Saturday, February 13, 2016

The virtual avalanche of "Confidential"; "Secret"; and even "Top Secret" Hillary Clinton E-mails continues


Latest tranche of 551 E-mails contains 84 that are classified either "Confidential" or "Secret"  --- With about 4000 more E-mails, which need to be reviewed and released by the State Department on/or before February 29th

NY Times says:  "....  The fact that emails sent on Mrs. Clinton’s unclassified server must now be reviewed on the department’s classified network — with hundreds being released only with redactions — could be viewed as an indication that at least some of the information in the roughly 33,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers should never have been sent on an unclassified network...."

CNN says:  Don't forget, the Obama Administration [U.S. State Department] is also conducting an internal investigation and review to determine how many of Hillary Clinton's E-mails were "Classified" at the time they were put on HRC's private non-secure server  



Critics and commentators have maintained that much of what is now deemed "Classified" [some  Confidential"; others "Secret"; and still others "Top Secret"] always had that/those status(es) even if they were not previously so marked in the format that had been put into Hillary Clinton's private E-mails system or as preserved on HRC's un-secured private server.


NY TIMES REPORT ---  SAYS WHAT HAS ALREADY COME OUT COULD INDICATE THE 33,000 E-MAILS TURNED OVER SO FAR "SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN SENT ON AN UNCLASSIFIED NETWORK"

According to today's NY Times article by Steven Lee Myers,  "The State Department released 551 more emails from the personal server of Hillary Clinton on Saturday, including 84 with some or all of the messages blocked out because they contained information that has now been deemed classified. Three of those are classified 'secret.'..."   (See "More Hillary Clinton Emails Released, Including 3 Now ‘Secret’" by Steven Lee Myers,  2/13/16, NY Times/ Politics [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/us/politics/more-hillary-clinton-emails-released-including-3-now-secret.html?_r=0]).

The Times article goes on to say this:  "....  Each of the secret emails included Mrs. Clinton’s comments atop forwarded chains of messages discussing tensions on the Sinai Peninsula; a visit by John Kerry to Pakistan in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death; and sensitive, back-channel talks between the Israelis and Palestinians....   The State Department has now classified as secret 21 emails from among 33,000 that were sent through the private server Mrs. Clinton used while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013....   An additional 22 emails — mostly referring to the Central Intelligence Agency’s drone strikes, officials have said — have been deemed to be 'top secret.' Those are considered too sensitive to release to the public even with portions blocked out...."

Timesman Myers made special note of the following:   "....  The fact that emails sent on Mrs. Clinton’s unclassified server must now be reviewed on the department’s classified network — with hundreds being released only with redactions — could be viewed as an indication that at least some of the information in the roughly 33,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers should never have been sent on an unclassified network....   In a letter to one of the State Department’s lawyers regarding another request for emails under the Freedom of Information Act, Mr. Baker of the F.B.I. wrote that the bureau had  'acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server,' but he declined to detail the nature of that work....   The bureau, he wrote, has not 'publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope or potential target of any such proceedings.'...   The next batch of emails will be released on Friday, followed by releases on Feb. 26 and 29.”


CNN REPORT ---  MENTIONS STATE DEPARTMENT'S INTERNAL REVIEW OF WHETHER INFORMATION ON HRC'S SERVER WAS "CLASSIFIED" AT THE TIME IT WAS PUT INTO HER SYSTEM

In its report on the same release of Hillary Clinton E-mails, CNN reporter Laura Koran  noted that "....   [T]he State Department has retroactively classified information in 1,688 [Hillary Clinton]emails since March as it has reviewed them for release, including 84 emails in this most recent batch -- 81 of which have been to the lowest "confidential" level, and three to the next-highest "secret" level....   Last month, the State Department upgraded 22 emails to "top secret," the highest level of sensitivity, withholding those documents altogether...."  ( See "Highlights of the latest Clinton emails" by Laura Koran, 2/13/16, CNN/Politics [http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/13/politics/hillary-clinton-emails-syria-state-department/index.html]).

