“Two of the four emails that the office had previously described as ‘above Secret’ were, in fact, classified at the Top Secret/SCI level.”
by CNS News | Terence P. Jeffrey | August 12, 2015
Following receipt today of a memorandum from Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough stating that two of the forty emails his office had been allowed to review from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server contained information that was classified at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R.-Iowa) released a copy of the IG’s memo and a statement.
“The congressional notification provided by the Intelligence Community Inspector General said more specifically that two of the four emails that the office had previously described as ‘above Secret’ were, in fact, classified at the Top Secret/SCI level,” Grassley’s statement said.
The Judiciary chairman posted a copy of the IG’s memo—without the attached emails—on his Senate website.
“These emails, attached hereto, have been properly marked by IC classification officials, and include information classified up to ‘TOP SECRET//SI/TK/NOFORN,’” said the IC IG’s cover memo to a group of 17 members of Congress that included the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees.
In a previous memo sent July 23 to DNI James Clapper and the chairmen and ranking members of the congressional intelligence committees, IC IG McCullough had said that his office had only been allowed by the State Department to review a “limited sampling of 40” of the 30,000 State Department emails that had been on Clinton’s private server.