Memories of the Walker family spy ring and British double agent Kim Philby could be resurrected if a new angle of the FBI investigation works toward its logical conclusion. Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports that the FBI is going directly to the intelligence agencies that generated the assessments to determine the original classification level.
The investigators “will go directly to depose specific individuals in agencies who generated the highly classified materials.”
This is the prudent and smart thing to do in order to get specifics on the classification authority and to compare original documents with those that were stripped of classification markings. But there is potentially something deeper and more sinister going on.
Recently, Col. Mike Ford reported to A.T. readers and scooped the rest of the media, explaining how U.S. classified computer systems work and how material stored on the systems cannot electronically “spill” or “jump” between systems. In other words, it takes a conscious act to print, copy, scan, etc. classified documents and then put them on an unclassified system.
That the investigators are going to the source of the documents is actually just scratching the surface of what could be a major scandal encompassing the agencies themselves. Just because the State Department has JWICS (Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System) and connectivity to the I.C. (intelligence community), that doesn´t mean Hillary, Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, or even most people at State INR (Bureau of Intelligence and Research) would have access to SAP (Special Access Program) material. There are only certain people who read on to specific programs. Bosses would not necessarily have access to programs their own analysts are working on and vice versa; that’s why they’re called compartmented. In fact, Fox News confirmed that at least one email had an “HCS-0” marking, which is extremely sensitive HUMINT information.