Hat tip Squid
The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper, is running a story based on anonymous sources that one of the emails being screened by the State Department involves the North Korean nuclear program as divulged by spy satellites.
That email, if accurate, has to be highly classified.
The Clinton campaign is now falling back on the claim that these emails being released were not classified at the time she received and/or sent them (which is irrelevant. It is the material that counts.) Who could seriously argue that such information would be handled by anyone as unclassified? Who can justify such information being transmitted to or from a private server located in Mrs Clinton's home? As the Times article points out, that type of information by rule is classified in a special manner. As one who has dealt with intelligence agencies while overseas with DEA, I can tell you that these folks classify their toilet paper! (OK, that's an exaggeration, but you get the point.)
What is so sad is that the average Joe has no concept of just how serious this is. This woman removed her official and classified communications from the State Department communication system, which is designed to be secure and put them in her own home brew private server based in her home in Chappaqua, New York. Not only does that cast doubt on her judgment, to put it mildly, but consider this particular statute.
18 USC 973
This is very serious.