The U.S. State Department said on Monday ahead of the public release of the latest batch of emails Hilary Clinton handed over last year. About 150 more of Clinton’s work emails have recently been designated as containing classified information. Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters the department does not know for sure if any information was classified at the time it was sent or received on the private email server Clinton used for work.
The U.S. government forbids transmitting classified information outside secure, government-controlled networks.
That brings us to this …. Obama’s 2009 executive order. Read what Rush Limbaugh had to say today.
RUSH: Mrs. Clinton — apparently, obviously clear here — is gonna get away with violating all kinds of national security. The latest thing that she’s guilty of here — and it’s a felony. Andy McCarthy wrote about this today at National Review Online. (shuffling papers) Let me find it here. What it is, Obama issues an executive order, number 13526.
“In the first year of his administration (December 29, 2009, to be exact), President Obama issued Executive Order 13526, entitled ‘Classified National Security Information.’ It explains that information is deemed classified if its disclosure would cause ‘damage to the national security.’ Beyond that, whether the classified information is categorized as ‘top secret,’ ‘secret,’ or ‘confidential’ depends on how serious the damage would be.
“With that as background, the order makes clear that there is one category of information that is automatically deemed classified: information from foreign governments. Section 1.1(d) of the executive order decrees: ‘The unauthorized disclosure of foreign government information is presumed to cause damage to the national security.'” I’m sorry; guilty! There is no way Mrs. Clinton can say that this did not happen with these e-mails that she has or has not released. ……..
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