Indictment Looms As FBI Declares 22 Clinton Home-Server Emails "Top Secret"

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Just as we warned, and she must have known, it appears at least 22 of the emails found on Hillary Clinton's private email server have been declared "top secret" by The FBI (but will not be releasing the contents) according to AP.

Clinton has insisted she never sent or received information on her personal email account that was classified at the time. No emails released so far were stamped "CLASSIFIED" or "TOP SECRET," but reviewers previously had designated more than 1,000 messages at lower classification levels for public release. Friday's will be the first at the top secret level.

And because the administration believes strongly in transparency and accountability, you won't get any information about just what kind of state secrets were passed on a non-secure server:


As AP reports,

The Obama administration is confirming for the first time that Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server contained some closely guarded secrets, including material requiring one of the highest levels of classification.


The revelation comes just three days before the Iowa presidential nominating caucuses in which Clinton is a candidate.


The State Department will release more emails from Clinton's time as secretary of state later Friday.


But The Associated Press has learned that 7 email chains are being withheld in full for containing "top secret" material.


The 37 pages include messages recently described by a key intelligence official as concerning so-called "special access programs" — a highly restricted subset of classified material that could point to confidential sources or clandestine programs like drone strikes or government eavesdropping.


Department officials wouldn't describe the substance of the emails, or say if Clinton had sent any herself.


Spokesman John Kirby tells the AP that no judgment on past classification was made. But the department is looking into that, too.

For those that Clinton only read, and didn't write or forward, she still would have been required to report classification slippages that she recognized.

Possible responses for classification infractions include counseling, warnings or other action, State Department officials said, though they declined to say if these applied to Clinton or senior aides who've since left the department. The officials weren't authorized to speak on the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

However, as we previously noted, the implications are tough for The DoJ - if they indict they crush their own candidate's chances of the Presidency, if they do not - someone will leak the details and the FBI will revolt... The leaking of the Clinton emails has been compared to as the next “Watergate” by former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova this week, if current FBI investigations don’t proceed in an appropriate manner. The revelation comes after more emails from Hilary Clinton’s personal email have come to light.

“[The investigation has reached] a critical mass,” DiGenova told radio host Laura Ingraham when discussing the FBI’s still pending investigation. Though Clinton is still yet to be charged with any crime, DiGenova advised on Tuesday that changes may be on the horizon. The mishandling over the classified intelligence may lead to an imminent indictment, with DiGenova suggesting it may come to a head within 60 days.

“I believe that the evidence that the FBI is compiling will be so compelling that, unless [Lynch] agrees to the charges, there will be a massive revolt inside the FBI, which she will not be able to survive as an attorney general,” he said.


"The intelligence community will not stand for that. They will fight for indictment and they are already in the process of gearing themselves to basically revolt if she refuses to bring charges."

The FBI also is looking into Clinton's email setup, but has said nothing about the nature of its probe. Independent experts say it is highly unlikely that Clinton will be charged with wrongdoing, based on the limited details that have surfaced up to now and the lack of indications that she intended to break any laws.

"What I would hope comes out of all of this is a bit of humility" and an acknowledgement from Clinton that "I made some serious mistakes," said Bradley Moss, a Washington lawyer who regularly handles security clearance matters.

Legal questions aside, it's the potential political costs that are probably of more immediate concern for Clinton. She has struggled in surveys measuring her perceived trustworthiness and an active federal investigation, especially one buoyed by evidence that top secret material coursed through her account, could negate one of her main selling points for becoming commander in chief: Her national security resume.

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nope-1004's picture

Hillary for Prison 2016

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is go long on Pop-Corn and CSPAN!

bigkahuna's picture


FBI-osp shooting of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum is at 9:33

EscapeKey's picture

Vote Security Risk for President 2016!

Clint Liquor's picture

Obama to the rescue

Yes, by convincing Biden he has to take her place as the DEM candidate. It's the plan, so Valerie Jarrett doesn't have to move out of her office.

Chupacabra-322's picture

And, shit for brans, cock in his mouth Obama can secure his legacy & head up the UN.

macholatte's picture

If it gets to the point where Hitlery might have to stand trial she will have a heart attack or stroke or some other health problem used as the excuse to step away from the presidency and then Obama can pardon her and end this fiasco. On the other hand, they find a scapegoat to take the hit and she moves on like nothing ever happened.


Does anybody seriously believe she will be tried for anything?

What difference does it make?

g'kar's picture

there has to be a patsy somewhere in the woodwork

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) g'kar Jan 29, 2016 3:45 PM

Please.  The Obama admin redefines corrupt into something unthinkable.  Hillary(!) will not be indicted.  The FBI will recommend indictment but law enforcement - The "Justice" Department - is 120% about politics now.   Hillary(!) ran for president to avoid being sent to jail.

cheka's picture

highly unlikely that Clinton will be charged with wrongdoing, based on the limited details that have surfaced up to now and

the lack of indications that she intended to break any laws


what a crock!

