Jim Kouri
Political cover up at State Dept. to benefit Hillary Clinton during primaries
FacebookTwitter
By Jim Kouri
February 3, 2016

"The State Department isn't releasing the emails until after the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary because the Democrats have placed party interests ahead of nation security interests." – Former Federal Law Enforcement Official

Up to seven of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email chains will be held back from release to the news media and public due to the discovery that they contain top secret information, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

"The State Department will be denying in full seven email chains, found in 22 documents representing 37 pages," said State Department spokesman John Kirby. "The documents are being upgraded at the request of the Intelligence Community because they contain a category of Top Secret information ... These documents were not marked classified at the time they were sent."

Kirby, who retired as a U.S. Navy rear admiral and Pentagon spokesman, is laughingly called "Baghdad Bob" Saddam Hussein's Iraqi military spokesman who was notorious for bending the truth in his reports. Kirby is accused by many of being deceptive.

Fox News Channel's chief intelligence correspondent, Catherine Herridge, noted on Friday that "any discussion about marked or unmarked emails is a legal red herring because trained officials – like Clinton – can spot such intelligence without blatant indicators."

"It is the content that is classified – not the format it is in," Herridge said. "To suggest to people that there is somehow a big rubber stamp with 'classified' that's smacked on every document is completely misleading and that's something you only see in the movies. Mrs. Clinton knows better because she had to have special training as secretary of state because she has classification authority."

To her credit, Herridge is the only top news correspondent to explain exactly what is transpiring at the State Department, White House and Pentagon regarding the FBI investigation of Clinton, her Internet server and her role in suspected corruption at the so-called charity organization, The Clinton Foundation.

The controversy over Clinton's use of a private email server in her New York home for her work as a secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 has dogged her campaign to become president.

But a lot of the news coverage, especially by the national news media, is obviously slanted to make it sound as if the email scandal is a concoction of the Republican Party.

"On its face the Clinton campaign's statements are mendacious. The FBI agents, the inspector general for the intelligence community and members of the CIA, NSA and other spy agencies are not part of the Republican Party. The only conspiracy is the Clinton-State Department lies and political spin," said former police deputy chief and political strategist Joey Nathaniel.

Nathaniel noted that the Obama administration has intentionally or unintentionally delivered a curve ball to Hillary Clinton with their first public admission that her unauthorized email server contained the highest levels of classified U.S. intelligence, despite her denials.

With three days to go before the Iowa caucuses, when the first votes are cast for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, the announcement is likely to reignite criticism by her Republican opponents that she made highly sensitive government secrets vulnerable to hackers.

The U.S. government prohibits the storing or transmission of classified information outside secure government-controlled channels such as "dot gov" Internet addresses

Hillary Clinton's latest tactic is accusing President Obama's intelligence community inspector general, I. Charles McCullough III, of being part of the "vast right-wing conspiracy."

Her minions' charges followed Tuesday's revelation that Clinton had intelligence known as "special access programs," or SAP, on her personal non-secured Internet server as U.S. secretary of state.

© Jim Kouri

 

The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)


Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police... (more)

Subscribe

Receive future articles by Jim Kouri: Click here

More by this author

September 10, 2017
Trump Justice: 'Dreamer' wanted for murder nabbed by feds in NJ and extradited


July 26, 2017
NJ 12-year-old's suicide a plea for cyber-bullying law: GOP candidate Heather Darling


June 12, 2017
Obama hampered law enforcement investigation of Iranian terrorism funding


June 2, 2017
Prez of Young Democrats and Mayor de Blasio staffer busted for kiddie porn; one victim 6-mos. old


May 29, 2017
The conservative approach to taxation and a healthy business climate


May 24, 2017
U.S. intelligence reports warn of cyber "Cold War"


March 3, 2017
Media attack Trump's terrorism expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka


December 23, 2016
Trump's border wall: The bill was passed and signed into law


December 22, 2016
Dem lawmakers demand commission to probe Trump-Russia conspiracy


December 14, 2016
Outraged Vets: VA hospital death touted as proof of Obama and Democrats indifference


More articles

 

Stephen Stone
HAPPY EASTER: A message to all who love our country and want to help save it

Stephen Stone
The most egregious lies Evan McMullin and the media have told about Sen. Mike Lee

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Stephen Stone
FLASHBACK to 2020: Dems' fake claim that Trump and Utah congressional hopeful Burgess Owens want 'renewed nuclear testing' blows up when examined

Curtis Dahlgren
Hammer & Tickle: A cultural history of Communism by Ben Lewis, 2009

Jerry Newcombe
The Bible and public policy

Frank Louis
Frank’s fair trade theory: Replacement theory for everyone

Pete Riehm
When the government is lawless, the people turn to an outlaw

Victor Sharpe
The left's lies: A warning for America's very survival

Michael Gaynor
Who Will Make the Finals and Win the Upcoming Presidential Race?

Stephen Stone
‘Teach Your Own’

James Lambert
Illegal alien entry through California border has dramatically increased of late

Rev. Mark H. Creech
‘No other gods before me’: The first commandment’s national significance

Linda Goudsmit
CHAPTER 23: Legalizing pedophilia—The Sorensen Report

Randy Engel
A Documentary: Opus Dei and the Knights of Columbus – The anatomy of a takeover bid, Part IX

Jerry Newcombe
A politically-incorrect prayer
  More columns

Cartoons


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

Columnists

Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
Fr. Tom Bartolomeo
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites