Let it never be said that reasoning – deductive, logical, reasonable – is a hallmark of our government and its institutions. But even so, one must employ some reasonable reasoning when reviewing the emails the State Department released today from Hillary Clinton’s stash. Among the many tidbits that are hitting the press, we found one particularly interesting.
Per Snr State Dept ofl, 23 words in one Clinton email released under FOIA were classified today at request of the FBI pic.twitter.com/e5G3I7u2qF
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 22, 2015
Now, here’s the thing. What did Hillary say about her emails? She said there were no security breaches, that nothing classified was on her server, and that no sensitive information was put at risk. But as you can see, the FBI today classified portions of her email before they would allow them to be released to the public.
That means the information that was already in the emails, that had already been on Hillary’s server, that she sent and received, is now classified information.
Now is the time for that reasoning thing we were talking about. The email was not classified at the time. Hardly surprising since no one had it but Hillary and her co-conspirators colleagues. It is now classified, however. It is now classified because the information is sensitive. The information did not become sensitive. It became classified, it already WAS sensitive. There may have been no technical violation of the law, since nobody had previously had the opportunity to classify the email, but the spirit of the law, and the reason for the law, was absolutely violated.
Hillary used her unsecure personal email to discuss sensitive information. She did this knowingly. She did this without regard for the very reason safeguards and classification processes exist. She did it blithely and carelessly. She did it pompously and with disdain for the strictures restraining others. She did that, because that is how you Clinton. Above the law. Outside it. Untouched by it.
Hillary Clinton traded your security for her convenience. She will do it again.
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