Last week, we highlighted the final tally of classified emails that passed through Hillary Clinton's unsecure, policy-violating server: 2,079. We also noted that the former aide whom she paid to set up her scheme has been extended immunity in exchange for his cooperation in the ongoing and expanded federal criminal investigation, in which the FBI is likely to interview Mrs. Clinton in the coming weeks. The 2,000-plus classified emails -- which include dozens of secret, top secret and 'above top secret' messages -- comprehensively destroy the former Secretary of State's initial claim that there was "no classified material" on her server. When that lie was easily exposed, a secondary claim she advanced was that she personally neither sent nor received classified emails. We already knew this to be false, but now we have a clearer idea of just how inaccurate it was -- via the Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton wrote 104 emails that she sent using her private server while secretary of state that the government has since said contain classified information, according to a new Washington Post analysis of Clinton’s publicly released correspondence. The finding is the first accounting of the Democratic presidential front-runner’s personal role in placing information now considered sensitive into insecure email during her State Department tenure. Clinton’s authorship of dozens of emails now considered classified could complicate her efforts to argue that she never put government secrets at risk. In roughly three-quarters of those cases, officials have determined that material Clinton herself wrote in the body of email messages is classified.
Contrast all of the above information with this set of assertions:
Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign is now trying to contaminate the reputation of a second nonpartisan Inspector General. You'll recall that they undertook an effort to call into question the integrity of the Intelligence Community's IG, who was appointed by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by a Democrat-held Senate. Now they're taking aim at the State Department's IG. Desperation:
The Hillary Clinton campaign has gone on the attack against the government official who conducts oversight of the State Department she used to run, accusing him of partisanship and misconduct without any direct evidence. That strategy could backfire by politicizing the role of the government's inspectors general and undermining needed State Department reforms. This is not the first time Team Clinton has accused a federal inspector general of trying to foil her presidential ambitions. In January, the campaign publicly accused the inspector general of the intelligence community of acting in concert with two Republican senators to leak details of now-classified information found on her private e-mail server. This week, the Clinton campaign set its sights on Steve Linick, who has served as the State Department’s inspector general since 2013. Linick has never been regarded as a partisan official. President Barack Obama appointed him as the State Department IG and the Senate confirmed him...After the newspaper the Hill published an anonymous accusation this week that Linick’s office had an “anti-Clinton bias” and that Linick was “excessively deferential” to DiSanto, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta added that the anonymous source’s accusations raised “serious questions about the independence of this office.” Linick’s office denies that they have any anti-Clinton bias.
I'll leave you with two things: (1) Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy explaining why Pagliano's immunity offer strongly indicates that a grand jury has already been convened, or will be soon, and (2) the White House exhibiting no interest in commenting on this probe -- a reversal from the president's previous, blithe assertion that Clinton's conduct didn't endanger national security (via the Free Beacon):
Multiple former intelligence and Obama administration figures have said they believe Clinton's emails were almost certainly penetrated by foreign governments. She maintained her vulnerable scheme even after receiving an urgent and personal warning that hackers were targeting US officials' private emails. Clinton's server reportedly contained human and operational intelligence.