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Aug 21, 2015

Exclusive: Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids.

While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as “Classified,” it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election, first sent or received it.

Aug 21, 2015

Some Clinton emails newly ‘Classified’ but declassify dates raise questions

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Although a few dozen of Hillary Clinton’s publicly released work emails from her time as secretary of state are now stamped “Classified”, the U.S. State Department, and Clinton herself, have maintained these classifications are new.

But the dates for declassification marked by the department on those emails raise questions about the assertion that none of the information should have been handled as classified when it first traversed Clinton’s private, home email server.

Aug 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton to give private email server to U.S. Justice Department

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is giving the U.S. Justice Department her private email server and a thumb drive of work-related emails from her tenure as secretary of state, a spokesman for her campaign said on Tuesday.

Clinton’s use of her private email for her work as America’s top diplomat came to light in March and drew fire from political opponents who accused her of sidestepping transparency and record-keeping laws.

Aug 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton hands over private email server to FBI

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s lawyer has given the Federal Bureau of Investigation Clinton’s private email server and a thumb drive of work-related emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, quoting a campaign spokesman.

Clinton’s use of her private email for her work as America’s top diplomat came to light in March and drew fire from political opponents who accused her of sidestepping transparency and record-keeping laws. The private account was linked to a server in her New York home.

Aug 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton to hand over private email server to U.S. Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate
Hillary Clinton has instructed her attorney to give the U.S.
Justice Department her private email server and a thumb drive of
work-related emails from her tenure as secretary of state, CNN
reported on Tuesday, quoting a campaign spokeswoman.

Clinton’s use of her private email for her work as America’s
top diplomat came to light in March and drew fire from political
opponents who accused her of sidestepping transparency and
record-keeping laws. The private account was linked to a server
in her New York home.

Aug 7, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Watching at Hillary’s place: Pizza and posters

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff invited reporters to watch the debate in a conference room at the campaign’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York City.

The room has been decorated with posters bearing images of Rubio, Trump, Bush, Perry and Fiorina overlaid with warm comments they have made in the past about Clinton: “Hillary Clinton I think is a terrific woman,” Trump is quoted as saying in 2012, “I think she really works hard and I think she does a good job.” The reporters have been given pizzas by the Clinton campaign.

Jul 31, 2015

Hillary, Bill Clinton report total income of $140 million since 2007

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, on Friday reported total income approaching $140 million over the last eight years, providing evidence of the vast wealth they have accumulated.

The records showed that in 2013, the Clinton duo delivered six-figure speeches that reaped nearly $23 million.

Jul 31, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

What the government cut from Hillary’s email

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WASHINGTON – As expected, Friday’s public release of thousands more emails Hillary Clinton sent or received while U.S. secretary of state is streaked with white bars marking where the government has redacted information not fit for public consumption.
Those white bars can make a reader’s imagination run wild. Is there a state secret hidden by the whiteness? An elusive government operative’s private cellphone number? Some embarrassing bit of Washington gossip?
The latest email dump shows how the reality is at least in some cases more banal. Take this brief tangent in an email conversation between Clinton and her old friend and confidant Sidney Blumenthal, who informally helped her out with her State Department work despite the White House denying him a paid job there.

From: Hillary Clinton
To: Sidney Blumenthal
Sent: Nov 6, 2009 5:14 PM

Ok. And, by the way, [REDACTED]! We’ll celebrate in December

From: Sidney Blumenthal
To: Hillary Clinton
Sent: Friday, November 6, 2009 5:21 PM
Thanks! See you then and in the meantime happy trails and I’ll send notes along the way

Jul 31, 2015

Emails from Clinton private account were recently classified

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dozens of emails on the private email account that Hillary Clinton used when secretary of state were recently classified by the government, the State Department said on Friday, giving Republican critics more ammunition against the Democratic presidential hopeful.

The emails, released by the State Department under a judge’s order, date from the early period of Clinton’s 2009-2013 tenure as the United State’s top diplomat.

Jul 24, 2015

Clinton emails contained classified material – U.S. inspector

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – At least four emails from the
private email account that former U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton used while in office contained classified
information, according to a government inspector’s letter that
deepened the email controversy dogging Clinton’s 2016
presidential campaign.

The inspector general of the intelligence community wrote in
a letter to members of Congress on Thursday that a sampling of
40 of 30,000 Clinton emails found at least four that should have
been classified as secret.