She had claimed there "is" no classified information in her emails.So while, at least in this case, the email in question was not classified at the time, when the FBI reviewed the first tranche of Hillary's State Department emails to be released, they decided that some aspects of it needed to be hidden from the
Well, there was, before she deleted them.
When she originally received the email, it was merely "sensitive" information. The FBI later classified it as "secret."
Here's the interesting thing: We know this is now secret because it is redacted in the emails released by State.
And what's it about? The Benghazi Attack.
It just so happens that the emails are going to be redacted whenever they're about Benghazi, I guess.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.
The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack.
Because the information was not classified at the time the email was sent, no laws were violated. But Friday's redaction shows that Clinton received information considered sensitive on her unsecured personal server, which came to light just as she was beginning her presidential campaign.
Clinton, campaigning in New Hampshire, said Friday she was aware that the FBI wanted some of the email to be classified, "but that doesn't change the fact all of the information in the emails was handled appropriately."
Asked if she was concerned it was on a private server, she replied, "No."
[The FBI] said 23 words of the Nov. 18, 2012, message were redacted from Friday's release of 296 emails totaling 896 pages to protect information that could harm national security and damage foreign relations.
Of course, seeing how they were received and stored on a largely insecure private server before being deleted and revived from ghosts on government servers, they were undoubtedly intercepted by a variety of foreign government spy agencies, and even private groups like Anonymous. As you may recall it was a private hacker who first revealed Clinton's private email server, with emails about Benghazi between herself and Sid Blumenthal, a Clinton consigliere deemed too dangerous to work at State by the Obama administration, but employed at the Clinton
This incident also shows another danger behind Hillary's decision to keep her work on a private server. Just because information is not classified initially doesn't mean that in the fullness of time, the Government may find it necessary to classify it later.
As I've said before, it's highly likely the entire content of the Clinton email server was obtained by multiple foreign and private entities. Our best bet at ever finding out what really occurred over Benghazi will be to set up an auction to buy back the data from these parties.