Hillary Clinton

Another 150 Classified Emails Found in Latest Hillary Clinton Communications Dump

Actually, there is classified material.

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Here is what Hillary Clinton said back in March in response to questions about whether there was any classified material on the privately run email account she exclusively relied on while serving as Secretary of State: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. I'm certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material."

There is no classified email. 

Clinton indicated that she would be turning over some 55,000 pages of email from the privately run server she used. Those emails would, over time, be made public. 

There is no classified email. 

The State Department is set to release another 7,000 pages of Clinton's emails around 9 p.m. tonight. They were initially supposed to be released earlier in the day, but according to Fox News, the release has been delayed because, as the Associated Press reports, about 150 contain classified information that has to be redacted. 

There is no classified email. 

All of the classified material scheduled to be released today falls under the category of "confidential," rather than the more protected classificated of "top secret," according to the AP. Previously, however, at least two emails that were part of the group that Clinton turned over were ruled top secret

There is no classified email.  

In recent weeks, as it has become clear that there was in fact classified material amongst Clinton's emails, the Democratic presidential candidate and her campaign allies have changed their story, with a campaign spokesperson earlier this month saying, in one of the most weasely political excuses in recent memory, that, "[Clinton] was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified." 

There is no classified email.  

Two days later, Reuters reported dozens of emails found on her server had been classified from the very beginning.  

There is no classified email.  

As Clinton's excuses have started to break down, her campaign has begun to question the very essence of what makes an email classified, suggesting that disagreements between agencies about what constitutes a classified communication render it difficult and perhaps even impossible to know for certain. The status of any given email exists in a state of epistemological uncertainty. 

There is no classified email.  

Last week, Clinton, who had joked awkwardly about the emails, shifted the tone of her response. She says that she takes "responsibility" for the decision to exclusively use her personal, private email account while at State, which she admits was not the best choice. "I want to be as transparent as possible," she said. She also added, "I'm confident that this process will prove that I never sent, nor received, any email that was marked classified." She's confident! The process will be transparent! And provide proof that she did the right thing, and has nothing to hide. 

There is no classified email.