Originally published August 13 2015
10 percent of Hillary's emails should have been classified, but she routed them through her own private "home brew" email server
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) The presidential campaign of former first lady, senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton continues to fend off probes and criticism regarding a private email server she kept in her home while heading the State Department, with new information revealing that at least 10 percent of her electronic communications should have been classified.
As reported by Breitbart News, that's important because it's believed that Clinton's server, which she had installed at her and husband Bill Clinton's private residence in New York, was unsecure, meaning it was subject to cyber attack and hacking from foreign sources.
According to an intelligence community inspector general review of emails in Clinton's inbox, there were at least four occasions where information she was sent should have been handled as secret at the time it was received on her home server. Now, reports noted, the matter has been referred to the FBI's counterintelligence division - though President Obama's Justice Department has shown reluctance, if not outright contempt, for the enforcement of federal statutes when offenders are current or former administration officials.
Meanwhile, a Wall Street Journal report noted that the IG only exampled a small sample of email in Hillary's inbox - just 40. Of those, four were found to have contained info considered "secret."
A spokesperson for the IG, Andrea Williams, told the paper that the emails "were classified when they were sent and are classified now."
Not trueAn initial report in The New York Times, which quoted an unnamed Justice Department official, claimed that the referral to the FBI was a criminal matter, but later the inspectors general for the intelligence community and the State Department issued a joint statement clarifying that it was a counterintelligence, not a criminal, referral.
The error in reporting led the Clinton campaign to send a 2,000-word letter to the Times complaining about the time it took to correct the original story and claiming that due to the lag time, it was impossible to roll-back the mistake.
Still, that might be the least of problems for Clinton, still considered by many to be the Democratic presidential frontrunner. The remainder of her email has yet to be reviewed by the intelligence community IG; some have suggested there are many more emails containing "secret" and perhaps even "top secret" information. Tens of thousands of emails have yet to be examined.
No trustBased on that and the fact that classified information has already been found to have been sent to Clinton's "homebrew" email server, the IG has concluded that the former secretary of state should not have been using it and instead should have relied on the classified system utilized by the State Department. Reports have noted that Clinton's use of a personal email server was a "clear-cut" violation of State Department rules, as well as long-established policy within the intelligence community.
The IG's findings differ with public statements Clinton has made. In March during a press conference following revelations about her previously undisclosed private server, she said, "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material," Breitbart News reported.
Also, her campaign staff has said, "Classified information was viewed in hard copy by the secretary while in the office."
The IG's findings prove those statements to be untrue.
The misdirection, deflecting and outright dishonesty over this issue and others is costing Clinton popularity. In March, Reuters reported that Clinton had lost 15 percent of her support following her initial announcement that she would seek the Democratic Party nomination.
Also in March, a CBS News poll found that 47 percent of Americans did not find her trustworthy.
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