Former Chairman of the DNC Howard Dean was in denial on Friday over a federal judge who said Hillary Clinton violated government email policy.
NBC’s Pete Williams reports that intelligence community reviewers examining Clinton’s emails identified 305 documents that have been referred to their agencies for further consultation.
The Clinton campaign held a call with reporters to refute the report, arguing the story vindicates that she broke no laws. After all, when a Republican politician – think 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney – enjoys a lavish lifestyle, Democrats usually engage in all sorts of hooting and hollering about how there is no way a wealthy individual can be an effective advocate for everyday Americans.
Hillary Clinton, after all, is not invincible.
As for the question of whether Clinton sent classified info using this email account, Reuters thinks yes. Their point: South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy and the panel he chairs that is investigating Clinton have dealt similarly with information that was later found to be classified. It has redacted and stamped a few dozen of them as “classified”.
“She was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified”, campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said.
Chuck Todd: You were here in Washington in March right when the kerfuffle about Hillary Clinton and the emails was happening.
If the investigation finds that U.S. national security was damaged by Clinton’s fairly inexplicable server decisions, we will be able to decide as voters how to take that into account in assessing her as a presidential candidate.
Clinton faced a barrage of questions during a news conference on August. 18 in the Las Vegas area about the matter.
In the FOIA case, the conservative group Judicial Watch is trying to get records released about the conditions under which one of Clinton’s closest friends and deputy chief of staff at the State Department, Huma Abedin, was paid and employed while still doing private consulting work.
Our ally in Afghanistan passed along highly sensitive materials about a war zone in which both nations have active military operations, directed it to be handled as Eyes-Only to Clinton, and Abedin sent it out over an unsecured (and hacked at least once) communications system. However, he said Clinton shouldnt have used a private e-mail server that didnt have government security protections.
Now that federal investigators have Hillary Rodham Clinton’s homebrew email server, they could examine files on her machine that would be more revelatory than the emails themselves.
Clinton and her aides have said material in her emails wasn’t marked as being classified at the time it was sent and received through her server.
“I’ve had $100 million spent against me, I’ve had death threats, I’ve had attacks…(so) I’m not intimidated from having that kind of battle”, Walker said.
Sullivan blew a hole in Clinton’s narrative on Thursday when he said she did not conform to State Department rules in her use of a personal email account as Secretary of State.
Platte River Networks, the service provider in Denver, that was servicing and maintaining Clinton’s email server, had known connections to John Hickenlooper, the Democratic Colorado Governor.