Friday, November 6, 2015

Goodbye eGhazi: No "Top Secret" Info in Clinton Emails After All

On a day that brought great job numbers and the end of Keystone XL and Ben Carson, let us not miss perhaps the biggest news of all: The likely final collapse of the email "scandal"!
The U.S. intelligence community has retreated from claims that two emails in Hillary Clinton’s private account contained top secret information, a source familiar with the situation told POLITICO.
The determination came from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s office and concluded that the two emails did not include highly classified intelligence secrets. Concerns about the emails' classification helped trigger an on-going FBI inquiry into Clinton's private email set-up.
Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III made the claim that two of the emails contained top secret information, the State Department publicly stated its disagreement and asked Clapper’s office to referee the dispute. Now, that disagreement has been resolved in State’s favor, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Intelligence officials claimed one email in Clinton’s account was classified because it contained information from a top secret intelligence community “product” or report, but a further review determined that the report was not issued until several days after the email in question was written, the source said.
"The initial determination was based on a flawed process," the source said. "There was an intelligence product people thought [one of the emails] was based on, but that actually postdated the email in question."
A top expert in classification procedures called the development "an astonishing turn of events."
"It's not just a mistake," said Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists. "It was a transformative event in the presidential campaign to this point. It had a potential to derail Clinton's presidential candidacy."
The importance of this dramatic development cannot be overstated.

Basically, those crazy right-wing dreams of a Hillary indictment over email just went up in smoke (not that they had any basis in reality to begin with)...and now we just need to wait for the conclusion of the FBI investigation (which never even targeted Clinton to begin with) before this story dies for good. 

After that, if any of Hillary's opponents try to keep this story alive, they will be talking to a brick wall when it comes to the American electorate.

Because we're all sick and tired of hearing about these damn emails.


  1. There's no excuse for what McCullough did. If you're going to charge a presidential candidate of having classified info in her emails, you'd better make damn sure your procedure isn't "flawed." He could've ruined her candidacy with his recklessness. If I were Hillary, I'd be furious. He owes her a public apology.

    And when the State Department first contested this, he responded by issuing that referral to the DOJ. So the whole FBI inquiry is based on a now-worthless referral.

  2. NO mention is the supposedly liberal media of this development.