Some emails forwarded to Hillary Clinton’s personal server while she was secretary of state included contained references to undercover CIA officers, according to U.S. officials who have reviewed them.
But contrary to some published reports, three officials said there was no email on Clinton’s server that disclosed the identity of an undercover intelligence operative. Rather, they said, State Department and other officials attempted to make veiled references to intelligence officers in the emails — references that were deemed classified when the messages were being reviewed years later for public release.
One of the now-classified email chain originated with a member of the CIA director’s staff, leading some officials to question how Clinton could be blamed.
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said no intelligence officer had been identified in the emails, and that misleading details from the emails were being leaked to hurt Clinton’s prospects.