Hillary Clinton’s email woes just got a whole lot worse Friday after the State Department announced it considers 22 of her emails to be “top secret.”
Last week, Fox News reported that Clinton has shared extremely sensitive information, including intelligence obtained from human spying, which could have put lives at risk.
Some information contained in the email was classified as “HCS-O,” an intelligence agency code for human spy operations on the ground, or “HUMINT Control System Operations.” Additionally, several of her emails contained information for “special access programs” (SAP), which is a level of classification even higher than “top secret.”
State Department spokesman John Kirby has confirmed that the 22 emails containing SAP information were indeed top secret, though he maintained that the documents were not deemed classified at the time they were sent, according to Politico.
State is investigating whether the documents containing the SAP information should’ve been marked classified when they were created, he told Politico.
Clinton’s campaign has been furiously spinning the news about the personal, unsecured email account that she used during her tenure as secretary of State. She and her campaign aides have repeatedly told the media that her emails did not contain any classified intelligence.
“I think the FBI director would like to indict both Huma and Hillary as we speak,” Rep. Darrell Issa told
the Washington Examiner. Issa used to chair the House Oversight Committee, which has been investigating the Benghazi scandal and Clinton’s private email server use.