According to a new report from the Washington Times, the Hillary Clinton email scandal is growing exponentially worse. Investigators have now identified more than 60 separate emails sent from Clinton’s insecure server that contained classified information. Experts say this number will likely balloon over the coming months as investigators pore through the 30,000 emails Clinton turned over earlier this year. The 60 in question have already been released to the public, albeit in heavily redacted form.
These emails are separate from the ones flagged by Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough last week, identified as containing “top secret” information. And they provide what may turn out to be only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to compromised national secrets. There is no evidence yet that Clinton’s server was hacked or otherwise infiltrated, but such evidence is not needed when you’re talking about this level of negligence.
Semantics and Technicalities
Make no mistake: while Clinton is busy playing the “technicality” game, it really doesn’t matter what the rules were or what was classified at what time. If an individual wants to be president of the United States, they need to demonstrate a certain basic level of competency. They need to put the needs of the country above their own personal convenience. They need to have sense enough to take every security precaution necessary to prevent a disastrous leak. At each and every turn of this story, Clinton has been exposed as having done the opposite. Whether she used a private server to make life easier or to shield herself from something truly damning, her utter lack of judgment should be enough to disqualify her from the presidency.
And frankly, her lies are starting to pile up. The most significant one, at this point, is her insistence that she never sent classified information from her private email address. This has been proven false. Perhaps believing that the American people are walking around in an ignorant stupor, Clinton is telling us now that this information was retroactively classified in the years since. That’s not true, either, but let’s pretend that it is. Does it matter? That defense might keep her out of federal prison, but it’s hardly reassuring to anyone concerned about national security. This is a woman who will go to extraordinary lengths to protect her private communications, but apparently she didn’t bother to take that approach to U.S. secrets. Makes you really wonder what was in all those personal emails she erased.