Watchdog Group Releases Clinton Emails From Huma Abedin’s Private Account

Watchdog Group Releases Clinton Emails From Huma Abedins Private Account

The Hillary Clinton campaign is over, but the campaign to learn what went on during Clinton’s State Department’s era is not.

On Thursday, the watchdog group Judicial Watch released almost 1,200 pages of State Department records including 29 newly discovered emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that were sent through unsecured email accounts.

Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information request seeking “emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin” using a private address.

The emails disclose “additional instances of Abedin and Hillary Clinton sending classified information through unsecured email accounts and contributors being given special access to the former secretary of state,” according to a Judicial Watch press release.

“These emails are yet more evidence of Hillary Clinton’s casual and repeated violations of laws relating to the handling of classified information,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Justice Department should finally begin an independent investigation into the Clinton email matter.”

The Judicial Watch release said the 29 previously undisclosed emails it released appear to contradict statements made by Clinton that all of the emails she knew of were turned over to the State Department when her use of a private server for her official email was first disclosed.

The emails released by Judicial Watch include information from Jake Sullivan, then-Deputy Chief of Staff, that informed Clinton and Abedin about “former GTMO [Guantanamo] detainee Binyam Mohamed” and his request for “various classified intelligence documents” about his detention before he was taken to Gitmo.

The Judicial Watch’s release of data also included two April 2010 emails from Clinton confidante Sydney Blumenthal which have since been rated as classified. The information, which Clinton asked Abedin to print for her, concerned the Kyrgyz Republic.

The batch of emails also includes a request from Clinton Foundation official Douglas Band to Abedin seeking to address requests for assistance from Philip Levine, described by Judicial Watch in its release as “a fundraiser for the Clintons since the 1990s.”

The emails also reveal that Abedin was involved in planning the funerals for Hillary and former President Bill Clinton.

Capricia Martin, the State Department’s chief protocol officer, had initiated an exchange with Abedin about the Clintons’ funeral arrangements.

“Planning is necessary and best done when they are still with us,” she wrote.

“As well, Huma, I would make the same suggestion to you — for her it will be a little different … And once affirmed it will be very hard for someone to deny the type of ceremony she wanted — as well I understand that the President can request certain arrangements for her that she/her rep cannot (ie if you want the motorcade to go through DC — stop somewhere),” Marshall added.

Those emails were sent around the same time as Bill Clinton’s February 2010 heart surgery.

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