Reacting to the latest bombshell revelations about Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement, Judge Andrew Napolitano said on The Kelly File Wednesday night that Clinton should be lawyering up, because “the case against her is overwhelming, damning and, from her perspective, grave.”
Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, continues to insist that the latest allegations about her emails while secretary of State change “nothing.” During a Wednesday interview with NPR, she said, “I’m just going to leave it up to the professionals at the Justice Department, because nothing that this says changes the fact that I never sent or received material marked classified.”
“As the State Department has confirmed, I never sent or received any material marked classified, and that hasn’t changed in all of these months,” she said. “This, seems to me, to be, you know, another effort to inject this into the campaign. It’s another leak,” she said in an echo of a charge her spokesman Brian Fallon made on CNN Wednesday morning.
On Fox News’ Special Report last night, Charles Krauthammer said that he was “shocked by the brazenness” of Hillary Clinton’s latest denial of wrongdoing, noting that the Obama-appointed inspector general of the intelligence community had confirmed that Clinton sent emails that were more highly classified than “top secret.”
Journalist Stephen Hayes said he spoke with three national security lawyers who deal with this sort of thing for a living, and they all said that without exception there’s no question this person would have lost her clearances if this were any other employee. “She probably would have lost her job, and possibly already been indicted,” Hayes said.
Later on The Kelly File, Judge Napolitano told Megyn Kelly that Clinton should think about lawyering up. “Mrs. Clinton should be consulting very high-powered, national security criminal defense lawyers,” Judge Napolitano said, explaining that lawyers with national security clearances would be able to see the evidence against her.
He added that “the case against her is overwhelming, damning and, from her perspective, grave.” Napolitano charged that when Clinton laughs the serious issue off, “she’s effectively mocking the 100 FBI agents that are investigating.” The judge explained that Clinton’s assertion that she never sent or received anything marked “classified” is merely a word game, because no intelligence is ever marked “classified.”
“It is marked ‘confidential,’ ‘secret,’ ‘top secret,'” Judge Napolitano said. “Under ‘top secret,’ there are four sub-markings, the most sensitive of which is this Select Access Privilege (SAP), which is what two dozen of her emails had on there.”
Host Megyn Kelly wondered if the emails in question really are all that sensitive. Napolitano conceded that some of her classified emails might not be, but not the ones that are classified in the “SAP” category.
“That is the highest level of classification,” he said. “Do you know what type of information in there? The name of moles, black ops, secret programs that the government wants to deny the existence of. For her to have put that on an open server while she was secretary of State is absolutely grossly negligent and must be the basis for an indictment.”