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February 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton Email Chain Discussed Afghan Agent's Ties to the CIA

An actual spy in a foreign government is one of the CIA's greatest assets, and of course his life would be in grave danger were his allegiance to the CIA to be disclosed.

In other words, it's a great topic for chitty-chat on Hillary Clinton's illegal secret non-secure server.

The one thing that Hillary can hold on to here is that they were discussing his outing in the New York Times.

One of the classified email chains discovered on Hillary Clinton's personal unsecured server discussed an Afghan national's ties to the CIA and a report that he was on the agency's payroll, a U.S. government official with knowledge of the document told Fox News....

The U.S. government official said the Clinton email exchange, which referred to a New York Times report, was among 29 classified emails recently provided to congressional committees with specific clearances to review them. In that batch were 22 "top secret" exchanges deemed too damaging to national security to release....

Based on the timing and other details, the email chain likely refers to either an October 2009 Times story that identified Afghan national Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of then-Afghan president Hamid Karzai, as a person who received "regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency" -- or an August 2010 Times story that identified Karzai aide Mohammed Zia Salehi as being on the CIA payroll. Ahmed Wali Karzai was murdered during a 2011 shoot-out, a killing later claimed by the Taliban.

Now you may wonder -- if this was in the New York Times, what's the big deal?

The big deal is that it's one thing for the Times to claim it. It's another thing for a US official to seemingly confirm it.

National security and intelligence experts emphasized to Fox News that security clearance holders are trained to not confirm or deny details of a classified program in an unclassified setting, which would include a personal unsecured email network, even if the classified program appears in press reports.

Meanwhile, a second email surfaces in which Hillary email instructs an aid to print out an email of confidential information, while removing the heading.

This heading was not about the classification of information (it so far appears), but rather noted who was sending the email -- Sydney Blumenthal. Apparently Hilary was trying to hide her continuing reliance on him.


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