Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark) said on Sunday's "Face the Nation," "I'm not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton's private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman." He was referring to Amiri, who gave us information about Iran's nuclear program.
Cotton made the point that this lapse in secrecy proves Clinton is incapable of keeping the country safe, stating: "That goes to show just how reckless and careless her decision was to put that kind of highly classified information on a private server. And I think her judgment is not suited to keep this country safe."
Some think that the email lapses in judgment could hurt Clinton's political presidential chances but they forget that she has the media in her corner and Donald Trump going after her "corner men" rather than her.
Also, Hillary is a master at obfuscation and bull throwing. Her statements such as how she "short-circuited" in the Chris Wallace interview are being considered as a test for schizophrenia by those who make sense of them.
Iran confirmed Sunday that Amiri had been hanged for treason and was convicted on spying charges in a death sentence case, the Associated Press said.
"This person who had access to the country's secret and classified information had been linked to our hostile and Number One enemy, America, the Great Satan," a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said, which the Obama administration replied: "They're only kidding."
Amiri's body was returned to his mother. He had rope burns around his neck, to which Ms. Clinton said, "His neck, his shoulders . . . what difference, at this time, does it make?"
It's quite likely that public knowledge about a private server, one that was quite possibly hacked, would reduce the number of people willing to spy for the United States.
In 2009 Amiri went off the radar while on religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia (where women can't drive, according to Sean Hannity). In 2010 he resurfaced in the U.S. where he visited the Pakistani embassy's Iranian interest section and demanded to be sent home to Iran.
Amiri told the media that he was being held against his will by the Saudis and the U.S., but U.S. officials said he was receiving millions of dollars for information regarding Iran's nuclear program.
Amiri's name came up in Hillary Clinton's emails back in 2010, nine days before he returned to Iran.
Richard Morningstar, a former State Department special envoy for Eurasian energy, wrote: "We have a diplomatic 'psychological' issue, not a legal one. Our friend has to be given a way out. Our person won't be able to do anything anyway. If he has to leave so be it."
Whether Clinton's private server was hacked or not, the fact that she had one is illegal. And if her defense was that she never sent or received classified emails and that was the only server she had, what was her plan if she needed to send or receive a classified email in the years she worked as Secretary of State?