Hillary Clinton’s personal email server from her time as secretary of state included documents that go beyond “top secret” classification.
Fox News obtained an unclassified letter by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III that shows Clinton’s server contained intelligence known as “special access programs,” or SAP. The Jan. 14 letter included the results of a comprehensive review by intelligence agencies identifying “several dozen” additional classified emails on Clinton’s “home-brew” server.
The letter was sent to the leadership of the House and Senate intelligence committees and leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and State Department inspector general.
Roughly 100 FBI special agents are assigned to an investigation that will determine if the former secretary of state violated a subsection of the Espionage Act related to “gross negligence” in handling government documents. Dozens of agents were required to sign non-disclosure forms before examining classified information and trying to determine whether co-mingling of the Clinton Foundation and State Department business violated public corruption laws.
At least three sources in the intelligence community told the network that FBI agents would be “screaming” if the Justice Department did not seek to prosecute Clinton.
“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, Fox reported. “According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.”
The total number of classified emails found on Clinton’s server stands at 1,340 as of last week’s document dump by the State Department. Clinton disputed that number during a Sunday appearance on CBS’ “Meet the Press.”
“More and more and more of these messages that turn out to be classified is going to put more pressure on the prosecutors to make a decision as to what they’re going to do. It looks very serious, this many messages,” national defense attorney Ed Macmahon told Fox.
A former senior law enforcement official told the network there was “absolutely no way” Clinton would not have recognized SAP material the moment it was received.
“It is the most sensitive of the sensitive,” the source said.
Representatives for intelligence community inspector general and ODNI had no comment on Fox’s investigation, but did not challenge its findings.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus was prosecuted by the Justice Department for sharing intelligence from special access programs with his mistress, Paula Broadwell.
The retired four-star general pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in April 2015. He was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.