Back in March I wondered out loud whether anyone could be stupider than the IRS with handling emails. Then I learned that Ms. Clinton ran her own computer system for her official emails. One of the many problems the Secretary of State had with running a private mail server is that she or people corresponding with her may have inadvertently leaked sensitive government information. Since our government threw the book at General Petraeus over leaking sensitive government information, it was highly likely that Ms. Clinton would eventually have to pay for her bad decision making. This week the Wall Street Journal wrote:
Mrs. Clinton took an enormous risk to national security by putting her official emails on a private server. Sooner or later she was certain to send or receive some information useful to foreign governments even if it wasn’t officially classified. Every intelligence expert we’ve talked to says it is close to a certainty that some foreign intelligence agency was able to hack her emails while she was America’s chief diplomat.
Now the Washington Times reports:
The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday.
The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.
So now I wonder whether she will be offered a Petraeus-like agreement by federal prosecutors in which she would plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for mishandling classified information. It sounds like her email account contains security breaches that are more numerous and serious than General Petraeus. At some point we have to admit that her dumb decisions with her email account will land her in court, seriously damaged national security, and disqualifies her as a Presidential candidate.