When Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, she signed a non-disclosure agreement. A statement in the agreement is that the contents of a document determines if the document is classified, even if the document has no classification markings. The agreement also specifies the actions to be taken if someone believes an unmarked document contains classified information.
There was an article (TCH, Jan. 30) that said 22 emails on Clinton’s private server contained information on special access programs that could point to confidential sources and identify agents in dangerous areas. A secretary of state should have known that these emails were highly classified with or without markings. Clinton also wrote 328 emails that contain classified information, but were not marked classified.
When Secretary Clinton resigned her position, she sent about half of her emails to the government, and half, she said were personal, and deleted them. The FBI obtained her server and recovered the deleted emails. Many of these emails were about government business and contained classified information.
The FBI has been making a criminal investigation of Clinton’s handling of emails for more than eight months. Don’t expect any action by the Attorney General before the presidential election.
James Ruffin, Richland