An Air Force and Navy veteran Wednesday confronted Hillary Clinton during an NBC forum over her misuse of classified information, saying that if he did what she did, he’d be in jail.
The veteran, who was labeled as a Republican, noted that he had clearance to view highly classified information. And then he quizzed her.
Veteran: Had I communicated this information not following prescribed protocols, I would have been prosecuted and imprisoned. Secretary Clinton, how can you expect those such as myself who were and are trusted with America’s most sensitive information to have any confidence in your leadership as president when you clearly corrupted our national security?
Clinton: You know and I know, classified material is designated, it is marked, there is a header … And what we have here is the use of an unclassified system by hundreds of people in our government to send information that was not marked, there were no headers, there was no statement top secret, secret, or confidential. I communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. I took it very seriously.
Well, she didn’t take it very seriously at all. First off, she’s lying, some of the information was marked classified. But secondly, she knew full well the possibility that classified information would be communicated informally, that in the course of a day classified information would creep into exchanges with a secretary of state. Which is exactly what happened, numerous times.
H/T Washington Examiner.