An intelligence report formally found that at least two of Hillary Clinton’s emails stored on a private server while she was secretary of state were “top secret,” according to a Fox News report.
Fox cited two sources familiar with the intelligence community review, who said it was a “settled matter” that Clniton sent and received top secret classified material.
One of the emails is still labeled top secret, while another has been downgraded but remains classified.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) wrote a letter last month to Secretary of State John Kerry and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about leaks that previously indicated in news reports that the emails were not sensitive.
From Fox News:
The agencies that owned and originated that intelligence — the CIA and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency or NGA — reviewed the emails to determine how they should be properly stored, as the State Department took issue with their highly classified nature. The subject matter of the messages is widely reported to be the movement of North Korean missiles and a drone strike. A top secret designation requires the highest level of security, and can include the use of an approved safe.
The sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, told Fox News that while the emails were indeed “top secret” when they hit Clinton’s server, one of them remains “top secret” to this day — and must be handled at the highest security level. The second email is still considered classified but at the lower “secret” level because more information is publicly available about the event.