Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server include 41 messages now marked CLASSIFIED by State Department inspectors
By David Martosko
US Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 31 July 2015 | Updated: 31 July 2015 – 18:51 EST
- One message summarized a meeting with top State Department deputies and assistant secretaries that included talk about embassy security
- Others dealt with Russia, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Georgia, Honduras and other diplomatic flare-up locations
- Clinton has claimed she never sent classified materials in her private email that was housed on her own personal home-brew upstate New York server
- Document-dump included more than 1,300 Clinton emails; DailyMail.com found 41 that were partially or wholly classified before their release
The second installment of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private home-brew server, released Friday by the State Department, includes 41 messages that reviewers determined contained classified material.
Clinton claimed four months ago that her server, which she kept in her Chappaqua, New York home and used exclusively throughout her four-year tenure as secretary of state, never housed classified material.
That assertion began unraveling in late May, when a single message she sent was retroactively classified ‘secret’ – the second-highest level of classification – by State Department inspectors.
Friday’s dump of more than 1,300 messages upped the ante considerably, although the 41 messages appear to all have been classified as ‘confidential, which is one step lower.
‘I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,’ Clinton told a massive gathering of story-hungry reporters during a March 10 press conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York, shortly after the existence of her private email server was uncovered.
‘There is no classified material,’ she said then, ‘so I’m certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.’
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement to Reuters a week ago that the Democratic presidential candidate ‘followed appropriate practices in dealing with classified materials.’
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