Clinton emails missing two months, but have plenty of classified information otherwise
Although they may yet come out, as the State Department turns up the faucet on releases, all emails for May and June 2012 are missing from the cache. They also haven’t been submitted to the Benghazi committee, although records show that Libya was facing a spate of sectarian violence throughout the summer that year, leading up to the eventual Benghazi attack. Even though there were at least three separate terrorist incidents over the course of that summer, any mention of those incidents has been scrubbed from the collection (along with basically everything else).
Also missing? Emails having to do with Huma Abedin’s side job, which she started in the spring of 2012, but which is still a mystery to investigators (along with basically everyone else).
What we do know is that Hillary Clinton did an awful lot of transacting in classified data, as is to be expected from a secretary of state. The problem is that she did it on a server that wasn’t exactly prepared to host information that needed that level of protection.
Intelligence officials who reviewed the five classified emails determined that they included information from five separate intelligence agencies, said a congressional official with knowledge of the matter.
The public Benghazi email contained information from the NSA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a spy agency that maps and tracks satellite imagery, according to the official, who asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the matter.
The other four classified emails contained information from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA, the official said.
And those are just the emails released to the Benghazi committee — and even then, that’s just a sampling of 40 emails from the 30,000 the committee received. Just last Saturday, Clinton claimed that she hadn’t sent a single email containing classified information. And yet, no one even had to dig to find it. The inspector-general even noted that while Clinton was claiming to have never done so much as typed out the acronym “NSA” on her private email server, her lawyer had every last email she’d turned over to the committee on a thumb drive.
Maybe she should ask him for it.
The next batch of emails will come in the Friday afternoon news dump. I can hardly wait.