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Oh snap, the WH just said a bunch of Clinton’s emails were ‘top secret’


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Well, well, what do you know ... more drama around Hillary Clinton's emails has surfaced today. This rollercoaster of a case took another twist (ugh, that pun) when we found out that some of her emails (that went to her personal server!) were too confidential to publicly release.

(And if you don't know what we're talking about, go here.)

In fact, the Obama admin--which Clinton was part of as SecState--said today that at least 22 of the emails on Clinton's private server were "top secret." Also, the State Department announced they'll be releasing a new batch of emails for us to pour over later Friday.

#OhHillNo

Clinton has gone on and on about her right to a private account and has so far avoided being prosecuted, but this could throw a wrench in her defense. The messages were deemed "beyond Top Secret," which pretty much dispels her argument that nothing classified came through that email address.

But, we've seen her get out of sticky situations like this before.

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Oh snap, the WH just said a bunch of Clinton’s emails were ‘top secret’

Samantha Rhodes

Samantha is a senior at Georgetown studying English and studio art. She has written for USA TODAY College, The Hoya, DC Life Magazine, and Smithsonian, among others, and is the current co-editor-in-chief of Georgetown campus publication Venture Capitol, which covers entrepreneurship and startups in DC. When not reporting or shooting with her Nikon, she's surrounded by books on Greek mythology and neuroscience or listening to tech podcasts on her way to Bikram yoga.

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