This is something not even Loretta Lynch will be able to ignore. One of the recently released emails shows that Hillary ordered Jake Sullivan to remove the classified marking from an email. That is a federal crime. Joe DiGenova, a former Federal Attorney said:
“This is gigantic. She caused to be removed a classified marking and then had it transmitted in an unencrypted manner. That is a felony. The removal of the classified marking is a federal crime. It is the same thing to order someone to do it as if she had done it herself.”
This is huge. It could force her from the presidential race. I don’t see how you can spin a federal felony and a direct violation of the Espionage Act. It has long been believed that Hillary and/or her aids removed these markers from classified emails but there was no solid proof. This is undeniable proof:
“They say they’ve had issues sending secure fax. They’re working on it.” Clinton responds, “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper w[ith] no identifying heading and send nonsecure.”
Sullivan was using an approved State Department email, so it has been preserved. The email is dated June 17th, 2011.
Sen Grassley, who has been investigating the emails was appalled:
“The State Department’s latest Freedom of Information Act release contains a disturbing email that appears to show the former Secretary of State instructing a subordinate to remove the headings from a classified document and send it to her in an unsecure manner,”
“It raises a host of serious questions and underscores the importance of the various inquiries into the transmittal of classified information through her non-government email server. How long has the State Department been aware of this email? Why is it just now being released? Was her instruction actually carried out? If so, has the FBI opened a criminal inquiry into these circumstances?”
“President Obama’s State and Justice Departments owe the American people swift and accurate answers to these questions. The former secretary of state needs to finally come clean and be transparent about the email practices she used during her tenure at the department.”
This also proves that Hillary lied when she claimed that emails were not marked classified when she received them. So far about 1,300 of her emails are marked classified by the State Department.