On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal revealed that emails between US diplomats in Islamabad and State Department officials in Washington which were about US drone strikes in Pakistan and whether to oppose particular strikes are currently the focus of a criminal investigation linked with Hillary Clinton’s management of classified information.
The journal reported that the 2011 and 2012 emails were sent via the “low side”, government slang for a computer system for unclassified issues and related to covert pact to say if the CIA drone strike happened, the congressional and law enforcement revealed.
Officials further went on to publicize that the emails were later forwarded to the ex-secretary of state’s personal email account server which she kept at her home in New York while she was still secretary of state by her assistants.
A recent statement by the State Department inspector general showed that Clinton had violated government procedures by sending classified information via a private email server without authorization. The revelation emasculated Clinton’s argument that her emails were lawful. Investigators also expressed their concerns that Clinton’s private server was less protected than State Department computers.
The investigation officials also told the Journal that the undisclosed emails are still the main components in the FBI investigation which have plagued Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Investigations revealed that the emails were written within the often narrow time frame in which State Department officials had to decide whether or not to oppose drone strikes before the CIA executed it.
Intelligence officials asserted that discussions about top-secret CIA drone program should have transpired over a protected government server invented to manage classified information.
According to the Journal, officials also gave details, saying that the emails were imprecisely worded and did not contain words like “CIA,” “drones” or specifics about the militant targets.
This week, Presidential candidate, Clinton, sealed the Democratic presidential nomination for the Nov 8 election.