Emails leaked to The New York Times confirms what many critics have suspected: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s insecure private email server contained highly sensitive information. (VIDEO: Liberal MSNBC Host: Hillary’s Emails Were ‘Designed To Defy The Law’)
“Mrs. Clinton’s emails show that she had a special type of government information known as ‘sensitive but unclassified,’ or ‘SBU,’ in her account,” the Times reports. “That information included the whereabouts and travel plans of American officials in Libya as security there deteriorated during the uprising against the leadership of Col. Muammar el Qaddafi in 2011.”
One of these sensitive emails was from Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was murdered in the Benghazi attacks. “Nearly a year and a half before the attacks in Benghazi, Mr. Stevens, then an American envoy to the rebels, considered leaving Benghazi citing deteriorating security, according to an email to Mrs. Clinton marked ‘SBU.'”
One glimmer of sunshine is that the Times reports that the emails they obtained “back up Mrs. Clinton’s previous assertions that she did not receive classified information” on the server. However, they note that they’ve only obtained one-third of the 850 pages of emails handed over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (VIDEO: Judge Napolitano On Hillary’s Emails: ‘She Knowingly Violated The Law’)
Clinton said in a press conference at the United Nations earlier this year that “there were no security breaches” of her private email server. But professional hackers teamed up with Fox News in March to report that Clinton’s emails were “highly vulnerable to unauthorized intrusion.” Major security lapses they found would have made it child’s play for highly-trained hackers or foreign governments to obtain the whereabouts of U.S. officials in war-torn Libya.
The Times also reports that “Mrs. Clinton was circulating information about the attacks in Benghazi that contradicted the Obama administration’s initial narrative of what occurred,” and that she was “concerned about how Republicans could use the incidents to undermine President Obama.”