Fox News has just released a groundbreaking exclusive report clearly illustrating the magnitude of Hillary Clintons transgressions and that despite her previous claims, her private emails did in fact hold intel on some of the nations most secretive/highly classified programs.
According to the report, on January 14th, Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III provided the Intelligence Community with a written letter detailing findings in the current investigation against Clinton which stated that several dozen emails contained intel on U.S. special access programs (SAP).
Making matters far worse, not only were the emails in question considered classified, they had classification levels beyond that of a top secret rating.
To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels … According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources. The letter states.
Intelligence from a special access program, or SAP, is even more sensitive than that designated as top secret as were two emails identified last summer in a random sample pulled from Clintons private server she used as secretary of state. Access to a SAP is restricted to those with a need-to-know because exposure of the intelligence would likely reveal the source, putting a method of intelligence collection or a human asset at risk. Currently, some 1,340 emails designated classified have been found on Clintons server, though the Democratic presidential candidate insists the information was not classified at the time.
There is absolutely no way that one could not recognize SAP material, a former senior law enforcement with decades of experience investigating violations of SAP procedures told Fox News. It is the most sensitive of the sensitive.
Executive Order 13526 called Classified National Security Information and signed Dec. 29, 2009 sets out the legal framework for establishing special access programs. The order says the programs can only be authorized by the president, the Secretaries of State, Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the Director of National Intelligence, or the principal deputy of each.
The programs are created when the vulnerability of, or threat to, specific information is exceptional, and the number of persons who ordinarily will have access will be reasonably small and commensurate with the objective of providing enhanced protection for the information involved, it states.
Fox News is told that the recent IG letter was sent to the leadership of the House and Senate intelligence committees and leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and State Department inspector general.
We will continue to update on this story as new details surface.