Last week, the Justice Department found 2 emails that were classified as “Top Secret” on Hillary Clinton’s email server. This week, the tally climbed to 60, and the investigation isn’t over yet.
While media coverage has focused on a half-dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails containing sensitive intelligence, the total number of her private emails identified by an ongoing State Department review as having contained classified data has ballooned to 60, officials told The Washington Times.
That figure is current through the end of July and is likely to grow as officials wade through a total of 30,000 work-related emails that passed through her personal email server, officials said. The process is expected to take months.
… Among the first 60 flagged emails, nearly all contained classified secrets at the lowest level of “confidential” and one contained information at the intermediate level of “secret,” officials told the Times. Those 60 emails do not include two emails identified in recent days by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III as containing “top-secret” information possibly derived from Pentagon satellites, drones or intercepts, which is some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets.
This ongoing email scandal is a “death by 1,000 cuts” scenario for the Clinton campaign. Rather than just coming clean, Hillary and her team withheld and lied about as many details as possible. They dragged this whole ordeal all the way out to the Iowa caucuses, when the main political damage could have been done before the summer even started.
Meanwhile, the latest Fox News poll for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination has Hillary maintaining her lead at 49, while Bernie Sanders slowly closes the gap at 30. Biden, who has not even declared he’s running (yet), stands at third place with 10.