Clinton to FBI: Didn't know parenthetical 'C' stood for confidential
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies MORE told the FBI that she thought classification markings in the paragraphs of her emails at the Department of State were to organize messages in alphabetical order, according to the FBI’s newly released report on her private email server.

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“When asked what the parenthetical ‘C’ meant before a paragraph within the captioned email, [Clinton] stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order,” read the FBI’s notes from the interview.

A “C” in parentheses in the body of an email is used to designate a specific paragraph as containing classified information.

Emails containing sensitive information are supposed to have “C” markings at the top of the message or in the subject line.

Clinton, former secretary of State, told the FBI that she understood that emails that are labeled with a “C” are classified.

When FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Oversight Committee in July, he said that classified emails found on Clinton’s server were not properly marked with a “C” in the heading, but did contain parenthetical C’s in the body.