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The 29 email correspondences contained classified information Clinton sent and received on her unsecure clintonmail.com email account.
The documents were obtained in response to a court order from a May 5, 2015 lawsuit against State after the department ignored a Freedom of Information request from March 18, 2015.
The newly released emails were not included in the more than 55,000 pages of emails Clinton handed over to the State Department.
In a December 21, 2009, email, Clinton top national security and foreign policy staffer Jake Sullivan forwarded an email to Clinton’s unsecured email account containing classified information heavily redacted under FOIA exemption B1.4(D) – “Information specifically authorized by an executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy … Foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources.” Clinton then forwarded the email, concerning the climate change accord, from her unsecured email account to Abedin’s unsecured email account with the message, “Pls print.”
And, on December 24, 2009, Clinton sent an unsecured email from HDR22@clintonmail.com to then-Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson. The classified email, asking Carson to “Pls review the memcon of my call w [French] FM Kouchener [Redacted].” Information in this message was blacked out using FOIA exemptions B1.4(B) – “Foreign government information” and (D).There were also multiple instances of the former secretary of state’s detailed daily schedule being sent to Clinton Foundation officials who had unsecured email addresses.
“These new emails show Hillary Clinton is a serial violator of various laws concerning the handling of classified material,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “The initial investigation into this criminal matter was compromised by Barack Obama’s corrupted FBI and Justice Department. This new information should spur new federal criminal investigations.”