Vet to Hillary: ‘You Clearly Corrupted Our National Security,’ If I Handled Classified Intel Improperly, I’d Be Imprisoned

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During NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on Wednesday, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked by an Air Force and Navy veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, “how can you expect those such as myself, who were and are entrusted with America’s most sensitive information to have any confidence in your leadership as president, when you clearly corrupted our national security?” Clinton was asked by the veteran, who is a Republican, “As a naval flight officer, I held a top secret sensitive compartmentalized information clearance, and that provided me access to materials and information highly sensitive to our war-fighting capabilities. Had I communicated this information not following prescribed protocols, I would have been prosecuted and imprisoned. Secretary Clinton, how can you expect those such as myself, who were and are entrusted with America’s most sensitive information to have any confidence in your leadership as president, when you clearly corrupted our national security?” Clinton answered, “Well, I appreciate your concern, and also your experience, but let me try to make the distinctions that I think are important for me to answer your question. First, as I said to Matt, you know and I know, classified