Throughout the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, she’s maintained that no classified information was sent through her private server.
That defense quickly needed revision when it was uncovered that there in fact were 104 emails containing classified information sent by Hillary. Her response? That the information wasn’t classified at the time – as if the head of the State Department doesn’t know the criteria for what could deem information classified.
And it turns out, that was a lie too. There was classified information sent that was classified at the time.
In at least one case an email sent to Clinton contains what is known as a “portion marking,” a way to note the classification of a specific item or paragraph within a document:
A 2012 email released by the State Department appears to challenge that claim because it carries a classified code known as a “portion marking” – and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account.
The “C” – which means it was marked classified at the confidential level – is in the left-hand-margin and relates to an April 2012 phone call with Malawi’s first female president, Joyce Banda, who took power after the death of President Mutharika in 2012.
Everything after that was fully redacted before it was publicly released by the State Department — a sign that the information was classified at the time and dealt with sensitive government deliberations.
To back up this claim, Herridge cites a 2014 classification training manual which reads in part, “Portion markings consist of the letters ‘(U)’ for Unclassified, ‘(C)’ for Confidential, ‘(S)’ for Secret, and ‘(TS)’ for Top Secret.” Here is a screenshot of the email in question which was sent from Huma Abedin to Secretary Clinton.
Herridge points out, “Everything after that was fully redacted before it was publicly released by the State Department — a sign that the information was classified at the time and dealt with sensitive government deliberations.” An unnamed source tells Fox News this is not the only email with similar portion markings.
I think we know why Bernie Sanders is still in the race despite it being mathematically impossible for him to clinch the nomination – he’s hoping the FBI doesn’t drop out of the race before he does.
What do you think about Hillary’s email scandal? I bet Bernie is regretting when he said that we’re “tired about hearing about her damn emails!”
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