Bombshell Email Shows Hillary Instructed Adviser To Strip Markings From Sensitive Talking Points – The Daily Caller


On June 16, 2011, Hillary Clinton’s top foreign policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, was having trouble sending his boss a list of talking points that contained sensitive — and possibly classified — information. Sullivan told Clinton there were issues “sending secure fax,” an email released by the State Department early Friday shows.

So Clinton offered a shocking solution: remove the markings identifying the information as sensitive and send it by regular fax.

“Turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure,” Clinton instructed Sullivan.

Clinton has been criticized heavily for sending and receiving classified information on her personal email account, which did not have the same level of protection as the State Department’s communications systems.

The State Department has retroactively classified information in more than 1,300 Clinton emails. And the Intelligence Community inspector general has found two emails that contained classified information that was classified at the time it was originated. But the Democratic presidential candidate has denied any wrongdoing by asserting that any classified information she did send or receive was not “marked” classified when created.

It is possible that the talking points Sullivan intended to send Clinton did not contain classified information. A document being sent via a secure method does not necessarily indicate that information contained in it is classified. But Clinton hadn’t seen the talking points at that point, and likely would not have known whether they contained classified information.

By instructing Sullivan to remove markings noting the sensitive nature of the talking points, Clinton appears to have invited her aide to violate the the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual, and possibly, federal law.

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