Newly leaked emails could give the Department of Justice enough evidence to open a new investigation into Hillary Clinton for sending and receiving classified information on her private email server.
On Thursday, Judicial Watch released two batches — 184 pages and 45 pages — of newly uncovered emails of Clinton when she was secretary of state. The conservative watchdog group reports it located five emails that contained classified information on her private, non-secure server.
“These classified Hillary Clinton emails that she tried to hide or destroy show why it is urgent that the DOJ finally undertake a honest criminal investigation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These emails show how the prior sham investigation by the Comey-Strzok-McCabe-Lynch crowd was a joke. It is past time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to order a new investigation of the Hillary Clinton email scandal.”
The documents were obtained after Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit in 2015 under the Freedom of Information Act against the DOJ. Judicial Watch won its suit, and the judge gave the DOJ a timeline to hand over all emails sent or received by Clinton in her official capacity as secretary of state as well as all emails that other DOJ officials sent to her private email address.
The five emails that were recently uncovered include material classified “confidential” on negotiations between the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. They also show highly sensitive information regarding negotiations with Israel, Palestine, and France.
Here’s what Judicial Watch reports the emails stated:
- On June 7, 2011, Clinton received classified information on her non-secure email account from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which Blair also forwarded to Jake Sullivan, about Blair’s Middle East negotiations with Israel, the Palestinians and the French
- On January 26, 2010, Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan sent classified information via his unsecure Blackberry to Huma Abedin’s State Department email account that he’d earlier sent to Clinton’s and Abedin’s non-secure @clintonemail.com email accounts about U.K. negotiations with Northern Ireland.
- An email chain dated April 8, 2010, which contains a memo from Sid Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton related to the change of government in Kyrgyzstan, contains information classified “confidential” and is redacted as “foreign government information” and “foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources.” Blumenthal urges Clinton to “develop relations” with the new government in Kyrgyzstan.
- A January 26, 2010, email to Hillary Clinton from her deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan, is classified “confidential” and contains a “call sheet” that Clinton received prior to placing a call to Northern Ireland political leaders. It appears that the redacted portions contain the names of particular members of Sinn Fein who were invited to a particular meeting and the expectations of either themselves or other foreign ministers for the outcomes of that meeting.
- A June 13, 2009, email to Clinton from Sullivan with the subject line “Northern Ireland” is classified “confidential” and nearly completely redacted. The particular subject details are unclear.
In July 2016, fired FBI Director James Comey announced at a news conference that Clinton sent and received countless emails on her private server that contained classified information. That’s a felony, per count.
Many are skeptical that anything will happen to Clinton, especially given she has never been charged despite allegations of illegality dating back decades. But Republicans control both chambers of Congress and the White House, giving them new powers to move forward.
GOP lawmakers have been demanding a second special counsel to investigate Clinton for her emails, and with Judicial Watch continuing to provide overwhelming evidence that she broke the law countless times, it could actually lead to the former secretary of state being held accountable for her actions.