Hillary Clinton’s Personal Email Server Compromised Special Access Program (SAP) Materials-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
It’s been reported that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server led to the most sensitive government information, called Special Access Program (SAP) intelligence, being compromised.
There have been rumblings that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server led to SAP intelligence being compromised, but no proof of that has been released yet.
Rumors that Hillary Clinton had compromised SAP intelligence that was classified “beyond top secret” gained traction when details of an inspector general report emerged in January 2016. FOX News obtained a letter from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough that said Clinton’s private server contained emails with intelligence known as “special access programs” or SAP, according to a report:
“To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels,” said the IG letter to lawmakers with oversight of the intelligence community and State Department. “According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.
Intelligence from a “special access program,” or SAP, is even more sensitive than that designated as “top secret” – as were two emails identified last summer in a random sample pulled from Clinton’s private server she used as secretary of state. Access to a SAP is restricted to those with a “need-to-know” because exposure of the intelligence would likely reveal the source, putting a method of intelligence collection — or a human asset — at risk. Currently, some 1,340 emails designated “classified” have been found on Clinton’s server, though the Democratic presidential candidate insists the information was not classified at the time.
Additional details of the inspector general findings were not made available. It’s not clear what SAP intelligence was found in Hillary Clinton’s private email server. For her part, Clinton told NPR that the SAP allegations were “a continuation of an interagency dispute that has been going on now for some months,” and she brushed off the allegations as a smear tactic:
“As the State Department has confirmed, I never sent or received any material marked classified, and that hasn’t changed in all of these months,” she maintained. “This, seems to me, to be, you know, another effort to inject this into the campaign. It’s another leak.”
Clinton added, “I’m just going to leave it up to the professionals at the Justice Department, because nothing that this says changes the fact that I never sent or received material marked classified.
She said “the best we can determine” is that the emails in question were a forward of a New York Times article on a classified drone program and that they had likely been retroactively classified.
“How a New York Times public article that goes around the world could be in any way viewed as classified, or the fact that it would be sent to other people off of the New York Times site, I think, is one of the difficulties that people have in understanding what this is about,” Clinton said.
Again, it’s not clear what SAP intelligence were found in the articles, or if any was found at all. Without more details, it’s impossible to make a determination on claims that Hillary Clinton compromised SAP intelligence.
Those rumors gained traction when a man named Ed Coet, who identified himself as a retired Army intelligence officer, blogged that if the allegations were true, and Hillary Clinton did compromise SAP intelligence, there’s no way she should avoid criminal charges:
As a former SAP program manager I believe it is inconceivable that if it is verified that Hillary Clinton’s server actually had SAP information on it that she could possibly escape indictment and criminal prosecution. As hard as it is to imagine, that would even be worse than electing to not prosecute a mass murdering serial killer because even they could not inflict as much damage on our country as the compromise of a SAP. Compromise of a SAP not only could but without doubt would cause serious damage to our national security.
If it is true that Hillary Clinton had SAP information on her unsecure server, whether is was marked or not, you can be sure that the FBI WILL bring charges against Hillary Clinton and do an exhaustive investigation to trace back to every single person that had even the tiniest role in this unbelievable security compromise.
If the Attorney General, through “prosecutorial discretion,” elected not to prosecute this crime I believe congress would have no alternative but to impeach her and the FBI would have no choice but to conduct a criminal investigation of her for a deliberate cover up – so grave is this security violation.
As for Ed Coet, we weren’t able to independently verify that he served as an intelligence officer in the Army. Coet has a fairly extensive online footprint, however. He posted on a “Resisting the New World Order” discussion forum in 2013 that President Obama was “purging our military’s most senior ranks to make possible the forced disarming of America.”
Ed Coet also posted a YouTube video in September 2015 called “I’m White and I’m Right” in which he outlined his conservative political beliefs and argued against the concept of white privilege.
Again, it’s impossible to determine whether or not the Clinton SAP allegations are true due to slack of information. Without more details, any claims about federal prosecution or consequences for the alleged intelligence breech are premature.