The libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute think-tank obtained the document with Hillary’s signature, which the State Department declassified on Thursday, and gave it to the conservative Washington Free Beacon.
Clinton signed “Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement” on her second day at the State Department in 2009.
In it, she said she was personally responsible for determining if sensitive documents in her possession were classified at the highest level. It clearly stated the criminal laws for which she could be prosecuted.
Hillary’s defense on the campaign trail has been that the classified and Top Secret documents weren’t labeled as such, suggesting it wasn’t her job to know.
This is what she signed.
“I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with appropriate management authorities in the Department … in order to ensure that I know whether information or material within my knowledge or control that I have reason to believe might be SCI.”
SCI, Sensitive Compartmented Information, is the highest level of Top Secret.
It further states:
“I have been advised that any breach of this Agreement may result in my termination of my access to SCI and removal from a position of special confidence and trust requiring such access,’ the agreement reads, ‘as well as the termination of my employment or other relationships with my Department of Agency that provides me with access to SCI.” […]
“I have been advised that any unauthorized disclosure of SCI by me may constitute violations of United States criminal laws, including provisions of Sections 793, 794, 796, and 952, Title 18, United States Code; and of Section 783(b), Title 50, United States Code.”
“Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver by the United States of the right to prosecute me for any statutory violations.”
She also agreed “that I shall return all materials that may have come into my possession or for which I am responsible because of such access, upon demand by an authorized representative of the United States Government or upon the termination of my employment.”
Of course, she didn’t and it’s been a chore getting the information.
Hillary Clinton’s SCI Nondisclosure Agreement via the Daily Mail