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Senators Probe Possible Leaks in Clinton Email Review

Two top Republican senators have written directly to Secretary of State John Kerry and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about possible leaks from their departments on the review of Hillary Clinton’s emails that left the wrong impression that two “Top Secret” messages were not that sensitive.

Fox News confirmed the letter was sent by Senator Bob Corker, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Richard Burr, who heads the powerful Intelligence Committee. Copies were sent to the intelligence community and State Department watchdogs, known as the Inspectors General (IGs). The IGs were asked to conduct an independent review of the process.

The Corker-Burr letter included a news report in which “unnamed sources” claimed the two Top Secret emails had been downgraded after a second review.

While hailed by Clinton’s supporters as evidence she did not break the law by sending classified information on her personal email account, the story was later updated to reflect the fact that Clapper’s office said no final classification determination had been reached and the review was ongoing.

The senators are now asking the State Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for information in nine categories including the unredacted copies of the Top Secret emails, an explanation of how the review is conducted, as well as any instructions provided to the State Department and FBI about the status of the Top Secret emails and how they should be handled.

Fox also reported that irregularities were discovered at the State Department after a separate group of emails had their classification codes changed after passing through the State Department lawyers. The codes went from B1 “classified” to B5 “executive deliberations.” B5 is like a big black hole because under the exemption, the text can be withheld entirely from Congress and the public.

In addition, Williams said, “We found that the storage and distribution of FOIA material was occurring on a SECRET level network, and are concerned since information at the TS (Top Secret) level has been discovered.” Top Secret information requires further safeguards.

There was no immediate response from the State Department.