Despite all the hoopla about the Iran arms deal, Iran just tested a ballistic missile. It barely made the news despite the fact that it was a clear violation of the deal. Sanctions? Roll-back on the treaty? A stern talking to? No, nothing.
Much of the email, including its subject line, were redacted, making it difficult to discern the topic and full context of the document.
Talking points are useless without context. The context could very well have been classified, and wouldnt have specifically been what would be shared with the press. State decided the information was sensitive enough to redact it before release, so it would not have been included in what was shared to the press at the time.
One particular email drew scrutiny Friday — a June 17, 2011, exchange between Clinton and adviser Jake Sullivan. In that email string, she tells Sullivan she did not receive the evening's talking points — typically specifics used to speak to the press and for briefings.
"They say they've had issues sending secure fax. They're working on it," he writes to Clinton. She responds, "If they can't, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure."
The new stamps indicate that some of Clinton's emails from her time as the nation's most senior diplomat are filled with a type of information the U.S. government and the department's own regulations automatically deems classified from the get-go — regardless of whether it is already marked that way or not.
And this from August of last year. Yet this DOJ refuses to even appoint a special prosecutor to even give an appearance of taking the alllegations seriously.
Old programmers never die, they just hit account block limit.