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Report: Top secret Clinton emails covered drones


August 14, 2015, 08:13 am
By Jesse Byrnes

The two “top secret” emails under review from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server include discussion of an article about a U.S. drone operation, the Associated Press reported Friday.

While the U.S. drone program has been widely reported on, the article references classified information and a Clinton adviser follows up “in a way that could possibly be inferred as confirmation,” the AP said, citing intelligence officials.

Officials offered the AP different accounts of the second email, saying it could improperly acknowledge classified information or merely show that different individuals separately got the same information.

Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate, earlier this week said her aides were handing over her private email server and a backup thumb drive to the Justice Department.

That news came hours after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a memo to a handful of lawmakers confirming that the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community found four “highly classified” emails out of a batch of 40.