The CNN report also highlighted this important fact:  "....   The State Department also announced last month that it had opened an internal review into whether the information in the emails was classified at the time they were sent, but few details are known about the parameters of that review, and officials have thus far refused to comment on its timeframe or scope...."

9 comments:

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "PERFECT VALENTINE FOR HILLARY CLINTON" EDITION

FORMER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL POLLSTER SAYS HILLARY'S E-MAILS SCANDAL IS "WORSE THAN WATERGATE" --- "THEY ALL OUGHT TO BE INDICTED"

PAT CADDELL PREDICTS HILLARY CLINTON WILL SOON BE EXPOSED FOR USING HER CONNECTIONS IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT FOR PRIVATE ENRICHMENT

According to a report by Spiering on Breitbart News, "Pollster Pat Caddell, also a former adviser to President Jimmy Carter, asserted that the Hillary Clinton email scandal is 'worse than Watergate.'... Long the pinnacle of modern American political scandal, Nixon resigned after he was connected to the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.... 'This is the greatest scandal in the history of the United States,' Caddell said. 'They all ought to be indicted. This is worse than Watergate.'... Clinton, he explained, would soon be exposed for using her connections in the State Department to enrich her family, her foundation, and her supporters...." (See "Pollster Pat Caddell: Hillary Clinton Email Scandal ‘Worse Than Watergate’ " by Charlie Spiering, 2/13/16, Breitbart News [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/13/pollster-pat-caddell-hillary-clinton-e-mail-scandal-worse-than-watergate/]).

Anonymous said...

The polls out after the South Carolina GOP debate prove once and for all that the Bush name is shit

Anonymous said...

Nixons problem wasn't when it came out that he was connected to the break in.
Nixon went down over the hush money. When it came out that 4 million dollars was spread around to the Watergate burglars the Senate was outraged. They didnt get a taste of the action.

BTW. Who did order that break in?

Anonymous said...

gale,
Please ignore the old persons above request.
Whats next? Stories about Harold Carswell.

Anonymous said...

Pat Cadell is right, but, he has earned a reputation as a self hating democrat.

Anonymous said...

Spitzer to the rescue

Galewyn Massey said...

OBSERVATIONS: THE "ARE HILLARY CLINTON & ELLIOT SPITZER REALLY THE SAME PERSON ???" EDITION

Their political methodologies were very similar. Do you remember Spitzer's "bulldozer" line vis a vis the NYS Senate Majority Leader. Do you remember Hillary when she said she didn't need any Republican help for Hillary-care. Eventually, both got shot down by fellow Democrats that didn't like them.

Since last week we can see that, even as they get older, both Elliot and Hillary feel free to carry out assaults on women -- one physically, the other rhetorically.

Galewyn Massey said...

IN PASSING: THE "WASHINGTON POST JUST PUT THIS TOGETHER" EDITION

IS THERE ANYTHING NOT QUITE RIGHT ABOUT PUTTING THE PHRASE "MONKEY CAGE" NEXT TO "CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS" --- AND TO TOP IT OFF --- INCLUDE A PHOTO

You can't make this stuff up -- The Washington Post did a very thoughtful analysis on the effect of endorsements by Black political leaders on the voting Black public. What it's all about and what it concluded is up to you to read about on your own at the cite below.

Here's the really interesting thing to me about the packaging of the WaPo article -- it's the optics of its on-line column header & headline, which was startling to say the least. It said, "Monkey Cage -- Why the Congressional Black Caucus endorsement of Hillary Clinton is a really big deal"..... Don't take my word for it, see for yourself (See "Why the Congressional Black Caucus endorsement of Hillary Clinton is a really big deal" by Corrine McConnaughy, 2/15/16, Washinton Post [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/02/15/why-the-congressional-black-caucus-endorsement-of-hillary-clinton-is-a-really-big-deal/]).

I know the Washington Post has its own pet names for certain columns and columnists, and it also has a style protocol on how things are laid out and appear --- BUT --- didn't anybody at the WaPo see this ???

Anonymous said...

Gail, are you there? What's going on?