Clinton Sent Emails From Her Server Marked As Classified

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Once a liar….

Fox News broke the story this morning that contrary to Hillary Clinton’s claim that NONE of the emails which passed through her illegal email server was ever marked classified there indeed was at least one:

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.

“(C) Purpose of Call: to offer condolences on the passing of President Mukharika and congratulate President Banda on her recent swearing in.”

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.

Every revelation just illustrates why the FBI is investigation this as a crime.

A US government source said there are other Clinton emails with classified markings, or marked classified, beyond the April 2012 document.

But in the end I have no confidence Obama’s Justice Department will ever attempt to prosecute the criminal.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

16 Responses to “Clinton Sent Emails From Her Server Marked As Classified”

  1. 2

    Greg

    Come on, people. Look at the date that the classification stamp in question was added: 01/29/2016. The email was originally sent on April 9, 2012. Classified status was added retroactively.

    As has been pointed out more times than I can remember, once the FOI request was approved, retroactive classification became the only means available to keep the content of emails that were intended to be private from being made public.

    Given the enormous volume of internal State Department communications that are being released, it’s a virtual certainty that there’s material involved that was not classified to begin with, but that still shouldn’t be put on public display for the entire world to see.

  2. 4

    Greg

    (C) Purpose of Call: To offer condolences on the passing of President Mutharika and congratulate President Banda on her recent swearing in…

    Why am I to believe (C) means “classified” and not item (C), or something else altogether? Because FOX News says so? It reads to me like it might be an additional item being added to a call sheet that was sent previously.

    This did not make it with the pouch but we can ask Marina to print this and her bio for you if a 7:30am call works for both you and President Banda.

    The Secretary’s Call Sheet for Malawi President Joyce Banda

    (C) Purpose of Call: To offer condolences on the passing of President Mutharika and congratulate President Banda on her recent swearing in.

    What followed was possibly additional information pertinent to that added item. For some reason it’s considered best not made public. It might have been candid background information that Clinton needed before her call in the way of a crib sheet. There were succession issues following the former president’s death, and concerns of a constitutional crisis. His death wasn’t immediately made public.

  3. 5

    Nanny G

    @Greg: Why am I to believe (C) means “classified” and not item (C), or something else altogether? Because FOX News says so? It reads to me like…..

    Everything past that line was redacted, Greg.
    Still don’t get it?
    She allowed what was redacted to sit on her server.
    There, it was open to being hacked by anyone.
    But that is only one example.

    Besides, the State Dept. taught new hires, including Hillary when she was new, that (C) meant classified.

  4. 8

    another vet

    @Nanny G: Actually Nan, the (C) would have stood for Confidential. That’s the way classified documents are marked. Each paragraph/section is marked according to the highest level of classified material contained in that section even if it’s only one word. In this case, what followed in that paragraph contained Confidential information, hence the reason the body of the paragraph was redacted. In addition, the way correspondence is written if (C) were an item there would have been an item (A) and an item (B) first.

    You are debating with someone who obviously doesn’t know squat about the subject which is typical for the individual you are debating.

  5. 9

    Greg

    @Nanny G, #5:

    Everything past that line was redacted, Greg.

    That was the entire point of retroactively classifying the email. Had they not done so, they’d have been obliged under the FOI order to make the entire document public.

    The original email was sent April 9, 2012, only two days after a faction inside the Malawi government had attempted to circumvent the nation’s constitution to keep Joyce Banda, the vice-president, from replacing the president who died in office. They were scheming to fill the vacancy with the dead president’s brother. Certain information provided to Clinton in the redacted portion may have since become sensitive for any number of reasons.

  6. 10

    Greg

    @another vet, #8:

    In addition, the way correspondence is written if (C) were an item there would have been an item (A) and an item (B) first.

    (C) and the redacted paragraph(s) were simply an addendum to a call sheet that had been prepared and sent to Clinton previously, Sherlock. Apply your astonishing deductive powers to what the email itself actually says it is:

    This did not make it with the pouch but we can ask Marina to print this and her bio for you if a 7:30am call works for both you and President Banda.

    The Secretary’s Call Sheet for Malawi President Joyce Banda

    (C) Purpose of Call: To offer condolences on the passing of President Mutharika and congratulate President Banda on her recent swearing in.

    Followed by redacted paragraphs that came under heading (C).

    Items (A) and (B) on Clinton’s call sheet had already been sent to her earlier, evidently as a printed document. The “pouch” was a packet of such work-related documents. A call sheet is a list of scheduled telephone calls, including pertinent information that will be useful to know before the call is made. Item (C) was a late addition to the call sheet, being emailed because it wasn’t originally included on the printed document. It was going to be printed up and added to the original document by one of Clinton’s assistants.

    This is not difficult to figure out. You just don’t want to understand it properly. (C) does not mean “classified” or “confidential”. It’s simply an item designation, as in (1) (2) (3), (A) (B) (C).

  7. 11

    Pete

    @Greg:

    What was the purpose of Hillary having an unsecured private server upon which to conduct official State Department email correspondence, when the State Department already had a secured server for the Sec State to use?

    There was no legitimate purpose, just as Hillary has no actual accomplishments as NY Senator or Sec State to support the idea she is legitimately qualified to be President.

  8. 12

    Greg

    Why doesn’t it seem to matter that Colin Powell and aids to Condoleezza Rice used private, non-government email accounts to transmit official correspondence? What was their legitimate purpose in doing so?

    You really don’t care, unless it’s Hillary Clinton. Who, by the way, it appears will be the only alternative to an impulsive, egotistical, no-nothing former reality television host, waves his billionaire status around as if it were evidence of his qualifications to be president. Maybe his next project should be a TV program called “America’s Got Stupid.”

  9. 15

    jojo

    If you are any politicians sycophant, in this case Hillarys, and all her nonsense doesn’t give you pause….REGARDLESS OF WHAT SOMEONE ELSE MAY HAVE DONE then God bless and God speed, but as for me I hold much higher standards……..

  10. 16

    Randy

    @jojo: What about the standards of those who approve of her behavior no matter what and still will vote for her? Doesn’t that say something about liberals?

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