Is There a Back Up of Hillary’s Emails?

The number of emails flagged for containing classified data is increasing.

For Hillary Clinton, the subject of her email server is dismissed as partisan mudslinging, in fact, she mocked all the attention with a joke about her new Snapchat account at a fundraiser in Iowa:

“By the way, you may have seen that I recently launched a Snapchat account. I love it. I love it,” she said. “Those messages disappear all by themselves.”

However, for a number of Americans, it’s a very serious matter. That server is now in the possession of the FBI, but ABC News reports that a backup for those emails may exist.

Meanwhile, the Washington Times reports that the number of emails being flagged for containing classified data is increasing:

While media coverage has focused on a half-dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails containing sensitive intelligence, the total number of her private emails identified by an ongoing State Department review as having contained classified data has ballooned to 60, officials told The Washington Times.

That figure is current through the end of July and is likely to grow as officials wade through a total of 30,000 work-related emails that passed through her personal email server, officials said. The process is expected to take months.

While media coverage has focused on a half-dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails containing sensitive intelligence, the total number of her private emails identified by an ongoing State Department review as having contained classified data has ballooned to 60, officials told The Washington Times.

That figure is current through the end of July and is likely to grow as officials wade through a total of 30,000 work-related emails that passed through her personal email server, officials said. The process is expected to take months.

The 60 emails are among those that have been reviewed and cleared for release under the Freedom of Information Act as part of a open-records lawsuit. Some of the emails have multiple redactions for classified information.

Among the first 60 flagged emails, nearly all contained classified secrets at the lowest level of “confidential” and one contained information at the intermediate level of “secret,” officials told the Times.

Those 60 emails do not include two emails identified in recent days by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III as containing “top-secret” information possibly derived from Pentagon satellites, drones or intercepts, which is some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets.

Needless to say, this investigation is making Clinton’s campaign a bit more interesting, especially since Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls and Vice President Joe Biden is weighing whether or not to jump in.  Will this email scandal force him into the race?

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