For nearly a year Hillary has been claiming there was no classified information on her unsecured home-based email server. Now that a number of double-secret emails have been found on it, she puts forth two excuses: 1) the information wasn’t so classified when she received it and 2) there’s an ongoing inter-agency dispute over the proper classification.
Even if both are true, Clinton still showed remarkably poor judgment in maintaining so many tens of thousands of emails in Chappaqua. First, as discussed previously, she violated the plain language of the Code of Federal Regulations which, as of 2009, required government officials using a non-government email address to preserve their emails on their agency’s recordkeeping system. Second, as a long-time government insider, she had to know that information is routinely reclassified – sometimes at a higher level. For this reason, even absent 36 CFR 1236.22(b)(Oct 2, 2009), Clinton should have made sure all of her government emails were secured at the State Department.