CBS Misleadingly Suggests Clinton Emails Marked ‘C’ Not Actually ‘Classified’

‘She speculated it was marked in alphabetical order, and she questioned the classification level’

CBS Misleadingly Suggests Clinton Emails Marked ‘C’ Not Actually ‘Classified’ (NewsBusters)

On CBS This Morning on Monday, at the end of a report recalling the notes the FBI released which document that Hillary Clinton claimed not to know that "(C)" markings in her emails indicated classified information at the level of "confidential," CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes misleadingly gave the impression that confidential emails are not classified as she made a point of correcting Donald Trump for mis-stating that the "(C)" stood for "classified."

A bit later, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared as a guest and similarly suggested that "confidential" information is not classified, CBS substitute host Josh Elliott seemed to accept her claim. But, on Friday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, liberal George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley informed viewers that "confidential" is the "lowest level of classification," with other levels being "secret" and "top secret."

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