Judicial Watch Releases Another 115 Clinton Email Exchanges Involving Confidential Information

By Annabel Scott | June 2, 2017 | 10:06am EDT
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in the Brown & Black Presidential Forum at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 11, 2016. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

(CNSNews.com) – As Hillary Clinton counts the many reasons for her election loss, Judicial Watch continues to seek documents related to her tenure as secretary of state, releasing another 2,078 pages on Thursday.

Those 2,078 documents include 115 Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department.

Judicial Watch says the documents include more instances of Clinton sending and receiving classified/confidential information through an unsecured email server. They also show that Clinton’s daughter Chelsea and others involved with the Clinton Foundation received special favors from Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide.

Judicial Watch says it obtained the documents after suing the State Department for its failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request filed in March 2015. The FOIA request sought “All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-state.gov email address.”

Judicial Watch notes that the 115 Clinton email exchanges were not among the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton previously handed over to the State Department, contradicting her claim that she had turned over all of her government emails.

According to Judicial Watch:

-- On December 6, 2010, Secretary Clinton shared classified information with non-U.S. government employees Justin Cooper, then an aide to Bill Clinton, and Clinton Foundation director Doug Band (neither of whom held security clearances). This email exchange involved allegations of the theft of foreign aid by Bangladeshi banker and major Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus.

-- On March 14, 2011, State Department official Maria Otero emailed Secretary Clinton information about the Grameen Bank/Foundation that was Classified/Confidential by the State Department and redacted. Clinton responded to Otero using her HDR22@clintonemailcom account and copied Abedin on Abedin’s unsecure email account.

“Confidential” information is the lowest level of classification. The others are “Secret” and “Top Secret.”

Judicial Watch cites several other instances of email exchanges that should not have been sent to Abedin’s unsecure account.

The newly released emails also reveal a number of favors that were requested and carried out, including one in July 2011, in which Huma Abedin told Chelsea’s travel agent to “stand down,” because Chelsea and another Clinton Foundation employee would be made part of the “official delegation” going to Germany to see the U.S. women’s soccer team play.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the newly released Clinton emails show why the Justice Department should “reevaluate, reopen, or reinvigorate” the Clinton investigations.

“The casual violation of laws concerning classified material and noxious influence peddling show the Clinton State Department was ‘corruption central’ in the Obama administration,” Fitton added.

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