Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A guide to Hillary Clinton's most sensitive emails

The former secretary of state has argued that no emails on her account were marked as classified at the time she received them.

By Josh Gerstein, Politico.com
8/25/15 10:32 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton stored at least 63 emails on a private server that have now been deemed classified by the State Department, a collection of messages that contains diplomatic information not normally discussed in public.

The messages already released contain just one with “SECRET” information withheld at the request of the FBI and the rest of the classifications at the lowest tier, “CONFIDENTIAL” — a level usually invoked for diplomatic communications.

However, some of the emails on Clinton’s server that appear most sensitive did not get either classification. They include near-real-time reports on the violence that unfolded in Libya in 2011 and 2012.

Two of the messages sent on unclassified systems are updates from Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador killed in the Benghazi attacks in 2012. One mentions contingency plans to evacuate American diplomats by sea. Another gives details about safety precautions Stevens’ team is taking at its hotel and about tactics being used by Libyan militias.

POLITICO reviewed 63 emails posted on the State Department website that are formally marked as classified, as well as two others Fox News has cited as potentially classified. POLITICO discovered another with similar sensitive content during its review.

(More here.)

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