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State Dept.-released Clinton email had classified intel from 3 agencies, possibly vio

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    One of the emails that triggered the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s server contained classified intelligence from three different agencies, Fox News has learned – which could mean the State Department violated a President Obama-signed executive order by authorizing its release.

    That 2009 order, EO 13526, lays out the rules for "classifying, safeguarding and declassifying national security information." It states that the authority to declassify rests with the intelligence agency that originated the information.

    "Information shall be declassified or downgraded by … the official who authorized the original classification ... [or] the originator's current successor," the order says.

    One of the two emails that sparked the FBI probe was an April 2011 email from Clinton confidant Huma Abedin that, Fox News has learned, contained intelligence from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), which oversees aerial imagery, including satellites.

    Despite this fact and despite the executive order, the State Department publicly released the email and its intelligence -- which was not theirs to declassify -- onto its website in May as part of the initial release of documents on the 2012 Benghazi attack.

    Fox News is told that in late spring, all three agencies confirmed to the intelligence community inspector general that the intelligence was classified when it was sent four years ago by Abedin to Clinton's private account, and remains classified to this day.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ail-had-classified-intel-from-3/?intcmp=hpbt1
     
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    It's all a right wing conspiracy.

    So, what difference does it make?

    The FBI "probe" is a coverup.
     
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