A week ago I posted on how Hillary Clinton was “too big to jail” in the case of her gross mishandling of, and apparent trafficking in, classified information. Now we see how this sad story is going to end. After exerting public pressure on the FBI Director to pull his punches in the investigation, now one of Obama’s appointees, the rather hapless Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is set to rule that the Top Secret material identified by the IGs of two organizations is really not much more than a lunch menu at a Chinese restaurant. (Keep in mind that this is from POLTICO and could very well be a lie but I am giving it credence because it is following POLITICO’s editorial policy of supporting Hillary Clinton, and all her works, and all her empty promises.)
The U.S. intelligence community has retreated from claims that two emails in Hillary Clinton’s private account contained top-secret information, a source familiar with the situation told POLITICO.
After a review, intelligence agencies concluded that the two emails did not include highly classified intelligence secrets, the source said. Concerns about the emails’ classification helped trigger an ongoing FBI inquiry into Clinton’s private email setup.
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Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III made the claim that two of the emails contained top-secret information; the State Department publicly stated its disagreement and asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s office to referee the dispute. Now, that disagreement has been resolved in State’s favor, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
This isn’t so much a “retreat” as it is a case of a senior Obama appointee and his staff resolving a politically charged debate in favor of the presumptive Democrat nominee for president. It reflects the general gutlessness and emasculation of the US Intelligence Community under Obama as well as the ongoing, and deliberate, corruption of the rule of law by the same people.