Rubio: Clinton’s Team Committed A Crime If It Stripped Classification Markings

Friday on the Fox New Channel’s “America’s Newsroom w/Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum,” Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-FL) said if anyone on Hillary Clinton’s team erased the classification marking on her email, they committed a crime.

In light of the latest revelations that top secret information was in two of the four emails that contained classified information out of a sample of forty, on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, her campaign claimed that, “no information in her emails was marked classified at the time.”

Wednesday, Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri said, “Hillary only used her personal account for unclassified email. No information in her emails was marked classified at the time she sent or received them.”

At around the five-minute mark, Rubio pointed out that if the markings were stripped, it would be a serious crime, saying, “when you see a classified document, it is very clearly marked…and you most certainly know you shouldn’t be talking about it, or passing it on in an email, particularly to a private server like the one she had. What they did is reckless. It’s complete recklessness and incompetence.” And “If someone went in — took a classified document, erased the classification that was on it, removed it, so it didn’t look like it was classified, and passed it on, they committed a crime.”

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