Lock her up!!! Nimrata Randhawa sends highly classified material over unclassified email serveer

You know Nimrata Randhawa by her assumed name, Nikki Haley.

In July 2017, shortly after a North Korean missile launch, then-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley sent multiple emails containing classified information on an unclassified email system. Those emails were obtained by American Oversight through Freedom of Information Act litigation and reported on by the Daily Beast on Wednesday, and have prompted widespread outrage from those noting the distorted attention given to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email use.

In the span of just over five hours, Haley sent at least five emails containing classified information apparently related to North Korea’s test launch on July 4, 2017, of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The documents also suggest that Haley intentionally used her less-secure, unclassified email for these sensitive communications — on a matter of great importance to U.S. national security — because she had forgotten the password for her classified email system.

During the Obama administration, State Department officials — including, most notably, Clinton — were the subject of intense public scrutiny and criticism for having used unclassified systems to send and receive protected information. Indeed, President Donald Trump continues to criticize the previous administration for just that, tweeting about it as recently as this past summer.

But less than a year after chants of “Lock her up!” rang out at Trump campaign rallies, the country was facing escalating tension with North Korea. North Korean state media reported that the missile it had just tested was capable of striking the “heart of the United States” with “large heavy nuclear warheads,” only making more obvious the serious U.S. national security implications of the test launch. The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting for the following day, July 5.

American Oversight filed FOIA requests and eventually sued for records related to the missile launch, and among the documents provided by the State Department were the five emails, four with the subject line of “DPRK” (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). The State Department determined that all five of these emails — as well as the emails her staff sent in response — contained classified information, signified by the use of B1.4 redactions. Redactions marked “1.4(D)” indicate classified information related to U.S. foreign relations and activities, including confidential sources, and those marked “1.4(B)” concern classified foreign government information.