And she’s not the only one. It has been reported that someone in the chain of Hillary Clinton emails stripped away the “Secret” designation prior to forwarding them on to Hillary:
A Hillary Clinton insider might have stripped the most serious “secret” markings from her emails to disguise extremely sensitive information, a State Department source told Fox News Wednesday.
And the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential contender sent and received emails containing classified information — including spy satellite intelligence — over her private unsecured server.
Stripping classification designations from intelligence information is a felony under federal law, Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano told Megyn Kelly on Wednesday’s “The Kelly File.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano downgraded her condition:
Earlier in the day, Napolitano said on “Fox & Friends” that the Clinton email scandal was a “grave situation” for her legal team.
Sixteen hours later during his appearance on “The Kelly File,” he upgraded her legal vulnerability to “worse than grave.”
This is very logical. It now fits the known facts perfectly.
In Iowa Clinton said:
“I did not receive anything that was marked as classified.”
She also said:
“I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent or received.”
In response, Ron Fournier remarked:
“I am confident that’ has more wiggle room than ‘is.’ ”
Indeed. To understand this, you have to be familiar with Clintonspeak:
“It all depends on what your definition of ‘is’, is.”
It makes perfect sense for Hillary to claim that she did not send or receive anything that was marked “classified” if someone stripped it off before it went to her server. And I predict that it is what the contents of her server will reflect.
The question is then- who did it? The most likely answer is either Huma Abedin or Cheryl Mills. Mills’ lawyer announced her intention to destroy her emails but then she and Abedin were ordered not to even think about it.
Here’s the bottom line: Clinton directed someone- most likely Abedin or Mills- to strip away the “top secret” markings from the emails to give Clinton cover and allow her to make the claims she’s made. That Mills or Abedin would act on her own is not believable. That Clinton as Secretary of State was never to receive classified information over an email system is not believable.
Hillary made clear she knew how everything works:
So I’m certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.
I do not doubt that for one second. She also knew what it would take try to circumvent the rules. It should be a simple matter of comparing the emails she received with the original emails sent in order to determine who stripped the “secret” designations away.
Without a doubt she constructed this labyrinthine plot to avoid scrutiny of her side deals for personal profit while at State. Fortunately this House of Cards is soon to fall. Amusingly, The Hill reports that democrats wonder why Clinton decided to hand over her server now. She didn’t “choose” to hand it over. She gave it up to avoid the spectacle of the FBI banging on her front door and physically seizing it- like they normally would to regular people.
This is no longer simply mishandling classified information. This is now a full blown conspiracy. One wonders which, if either, Clinton aide will fall on her sword and go to prison for Clinton.
Exit question: Why would anyone destroy every bit of evidence that would exonerate her?