At least four classified Hillary Clinton emails had their markings changed to a category that shields the content from Congress and the public ... in what State Department whistleblowers believed to be an effort to hide the true extent of classified information on the former secretary of state’s server.
The B5 coding has the effect, according to a congressional source, of dropping the email content "down a deep black hole."
The four mails are separate and distinct from another group of emails identified by the Intelligence Community Inspector General as containing two messages with "Top Secret" information.
......at least one of the lawyers in the office where the changes were made is Catherine “Kate” Duval, who was at the IRS during the Lois Lerner e-mail scandal and now handles the release of documents to the Benghazi select committee. Duval once worked for the same firm as Clinton's private attorney David Kendall.
...there were internal department complaints that Duval, and a second lawyer also linked to Kendall, gave at the very least the appearance of a conflict of interest during the email review... The whistleblowers told intelligence community officials that they did not agree with the B5 changes, and the changes had the effect of shielding the full extent of classified content on the server...
The internal State Department disagreement was so significant that it rose to the level of Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy, who is deeply involved in the email controversy, as Clinton's server arrangement required his formal signoff or tacit approval. Asked who signed off on the private server on Tuesday, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, "I personally don't know."
...A search of this week’s 7,000-page release found 694 emails with the B5 coding, about 10 percent of the total.
In other words, 10 percent of Hillary's emails appear to be edited in order to hide either: (a) SECRET and TOP SECRET data so egregious that there would be a massive public outcry if they were revealed; or (b) surreptitious dealings with foreign governments in exchange for donations to the Clinton Global Graft Initiative.
Either situation simply reinforces the fact that Hillary Clinton should be wearing an orange jumpsuit in a maximum security facility. Perhaps Gitmo. Maybe President Cruz could make that happen.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.