'Smoking gun' emails just released by UK Daily Mail prove Hillary a bigger liar than Tony Blair

The UK Daily Mail is making big headlines (at the top of the Drudge Report page as I write) with its exclusive story purporting to prove that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was committed to war with Iraq at a time he was telling the British public that he was seeking a diplomatic solution. The email it cites came from “a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.”

I think the Daily Mail has buried the lead. For one thing, the secret memo to President Bush authored by then US secretary of State Colin Powell, rather than proving Blair was committed to war clearly states, "On Iraq, Blair will be with us should military operations be necessary." That is a contingency. If diplomacy had succeeded, then Blair would not be committed to war.

But much more important to me than this UK-centric story is what we learn about Hillary Clinton’s emails. Take a look at the memo itself, the top line in the left had column.

That’s right! It was labeled “Secret/Noforn.”

Now, look at the bottom of the memo. It reads:

This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that, as a friend of mine says, “she lied in her numerous statements that there were no classified documents on her server, even with her later qualification that none were marked classified at the time." At the time she was doing this research, the memo was still classified, only to be unclassified in 2014.

Pantsuit on fire!

Sundance of Conservative Treehouse notices the peculiarity of this email residing on Hillary’s server.

Why was Hillary Clinton transferring/extracting data from secure, and monitored, classified State Department data bases, into her non-secure private email server?

What else was data-mined and extracted from government accounts, that could/would be discovered with a thorough forensics investigation into the private server?

She wasn’t just reading them, she was extracting them.  Why would she be doing this, if not to build a shadow file for use at a later date?

Who was sent to examine and extract classified information from State Department archives? Huma? Presumably, the FBI is investigating this point.

If Mrs. Clinton were asked in her testimony this week why she was extracting classified memos dating from years before her term as SecState, what would her answer be? Idle curiosity?

The UK Daily Mail is making big headlines (at the top of the Drudge Report page as I write) with its exclusive story purporting to prove that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was committed to war with Iraq at a time he was telling the British public that he was seeking a diplomatic solution. The email it cites came from “a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.”

I think the Daily Mail has buried the lead. For one thing, the secret memo to President Bush authored by then US secretary of State Colin Powell, rather than proving Blair was committed to war clearly states, "On Iraq, Blair will be with us should military operations be necessary." That is a contingency. If diplomacy had succeeded, then Blair would not be committed to war.

But much more important to me than this UK-centric story is what we learn about Hillary Clinton’s emails. Take a look at the memo itself, the top line in the left had column.

That’s right! It was labeled “Secret/Noforn.”

Now, look at the bottom of the memo. It reads:

This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that, as a friend of mine says, “she lied in her numerous statements that there were no classified documents on her server, even with her later qualification that none were marked classified at the time." At the time she was doing this research, the memo was still classified, only to be unclassified in 2014.

Pantsuit on fire!

Sundance of Conservative Treehouse notices the peculiarity of this email residing on Hillary’s server.

Why was Hillary Clinton transferring/extracting data from secure, and monitored, classified State Department data bases, into her non-secure private email server?

What else was data-mined and extracted from government accounts, that could/would be discovered with a thorough forensics investigation into the private server?

She wasn’t just reading them, she was extracting them.  Why would she be doing this, if not to build a shadow file for use at a later date?

Who was sent to examine and extract classified information from State Department archives? Huma? Presumably, the FBI is investigating this point.

If Mrs. Clinton were asked in her testimony this week why she was extracting classified memos dating from years before her term as SecState, what would her answer be? Idle curiosity?