Hillary Clinton Email Saga Continues As Court Date Looms

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Hillary Clinton continues to dismiss criticism of her use of a private email account while serving as Secretary of State as political attacks timed for her presidential run despite continued findings from the FBI and other agencies determining that her private servers contained classified information.

A hearing is set for Thursday when the conservative group Judicial Watch will argue before a court that US officials are not making a good-faith effort in finding government correspondence involving the former New York senator and her staff while serving as the top foreign officer of the United States. The FBI has also been involved with situation, after the US Intelligence Inspector General announced that at least four emails found on her private server contained classified information.

This comes off of news earlier that government lawyers filed papers in the court showing that Clinton’s emails have contained more than 300 documents that could have classified information. During a recent campaign stop, Clinton tried to continue to minimize the situation. At a town hall meeting in North Las Vegas, a reporter asked if her server had been wiped clean.

“What, like with a cloth or something?” she said. “I don’t know how it works at all.”

After being pressed on the issue repeatedly, Clinton’s aide ended the session and forced Clinton away from the mass of reporters. Another reporter shouted a question about whether the e-mail issue will ever go away.
“Nobody talks to me about it other than you guys,” she said.
As the presumptive nominee for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 election, Clinton has been under continuous fire from the right for her use of a private email account while at the State Department, an action that was legal as rules prohibiting the use of these types of emails were not enacted until after her time ended. Using a government email account, however, would not be enough to protect classified information, either. Government officials are known to use what is known as a low-side system for non-classified information and a high-side system for the rest.
Matthew Miller, a former Justice Department spokesman in the Obama administration, told the Wall Street Journal that the discussion of the emails if a battle that has waged for years between intelligence agencies and other government officials.

“People in the intelligence community live in this hermetically sealed environment in which everything is classified and nothing ever crosses out of their world into the public,” said Mr. Miller. “People in other agencies have to work in both the classified environment and the real world, and sometimes they get information from both and synthesize information from both.”


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