Hillary Clinton has been parsing her words a lot lately, picking and choosing carefully what terms she uses so as to not be overtly incorrect. For instance, she says she never “sent” classified email, but has only on occasion admitted to receiving it, but only then, it wasn’t classified when she got it (possibly, though, because she ignored the classification, but see, she didn’t say that). As it happens, she may have even been correct about the “classified information,” since technically, some of the product she received was actually “top secret.”
Nestled among the friendly exchanges with Barbara Mikulski and requests for TV guides are several emails, according to intelligence souces, that contain information relayed from spy satellites circling over North Korea, including tracking information for North Korea’s nuclear weapons.
One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites.
Multiple intelligence sources who spoke to The Washington Times, solely on the condition of anonymity, said concerns about the movement of the North Korean information through Mrs. Clinton’s unsecured server are twofold.
First, satellite information is, as mentioned, top secret. It’s actually handled by a special department within an intelligence department, and much of the satellite information gathered relates to sensitive concerns, like nuclear weapons, troop movements, and potential targets. So Clinton not only shouldn’t have been sharing the information on her personal email, it’s entirely possible that she simply couldn’t but did anyway.
Second, as the Times story notes, North Korea has a very adept force of hackers, as the Sony studios leak proved. Since Clinton’s server was, essentially, an open book to anyone who knew it existed (which is pretty much everyone outside of the State Department IT help desk), it’s possible that North Korea was able to access the information on Clinton’s server, giving them a peek into our intelligence gathering efforts. As one source tells the Times, we’re technically supposed to be making it harder for our declared enemies to seek out information on us, not easier.
I’m sure Hillary has an explanation.