January 8, 2016

Secretary Clinton: “Send Nonsecure”

Newly released State Department emails show Secretary of State Hillary Clinton instructed aide Jake Sullivan to send her information via “nonsecure” channels in order to circumvent a malfunctioning secure fax machine.

In an email marked June 17, 2011 and released by the State Department on Friday, Clinton informs aide Jake Sullivan that she has not yet received a set of talking points.

“They say they’ve had issues sending secure fax,” Sullivan says. “They’re working on it.”

“If they can’t, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure,” Clinton responds.

While the content of the transmission is unknown, what is known is that Clinton was happy to strip a heading to circumvent federal security rules. It is now known that Clinton has sent as many as 1,340 classified emails via her homebrew email server. That number is expected to rise as the final batch of court-ordered emails are released at the end of the month.