Hillary Clinton received 'Top Secret' intel at private email, new CIA review reportedly found

Hillary Clinton checks her phone in 2012
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A special intelligence review by the Central Intelligence Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has concurred with the intelligence community's inspector general that two emails then–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received at her private email account were "Top Secret" at the time, The New York Times reports, citing unidentified senior intelligence officials. Sending classified secrets to non-secure accounts outside the government is illegal.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said that it is "premature" to conclude that any of Clinton's emails were classified at the time. "Very often both the State Department and the intelligence community acquire information on the same matter through separate channels," he said. "Thus, there can be two or more separate reports and not all of them based on classified means."

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