State Department Releases 147 New Huma Abedin Work-Related Emails, 806 Total Emails
Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Judicial Watch revealed today that there are at least 18 classified emails in the 798 documents
recently produced by the State Department from the FBI's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's elicit email system. The emails were found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, who is the estranged husband of former Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Abedin was Clinton's deputy chief of staff. Weiner is a disgraced former congressman and New York mayoral candidate who pleaded guilty
to transferring obscene material to a minor. Abedin kept a non-State.gov email account on Hillary Clinton's notorious email server that she used repeatedly for government business.
There are five new classified emails among 147 new
Abedin work-related documents released by the State Department on Friday, December 29, 2017.Thirteen emails
containing classified information
were also found on the Weiner laptop computer that had already been released to the public. This classified material includes discussions about Saudi Arabia, The Hague, Egypt, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the identity of a CIA official, Malawi, the war in Syria, Lebanon, Hamas, and the PLO.
On two occasions, classified material was sent by Abedin on her clintonemail.com account to Weiner's laptop (sent to "Anthony Campaign") on November 25, 2010
. The email discusses an upcoming call with Prince Saud of "expected WikiLeaks leaks." Abedin sent classified information the following day
to Weiner's laptop concerning a call that "Jeff" (presumably then- US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman) had with United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Abdullah bin Zayed.
The Weiner laptop also contains classified material from Abedin's Blackberry. A July 9, 2011
, email contained classified information regarding a then-upcoming call between Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. On November 25, 2011
, classified information was sent regarding Feltman's notes on the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs impression of the Hamas- Palestine Liberation Organization talks. On May 4, 2012
, additional classified material from the BlackBerry backup was sent.
"Judicial Watch's work in federal court holding the government accountable to the rule of law has forced the State Department to finally release these documents," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "The classified information on Weiner's laptop is part of a pattern of the mishandling national security by Clinton and her aides. The Weiner emails emphasize the need for the Justice Department to conduct a fresh, serious investigation of Hillary Clinton's and Huma Abedin's obvious violations of law. That's why we are pleased to learn that the Justice Department has reportedly at least begun asking questions about the Clinton classified material. Judicial Watch has no doubt that the Justice Department is taking these steps due to the ongoing disclosures of Clinton email misconduct from Judicial Watch's lawsuits."
In September 2017
Judicial Watch made public Abedin's use of the unsecure Clinton email system for the transmission of sensitive passwords.