Ken Berwitz

The timing of this information is Friday night – when, the Clinton people must desperately be hoping, few people will notice.

But this is hard to keep under wraps.

Excerpted from the current lead-article at CBSnews.com – not what you\’d call a Democrat-antagonistic venue:

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Fridaythat Hillary Clinton\’s unsecured home server contained some of the U.S.government\’s most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with materialdemanding one of the highest levels of classification. The revelation comesjust three days before the Iowa presidential nominating caucuses in whichClinton is a candidate.

The State Department released the latest batch of emails fromClinton\’s time as secretary of state on Friday evening. But seven email chainsare being withheld in full because they contain information deemed to be”top secret.” The 37 pages include messages recently described by akey intelligence official as concerning so-called “special accessprograms” – a highly restricted subset of classified material that couldpoint to confidential sources or clandestine programs like drone strikes or governmenteavesdropping.

How can any reasonable person be surprised by this?  How can any reasonable person not know that the Secretary of State, our country\’s chief foreign officer, would be receiving top-secret information?

The Clinton people are trying to make light of this.  Their designated “I sound like a complete schmuck saying it, but I have to because that\’s my job” person, Brian Fallon, has barfed out the following – again from the CBSnews.com article:

Fallon said the process of vetting the emails “has beendominated by bureaucratic infighting” and that the question ofclassification comes down to an “interagency dispute.”

The decision to keep 22 emails secret “flies in the faceof the fact that these emails were unmarked at the time they were sent, andhave been called \’innocuous\’ by certain intelligence officials..We understand that these emails were likely originated on theState Department\’s unclassified system before they were ever shared withSecretary Clinton, and they have remained on the department\’s unclassifiedsystem for years. And, in at least one case, the emails appear to involveinformation from a published news article.”

Sorry.  No one is buyin\’, Brian.

Remember when Clinton & Co. were laughing this off, assuring us that it was nothing with nothing?  You can make book on the fact that no one is laughing now. 

How much more has to happen before Hillary Clinton\’s candidacy goes into complete freefall?

Not much, I think.

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