The "extremely serious" investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state is being led by an FBI "A-team," an intelligence source told Fox News.
The source said the investigation is "extremely serious" and is centered around 18 US Code 793, a section of the Espionage Act related to gathering and transmitting national-defense information.
Two emails reportedly found on Clinton's server from 2009 and 2011 contained information regarded as "Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information," one of the highest levels of classification.
The two emails were drawn out of a batch of 40 randomly selected from about 30,000 "work-related" emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department from her time as secretary of state, from 2009 to 2013.
Some of the information — such as communications intercepted via satellite or drone — is protected under the law 18USC798, which means they have tighter rules and higher penalties. Massimo Calabresi of Time recently noted that the law "makes it a crime not just to knowingly mishandle such secrets, but also to use them 'in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States.'"
As a result, the FBI's investigation has gone "way beyond what the intelligence community's Inspector General ever would do," a senior intelligence official familiar with the case told Time.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Coining a new term—and admitting to being one—"Stayers"
Hillary and her server are the talk of the nation. Obama, far from protecting her, is probably actively urging his people to go after this. I don't think Obama wants Clinton to be president. Actually I don't think Barack Hussein wants anybody but himself to be president. There's birthers and there's truthers, and to that I'll add the term "stayers." When Hillary Clinton implodes ... and the constant drumbeat in the mainstream media signals that this was always intended, who will be left to run? Well, there's always Michelle Obama. She could run and if Donald Trump ran as a 3rd party candidate, as I suspect he will, then Michelle Obama is virtually assured her golden crown.