Many people don’t by Hillary Clinton’s claim that she couldn’t tell if classified emails were classified or not. Among them? Former State Department security officials…
Former State Department security officials don’t buy Hillary Clinton’s latest alibi that she couldn’t tell that government emails — which she improperly, if not illegally, kept for several years on an unsecured home server — contained top-secret information because they lacked official markings and weren’t classified until later.
Such messages contain sensitive “keywords” distinguishing them from unclassified information, even if the material didn’t bear a classified heading as she claims.
The secretary would have known better, the department officials say, because she was trained to understand the difference when she was “read in” on procedures to ID and handle classified information by diplomatic security officials in 2009.
She was even reminded about returning “all classified documents, including ones in which the classification status is ‘uncertain,'” before she left. I’m sure she’ll have a new excuse by the end of the day.