A Barton Hinkle | None Dare Call It Treason

A Barton Hinkle, Reason:

The disclosure about Valerie Plame was called “treason” and people have gone to jail for mishandling classified info, what Hillary Clinton is accused of…
Which brings us to Hillary Clinton.

As the AP reported several days ago, “Clinton’s home (e-mail) server contained closely guarded government secrets,” including “material requiring one of the highest levels of classification.” That material involves “special access programs,” a “highly restricted subset of classified material that could point to confidential sources or clandestine programs.”

Some of the material is so closely guarded that the State Department has chosen to withhold 22 of the e-mails, on the grounds that releasing them would be too damaging. One unnamed government official alleges the e-mails contain “operational intelligence” that could jeopardize “sources, methods, and lives.”

But then, those e-mails might already have been released. The AP has reported that Clinton’s server “was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers.” (In fact, the person who revealed Clinton’s private e-mail address was a Romanian hacker named Marcel Lazar Lehel.) Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has said “the odds are pretty high” that Russia, China, and other nations hacked into her server.


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