January 21, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In an exclusive story from Fox’s star national security reporter, Catherine Herridge, the hard drive on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “homebrew server” contained material classified at a level far beyond what most people view as most critical, “top secret.”
“Intelligence from a "special access program,” or SAP, is even more sensitive than that designated as "top secret" – as were two emails identified last summer in a random sample pulled from Clinton's private server she used as secretary of state. Access to a SAP is restricted to those with a "need-to-know" because exposure of the intelligence would likely reveal the source, putting a method of intelligence collection -- or a human asset -- at risk. Currently, some 1,340 emails designated “classified” have been found on Clinton’s server, though the Democratic presidential candidate insists the information was not classified at the time. “There is absolutely no way that one could not recognize SAP material,” a former senior law enforcement with decades of experience investigating violations of SAP procedures told Fox News. “It is the most sensitive of the sensitive.” [source, Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs - for current acronyms and explanations for security levels please refer to: Current U.S. Intelligence Classifications]
The quick takeaway is that Clinton’s wanton disregard of the protocols essential to maintain such things as the identity of intel assets has seriously compromised national security. The minimally secured data network array that she used contained two servers, one dedicated for her use and the other a shared system with the Clinton Foundation. Both servers had the same IP address.
From the IG’s notification:
“To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one IC element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, and TOP SECRET/SAT levels...Due to the presence of TOP SECRET/SAP information, I provided these declarations under separate cover to the Intelligence Oversight Committees and Senate and House leadership.”
It’s beyond comprehension to believe that such a high level soft target would not have been routinely hacked by United States’ most dangerous enemies. The assumption must be that everything on the Clinton’s Rube Goldberg email server system was compromised and, aside from state secrets, the identities of assets as well as intel gathering techniques are now functionally public knowledge.
To access the IG’s 2 page letter, please follow this link: IC IG Response to Congressional Inquiry .
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