Media obsession with all things Trump can last only so long.
There hasn’t been much talk of Hillary’s multi-level email problem because of the media attention to all things Trump.
But here’s a reminder that Hillary’s email scandal may be in a Trump-induced hibernation, but it has not gone away.
The Hill reports:
A pair of emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server was indeed “top secret” when they passed through her machine, intelligence officials have concluded, according to a pair of reports.
The tentative finding comes despite opposition from the State Department, which had disputed the initial classification level handed down by the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General.
According to Fox News, one official called the decision to classify the messages at the highest level a “settled matter.”
One of the two emails has since been downgraded to the “secret” level of classification, both Fox and Politico reported.
Still, the intelligence community’s insistence that the emails were “top secret” when they passed through Clinton’s machine is likely to cause new headaches for her front-runner Democratic presidential campaign, which has long battled allegations about Clinton’s exclusive use of a “home brew” email setup throughout her tenure as secretary of State. By using a personal email address housed on a private server, her email correspondence might not have been protected by the same security standards as official government emails, critics have warned, potentially making critical secrets vulnerable to hackers.
In related news, the State Department staffer responsible for helping Hillary set up the home server not only is taking the 5th, his emails are missing:
The State Department has told Senate investigators it cannot find backup copies of emails sent by Bryan Pagliano, the top Hillary Clinton IT staffer who maintained her email server but has asserted his Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions on the matter.
State officials told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a recent closed-door meeting that they could not locate what’s known as a “.pst file” for Pagliano’s work during Clinton’s tenure, which would have included copies of the tech expert’s emails, according to a letter Chairman Chuck Grassley sent to Secretary of State John Kerry that was obtained by POLITICO.
And remember how Obama improperly tried to give Hillary a political pass on the seriousness of security issues with regard to her server?
The FBI says Obama isn’t briefed on its investigation, so basically, he was full of it.
FBI Director James Comey said President Obama would “certainly” not have received a briefing from the FBI regarding the status of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said, “I know that the FBI is currently investigating the private email server of the former Secretary of State. And it’s troubled me, and I know others, when some people have attempted to disparage or otherwise predict the outcome of the ongoing FBI investigation.”
At some point we will awaken from this slumber, and Hillary’s email scandal will be back.DONATE
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