Hillary Clinton continues to dismiss criticism of her use of a private email account while serving as Secretary of State as political attacks timed for her presidential run despite continued findings from the FBI and other agencies determining that her private servers contained classified information.
A hearing is set for Thursday when the conservative group Judicial Watch will argue before a court that US officials are not making a good-faith effort in finding government correspondence involving the former New York senator and her staff while serving as the top foreign officer of the United States. The FBI has also been involved with situation, after the US Intelligence Inspector General announced that at least four emails found on her private server contained classified information.
This comes off of news earlier that government lawyers filed papers in the court showing that Clinton’s emails have contained more than 300 documents that could have classified information. During a recent campaign stop, Clinton tried to continue to minimize the situation. At a town hall meeting in North Las Vegas, a reporter asked if her server had been wiped clean.
“What, like with a cloth or something?” she said. “I don’t know how it works at all.”
Matthew Miller, a former Justice Department spokesman in the Obama administration, told the Wall Street Journal that the discussion of the emails if a battle that has waged for years between intelligence agencies and other government officials.
“People in the intelligence community live in this hermetically sealed environment in which everything is classified and nothing ever crosses out of their world into the public,” said Mr. Miller. “People in other agencies have to work in both the classified environment and the real world, and sometimes they get information from both and synthesize information from both.”
Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit.
The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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