Copies of the Standard Form 312, which requires signatories to certify under potential criminal penalty, that they will not mishandle marked or unmarked classified information, were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the RNC.
The aides include Clinton’s Director of Policy Planning and current campaign adviser Jake Sullivan, who sent over 200 emails now deemed classified to Clinton’s private email server, and Bryan Pagliano, the former IT aide who reportedly has been granted immunity by the FBI and plans to again invoke the 5th Amendment, this time in an upcoming deposition in a lawsuit concerning the matter.
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According to RNC, these documents show that the conspiracy to conceal Hillary Clinton’s emails from the public involved many top aides casting aside their sworn obligations to protect classified information in the interest of her political ambition.
“Hillary Clinton endangered our national security and created a culture where top staffers went rogue, silenced career officials and hid a reckless email scheme that placed her political ambitions above all else,” said RNC chairman Reince Priebus. “These records show that like Clinton, her closest aides did not meet their responsibilities to protect classified information regardless of whether it was marked.”
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