As if keeping the highest level of sensitive human source information, which FBI investigators had to obtain special clearances to handle, on a private server wasn't bad enough, a new report in the New York Post shows Clinton's top aides may have deliberately 'copied and pasted' highly sensitive, classified information from secure government systems onto Clinton's private, unsecure server. (Bolding is mine).
The FBI is investigating whether members of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle “cut and pasted” material from the government’s classified network so that it could be sent to her private e-mail address, former State Department security officials say.
Clinton and her top aides had access to a Pentagon-run classified network that goes up to the Secret level, as well as a separate system used for Top Secret communications.
The two systems — the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) — are not connected to the unclassified system, known as the Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet). You cannot e-mail from one system to the other, though you can use NIPRNet to send e-mails outside the government.
Somehow, highly classified information from SIPRNet, as well as even the super-secure JWICS, jumped from those closed systems to the open system and turned up in at least 1,340 of Clinton’s home e-mails — including several the CIA earlier this month flagged as containing ultra-secret Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Programs, a subset of SCI.
All for the sake of her personal "convenience," I'm sure.
Team Clinton tried to argue last week the revelation Clinton kept extremely sensitive data on her private server, which was revealed by a non-partisan inspector general, was a right-wing conspiracy set up to take down her candidacy.
As the FBI continues their investigation with more than 150 agents working on Clinton's case, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey is arguing a criminal indictment against the Democrat frontrunner is justified.
"Hillary’s explanations look increasingly contrived as evidence of malfeasance mounts day by day," Mukasey wrote over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal. "The simple proposition that everyone is equal before the law suggests that Mrs. Clinton's state of mind—whether mere knowledge of what she was doing as to mishandling classified information; or gross negligence in the case of the mishandling of information relating to national defense; or bad intent as to actual or attempted destruction of email messages; or corrupt intent as to State Department business—justifies a criminal charge of one sort or another."
Based on the mishandling of ultra, top secret information not only by Clinton but also by her aides, criminal charges should also be on the table for Clinton's inner circle.