For months, former secretary of state and current presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has insisted “there’s nothing to see here” regarding her private email server, which she has claimed in any case (1) never contained any classified documents and (2) had been wiped clean. Whether the second claim is true will be ascertained shortly: Yesterday, she finally capitulated with the demands of congressional leaders and agreed to turn the server over to the Justice Department.
As for the first claim, it has already been proven false:
Inspector general: Hillary Clinton emails included “TOP SECRET” information pic.twitter.com/YSeBglR8MI
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) August 11, 2015
To summarize the inspector general’s finding, a total of four emails out of a sample of 40 — or 10% — were found to contain classified information. Of those two are marked “top secret.” With tens of thousands of emails yet to be examined, the likelihood that these four are the only ones with classified content is minuscule.
The former first lady has also agreed to turn over a thumb drive containing sensitive emails that has been in the possession of her attorney, David Kendall, although that raises the question of what he was doing with a copy of these emails in the first place since, when Clinton left the Department of State, she signed an official waiver acknowledging that she had surrendered all confidential information in her possession. Well, actually, she was supposed to do sign a “Form OF-109,″ but no copy of such a form with her signature has been located.
On a normal day in a normal presidential campaign season, one might note that a new poll out of New Hampshire has Bernie Sanders ahead of Clinton. But this campaign year is turning out to be anything but normal, and Clinton’s concerns right now should be whether criminal charges will be brought against her.