Manthong's picture

Y’know.. I remember when hubby, Bill got his articles of impeachment and Trent F’n Lott rigged the Senate show with the idiots in black dresses…

Maybe this time justice can prevail…  and for Chelsea, too..

Every one of F.n Lott's Senate who voted for acquittal violated their oath and should be in prison.. or worse.


Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) Manthong Jan 29, 2016 4:50 PM

Just another vast Right Wing Conspiracy

Manthong's picture

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

NoDebt's picture

I look forward to the day the phrase "Budd Dwyer press conference" is superceded by "Hillary Clinton press conference".

Ah, wishful thinking.  She'll never see the inside of a jail cell and doesn't have the stones to off herself.  I wouldn't mind the end of her political career as a consolation prize, though.

I need more asshats's picture

Trump Jew Clan vs. Hillary Jew Clan!

Sleep Trump NOW!

Lets_Eat_Ben's picture

Oh fuck here comes another False Flag!

BurningFuld's picture

Let's back the fuck up here a bit. Who were the fucking retards that sent top secret emails to in the first place? You have to know you are sending to an unsecured sever. Hello!

Not that it makes Hillary less of an idiot. My question is should more people not be indicted?

eatthebanksters's picture

Hillary has beat the rap more times than El Chapo - Carly Fiorina.

WordSmith2013's picture

Will the Emailgate Conspiracy Take Down the Entire Obama Administration?


"Clinton and Obama Both Implicated In Email Scandal"


TonyRUs's picture

Retards? No. By any standard (up until about 30 years ago), CRIMINALS are running our gov't, and criminals, who give a shit about anything but thier own personal criminal enterprise, are sending top secret emails to unsecured servers.

Richard Chesler's picture

Whats equivalent for Bubba in W prison? Shaniqua?



FreeMoney's picture

I think Corzine is proving jail is just another resume item for the elites...

A Nanny Moose's picture

Why not.

Free Hitler, Stalin, and Marion Barry (not to be confused with marionberries, or even Halle Berry)!!!!

Brooks_Orpington's picture

Kudos for the Bud Dwyer reference.  I was working just north of Pittsburgh that day and had WPXI on the office TV that morning.  Suffice it to say I was a bit surprised to see the guy off himself on live TV.  We were laughing amongst ourselves at the ridiculous press conference he called prior to going to jail; handing personal envelopes and notes to all his co-workers, and then...  BANG.

In the end, he managed to retain his public pension for his family, since he died before his sentencing.  A screwed up end to his life and a screwed up outcome for the taxpayers of Pittsburgh.  But an interesting Internet video, I suppose.

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PoasterToaster (not verified) Brooks_Orpington Jan 29, 2016 7:15 PM

Bud Dwyer was innocent though, wasn't he?

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Xanadu_doo's picture
"Indictment Looms As FBI Declares 22 Clinton Home-Server Emails "Top Secret""

Oh, really? Bullshit and we all know it.

See this, folks, and prepare to be SHOCKED.

Seriously. I logged in for the first time in weeks just to share this. Absolutely 100 percent bonafide predictable. 

As much as we hope and pray for justice, we all know in our hearts that some people are too big to jail. --

WH: Clinton Won't Be Indicted 'Based On What We Know'


White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today that "based on what we know" it does not look like Hillary Clinton will be indicted. Earnest made the remarks the White House podium.

Moe Howard's picture

Yes, sadly for the Republic, the witch will walk. The same thing done by a GS4 would result in jail time.

GCT's picture

Moe even more sadly is Hillary was given a security briefing,  which included the handling of secure material.  Most likely happened when she was the presidents wife a then when she became the Sec of State.  I know I worked in the intel field for almost two decades.  We pleeebs would be in jail for it.

More sadly is people are dumb enough to vote for this criminal. 

db51's picture


John_Coltrane's picture

For once the use of all caps is more than justified.  Nice rant!!!!

vollderlerby's picture

If your rant is only the announcement of going postal, I look forward to what you have to write when you actually go postal ;-)

Kayman's picture

"The Clinton Foundation acknowledged that an affiliated Canadian charity founded in 2007, by Bill's buddy Frank Giustra, kept its donors secret, despite a 2008 ethics agreement with the Obama administration promising to reveal the New York-based foundation’s donors.

With this Canadian Charity all donors could and were kept secret and 100% of the Canadian donations were funnelled up to the (U.S.) Clinton Foundation. Obviously the Clintons and their confederate Giustra know who the donors were, and are fighting tooth and nail to prevent the U.S. public from finding out who they owe their allegiance to. 

