Hillary Emailed Classified Material Months After Leaving State Department
Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton has come under fire for emailing classified material, including information at the highest level of national security, from her private email server while serving as secretary of state. But a new report by the New York Post shows she continued the practice even after stepping down as the nation’s top diplomat.
Clinton sent an email regarding the “123 Deal” with the United Arab Emirates from her personal email account at the end of May, 2013, to her personal aids and diplomats in the State Department. Clinton left the State Department in February 2013, three months before the email was sent.
The Post reports, “The ‘123 Deal’ was a 2009 agreement between the United Arab Emirates and the US on materials and technological sharing for nuclear energy production.”
The Republican National Committee got the email as part of a Freedom of Information Act request, only to find it heavily redacted, indicating it contained classified material. The newly released, redacted email has markings indicating the deleted material in it won’t be declassified until May 28, 2033, 30 years after it was sent.
The email was sent to “Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, policy aide Jake Sullivan, diplomat Kurt Campbell, State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills, and Clinton aide Huma Abedin.”
Mills and Abedin left the State Department when Clinton stepped down in February of 2013.