The State Department released a slew of Clinton emails Friday obtained by the FBI as part of their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server while secretary of state.
The new release includes one email that, while it did not contain classified information at the time at which it was sent, did contain information that the State Department has now decided should be classified. The email had been deleted by Clinton from her private server.
“I chose not to keep my private personal emails.”
“Today, the State Department is making publicly available online 112 documents totaling 247 additional pages of emails sent or received by Secretary Clinton in her official capacity during her tenure as secretary of state,” State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in an official statement.
“There is one new document that has been upgraded to Confidential,” he said.
The newly classified email serves to underscore the extent to which Clinton’s initial claims that her deleted emails related only to personal matters were completely and utterly false.
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“At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails,” Clinton said at the time. “Emails about planning Chelsea’s wedding or my mother’s funeral arrangements, condolence notes to friends as well as yoga routines, family vacations, the other things you typically find in inboxes,” she insisted.
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Of course, the State Department would not decide that conversations about yoga routines should be classified. What they would and most certainly did decide should be classified is an email chain containing sensitive information about conversations with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed.
Confidential conversations between top U.S. and foreign diplomats are most certainly not “things you typically find in inboxes.” Clinton’s carelessness in transmitting information that according to the State Department should clearly not be allowed to fall into public hands proves she isn’t fit to hold the highest office of the land — and all the secrets that come along with it.