The Canadian foundation said the arrangement conformed with Canadian law. But it also opened a way for anonymous donors, including foreign executives with business pending before the Hillary Clinton-led State Department, to direct money to the Clinton Foundation.

But the Clintons, true to form, can't smell the shit that's stuck to their grubby little paws.

The Merovingian's picture

That ' shit' is their bread and butter ..... Mmm Mmm .... Finger lickin good!

onthesquare's picture

So who is in charge of classifying these emails or their content and how can they be de-classified?

presto chango.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

There has got to be a democrat version of I. Lewis Libby.

NoVa's picture

Wall Street Journal just flashed the same news story


booboo's picture

Sid the Yid Blumenthal

3Wishes's picture

Hillary will cut a new Huma.

bamawatson's picture

Media: Here,  a Genuine "Game Changer"

Regarding Donald Trump honoring our U.S. Veterans instead of playing the much ballyhooed media debate game: of course Trump owns the issue.

Any "journalist" or media outlet perched upon a pedestal all spun up for ratings' sake, pretending to be King Maker in a Presidential election, obviously can't understand how passé and laughable an elitist attitude is to Americans. Trump just spoke for the majority of us who are through with a prejudice press and a political hierarchy expecting us to hit our knees at their command. Enough is enough; Trump's victory on this issue proves we have a choice. The courageous GOP frontrunner is speaking for us with his "screw it, biased media... the people deserve better" red line. Finally. Trump will now lead others with this empowerment to go around media filters and egos and everything else that's stood between people with a heart to serve and the voters. This is a genuine game changer, and media assumptions of all stripes can never be the same. Candidates speaking directly with us is what we've craved, as opposed to the mocking heads' narratives crafted behind cameras, teleprompters, and an airbrushed "flawlessness" that's more transparent than they've realized. It's been a sad herd mentality and a lot of laziness on the part of many mediums that result in a targeted person's trashed record and reputation. That's changing; that's why they're coming unglued. Trump's entire candidacy exposes government and media establishments' politics of destruction, and his efforts allow us to connect more dots, which has rocked their insular world. Light shining on all this is good! We're on our way to a great awakening that will make America great again.

Of course choosing a patriotic military event over yet one more orchestrated debate is a winning, rogue move on Trump's part. He gets to continue answering voters' questions directly; he's holding accountable a bulwark of democracy - our free press - all while assisting and celebrating America's finest who paid the price defending that freedom.

Silly politicians calling Trump "chicken" for choosing a U.S. Veterans fundraiser don't want you to know that all the complainers tonight - the ENTIRE field under the RNC - skipped out on NBC hosting next month's debate in Houston, citing unfair treatment by CNBC moderators. The Republican machine refused participation until host changes were made, and then it was applause all around for making that call. Hypocrisy, much, boys? Like Ronald Reagan deftly (and unapologetically) skipping his last Iowa debate, 

Feel free at last, electorate! We can go elsewhere to seek truthful information that includes a candidate's voting record, their responsibility in spending other people's money and balancing budgets, their record of negotiating to win, their private sector acumen and personal accomplishments, who they're beholden to, if they've incentivized more illegal aliens to flood our borders with gifts and freebies - making America much less secure... oh, and so much more! Like, if politics is their profession in perpetuity, which is the antithesis of our Founders' vision. Really, it's our responsibility as freedom-keepers to do our own homework on candidates asking us to hire them. Be confident you are so much better than what you're fed via much of the media, especially during election season. With today's research technology, trustworthy citizen journalists can help provide accurate information. So can those of us who studied journalism and earned our college degrees in the field, or - no doubt more importantly - those from the school of hard knocks with OTJ career creds who learned the sacredness of "Who, What, Where, When, and Why" press rules and ethos.

Today's professional "journalists" have underestimated the wisdom of the people. They've wrongly assumed this as a sheep-like population, gullible and easily kept in line by a media scepter, never finding an independent candidate strong enough to break the chains of status quo. But that candidate stepped forth and the movement is underway. With an undeniable, unmatched record of success, Trump proves his work ethic and skills far surpass politicians' constant yakking about their self-recognized "leadership" that gets us nowhere. Much more powerful are a person's accomplishments than are these tired poll-tested memorized memes that conventional candidates pay consultants to draft for them. America will be made great again when the permanent political and media class is sent that message. It starts in Iowa.

pods's picture

Problem is nobody wants to wade through all her emails and code talk.

Do you really want to open up the email to Huma that has the subject line:

I REALLY need my carpet cleaned!

Hell no.


Temporalist's picture

"My mom said if you want to become a lesbian you have to lick carpet." -Cartman

BarkingCat's picture

I just threw up on my keyboard.

You sir, owe me a new one.....hold on I just had another visual....ohh God...