Clinton emails revealed U.S spies and tactics

Last Updated: January 25, 2016
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Fresh revelations are emerging daily about the emails sent and received by Hillary Clnton while serving as the secretary of state using a private server. A recent report reveals that her emails contained top secret information. Now, at least one of the emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server contained extremely sensitive information identified by an intelligence agency as “HCS-O,” which is the code used for reporting on human intelligence sources in ongoing operations, according to Foxnews sources.

Clinton emails expose spies

The sources are familiar with the intelligence community inspector general’s January 14 letter to Congress, advising the Oversight committees that intelligence beyond Top Secret, known as Special Access Program (SAP) was identified in the Clinton emails, as well as the supporting documents from the affected agencies that owned the information and have final say on classification. According to a December 2013 policy document released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence: This designation “is used to protect exceptionally fragile and unique IC (intelligence community) clandestine HUMINT operations and methods that are not intended for dissemination outside of the originating agency.”

Dan Maguire, former Special Operations strategic planner for Africom, according to Fox News said the disclosure of sensitive material impacts national security and exposes U.S. sources. “There are people’s lives at stake. Certainly in an intel SAP, if you’re talking about sources and methods, there may be one person in the world that would have access to the type of information contained in that SAP,” he said.

Democrats question Inspector General’s letter on Clinton emails

The top Democrat on the House Select Committee on Intelligence suggested Sunday that congressional Republicans are manipulating the inspector general who recently reported about new “top secret” information found on Hillary Clinton’s private email system. California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff argued that several Republican committee chairmen are investigating Clinton’s use of the private system as secretary of state while “actively campaigning” against her. “I think the inspector general has to be very careful not to allow himself to be used by one political party against the other in a presidential race.” Schiff said.

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