Obama administration making no effort at getting a damage assessment from Hillary mishandling of classified documents
Republican Sen. Ben Sasse is initiating an inquiry into the intelligence community's refusal to conduct a routine damage assessment of the classified information exposed by Hillary Clinton's unsecured email system.This is just another example of Chicago Way politics where the government sweeps inconvenient facts under the rug. It is as bad as Hillary's mishandling was to begin with.
"As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I take these unauthorized disclosures of sensitive and classified material very seriously and I am concerned about our nation's ability to secure its interests and its secrets," Nebraska's junior senator wrote in a Thursday letter to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
"I also am alarmed by the ODNI's apparent unwillingness to abide by its own policies," Sasse added. "Even if information has been previously exposed, is it not prudent to understand the implications of this specific disclosure in terms of who gained access to the information and how they might leverage these insights?"
Under a provision known as Intelligence Community Directive 732, the ODNI is required to perform a damage assessment "when there is an actual or suspected unauthorized disclosure or compromise of classified national intelligence" in order to understand the impact on national security.