classification marking on them even though the contents of those emails contained information that was indeed classified at the time it was transmitted. That is why the emails are a big deal, no matter what smokescreen Hillary wants to throw up.

    As secretary of state, Clinton had access to America’s most sensitive information, the same things on her server now with their classification restored.

    If the Department of Justice allows it that no one goes to jail over this, then someone should go to jail over that.



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    • StarkNakedTruth said...

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      “If the Department of Justice allows it that no one goes to jail over this, then someone should go to jail over that.”

      I’m curious? How many other people are now sitting in jail for EXACTLY what Clinton did?

      03/1/16 8:53 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      The ruling elite opens the DC drawbridge only for vetted status quoers. Hillary Clinton is a champion of the status quo and must be protected from being disqualified. Obama ran his two legs for empire and now it is a woman’s turn to palm the baton of empire.
      Using skin color and now genital difference to fool the voters into thinking their vote can alter the status quo is damn clever. I wish those who see through the ruse could be as clever in somehow engendering needed change.

      03/1/16 9:48 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The only people who go to jail for violations of secrecy are those who would seek to embarrass the party in power. And we can’t have that. Where would it end?

      03/1/16 9:54 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      C’maan Peter, this Clinton “classified” email is already dead and rotting in the old news memory hole. I mean, geezsus, even the Oscar’s covered more news territory in less time than it takes to say..”what difference does it make!!!”.

      No one, and I mean NO ONE is gonna rain on Hillary’s campaign parade. After all..black book and all that jazz…know what I’m sayin?

      I mean, listen. If these motherfuckers during the Ford admin can get away with this shit.. Clinton’s little charade is going nowhere….

      http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB543-Ford-White-House-Altered-Rockefeller-Commission-Report/

      quote”If the Department of Justice allows it that no one goes to jail over this, then someone should go to jail over that.” unquote

      right. un hun.
      John Yoo must be rolling on the floor in gut splitting laughter….

      http://www.fastcompany.com/3057298/revealed-how-the-bush-administration-argued-legal-loopholes-for-nsa-snooping

      bartender.. you know what I need. Make it doubles.

      03/1/16 2:53 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      Let a fella dream, would ya?

      03/1/16 3:32 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

      6

      Make Loretto Lynch’s name COUNT (or maybe a copla COUNTS)!

      03/1/16 2:58 PM | Comment Link

    • Sokollu said...

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      This article is correct in every particular. Let’s see if ‘equal justice under law’ means something or if the politically-connected, including Democrats, are given a pass for criminal behavior.

      03/1/16 5:05 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Sokollu said…
      ” Let’s see if ‘equal justice under law’ means something or if the politically-connected, including Democrats, are given a pass for criminal behavior.”

      I wouldn’t hold my breath. The US Mint has been printing “get out of jail free” passes in the form of Federal Reserve Notes since 1913 to whom ever can steal enough to keep the DOJ, IRS and FBI off their back. Or a thick black book. Or both. In Hillary’s case..it’s both.

      wemeantwell said..

      “Let a fella dream, would ya?”

      aw shucks Peter. I apologize. C’maan, I’ll buy you a beer, ok? Name your pleasure.

      bartender, whatever Peter is having make it two. And a shot of 100prf PikeCommittee bourbon.

      03/1/16 8:55 PM | Comment Link

    • Ron Briggs said...

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      If no one went to jail for starting the Iraq war on false pretense and lying under oath, the war that led to LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DEAD AND TRILLIONS IN DEBT AND THAT HANDED IRAQ TO IRAN, then no one should ever go to jail for anything, especially not an email classification issue. Republicans are desperately trying to find a scandal but it turns out Obama has the cleanest, least corrupt administration in a lifetime.

      03/2/16 4:57 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      I said:”And a shot of 100prf PikeCommittee bourbon.”

      oops..my bad…should have read…… 100prf RockefellerCommission bourbon.

      🙂

      03/2/16 6:45 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      on a side note, I knew this would come up sooner or later…cause election campaigns don u no….

      http://patch.com/us/across-america/lying-politicians-why-they-do-it-why-we-let-them-0?google_editors_picks=true&google_editors_picks=true

      03/2/16 6:47 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Pitch,

      “Far from disqualifying candidates for office, lying seems almost to be a requirement.”

      The biggest lie is this country is a force for good.

      03/2/16 6:57 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Bauer: Ben Franklin warned that a Republic is only possible with an informed citizenry. The citizenry was as usual napping in class while the plutocracy were alert and taking notes. We’re stuck with a plutocracy but would we really want a government of the nappers?

      03/2/16 7:44 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Here’s some information news we can use: Vote NONE OF THE ABOVE

      With the Bernies planning to boycott Hillary and the “real” GOP not supporting The Donald, the big winner should be NONE OF THE ABOVE.

      03/2/16 11:14 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Forget the “Classified” emails, what about the personal emails Hillary deleted? What possible personal stuff would she want to hide?

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/americans-watch-lesbian-porn_us_56d717aee4b0bf0dab3415f2

      03/3/16 2:48 PM | Comment Link

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