Hillary Clinton, Campaign Event, August 2015:
“I did not send classified material, and I did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified.”
Not only did she have classified material, but she instructed aides to strip that classification from documents and then send them over a non-secured channel.
Via Hot Air:
Has the State Department released a smoking gun in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal? In a thread from June 2011, Hillary exchanges e-mails with Jake Sullivan, then her deputy chief of staff and now her campaign foreign-policy adviser, in which she impatiently waits for a set of talking points. When Sullivan tells her that the source is having trouble with the secure fax, Hillary then orders Sullivan to have the data stripped of its markings and sent through a non-secure channel.
That should be game, set, and match, yes?
“If they can’t, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure.” That’s an order to violate the laws handling classified material. There is no other way to read that demand. Regardless of whether or not Sullivan complied, this demolishes Hillary’s claim to be ignorant of marking issues, as well as strongly suggests that the other thousand-plus instances where this did occur likely came under her direction.
An official back in August alleged that somebody in Hillary’s inner-circle may have stripped classified markings from documents, something he said “constitute(s) a felony.”
This e-mail proves that they may have done so at the behest of their boss.