Hillary-emial

Hillary’s email scandal is going on its 11 month now.

The FBI has scoured thousands and thousands of her emails, and every time they come across a new batch of emails their jaws get closer and closer to the floor.

However, what we thought was bad news just a few months ago is now proving to be much, much worse.

Not only did Hillary’s email server contain information dubbed “Above Top Secret,” some of the information contained within those emails absolutely put people’s lives in danger according to a source intimately connected to the investigation.

Fox News writes:

Highly classified Hillary Clinton emails that the intelligence community and State Department recently deemed too damaging to national security to release contain “operational intelligence” – and their presence on the unsecure, personal email system jeopardized “sources, methods and lives,” a U.S. government official who has reviewed the documents told Fox News.

The official, who was not authorized to speak on the record and was limited in discussing the contents because of their highly classified nature, was referring to the 22 “TOP SECRET” emails that the State Department announced Friday it could not release in any form, even with entire sections redacted.

What was most problematic is how long those emails sat on those servers. The official said the emails had been there since the server was created in 2009 until 2013, meaning they were wide open to hackers who might have been looking to scoop up important intelligence.

Those who are critical of how Clinton handled this top secret information say what she did was done in contempt of existing protocol on handling top secret information.

They claim she purposefully ignored procedure and willingly put people’s in lives for both her convenience and for other, ulterior motives.

Not only did this result in exposure of classified information, it’s even forced intelligence groups to change their basic operations, as they’re unsure if Mrs. Clinton’s actions exposed a crack in operational procedure.

Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., who sits on the House intelligence committee, said the former secretary of state, senator, and Yale-trained lawyer had to know what she was dealing with.

“There is no way that someone, a senior government official who has been handling classified information for a good chunk of their adult life, could not have known that this information ought to be classified, whether it was marked or not,” he said. “Anyone with the capacity to read and an understanding of American national security, an 8th grade reading level or above, would understand that the release of this information or the potential breach of a non-secure system presented risk to American national security.

Mrs. Clinton has said it’s ridiculous to say she did anything wrong.

At a recent stop in Iowa she said she’s being unfairly targeted for dealing with documents that weren’t classified at the time and are now determined to be top secret. She made use of an analogy where she said it was like going back in time to charge people for going 35 in a 35 mph hour zone when the same zone is later changed to a 25 mph zone.

Ultimately the interpretation of what’s classified and what isn’t doesn’t really matter.  Why? Because there is no doubt in the world Mrs. Clinton’s decision to keep her email unsecured put people’s lives at risk.

What do you think of Mrs. Clinton’s actions?

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