President Obama this week redefined the definition of classified information in comments made Sunday in defending Hillary Clinton’s placement of secrets on a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Asked to square comments he made in October asserting Mrs. Clinton did not jeopardize national secrets with later disclosures that over 2,000 of the emails contained classified information, including data deemed "Top Secret," the president said she did not "intentionally" put American security in jeopardy.
"And what I also know, because I handle a lot of classified information, is that there’s classified, and then there’s classified," Mr. Obama told Fox News interviewer Chris Wallace. "There’s stuff that is really ‘Top Secret, Top Secret,’ and there’s stuff that is being presented to the president or the secretary of state that you might not want on the transom, or going out over the wire, but is basically stuff that you could get in open source."
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