The U.S. State Department released 323 pages of messages sent by Hillary Clinton during her stint as secretary of State – including ones to and from Huma Abedin that were labeled as classified.
The documents were released via a Freedom of Information Act request made by Judicial Watch.
The release of the emails came just after FBI director James Comey announced the discovery of new emails tied to his agency’s investigation of Clinton and her home-based server. The emails – and there are up to 650,000 of them – were obtained on disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop, which FBI agents tapped to see if he was involved in an inappropriate sexual online relationship with a minor-aged female. Abedin, Weiner’s estranged wife, used the laptop frequently to correspond with Clinton.
The Washington Examiner has more on the story:
“Several of the emails were withheld from the State Department in Dec. 2014, when Clinton’s lawyers turned over roughly 55,000 pages of hand-selected emails and, later, deleted an equal number they deemed personal in nature.
“At least one of those was an email chain Clinton sent Abedin that has since been classified. In it, Clinton asked Abedin to print a sensitive memo from informal advisor Sidney Blumenthal about the political situation in Northern Ireland.”
Clinton’s campaign spokespeople have denied knowing anything of the content of these emails.
But they could contain untold amounts of classified information – and if so, the security breaches could be disastrous.
From the Washington Examiner:
“Abedin’s computer could contain additional deleted, classified correspondence between herself and the Democratic nominee.
“Clinton claimed Monday that the FBI has no case against her while her top campaign staff argued the FBI was improperly concealing a parallel investigation into Donald Trump’s associates for their alleged ties to Russia.”