Friday, July 31, 2015

Clinton mishandled classified data from 5 different agencies

Report: Clinton mishandled classified data from 5 different agencies


Classified emails that were transmitted on Hillary Clinton's private email server contained information that belonged to five different intelligence agencies.

The National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA each claimed data that appeared in emails sent to and from Clinton's server, according to McClatchy.

In a classified Benghazi-related email that was improperly made public May 22, the NSA, DIA and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency had information at stake, the report said.

The intelligence community's inspector general discovered five classified emails among a sample of just 40 he examined for possibly classified information. 

Clinton has said she turned over 33,000 personal emails to the State Department.

Along with State's inspector general, the intelligence community watchdog last week asked the Department of Justice to open an inquiry into whether Clinton mishandled classified data on a personal server — a federal crime.

The inspectors general have acknowledged that the batch of emails Clinton's legal team selected for State Department review could contain hundreds of classified records.

In fact, the pair of watchdogs argued in a July 14 memo "that it is more likely than not that information classified higher than secret is present in this collection."

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, once again hammered Clinton Thursday for her private email use in the wake of the new revelations.

"Hillary Clinton's reckless attempt to skirt public records laws appears to have jeopardized our national security more than previously known," Priebus said.

"And with her claims about her handling of classified information on her secret email server going up in smoke, Hillary Clinton is once again showing why she cannot be trusted in the White House."

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