Sources familiar with the intelligence community Inspector General’s January 14 letter to Congress, advising the Oversight committees that intelligence beyond Top Secret, known as Special Access Program (SAP) was identified in the Clinton emails, have revealed that Hillary Clinton emails might have exposed the identity of U.S spies. According to Fox News, Dan Maguire, former Special Operations strategic planner for Africom, said the disclosure of sensitive material impacts national security and exposes U.S. sources. “There are people’s lives at stake. Certainly in an intel SAP, if you’re talking about sources and methods, there may be one person in the world that would have access to the type of information contained in that SAP,” he said. According to a December 2013 policy document released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence: This designation “is used to protect exceptionally fragile and unique IC (intelligence community) clandestine HUMINT operations and methods that are not intended for dissemination outside of the originating agency.”
Clinton denies receiving classified information
Hillary Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon has said, “This is the same interagency dispute that has been playing out for months, and it does not change the fact that these emails were not classified at the time they were sent or received.” The former secretary of state and Democratic party’s presidential hopeful is facing criticisms for her use of private emails while holding office as the secretary of state. The state department has been asked to make public the details of her emails, after being sued over freedom of information. It is not certain if such “classified and top secret information” can be revealed as it may “affect national security.”
Democrats in Congress discredit Inspector General’s report
The report of the Inspector General on “top secret” emails of Senator Hillary Clinton has come under attack by Democrats. The top Democrat on the House Select Committee on Intelligence said Sunday that congressional Republicans are manipulating the inspector general who recently reported about new “top secret” information found on Hillary Clinton’s private email system. California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said several Republican committee chairmen are investigating Clinton’s use of the private system as secretary of state while “actively campaigning” against her.