The other shoe is about to drop.
Lawmakers informed that Hillary’s emails contain ‘hundreds’ of instances of classified nat-sec mate
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For the last week or so, the Hillary faithful have been hanging their hat on the notion that “only four emails” sent from her private server contained classified material. They argue that these four emails, which contained classified material from five national security agencies, were just a simple mistake. There was no reason to think that they were emblematic of a larger problem.
Mrs. Clinton, as always, was ‘pure as the wind driven snow.’
That narrative is in trouble today. It seems that sane people, who doubted the “only four emails” story, were right.
As the Washington Times reports:
The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday.
The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.
A U.S. official directly familiar with the notification, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity, said the notification of possibly hundreds of additional emails with classified secrets came from the State Department Freedom of Information Act office to the Office of Inspector General for the Director of National Intelligence.
...And that’s what you call “the other shoe” dropping. If this story had been limited to just a few emails, it would have been easy to write off as conservative nitpicking or a minor mistake. Hillary could have apologized and the whole thing probably would have gone away. “Hundreds” of these emails will be a different beast. That indicates repetitive poor judgment, and serves as evidence of Hillary’s well known “the law doesn’t apply to me” attitude.
If progressives are planning to stick with the defense that the information was “not yet classified” when Hillary sent it, they’re in for a rude awakening. According to DNI Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III, Hillary should have known that the information was derived from classified sources, and it should have been handled with care.
“We were informed by State FOIA officials that there are potentially hundreds of classified emails within the 30,000 provided for former Secretary Clinton,” DNI Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III late last week wrote Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat; Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican; and Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat.
“We note that none of the emails we reviewed had classification or dissemination markings but some included IC-derived classified information and should have been handled as classified, appropriately marked and transmitted via a secure server,” Mr. McCullough wrote the four lawmakers.
Now, Hillary’s last name is Clinton, so the media will instinctively give her a pass. However, voters are already desperate for an alternative candidate because they correctly view the Dems “inevitable” nominee as being completely untrustworthy. Every time one of these stories pops up in a Twitter or Facebook feeds, Mrs. Clinton’s already shaky chances dim further. If there are hundreds on the way, it’s going to get ugly.
Eventually, the DNC is going to have to deal with the fact that their top candidate is in serious - and worsening - trouble.