Now the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy has its anti-Clinton tentacles all the way into the Obama administration. At least, that’s the new excuse from Team Hillary on why the e-mail mess keeps getting worse.
Fox News this week got its hands on a damning letter from President Obama’s inspector-general for the US intelligence community, Charles McCullough. In it, he notes that some of the stuff the ex-secretary of state kept on her home-brewed e-mail server wasn’t just classified, but more-secret-than-top-secret stuff.
At least two e-mails were at the beyond-top-secret level of “special access programs,” or SAP.
So secret is SAP stuff that even McCullough and his aides had to get special clearance before they could view those messages.
The Clinton camp’s response: Attack!
“It is alarming that the intelligence community [IG], working with Republicans in Congress, continues to selectively leak materials in order to resurface the same allegations and try to hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign,” said her press secretary, Brian Fallon.
This, in the week the world learned that Clinton’s right-hand woman, Huma Abedin, waved off 2011 efforts from the State Department’s executive secretary, Stephen Mull, to get Hillary to use a state.gov account.
Clinton was annoyed at e-mail outages; Mull suggested to several of her aides the problem might be that her personal server was down — so why not use a government account? Abedin shot that down: “Doesn’t make a lot of sense.”