- The latest revelations regarding Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information are stunning. For example, several of the former secretary of state's "private" e-mails contain national-defense information so sensitive that it is classified at the highest levels.
- So egregious have the scandal's latest developments been that a critical State Department admission from last week has received almost no coverage: Eighteen e-mails between Mrs. Clinton and President Obama have been identified, and the government is refusing to disclose them.
- In light of Mrs. Clinton's numbing repetition of the legally irrelevant talking-point that the classified information found throughout her thousands of e-mails was not "marked classified," it bears emphasizing that General Petraeus's journals were not marked classified either. That did not alter the obvious fact that the information they contained was classified — a fact well known to any high government official who routinely handles national-defense secrets, let alone one who directly advises the president.
- Some, if not all, of the communications between Obama and Clinton should be classified. To classify them now, however, would imply wrongdoing on both their parts since they knew they were communicating via private, unsecured e-mail. Essentially, Obama is invoking executive privilege because the effect of doing so — viz., non-disclosure of the e-mails — is the same as the effect of classifying them would be . . . but without the embarrassment that classifying them would entail.
The scandal is growing as is the desperation of the deniers of admitted wrongdoing on the part of Hiliary and her staff.