|Andrew Lewis (PennLive file)|
Saturday, July 9, 2016
According to Andrew Lewis who is a Harrisburg businessman and former Army Counterintelligence Agent. He served as the Special Agent in Charge of a counterintelligence team in Korea, and as the Chief of Information Security at a military agency in Washington, DC.
Via Penn Live
Clearances are only given after intense and thorough vetting, to ensure the individual can be trusted to protect and safeguard classified information.
Second, classified information must be handled, stored, and transmitted according to a series of strict protocols. This is how seriously our government takes the threat of unauthorized disclosure or compromise of our national defense information.
From Comey's statement, we learned that eight of Clinton's email chains contained Top Secret information; 36 email chains contained Secret information, and eight others contained Confidential information.
You are probably wondering what each classification level signifies, so consider the definitions contained in Executive Order 13526, issued by President Barack Obama.
The order explains that any information that could "reasonably be expected to cause damage to the national security" if compromised, should be classified Confidential.
Any information that could "reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the national security" if compromised, should be classified Secret.
Finally, any information that "reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security" if compromised, should be classified Top Secret.
Think about that for a moment: if Top Secret information is compromised, the U.S. government believes that such compromise could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.
Yet, Clinton and her staff chose to ignore security protocols and transmit this information using an unsecured email server.
A president serves three basic roles in order to fulfill his or her constitutional duties – Chief Executive (domestic matters), Commander in Chief (military matters) and Head of State (foreign matters).
It is inconceivable that we would elect a Commander-in-Chief/Head of State who does not understand the national security implications of compromising classified information.
We cannot entrust this information to someone who does not understand its significance – or worse does not care – and we cannot elect a president who would choose convenience over the security of the nation. Read More HERE