CIA: Secret source in Hillary Clinton email was no secret
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters)
The CIA has told Congress that the name of an alleged secret agency source, mentioned but then partially redacted by the U.S. State Department from an email received on Hillary Clinton’s private server was not considered by the agency to be secret at all.
At issue is Moussa Koussa, a one-time intelligence chief for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and the question of whether or not his name should have been treated as a secret in an email Clinton received four years ago from a close confidant.
Republicans, who are trying to show Clinton mishandled classified information while secretary of state, have argued that Koussa’s name should not have been included in the email she got on her private server from Sidney Blumenthal.
But the CIA, weighing in after the Republicans made their accusation earlier this month, has told lawmakers that Koussa’s name was not classified, according to correspondence between the spy agency and officials of the House of Representatives panel set up to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility and nearby spy base in Benghazi, Libya.
After months of delays and political machinations, Clinton is scheduled to appear before the House Benghazi committee on Thursday to answer questions about her handling of the 2012 attacks, her controversial private email server, and the Obama Administration’s Libya policy.
After reviewing Clinton’s emails in response to Freedom of Information requests, the State Department made numerous redactions, declaring that in some cases, the ….. Continue Here