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Clinton to FBI: Didn’t Know Parenthetical ‘C’ Stood for Classified

New reports have indicated that Hillary Clinton said to the FBI that she didn’t know that the giant C on classified documents meant they were classified, but rather that she thought they were alphabetized.

The Hill reports:

“When asked what the parenthetical ‘C’ meant before a paragraph within the captioned email, [Clinton] stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order,” read the FBI’s notes from the interview.
A “C” in parentheses in the body of an email is used to designate a specific paragraph as containing classified information.

Emails containing sensitive information are supposed to have “C” markings at the top of the message or in the subject line.

Clinton, former secretary of State, told the FBI that she understood that emails that are labeled with a “C” are classified.

When FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Oversight Committee in July, he said that classified emails found on Clinton’s server were not properly marked with a “C” in the heading, but did contain parenthetical C’s in the body.

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