Source: Clinton Emails 'Didn't Contain Secrets'

She joins Sanders, O'Malley at SC forum
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Source: Clinton Emails 'Didn't Contain Secrets'
Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, center, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, pose for a photo after a democratic presidential candidate forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Bernie Sanders will be pleased to hear that the Hillary Clinton email saga may be finally nearing its end: A source tells Politico that intelligence agencies no longer believe that two emails sent from her private server contained classified information. "The initial determination was based on a flawed process," the source says, with investigators mistakenly thinking one email contained information from a top-secret report that "actually postdated the email in question." The State Department and the inspector general of the intelligence community have clashed over whether the emails were classified or not and the source says the office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has ruled in the State Department's favor, though a Clapper spokesman says the review isn't over.

The emails were not on the agenda when Clinton, Sanders, and Martin O'Malley appeared at MSNBC's First in the South Democratic Presidential forum in South Carolina on Friday night, moderated by Rachel Maddow, the Guardian reports. Instead, the candidates clashed over gun laws, the death penalty, campaign finance, and the Keystone pipeline. Sanders and O'Malley both accused Clinton of taking far too long to decide she was against the pipeline project, with Sanders calling opposition to transporting "some of the dirtiest fuel on this planet" a "no brainer," the Guardian notes. (Sanders has introduced the first Senate bill to legalize recreational marijuana across the US.)

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