Hillary 'shared Top Secret intelligence files which were too damaging to national security to be released with at least TWELVE of her staff'
- Hillary Clinton 'shared' 'Top Secret' intelligence files with members of staff
- The information was distributed over Clinton's personal unsecured server
- Among those believed to have received the emails was Huma Abedin
- The FBI has confirmed it is investigating Clinton's use of her own server
- See more on Hillary Clinton's email scandal at www.dailymail.co.uk/hillary
By Darren Boyle
11 February 2016
Hillary Clinton shared intelligence files labelled Top Secret with her aides using her own personal email server, it has been claimed.
The information, which was contained on the former secretary of state's personal email server, was deemed far too sensitive to release according to reports.
It is alleged that several of Clinton's staff, including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines had access to the information. It is believed that more than a dozen email accounts received the sensitive data.
There is no evidence to show that these individuals, as well as Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management at the State Department, had the appropriate high-level security clearance to access the files, according to Fox News.
A source told the network that top secret intelligence was 'broadly shared' across the unsecured email system.
Security expert Dan Maguire told Fox: 'My contacts with former colleagues and current active duty personnel involved in sensitive programs reveal a universal feeling that the HRC [Hillary Rodham Clinton] issue is more serious than the general public realizes. Most opine they would already be behind bars if they had apparently compromised sensitive information as reported.
'The intelligence community is undoubtedly conducting damage assessments and evaluating the viability of any ongoing operation that may have been exposed to unauthorized personnel. The vulnerability of HRC’s server to foreign government hacking cannot be overlooked - even the DCI, John Brennan, has been the target of hackers.'
Meanwhile, the FBI has formally confirmed it is investigating Hillary Clinton's private emails, giving fuel to a controversy that the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination has been unable to put behind her.
FBI General Counsel James Baker said the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state is 'ongoing'.
Clinton has repeatedly denied doing anything wrong.