The New York Times reports that a second intelligence-community review endorses the Inspector General’s findings, and confirmed the presence of classified material on Hillary Clinton’s off-the-books email server, including multiple “Top Secret” documents.
Note that there are at least two separate Top Secret breaches highlighted by the review, one in 2009 and one in 2011. There is little question that federal crimes were committed in both of these cases, as the highly classified material had to be manually transferred from a secure network to Clinton’s unsecured email server, most likely with the use of a thumb drive.
Amusingly, the New York Times notes that Clinton’s campaign “disputed the inspector general’s finding last month and questioned whether the emails had been overclassified by an arbitrary process.”
“On Monday, the Clinton campaign disagreed with the conclusion of the intelligence review and noted that agencies within the government often have different views of what should be considered classified,” the Times adds.
The Secretary of State does not have the authority to unilaterally override security classifications, much less instruct her minions to surreptitiously violate protocols by pulling classified and Top Secret documents off a secure network and dumping them onto a computer she kept in the basement, until she shipped it to Denver for storage in someone’s bathroom.
As for “disagreement” over the findings of multiple official reviews… well, who are you going to trust, the highly-qualified professionals who guard America’s national security… or a woman who claims she “was not thinking a lot” when she became Secretary of State, and her political operatives?