President Obama says that Hillary Clinton was careless with her top secret emails, and Hillary agrees.
Did Hillary jeopardize American security?
"Here's what I know," Obama told Wallace. "Hillary Clinton was an outstanding Secretary of State. She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy."
"You were prepared to say she didn't jeopardize," Chris Wallace said.
"I continue to believe she has not jeopardized America's national security," Obama defended Clinton.
Never intentionally. But damage caused by carelessness is never intentional, is it? The carelessness may be intentional.
It seems impossible to believe that putting top secret information on an insecure server didn't jeopardize national security, even if no actual damage was done. The use of an insecure server increased the potential for damage, which is what jeopardy means. The only way the potential for damage couldn't have been increased is if none of Hillary's information was valuable to our adversaries.
"What I also know, because I handle a lot of classified information, is that there are -- there's classified, and then there's classified," Obama told Fox News. "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."
It was top-secret, but not top-secret top-secret.
So basically the best defense law professor Obama can come up with is that Hillary was careless, but she didn't know anything important anyway.